I had to steal this meme from Carrie (who stole it from her sister) because it just made me giggle too much. Let me know if you do it so I can see your names.

1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car):
Baron Voyager

2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fave ice cream flavor, favorite cookie):
Black Raspberry Thin Mint (oh yeah, that one will scare the locals!!)

3. YOUR “FLY Guy/Girl” NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name):

4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal):
Periwinkle Feline (sounds better than Periwinkle Cat)

5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born):
Jo Decatur

6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first):

7. SUPERHERO NAME: (”The” + 2nd favorite color, favorite drink):
The Lime Ice Tea (What the???)

8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers):
Charles Andrew

9. TV WEATHER ANCHOR NAME: (Your 5th grade teacher’s last name, a major city that starts with the same letter):
Bruchey Bismark

10. SPY NAME: (your favorite season/holiday, flower).
Autumn Lilac

11. CARTOON NAME: (favorite fruit, article of clothing you’re wearing right now + “ie” or “y”):
Grapes Grubbies

12. HIPPIE NAME: (What you ate for breakfast, your favorite tree):
Cereal Birch

13. YOUR ROCK STAR TOUR NAME: (”The” + Your fave hobby/craft, fave weather element + “Tour” and the year):
The Designing Snow Tour 2007


Some Random Randomness about me

I was tagged by Sista Cala for a meme of 8 random things. I’m pretty random, so this is never too hard. The hard part is figuring out which ones will be interesting to others.

  • I love driving. It’s always been my comfort zone – to be in my car, headed somewhere.
  • I have a deviated septum (from a car accident)
  • I fractured my patella (kneecap) while jogging. (It’s my other knee that usually bothers me, from compensating for the fracture)
  • I also fractured my nose (when I received the deviated spetum)
  • I fractured a bone in my foot repelling (It was the first time I had ever repelled and I did what is called “oppossuming” – I flipped over onto my back with my feet up in the air)
  • I was repelling off the roof of my parents home
  • I continued to repel after that, and loved it!
  • Because of the fracture, I have a hard time finding comfortable shoes that don’t pinch one foot (where it healed funny from the fracture) or flop off of the other (in order to get them to fit properly on the funky fractured foot)

I should have called this the “broken bones meme”… I had never ever broken a bone before, and all of these occured within a few years of each other…

And they all cause me some sort of trouble to this day. I plan on (finally) having surgery to correct the deviated septum after the baby is born – since my deductible will have already been met. Aren’t I clever?!?

Spring Cleaning

Alright, I’ve got another random post, but several things have collected in my cleanup pile and I need to take care of them.

First and foremost – as most of you MUST know by now, 5 Minutes for Moms is hosting a Mother’s Day giveaway. I am most interested in this iPod. (as are several thousand other moms…) Maybe I’ll get lucky this Mother’s Day… so head on over and sign me… er… yourself, up!

Also, Everyday Mommy is giving away a free blog design. Her designs are some of my favorites. They are clean and neatly organized. The winner will be announced on Mother’s Day. Head over and sign up for this one too.

Finally, Barbara H tagged me for the 7 Random Facts about Me meme… I have 100 I already confessed to. But it was easy to come up with 7 more. I am nothing if not random…

  • I am a lazy perfectionist – I like things perfect. But if they can’t be I don’t really bother… one look around my home and you’ll agree…
  • I have a hard time finishing things (might have something to do with #1) I have unfinished quilts… unfinished bible studies… unfinished piles of unsorted stuff…
  • I don’t dwell on my looks much, but I’m really self consicous about my profile. I’ve never liked my jaw/neck line and nose fronm the side… blech…
  • I’m a McDonald’s addict — the worst thing they did for my diet was when they made McNuggets all white meat; before that, I loved the taste of them but HATED the dark color in it…
  • Along those lines, I hate chicken on the bone. Gag! I’ll only eat the breast, and even then, I just pull off the big chunks and that is that…
  • When I was little I hated going to sleep without all of my stuffed animals. Problem was, I had so many that we couldn’t all fit in the same bed. But we managed somehow…
  • I love love love love love love love the snow… oh my, do I love it. Did I mention I love it?

Real Moms Meme

I wasn’t really tagged for these, but I decided to pounce on them since they are 2 of the more interesting ones I have seen lately. (thanks Beck) Hopefully, I qualify for the Real Moms meme…

1. Go to Wikipedia and type in your Birthday Month and day only.
October 7

2. List 3 Events that occurred that day.
1. 1916 – Georgia Tech defeats Cumberland University 222-0 in the most lopsided victory in American college football.
2. 1982 – Cats opens on Broadway and runs for nearly 18 years before closing on September 102000.
3. 2005 – Backstreet Boys Day declared by the Mayor of New Orleans

3. List 2 important Birth days
1. 1957 – Michael W. Smith, American singer
2. 1959 – Simon Cowell, English recording executive

4. List 1 Death.
1849 – Edgar Allan Poe, American writer (b. 1809)

Holiday or Observance. (if any):
Composer Day in Brazil

Real Moms…. meme.
1. Real moms are qualified to referee any WWF match and aren’t fearful of any of the moves taking place around the ring.
2. Real moms are both sad and happy that today is the last official day of spring break.
3. Real moms hearts sing with joy while listening to their 6 year old talk with daddy’s co-worker about Jesus.
4. Real moms spend a bit of the same conversation holding their breath afraid that same child will spill dirty family laundry to co-worker.
5. Real moms have at least one bicep that is rock hard from hours of carrying children.
6. Real moms enjoy nap time more than the kids.

**EDITED TO ADD** the review for my Mommy Cards will be on Monday, not saturday…

A Blog Anniversary… Birthday… Blogiversary… (whatever it is), meme

Terri, at In His Hands, tagged me a couple of weeks ago to do a meme on 5 reasons I blog. At the time, we were recovering from viruses, possible salmonella poisoning, and exhaustion. So, knowing that my 1 year anniversary of this blog was approaching, I decided to wait and do it for that. Because, frankly, if I’ve lasted on this blog for a year, I BETTER have some darn good reasons. So, in no particular order:

1. I started blogging to keep in touch with family. I am not good at making phone calls or writing emails. However, since I inevitably find myself on the computer at some point (okay, several points) throughout the day, I figured a blog was a good way to share tidbits and photos.

2. From that, it turned into a journal about my family and me. I have never been a diary keeper. But there are things that I jotted down years ago – memories of waaaay back when, that I am thankful that I took the time to jot down, because I had long forgotten them. I have so many family members and in-laws who have the gift of recalling and telling stories of their childhood and their kids. But I’ve just never been good at recalling those types of things. They get shoved into the crammed spaces of my brain.Since I’m not getting any younger, blogging allows me to jot down events and conversations that I would one day forget, were it not for this blog.

3. One of the things I didn’t even realize it would become, was a place to share my faith and record my relationship with the Lord. It actually wasn’t until I set out to revamp the look of my blog that I thought about a title for this blog and how it fit into what I was writing about. My title, Looking Towards Heaven, reflects my longing for eternity – for walking with my Lord and all of the glorious wonders He has awaiting me. And, as my side bar notes, this blog is my log of the journey/trip there. Sometimes it is not pretty. It is usually bumpy. But, as long as I keep my eyes on the goal, it makes the trip sweeter. This blog allows me to sort through what I am going through and how it draws me closer to Him. Since the first day I realized that other people were actually reading my blog, it has been my prayer that the Lord would use this blog to reach someone for Him, touch someone, plant a seed or water an already planted seed.

4. I’ve been amazed at the unity of the blogging world. And that is one of the reasons I blog. There is a common thread in all of us to connect and find out “hey, I’m not the only one!!” There is comfort in that. I know I have shared things that I thought “man, I feel really vulnerable about what I just wrote…” And then someone will comment and say “ME TOO!!!” I love that. And when someone needs prayer and comfort, people jump out of the blogging woodwork to reach out and help.

5. I also blog because I have never been good at writing. Some would say that would be the FIRST reason they would not blog. But, it pushes me out of my comfort zone. Which, I am learning, is a good thing.

I’ll have to revisit this meme each year on my blog’s birthday to see if any of my reasons have changed.
I’m not tagging anyone, but if you decide to do this, leave a comment so I can read your reasons.