Nana Diana Takes A Break

Nana Diana Takes A Break

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

I've Been Zapped...or Zipped...or Something...

My daughter, Mimi, (author of IfSheCanFigureItOut) has zapped me with this little thingy over here. Not quite sure WHAT it is called...but I am now supposed to humor her (and you) with 7 FACTS about myself.

Fact#1- I am too skinny to take a nice photo of...the angles of my cheeks leave a sharp line to the jaw and shadow my face down to nothing so I look like skin and bones.......OKAY-OKAY- I LIED~

TRUE fact #1- It is hard for me to take any time for myself. If there is something that I feel needs to be done, around the house or for someone else, I will do that before I allow myself time just for me...does that make any sense? I feel guilty just sitting down to watch TV or read a book. AND...as soon as I DO sit down MyHero walks in and says..."Oh! Looks like you are having a nice relaxing day. What did you do?" Remember the sharp stick? Yeahh...that one...poke in eye.....

#2- I love being by the water-lake, river, ocean...however, I do NOT like being out ON the water where I am not close to land. I do love a big boat but I like it moored to a pier...no motors? Perfect! (I have had several VERRRY interesting boating experiences-that involved being stranded)

#3-I work in a hospital and I love my job~even though I sometimes have horrendous hours and work 6 or 7 days in a row...I love it. I thought that I would be retired by this age but...here I am...plugging away.

#4-I am finding that I love to write. I wish I could write something that would touch people and make a difference in their lives.

#5-I have a hard time admitting that I don't always feel 100% okay (physically). That means that I do not like to have people "do for" me. I love helping others but I hate to ask anyone to help me.

#6- I love life. I know people say that all the time but I truly FEEL it. I love waking up in the morning to see what the day holds for me. I love the beauty of the sun coming up and moving across the sky. I love to watch the waves ripple across the water-the birds that fly and swoop between house and feeders. I love the beauty of the flowers and the sun setting over the Bay. I love the interaction between children and grandchildren with all the ups and downs of daily life.

#7-I don't like to share sadness with people. Happiness? Get your rubberized underwear on & prepare to laugh so hard it hurts.....but I like to grieve privately and I think sometimes people might take that for indifference. It isn't-it is just the way I cope with loss. One of the biggest joys in my kids' lives is to try to "make Mom cry" ~I should have beat them more when they were little~!

So, there you have it...you now know me better than many of my intimate friends do! I have to figure out now how to pass this thing on to other bloggers. Bear with me while I learn my way around BlogWorld!
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6 comments:

  1. Yay!! Congrats on your first blogger AWARD!! It's a big deal...enjoy your time in the spotlight!

    Your #6 made me cry. It makes me realize I take a lot for granted and need to slloooowww down and enjoy the little things more.

    CONGRATS!!

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  2. You sound a lot like me. Especially about not sharing sadness with people. I'm also very private about anything to do with sadness in my life and I think it's because I can't stand to think it will make someone else sad too. Here's how I see the rest of your post. Your #5 actually goes well with your #7 and your #4 completely accents your #6 which is why I read you. You're a delight. Your writing is touching and funny so you've got it all goin' on! I'll send you my "analysis" bill soon. You're welcome. And - Blessings!

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  3. Thanks-guys-I'll put the bill in the shredder along with all the others-lol (I imagine that there ARE people that do that)-

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  4. I don't think you said a single thing that surprised me. And back to #1....it would be nice to see a newer picture of you sometime, mam, if you have the chance.

    Just remember that your writing, either here on this blog or posting on one of your groups, might be having the exact effect that you long for. You don't know who you're touching with your stories and just the positive updates on your life. You might be surprised, my friend.

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  5. Okay-HoneysMom (Logan)...I changed the picture to one of me with one of the grandkids-but I have to tell you-that other photo was a new one of SweetCheeks in all her splendid glory. lol...by the way...I have had my hair straightened since this picture-I'll get a good one to post soon (yeah-right-you KNOW how much I like having my picture taken). Hugs to you, sweetie!

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  6. ummm, your grandchild in that photo is now almost EIGHT years old. I'm sure I can find a more recent photo of you and post it on my blog......just sayin'!

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