The Liebster Award

I am very honored to accept my fourth bloggers award, The Liebster Award, which was given to me by my new-found blogger friend Josie @ Go Momma!

Go Momma! writes a very funny blog on her life as a stay-at-home mama of 3 young children. She loves being a stay-at-home mom but also loves writing to help her keep her sanity. She shares many funny stories – while she was recently pregnant she shared weekly TMI Friday posts about how fun pregnancy is, and she also shares many touching stories, like the recent birth of her daughter (baby #3) and how baby’s two older brothers are taking to her. Please check out Go Momma!’s website for lots of laughs! And a big thank you to Go Momma! for thinking of me for The Liebster Award.

I humbly accept this award and am so thankful for all the support Jlee’s Blog has received by both my readers and my blogger friends. Now please people, help me get Concrete Boots published will you!!!

And onto the rules…I don’t like rules, but I like awards so I must follow the legacy!

1. Answer Go Momma!’s 11 probing questions
2. Think of 11 questions of your own
3. Choose 11 worthy bloggers (who have fewer than 200 followers) to interrogate and pay it forward!

1. Who are you writing for (besides yourself) when you blog?
Writing is great therapy for me; however, I do aim to please my loyal readers. Even though I do write for my own spirit and sanity I can’t tell you how great it feels to have someone come up to me and tell me that they enjoy reading my blog. Wow, what a compliment!

2. Which of your family members (if any) enjoy reading your blog?
Haha, I could never imagine my beloved Italian Papa reading my blog. Omg, I would die.

3. How much information is TMI for you?
Nothing is off-limits for me. In fact, I announced in a meeting today that I had to go #2. I also incessantly discuss my diarrhea problems. Oh there, and now all my loyal readers know, too!

4. What’s the worst ‘groan’ joke you can think of?
I’m confused, is this groan as in UGHHHH or is this groin as in ‘my groin hurts’. Either way, I don’t have a joke for you. I’m not really a joke telling kind of person. I stick to the truth, like my diarrhea.

5. What subjects are off-limits on your blog and why?
There are some subjects that are off-limits but this is not by my account. I would disclose all, but out of respect for people who I’m close to there are some things I choose not to share.

6. Have you offended anyone with your blog – would you care if you did?
Yes, I have. Yes, I do care. I am a pleaser. I want everyone to like me and love what I say. The truth of the matter is when you have a blog and you put it all out there not everyone is going to agree with every single thing you say. It takes many people to make the world go around, and that’s OK. We don’t all have to be alike and we don’t all have to agree. I try not to blatantly offend or upset anyone, but if it happens I do hope that they understand that wasn’t my intention.

7. What did you laugh about today?
It is morning as I write this post so I haven’t had much happen yet this morning. However, I sat at my desk and LMAO while recounting the story for Question #11. 🙂

8. When is the last time you cried and why?
I cried a couple of weeks ago when a very sick Chiquita wanted nothing to do with me. 😦 I’ve said before that the Chiquita is a daddy’s girl, and most of the time I just accept it for what it is and have faith that I’m her mama and therefore Mother is God so of course she loves me. On this day, I don’t know, I was having one of those guilt-ridden moments about being a full-time working mom and here my kid is sick and is exhausting the g-parents and now she wants nothing to do with me and just wants Dadddddyyyyy! Oh why do I even bother! Boohoo me. We worked it out. I think a lot of moms feel that constant guilt whether they are a stay-at-home mom or a working mom. We can never escape The Guilt.

9. What’s the most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you?
I wish I could say something really funny like I walked down the aisle in a friend’s wedding with my dress stuck in my panties…remember that Friends episode? But, no! I just had the basic humiliating teenage episodes that all kids suffer from except the Regina George’s of the world….so nothing really sticks out in my mind as “the” most embarrassing moment. I was very embarrassed recently when my kid was acting like a demon child at a birthday party and we ended up having to leave before cake. But, she’s only 2 so I anticipate more of those embarrassing demon child moments down the road. Don’t worry though; I’ll pay her back when she’s a teenager by singing The Spice Girls at the top of my lungs in our car with all the windows down. I can’t wait! Paybacks are a bitch!

10. Who (can be ANYONE) makes you laugh the most – and why?
My bonus daughter always makes me laugh. Even if I’m in a bad mood she’ll have me cracking up. She’s a really good story-teller – complete with facial expressions and voices and body movements. She’ll tell you these stories that go on and on and the things that happen…omg it’s unreal. She should be on TV. Everyone needs someone like my bonus daughter in their life; someone who is so colorful, so full of life, so unafraid of who she is and can be comfortable with herself. She’s wise beyond her years.

11. What’s the funniest thing you’ve ever seen?
The funniest thing I’ve ever seen is this 6-foot tall red-headed girl wipe out on her ass carrying a 10-lbs hot dog steamer. To this day if I think about it I still actually laugh out loud. It happened when I was 16-year-old working at the pizza place. Thankfully, the water was cool so she didn’t get burned nor did she get hurt in the fall besides being a bit sore, but yes, when she actually fell in front of my own two eyes I couldn’t stop laughing.

She looked at me and said, “Really? You don’t even ask if I’m OK?”

To this day I feel bad that I didn’t ask her if she was OK, but it was soooooo fricking funny that while I write this right now I’m actually laughing out loud remembering her face….it was like in slowwww motion….like she slipped on a banana peel. Her legs slipped out from under her, she fell backwards falling on her ass and lay on the floor soaked in water with the steamer on her chest. I laughed and laughed. I know I sound like a huge asshole right now, but truly it was the funniest thing I have ever seen.

And on that note…here are my 11 Questions:

1. Tell me 3 things you carry with you.
2. What was your first job?
3. What are your thoughts on jean skirts – are they “in style”? (I’ve been told they’re out of style, is that even possible?)
4. What planet would you travel to if you could?
5. What is your favorite piece of modern technology and why (microwave, DVR, computer, etc.)?
6. What super power would you possess if you could pick one?
7. Tell me the last dream you remember having.
8. What TV show can you watch reruns of over and over and over?
9. Do you agree with how others see you or do you think there is more than meets the eye?
10. What is your astrology sign and do the characteristics fit you?
11. Are you left-handed or right-handed?

I would like to pass The Liebster Award onto 11 6 Friends:

Sandra @ She Can’t Be Serious

Marcia @ Menopausal Mother

Katie @ The Intrinsic Writer

Darryl @ The Weddington Adventures

Zoe @ Everything for Ana

Tatted Mom @ The Inklings of Life

To the bloggers above, congrats on your award! And another big thanks to Go Momma! I’m very appreciative of this award.

Have a great day everyone! 😀