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Creative Chaos Award

First, I need to thank the person who granted me the Creative Chaos Award and that would be Cee Neuner, whose blog is called Cee’s Life Photography.     I do thank Cee for this honor; I am tickled pink.

I’m supposed to take my best shot at the 3 tasks listed below.

First Task: Three weird things I do: 

Wow, I’m going to have to ask the people around me about this, because I know I’m not the weird one.  I’m normal and it is everyone else who does the weird stuff.  That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

After some thought, I realized that I probably could start a blog called Genie’s Weirdness and post a weird thing I do each and each day until the day I die and still have material left over.  So I’m changing this task to three weird things I will admit to doing:

1.   I decided to lead a debt free life years ago.  The only debt I have is my mortgage and I’m proud to say I own more of my house than the bank does.  That debt free day is coming.

2.  I love to keep busy and I look for things to do.  I think my mother’s motto “I can’t abide by lazy people” has sunk deep into my psyche.  Even when I am sitting at home resting, I’m either doing genealogy research, writing, crocheting or making lists of what I’m going to do next.

3.  I not only believe in my dreams, I take action to make them happen.

Second Task: You must tell why you look at the “glass half full” scenario and ask “what? No coffee?”

Actually, I look at a glass half full and think “Wonderful, there’s room for more.” I think this is a side effect of choosing to be happy.  I have to find the good in every situation, because I’m happier that way.

Third Task: You find yourself in a desolate place when your car breaks down. You have no cell phone service, no Wal-Mart, and only a candy bar for food. It is 150 miles to the closest town. What color are your under pants and why?

I thought this was supposed to be a challenge.  My first car was a lemon from day one.  It was only five years old when I bought it in 1982; way before cell phones and Wal-Mart’s was not just a few minutes away.   I think the first week I had it, I had to return the car for repairs and I didn’t get it back for four months.  I didn’t have water or food in the car, not even a candy bar.  What I did have in the trunk was a case of oil cans, because every 30 miles I had to stop to add another can of oil.   Does that give you an idea of what a mess it was?  I was young and healthy (I’m not admitting to dumb) so I often took road trips for the heck of it.

Thanks to that the first car, I have been stranded in many, many places; all in the middle of nowhere.   I was raised the country and that is where my heart still lives.  So when I go on a road trip it is to the middle of nowhere, because that is the place that is calming to me.  Anyway, I was stranded so many times that the tow truck driver would pull up and say “Hi Genie” and got busy without saying another word.  Didn’t have to ask who I was, how I was going to pay for it or where the car needed to be towed.  *sigh*

Oh, I forgot to tell you the color of my underpants: rainbows, because I look for the bright side of life.  Anybody, who would take that lemon of a car on more than one road trip, has to be wearing rainbows.  I never worried about being stranded, because somebody sooner or later was going to travel down that road.   My logic:  that road wasn’t built just for me to travel on – so somebody else will be using it sooner or later.  Of course, I leaned toward sooner.

Fourth Task: Nominate 5 people who recently followed your blog.

Positive Boomer

Silly Frog Susan

Preblogger

Denobears

Truthlets and Thought Bits

I checked their blogs and each one of them has a wonderful blog and deserves the Create Chaos Award.  Please check them out.

Life is good!  God is great!  All is right in my world!

Blessings,

Genie

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14 thoughts on “Creative Chaos Award

  1. What fun answers. I love your rainbow underpants too!!!!

  2. This sounds like a fun one… Thanks for nominating me! I’ll start working on the challenges. Have a fantastic weekend!

  3. reneeboomer on said:

    WOW!! First, congrats to you! I enjoy your blog very much. Thank you so much for nominating my blog, what a wonderful surprise. I appreciate your kindness. Have a wonderful. Renee 🙂

  4. Congratulations!! What a wonderful way to start my day – reading your blog and learning a little more about you..:-)

  5. Genie, thank you so much for nominating my blog. I’m so happy.
    Love,

  6. Eleenie on said:

    Debt free is good, we reached that goal 6 years ago, it’s an amazing feeling and a huge weight off your shoulders, great to hear that you are almost there! Thank you so for much for the nomination! 🙂

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