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.
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!