Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Grown Up Slam Book?

Does anyone else remember Slam Books?
Those moments in Jr high where you felt the need to 
obtain information from everyone in your class about 
who they thought was cute, 
what their favorite food was,
what subject the liked best,
 so you passed around notebooks for everyone 
to fill out, and at some point some teacher would confiscate it?
For a minute, I thought maybe it was JUST my school, MY jr high class 
(yes, in the 80s...ahem) trying to ease itself
of it's boredom or something, so we invented these "slam books."
So I googled it...and it turns out. I am not crazy.
Here is what wikipedia says: 
 A slam book in United States schools is a notebook (commonly the spiral-bound type) 
which is passed among junior high school students. The keeper of the book starts by 
posing a question (which may be on any subject) and the book is then passed round 
for each contributor to fill in their own answer to the question.

Well, I got passed the Slam Book this week.

And those days that I am not so inspired to write about
something personal or inspiriting,
I actually find it hard to post at all, so I LOOK for a linkup to link up with..
(ok, this is what I OFFICIALLY took upon myself to rename it!)
Thats what I'm talking about!

I was passed the slam book by
  Sarah at  The Not Quite So Military Wife

so here it goes =)
  The Rules are:
1. You must post the rules
2. Answer the 11 questions 
3. Create 11 new questions to ask people you've tagged
4. Tag 11 bloggers and link them to your post

New Questions  
What have you learned from blogging?
i have learned that women are amazing. and I am not the only one that has a whole other person hidden inside of me. i have learned that there are so many beautiful, inspiring, talented WOMEN (woo hoo) that have the ability to rock this world, and do something amazing. 

What is your number one tip or trick for new bloggers?
hmmm. i am kind of a new blogger myself, 
but i guess the main thing i learned is to make yourself available and 
show yourself friendly 
and supportive to other bloggers. also, don't get
overwhelmed trying to post things you have no business posting or no
time to do. it's YOUR blog. you can do and say what YOU want.

What was your favorite place you have ever visited?
the grand canyon, by far. I was in complete awe and close to tears.
the magnitude of creation far exceeds anything we can ever imagine.
it reminded me how big our God is. and how creative he is.

  Where can we find you on a Sunday at 10 am?
church. I'm a pk...I love jesus... I want my kids to love jesus.
I want to instill the habit and love for God in them, like it was in me.
that doesnt mean I didnt make my own decisions, 
because I do. they just happen to include church as a vital part of 
our lives.
 I am thankful for the habits formed in me..
besides, to be in the presence of God at anytime of the week 
makes a huge difference in what your week will be like.

What is your go-to comfort food?
Um. everything. ultimately i am a salty food eater and pepsi drinker.
its a horrible habit. but i can't seem to break it.
I know I can, but I guess I havent wanted to bad enough yet.
give me chips, pizza, pasta..
anything that tastes good with a super fizzy 
pepsi is like "ohhh sweet jesus, that was soooo good."

If you could go back to any time period in history, what would it be?
I am not really sure what time period it was... 
(and I dont feel like googling it right now) 
but I love the "anne of green gables" slot in time...
the long dresses, puffed sleeves, balls, boarding school..
gilbert blythe ;-)

What are your life goals for the next 3 years? be happy. to get my life back to the way it was before.
my glass was always half full.
after surviving "the great depression"...I want that again.
I'd possibly like to have another baby before I get too old, also...
we'll see. I'm getting kinda old.

What was the best thing to ever happen to you?
Freedom. I cant say it enough. Freedom from the constant battlefield 
that waged war in my mind. Letting go of things that held me 
back from joy...and casting my cares of God.
I was M-I-S-E-R-A-B-L-E!
I love my kids, I love my husband, my family, my church, etc...
but its so hard to enjoy any of that when your mind isn't free.

On a daily basis, what is your inspiration to get through the day?
I completely rely on the peace of God all days to get me through
those hectic, overwhelming or just normal life moments...
but also, the smiles and sweet words my kids say...
it makes life worth living.
tonight my son told me as he placed both hands on my face,
"hello, my unfailing love. your love never fails.
i will never be too cool for you." was sooo cute i could hardly stand it.
the smiles, giggles and laughter my kids bring are everything to me. 

What is your favorite pair of shoes and why?
My cowboy boots... because they were expensive as heck.
and my hubby thinks i look hott in them.
and everyone who buys the "cowboy boots" knock off,
is jealous of them... hee hee 

If you were given 60 (responsibility free) minutes, what would you do?
a massage is the obvious choice.
I think it is for most people...but when you have those 3 sweet kids that inspire you, suddenly fighting and yelling and tattle tailing and crying...
it's time for a massage =)

here are my 11 questions:
1) what are your favorite blogs & why?
2) when growing up, did you get along better with guys or girls? 
3) does this affect your blogging in a world full of "mostly" women?
4) what is your background (nationality, family history OR upbringing)?
5) if you could magically acquire one talent that comes natually to one of your close friends,
what would it be?
6) if you could go back in time at some point in YOUR life, what would it be and why?
7) what accessory is a MUST HAVE for you?
8) are you an open blogger ( do you speak your thoughts and heart)...
or do you choose not to or have a hard time being vulnerable?
9) Monday morning, 10 am...what are YOU doing?
10)What does your blog title mean?
11) when you think to yourself about life, your day, your conversations...
do you hold conversations in your head of what you should/want to say or should have said?

Here are the 11 people I am tagging.
I WILL NOT be offended if you dont want to play. =) 
or if you HAVE ALREADY played.
NOT at ALL! so no worries...
The Little Tiffanista
Two Smuppies
Girls Love Fried Pickles
Lauren Rebecca
Run Faster Mommy
  Chalk In The Rain
The Lee Family Happenings
Britches & Boots
All Glorious Within
  Emmy June

linking up with:




Jes said...

thanks for the tag, lovely!
everything is my comfort food too ;)

Lish said...

What a great way to get to know you...:) Thanks so much for joining the Follow Fest...I'm following your cute lil' blog now :)

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

Thanks for tagging! I also had a slam book but back then they called it a trapper keeper. I am old!

Colleen said...

Love the boots! ...and I am a salty food, followed by diet coke comfort food eater. ;)

Katie said...

Thanks for tagging me!!! I loved reading this and getting to know you more :) I'm a salty craving kind of girl too. I consume way too much sodium, and I don't care haha! I love your cowboy boots by the way :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for tagging me girl! Love your cowboy boots!! I need to round up a pair myself!

Emily said...

Hahaha....slam books. Such a throwback.

Loved reading your answers and I love how open you are about your struggles with depression. With God on your side, girl, I have no doubt you will 100% regain your happiness and love of life.


Michelle @ Run Faster Mommy said...

GAH! You tagged me and I JUST posted something. I'll do this tomorrow, honest to blog. :)

Amy said...

I've always wanted to do one of these things! :) Thank you so so so much for following my blog (!!! It means the world to me because you're my all time favorite blogger. :) <3 God bless!

The Not Quite Military Wife said...

I love your renaming of the Slam Book! Loved reading this and getting to know you better!

Thee FireWife said...

Uhm, can I just say that I'm SO GLAD you stopped by my blog today? Because then I came over here, and you were doing this awesome Slam Book, and then... Then I read it. A name that I had forgotten I'd forgotten... Gilbert Blythe. Be still my heart. I can't thank you enough.

Yuli Conversations said...

great post! :D

Brooke @ Covered in Grace said...

Fun! I am loving this! I miss the days of MASH and graffiti notes. =)

Garage Sales R Us said...

Just wanted to say thanks for joining the Meet and Tweet! I am a new follower! Hope you'll stop by and return the favor!

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