Monday, December 6, 2010

Shoveling Sunshine

Jo Schaffer from Shoveling in a Jo Storm  presented me with the Sunshine Award. Thanks Jo!

Now, I do not mean to sound ungrateful in any way. As a matter of fact, I'm more curious about how my little blog, which I assume about three people might see every month, could get an award at all. I was fairly certain those people were here quite by accident, and stayed only long enough to hit the escape button. Since I haven't filled you in on any of my embarrassing stories lately, what is there to come and see?

Not to worry, there has been embarrassment aplenty! A couple examples:

1. The other day I was in the living room with my college aged daughters. I was in my pajamas, and was not wearing socks. I see my daughters give each other one of those looks. You know, the look which makes you positive people are communicating something (about you) right in front of you. Crystal looked at me and her eyes got wide. Allison looked down and solemnly said "I'm not sure what to think." Oh! That! I hadn't shaved my legs.

2. The other month (almost a year ago now) I got to the house with a van full of Zachary's friends and we were all around the door removing our shoes and boots. I lost my balance, as I am prone to do, and grabbed the wall. Except it wasn't the wall. It was the derriere of one of Zachary's friends. Yes, mom of the year, right here. Very embarrassing. You know teenage boys never bring up stuff like that again to embarrass you. Oh wait! Yes, yes they do.

There is more. So, so much more. But you know, I need to leave some of the stories for my kids(and their friends, apparently) to tell to their therapists.

Thanks again, Jo!


  1. I would agree that we are probably from the same family, as I am the biggest klutz in the world (I have yet to grab a teenage kid's ass but I knocked myself out once walking into a tree) and the only reason I shave my legs is because my boyfriend complains if I don't. But Lord, I'm so bad with a razor, I just dread it. Besides, who wants to waste all that time shaving when I could be doing things in the shower like not freezing by keeping my legs out of the hot water?!

    So lovely to meet you... I hope you have a wonderful New Year!

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    Hi Tammi, I'm blog-hopping today and visiting people I've never met. Wishing you a Happy New Year!


  3. I have a 13 year old daughter and she tells me her friends think I'm cool. That worries me sometimes. lol I have balance issues too so when I saw the story about falling over I was cracking up. Thanks for following, I'm following back. You have a great sense of humor. Katharine