Saturday, February 27, 2010

I would like to thank Glenda at Peppercorn Minis who passed this beautiful Kreativ Blogger Award to me and the stipulations are:

1. Thank the person that has given it to you.
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3. Link to the person who nominated you.
4. Name 7 things about yourself that nobody knows.
5. Nominate 7 kreativ bloggers.
6. Post link to the 7 blogs that you nominate.
7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs nominated.

Hmmmm. . . . I'm a pretty boring, very transparent person so it's difficult to think of seven things about myself but here goes (I apologize in advance for boring you to tears if you read this--fair warning!):

1. I was adopted as a three month old infant through the state and feel that I was very lucky to have landed with the family I did but the drawback is a total lack of family medical history and a curiosity about possible genetic relatives.
2. I have tinnitus so hear a constant high pitched ringing in my ears that is loudest at night when the house is quiet and sometimes wakes me up.
3. I have always wanted to write a novel and have started a few plot lines but never finished them giving up in lack of self-confidence.
4. I come across as a very confident, bold, funny person who never meets a stranger but in big groups like parties, I am reluctant to meet new people and stick by my husband like glue.
5. I had surgery for skin cancer over my right eye two years ago with a skin graft from my right clavicle and am now paranoid about any suspicious little bump or lump and really need to have one checked out just now in my breast (too much info--sorry).
6. I had an irrational fear I wouldn't be able to have children as a young bride (possibly due to being adopted and feeling I was genetically 'alone' in the world) and promptly had two 21 months apart five years after we were married and then when they were 9 and 7, another one! We both got 'fixed'. LOL! But I appreciate my husband and children every day and know i don't deserve them.
7. I feel overwhelmingly guilty for not having established a lucrative career and only working part-time to be home with my children for the majority of our marriage which included a big crash and burn business failure from which we paid back every penny and I have tried to make a home business of every hobby and talent I have! So far, I've only been very marginally successful and survive paycheck to paycheck on my little pittance working part-time at a quilt shop while DH pays the lion's share of bills and yet, I persist and probably couldn't even get a full-time job now in our current economy so missed the boat somewhere along life's rocky shore! LOL! (Sorry to have put anyone to sleep who read this whole little diatribe of personal info!)

Anyhoo, I'd like to pass it on to the following seven bloggers I enjoy visiting:

Dale at Dale's Dreams
Lin at Lins Miniature Art Form
Carol at Wee Cute Treasures
Emmaflam & Miniman at Paris Miniautures
Jocelyn at AiClay
Deb at Loyalist Cottage
Miniature Patisserie Chef


WendiesMiniWorld said...

Never under-estimate the value in being a stay at home mum! your kids have gained something special from you always being there, literally. You come across as having a very loving family, YOU did that & thats worth more than a great career and lots of money. Oh & If you want to finish that novel , you should, dont give up on yours dreams Jody, for they are what makes us 'us' x
(oooh that was profound for me LOL)

Peach Blossom Hill said...

Quite profound, Wendie! LOL! And I appreciate the encouragement and reminder. Yes, I have three wonderful children so maybe I didn't entirely screw up! I may yet write that novel!


Melobeau said...

Congratulations on your award! It was nice to read about you and your miniatures are totally AMAZING! I'm floored to think how you can make things so small and so detailed look so real.

BTW, I have not had the privilege of being a mom, but I think being a MOM is one of the most important jobs in the world (as is being a DAD), and it certainly qualifies as a viable and extremely important career (whether one is able to stay at home or not.)

Peach Blossom Hill said...

Melobeau, you are so kind! I feel very privileged to be their mother and they are truly wonderful children partly because of me and partly despite me! LOL! I hope to be around a long time to see how their lives turn out and see them have children of their own.


Wee Cute Treasures said...

Congratulations of your award and THANK YOU so much for passing it on to me Jody. I was very interested to read your 'true confessions'. However, I am saddened to think that you should feel guilty for staying at home to look after your family. This is the hardest job in the world and I truly believe (as another stay-at-home-mom) that those children who have been lucky enough to have a parent at home all the time have a really strong grounding that will set them up for life. No matter how great a child-minder is - it is not Mom. I admire your spirit Jody - you should pat yourself on your back for your strength and obviously loving nature. Big hug, Carol:)

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Hi Jody,

Thanks for visiting and also for giving me the award! :)

Deb said...

I too was a stay at home mum and wouldn't want it any other way, It's harder than any job I ever had before!

Thanks for the award!

Peach Blossom Hill said...

Thank you all for the encouragement! I really don't regret staying home with my children but I do regret DH having to shoulder the majority of the financial responsibilities but we make our decisions and live out our lives and I certainly haven't missed any meals! LOL! I enjoyed my children and probably wouldn't have had it any other way. The one year I did work as a teacher's aid and they had to be in after school, I was miserable and they were, too.


Evelien said...

I see you’ve already got the latest award and liked to learn more about you. I also want to give you the Kreativ Blogger award.(on my site)

I agree with the other comments: being a good mom for your children is a very important job and you know I envy your parttime job. ;)

But I don't work a lot either (due to my fibromyalgia) and I know how it feels to rely on someone financially and feeling guilty about it. That's understandable too!

Have a nice day,
Groetjes Evelien

Janee said...

Hi there Jody,
Oh you must give yourself so much more credit for the amazing accomplishment of raising 3 beautiful children and giving yourself to a long time marriage too. Also for honoring your creative side with doing artwork and for having dreams too. All of that is so fantastic! Thank you for visiting my little blog, I'm so glad to have found you too. :0) Janee (Blinkles Boulevard)

dale said...

Jody, I always appreciate your openess. :) Sometimes I have that same guilt, but you know what, your children will always remember you being there for every moment. That will be remembered more than financial situations. :) It's nice getting to know you better. :)

Sorry, I got to beg off on the award, seems like it's an every day occurence as of late. :(

Hugs for my Peach!

Glenda said...

Jody, you're not boring! Every kind comment of yours (and there are many!) says to me that you are one of the world's quiet pillars of strength. A stay-at-home mother is a loving mother. I've had a similar life in many ways, and have felt guilty about not earning more money, but my husband says he wouldn't have it any other way - I'm sure yours would say the same!
Now go out there and sing!!
xxx Glenda

Sabiha Barkey said...

Hi Jody,you are still runing in the race for winning a give away on my blog,it is till next who knows!

Elia said...

Beautiful blog, very nice!!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Please do not wait to long to have the lump checked out!! I also have tinnitus - my ears are ringing right now as I type.
Just because things have not worked out as you had planned, does not mean failure. You have a very important and challenging job in today's world - raising children.
Enjoy your week.

Peach Blossom Hill said...

Thank you all for the very sweet comments about my stay at home Mom status in life. I am sure I won't regret it--and truly don't--it just doesn't pay that well as you know! LOL!

Too, in this current recession my little part-time job is not that secure but hopefully she will survive the economic tempest. I so appreciate the encouragement of everyone who visits--it means so much and that's what makes our blogging community so wonderful. We are largely a group of women who share many of the same experiences and issues despite our distance, nationality, age, etc.!