Thursday, January 12, 2012

It's Better Than A Golden Globe or an Oscar!

Wow!  I have no idea how this whole blog land award thing works, but I am delighted that five awesome bloggers have awarded me the Versatile Blogger Award!

I kind of like this one because I think it's a good way to get to better know some of the bloggers you like to read.  So, here are the rules for the Versatile Blogger Award:

1.  Thank the blogger who awarded you and link to them.  Easy!  It's a pleasure to give a big thanks and a shout out to:

2.  Tell seven things about yourself.  Okay, here goes. . .

1.  I have a degree in education administration.  Sadly, it was only after paying huge amounts of money for grad school that I realized my heart is in the classroom.  For now, anyway!

2.  I'm kind of fanatical about having my friends walk in a straight, quiet line when we travel in the hallways.  Seriously.  I am.  It makes me crazy when I see teachers with kids who are all over the halls or crazy loud.

3.  I LOVE GREEN OLIVES!  I have several times could eat an entire jar in one sitting.  It's very possible that I am eating some right now!

4.  This is the first time in my life, since childhood, that I don't have a dog and it's killing me!  I keep going on and looking at dogs.  There's only one thing stopping me from getting one right now. . .

5.  I made a commitment this year to get back to the gym.  This means between work, the gym, and a bit of a life, I'm not home enough to get a dog.  It just wouldn't be fair.

6.  I wish I were more techy.  That's one of my summer goals.  I can't figure out how to change the heading on my blog, make a button for my blog, add other buttons, or any of the other stuff that makes your blog more personal.  It's probably going to have to wait until summer though, when I have a little more time to play and figure it out.

7.  Before becoming a teacher, I was a manicurist.  Let me tell you, there's something about holding someones hand for half an hour week after week that makes them spill secrets they wouldn't normally tell!

Okay, I can tell how fascinated you are! :-)  Before I bore you anymore, let me tell you the third rule of the Versatile Blogger Award.

3.  Pass the award on to 15 other blogs that are new to you.
Okay, this might be where I make some people mad, but 15?!!  That's a lot!  Not that there aren't at least 15 amazing blogs out there that deserve a shout out.  It's just that to be very honest, I don't have the time right now to post all 15 links here and then comment on all 15 blogs to let them know.  So, here's my promise.  I will TRY MY BEST to get back to this post over the long weekend (we have off Monday in honor or Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Do you?) and post the award to 15 other bloggers.  Be warned, it may not happen, but I will try.

I also need to give a big thanks to Heather at Beg, Borrow, and Teach!  Below is part of her blog heading.  It makes me smile.  I am currently living on a self-imposed ramen budget, so I know what she means!

She sort of changed the rules too (a girl after my own heart!) and just did a shout out to her top 5 bloggers.  Heather, I am honored to have made the list. 

In all, I was able to highlight some great blogs in this post.  If you haven't had a chance, go visit and make some new friends!  And, thanks again to all the bloggers that awarded me.  I really do appreciate it.


  1. Oh I totally understand #2. I'm the same exact way. My kids are like soldiers in the hall. The class next door? Not so much! It drives me crazy. Congrats on the award!

    Sara :)

    Smiling In Second Grade

  2. That is awful sweet of you! I love reading your blog. Cheers to us budget-savvy girls out there!

  3. I love green olives too. Actually, all olives!!

    My Life as a Fifth Grade Teacher