This is all new to me…

So, I’m new to the blogger world. I’ve only been up a few months and I’m slowly getting the hang of things. I recently received a comment from http://modernchristianwoman.wordpress.com/ that I’ve been nominated for The Versatile Blogger Award. I really enjoy modernchristianwoman’s blog. It’s along the same lines as mine: from scratch, natural cooking. As for the award, I’m discovering a food blogging sub-culture, and awards like this are part of it. I’m humbled that someone found and chose my blog, being so new to the game, so: Thanks, modernchristianwoman! I don’t really know how to do this, and I’m pretty busy, so I don’t follow that many blogs, so I decided to nominate 10 blogs whose recipes I’ve made and love, or whose philosophy I agree with.

The rules of accepting this award are as follows:

  •  Thank the award giver(s) and link back to them in your post
  • – Share 7 things about yourself
  • – Pass this award along to 15 or 20 bloggers you read and admire
  • – Contact your chosen bloggers to let them know about the award
Okay, seven things about myself:
  • I’m paranoid about sharing personal info freely on the internet, ever since the movie “The Net” with Sandra Bullock. So, I’m nervous about this activity, lol.
  • I’m currently in school after a looooooonnnnngggg hiatus. I’m finally finishing my Bachelor’s in Psychology, after dabbling in Music Ed, Business, and Creative Writing (Children’s Lit focus). I graduate in December. I plan to go to grad school after my littlest starts kinder. My current plan includes getting an EdS degree in School Psychology.
  • i am lazy and hate capitalizing, even though i’m a stickler for grammar and spelling…and i still type with the first two fingers of each hand…my hubby makes fun of me for it, but using all my fingers to type freaks me out thanks to my seventh grade typing class (long story). i can still type as fast as him with my tyrannosaurus rex method.
  • We are proud new owners of a sugar glider, who I am in love with.
  • I am a horrible housekeeper.
  • I sang for a ska band for a few months in my younger years, and was a guest vocalist for a local ska/punk band. When I watch The Voice, I have secret fantasies about being a rock star, though I wouldn’t give up my job of being a mom for any amount of money or fame.
  • I hesitate to add this one, but I think it’s important. I am an advocate of neurodiversity and strive to eliminate the stigma of mental illness. I especially advocate for those with mood disorders, and personally, I am cyclothymic, which is a very mild form of bipolar. Basically, I cycle through periods of low and high mood. Luckily, it doesn’t affect my life to the degree of those with full-blown bipolar, but it has taken me years to recognize the cycles and find mechanisms to help stabilize my cycles. (And, btw, food has a HUGE affect on moods…any readers who suffer from mood disorders can feel free to message me or comment here. I’m always happy to share my journey and support). An interesting book that touches on the benefits of bipolar, cyclothymia and hyperthymia is A First Rate Madness.
The blogs I am nominating are:
http://canningwithkids.com/blog/2011/11/inconvenient-food.html (btw, I LOVE this post…it is worth a read)

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