Monday, March 22, 2010

What Could Possibly Make Monday A Good Day?

A super fun blog award – that’s what! Hillary over at A Gal And Her Dog surprised me today by awarding me the Master of Karate And Friendship Award. 

The rules are quite simple:
1. List 6 things you are a master in.
2. Pass it on to 6 bloggers you think are masters

So let’s see…six things I’m a master at? This is really difficult. I don’t honestly feel I’ve mastered anything at this point on my life. I’m doing good to keep afloat these days. But I’ll give myself some credit, if I must. Please understand – I use the term “master” very loosely. I’ll just say I’m better at the following tasks than most. :)

- Debits & Credits: Oh yeah, I’m talking accounting lingo people. The standing balance for an asset account, such as cash, should always be a debit. The standing balance for a liability account, such as accounts payable, should always be a credit. I’m still learning all the meticulous details of accounting, but I’ve pretty much mastered the basics.

- Making the perfect grilled cheese sandwich: I’ve learned a little trick that helps the cheese to melt completely through without burning the bread. And no – I don’t even use one of those grilled cheese machines. I make ‘em like my Mema did – and hubby loves them!

-Cleaning my hardwoods: This is a chore that I loathe – and I’ve got it down to an art form. An hour and a half from start to finish for the entire house – that’s down 45 minutes from the two hours and fifteen minutes it used to take.

- Loving my puppies: This one is easy. I know exactly where Bauer likes for his ears to be rubbed. I know exactly how to lay so Dixie can cuddle against me in her favorite spot. They make loving them so easy.

- Bejeweled: Yep – a video game on my phone. I haven’t quite mastered my new Droid Aeris (I still accidentally call people all the time – stupid touch screen!) But I am pretty good at this super fun game – hubby can’t touch my high scores (and I won’t let him forget it!)

- Public speaking: Okay – so this might be a little more of a long shot. I’m not talking about crowds of thousands – I haven’t had that opportunity yet. I am, however, pretty good on the fly when talking in meetings for local organizations or church groups. I just don’t get nervous. It’s easy for me to come up with something to say, a quick answer to a question, quick comeback for a harsh comment. I kind of enjoy it. It’s a strange excitement – I wish I had pursued a career that required me to speak for a living. Shoulda, coulda, woulda!

You know I love to shower fellow bloggers with awards so I would like to pass this along to the following:
- Kaloula at A Million To One because she created a blog specifically about stories of people who are making a difference.  How inspirational!
- Risley at Risley because she just announced she's pregnant!  Yay!
- KatieF at The Life Of An Army Wife to brighten my Blogger BFF's day as she prepares for her husband's deployment.
- Jenn at Jeans Friday as she's one of my new favorites.
- Mrs. Muffins because I think it's so kind that she does blog makeovers for so many of her blogger friends.
- Ashley at Pink-Ture Perfect because she's a Charlotte local that's constantly giving me great tips in this area!

Happy Monday to all my blogger friends.  One day closer to the weekend!


A Nerd and A Free Spirit said...

I totally want a grilled cheese sandwich. I LOVE THOSE.


A Nerd and A Free Spirit said...

I totally want a grilled cheese sandwich. I LOVE THOSE.


Sarah Ann said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Congrats on the award! I'm your new follower :)

Mrs in Training said...

You should definitely share your grilled cheese sandwich recipe...yumm.

Mateya said...

Just reading about that debit and credit stuff makes my skin crawl! I absolutely hate accounting...I took it in college and seriously would get a stomach ache every day before walking into that class because I just hate it that much!

Jenn said...

Thank you so much for the sweet award! :) And what's your trick with the grilled cheese sandwich? Do share! :)

Mandy said...

I loooooove Bejeweled!!!! <3

PS...Your blog is fantastic!

agalandherdog said...

I'm terrible at grilled cheese sandwiches and public speaking (I get nervous even thinking about it). Good list! Thanks for playing along.

Kaloula said...

Wow, I'm so honored! Thank you!! This is my first bloggie award ever!

Risley said...

thank you so much!!

MG said...

I LOVE Bejewled! Most addicting game ever!

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