Yay! Surviving Limbo was Nominated for a Liebster Award…Paying it forward

liebsterblogawardWell, this is fun! I can’t say I fully understand what a Liebster Award is, but no doubt it is very flattering and much appreciated.

Thanks to Divorced Kat for the nomination; If I could nominate you, and your awesome blog right back, I would!

I hope I followed the instructions correctly!

Here are the answers to the questions that were posed to me:

1. What movie do you own on DVD (or VHS?!) but you’ll still watch it if you find it on TV?
Terms Of Endearment

2. Did you want to have children when you grew up? Do you have them now?
Yes, I wanted to adopt 18 (one of each age, to be fair) and have a bunch of my own. Now I have two boys and, as amazing as they are, they have helped me determine that two kids is enough.

3. Who was the first person you said “I love you” to?
I’d have to guess it was my mom, unless you mean romantically and then, hmmm, I wrote poems saying “I love you” to a long list of crushes, but I think/hope I didn’t say it out loud until I was in a serious relationship.

4. How would you describe the way your home is decorated?
Eclectic, minimalist, smattered with boys’ things.

5. What was your most significant travel experience?                                                
At 22, I left North America for the first time to backpack throughout Europe. Completely alone and with very little money, I discovered art and culture and developed a whole new world view. That trip changed the course of my life in every way.

6. When you think back on losing your virginity, how do you feel about it now?
I actually feel great about it. And that’s all I’m gonna say about that. 😉

7. Other than the Liebster Award, have you ever won and award?
The first and favorite was an award for “Best Father’s Day Essay” in some local writing competition. I think I was about 11.

8. What is your greatest character flaw?
Over thinking. I can talk myself into everything and, just as quickly, out of everything. It’s a tad stifling (understatement). This critical nature can sometimes be off-putting to others.

9. What book did you read for school and you ended up loving?
Sula, by Toni Morrison. It was my first foray into the world of another culture and recognizing how deep my empathy ran.

10. What was the last movie you saw in the theater?
Rush, the Ron Howard movie. I thought I’d be bored to tears (race cars etc.). I absolutely LOVED it.

11. Disney World: awesome or creepy?  
Awesome and creepy. Sorry, I just can’t decide. It’s like the happiest, most gluttonous, expensive, overwhelming, exhausting, germ-filled, wonderful place on earth. Oh, I’m answering for Disneyland because I’ve never been to Disney World but,  I’m assuming they are about the same.

And here are the Random Facts I’ve chosen to share:

1. I like (not love) cilantro.
2. I wanted to have girls but am so relieved now that I didn’t and I’m very pleased that I have boys.
3. I’m not religious but love going to churches and temples of different faiths.
4. I like to watch mindless reality shows when I work out but otherwise can’t tolerate them.
5. I used to romanticize not having money. I don’t do that anymore.
6. My wedding day was the most fun I’ve ever had in my life.
7. I’m the crazy lady who loved giving birth (in spite of the pain).
8. I have bizarre, anxiety provoking dreams every night (I though this was normal until a good friend told me she doesn’t dream at all).
9. I get buzzed off a quarter of a glass of wine.
10. My happiest days were as a stay at home mom with small children. It’s the only time in my life that I idealize and long for.
11. I am looking forward to being a grandmother.

Here’s my short list of fellow bloggers I’d like to nominate (trying to follow the guidelines, but not quite 11):

Here are the questions I’d like my nominees to answer:

1. What was the most blissful moment you can recall?
2. Cat person? Dog person? Both? Or neither?
3. What is your favorite social cause or issue that gets you riled up?
4. Do you prefer being an adult or wish you could go back to being a child?
5. What is your least favorite household chore?
6. Do you believe in life after death?
7. What is the place on earth you would most like to visit?
8. What is your favorite song to sing in the shower or alone in the car (basically when no one else can hear you)?
9. When was the last time you danced until you sweat and nearly dropped?
10. Do you prefer large wild parties? Or small intimate gatherings?
11. If you could step into the life of one person (past or present) for a day, whose would you choose?

After you answer those questions, please post 11 random facts about yourself.

Have fun! Here are the basic rules in case you’re feeling a bit confused (as I was):

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