Monday, May 21, 2012

Monday Mayhem and Kreativ Blogger Award

Wow, guys, so sorry about the formatting!  I am used to writing it all in HTML as I go, and completely forgot that the new Blogger doesn't actually read spaces I make in HTML without doing the <br> code.  It's fixed now.  Many thanks to all who read it when it was so horrifically jumbled!

Feeling low and beat up at the moment, it was lovely to come on to catch up on some comments and find that I'd gotten an award. So how about I answer the reward questions? Thanks so much to Elizabeth Twist, writer and plague enthusiast for thinking of me! It couldn't have come at a better time.

1. Thank and link back to the awarding blog.
 2. Answer the following seven questions.
3. Provide ten random factoids about yourself.
4. Last but not at all least, hand this on to seven deserving others.  

What's your favorite song? Depends on my mood, the day, the weather, you name it. I love music. I should probably go play some music! Right now the first song that pops into my head is "Unforgiven" by Metallica, so we're going with that one. Man, that's a good song. Now I want to go listen to it.  

What's your favorite dessert? Yes. All of it. Just yes. Okay, if it involves chocolate and whipped cream, I'm in. Swoon. Great, now I want chocolate pudding with whipped cream.  

What do you do when you're upset? Depends again. On why, where I am, if I can go somewhere to be upset, so on and so forth. Last night I took a bath and watched a tear jerker movie after I put the kids to bed, which was actually quite cathartic, so I'll have to do that again sometime. Sometimes I take a walk and listen to music. Sometimes I immerse myself in play or reading or drawing with my sweet babies. Sometimes I pet my cat or play with her. Sometimes I write. Sometimes I lose myself in a movie I've watched five billion times (cough, Labrynth, cough, Goonies, cough, Breakfast Club, cough, Princess Bride, cough, The Replacements, cough, Pirates of the Caribbean, cough, Last Unicorn, cough, Ladyhawk, cough, crud I've got a lot of favorite movies...)  

Which is your favorite pet? I have one pet at the moment. Such a sweet girl. I just tried to upload a picture of her and Blogger totally refused me. Stupid super villain powers... Anyway, she's a cat. Cleo. My gorgeous black kitty, two years old, bright green eyes, and the sweetest disposition. Her full name, courtesy of my kids is...wait for it...Princess Cleopatra Baby Wonder. It's even on her collar.  

Which do you prefer, black or white? Purple.

What is your biggest fear? Sorry, folks, but I'm skipping this one today. I think it would be far too telling.

What is your attitude mostly? I'm an eternal optimist. But when I'm down, I'm down. Still, I will always come back around to the positive aspects, and the hope that things will get better. Which they will. Eventually.

 10 Random Facts:
1. Murg.
2. I love nature.
3. I'm mostly blind in one eye, thanks to macular degeneration. I'm in my 30's, which should make that slightly more interesting, LOL! Stupid flu. I've become okay with it. :)
4. I love listening to people tell their life stories, recount memories, etc.
5. Murg.
6. I very rarely cry.
7. I've been in two nasty car accidents, but was not the driver in either.
8. My first child was conceived via IVF (in-vitro fertilization). Fascinating stuff. I'm proud of it. I hope he will be, too.
9. Murg?
10.I love to dance. I love to sing. I love to lose myself in song and dance. I love to dance in the rain in the middle of the night. I used to blast the music in my van when I'd get out of work at the theater at 2am and just dance out under the lights in the parking lot, all alone and completely free.

It is bed time, so I will not be passing this along to anyone. Besides which I know so many fantastically "K"reative bloggers that choosing would be terribly hard.  

How do you pull yourself out of the doldrums? How do you get yourself to settle down to work when you're low? Do you do your best or worst work when low?

May you find your Muse.


  1. Congratulations! Unforgiven - you rocker chick.

  2. I'm so sorry you're feeling down, Shannon. Hope things get better soon! Congrats on your award, I enjoyed reading your answers. And totally love the full name of your kitty, how funny. :)

  3. Congratulations on the award! Hope you feel zippy again soon!

  4. Congratulations on your award!

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  5. Unforgiven by Metallica is an awesome song. Now I want to listen to it too.

  6. Congrats! Today must be the day to post on those awards we have all received lately!

    My fav song by Metallica is One! Reminds my of my brother - long story.

  7. Good information.

    Glad you survived two car accidents!

    I am in the middle of doldrums right now. Part of it is due to a migraine. The other part is grief. Maybe I will go see a movie.

  8. Murg?

    You know, they've implanted the first bionic eyes in England. Yes, actually, in England, and the island can see, now.

  9. I too love Purple! And dancing and singing. :)

  10. This was a nice read about you Shannon. Now I have to go finish the award last week and have yet to post about fairness I only found out about it a couple days ago!

  11. Congratulations. I loved reading your random facts. My first born was also conceived in-vitro. I had triplet girls, but sadly only one survived after a length stay in the N.I.C.U. She is 13 now. I had all girls, two identical and one fraternal . Weird, I know.

  12. Congrats on the award. Cookies help when I'm feeling down. A good book or a familiar movie. Yay for Labyrinth!

  13. CONGRATS on your award!

    Sometimes watching a movie that makes me cry actually helps me get out of the doldrums. A good cry can be so cleansing for the soul.

  14. Alex, I do love my rock!

    Julie, thank you. I'm already feeling a bit better. We want to get a second cat, and I wonder what that poor kitty's name will be...

    Annalisa, thank you, I'm working on it!

    Barbara, thank you!

    M.J., I know!! Coming in to read the comments has made me want it all over again, too.

    Danielle, but probably an interesting story.

    Susan, I hope you were able to see a movie and that it helped.

    Andrew, but what does it see? Sea? And murg is my catch-all grumble, I guess you'd say.

    Libby, my kinda' gal!

    Becca, thanks!

    Chuck, I look forward to your responses!

    Melissa, how wonderful about your daughter! I'm sorry for the loss of her sisters, though. My son began as a twin, but I miscarried the other baby. I sometimes wonder if he feels something missing. And that's not so weird when you know how it all works!

    Christine, it probably didn't help that hubby is out of country for work, so I couldn't go get treats, and my entertainment system electronics went down the day after he left, leaving me movie-less unless I watch it on my laptop or my daughter's portable DVD player. I am doing better, though! Love Labrynth!

    Susanne, I agree. It really did feel cleansing. I rarely let myself cry, and I think a tear jerker movie gives me an excuse to let it all out.