Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Award, I'm tired! {Day 23}

Without enough sleep, we all become tall two-year-olds.  ~JoJo Jensen, Dirt Farmer Wisdom, 2002

Okay, so while I am getting enough sleep {most nights} I feel myself getting edgy, restless and like I'm on the road to Crankville {you can read about this magical place here}

It has been awhile since I've had alone time.

Time in my home to blog, to clean, to do laundry, to fix lunch, to watch my favorite afternoon show {a post coming soon} and to create without the blessing of my family present.

You know I love my family. LOVE them.

Most of my days are filled serving them, loving them, laughing with them and cheering them on.

But I must admit. School sounds really good right now.

I enjoy having my home all to myself 6 hours a day.

I love puttering around...listening to my tunes, doing what I do.

School starts Thursday...;)

I just gotta tell you....my sweet, talented and awesome blog friend Angie gave me this last week!!!

Now I have to share with you 10 random facts about me. Too fun:)

1. I am an 80's movie junkie. Some of my favorites include:

Urban Cowboy
St. Elmo's Fire
Breakfast Club
Pretty in Pink
An Officer and a Gentleman
The Jazz Singer {just re-watched over the weekend}

2. I am scared to death of water. I mean I get CRAZY scared on bridges or whenever we are on a road and there is water around us...I FREAK out!! I can barely drive across bridges...seriously.

3. While I'm on the subject of freaking out I have a worse phobia than water and bridges...I am totally FRIGHTENED by anything BIG. Like planes, bridges, tall buildings...it is really BAD when I'm driving by something big. I get vertigo. True story...last summer in Utah I was driving on I-15 in Ogden headed to the mall. I took the wrong exit so I needed to get back on the freeway. I was doing pretty good. I turned my blinker on to go left to get an on ramp. Now keep in mind traffic is NUTS!! I go to turn left when BAM...I see not one, not two but about FIVE HUMONGOUS airplanes. It was an Air Force Base and in order for me to get on the ramp I was gonna have to drive towards the planes which, by the way, were facing the interstate. I began to sweat, I shook and I SLamMED on my brakes!! With rush hour traffic! My family was like what the heck! I froze. My heart was racing!! Dave had to talk me out of my panic. All the time cars were honking and whizzing by me. Eventually I calmed down and made a right to a gas station. It was horrible!

4. I don't like chocolate much. Never have. {i know Angie and Leanne have a hard time being my friend with this fact-LOL}

5. I had every lead in every play in High School.

6. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays!!!

7. I have too many purses!

8. I have a collection of those little tees with silly sayings. That's what I wear most days. {another post!}

9. These awards mean so much to me! 

10. I think I talk too much;)

Okay...so now that you know I'm half crazy...I get to pass this award on to FIVE blogs!! 

Now, girls. This is always the hardest part for me. You see I love all your blogs. Each and everyone. But I must pick 5 so here goes...

1. My new bloggy friend Jodi from The Opened Door. I have been inspired so much by her art, her faith and the fact that she is conducting her first e-course this September {which i am taking}

2. Cindi from So, That's Why. I met Cindi through my blog friend Leanne. Cindi has inspired me to just be who I am when it come to my art. I don't even think she knows that;). But she has. I love her digi-art and hearing about her family.

3. My sweet Soraya from My Heartful Life. I met her through Kelly's e-course and my world has been so different. I see things in a way I hadn't before. She writes from the heart and her art is so gentle and sweet.

4. Twinkle, Twinkle is another blog I found through Kelly's class. Kristin creates, writes and speaks out of love. Just a magical place!!

5. Finally Bev from My Awakened Heart. I love her story...about how she came to creating. It is so inspiring. I love her work and she has become a dear friend.

Like I said...it is so hard to narrow this down to 5 of you. I read each of your blogs and am a better person because of it!

On to today's challenge. Only a few more days left of the Challenge!

Creative Challenge Day#23: First of all...is it school yet? I am ready. It has been chaotic the past few days...I NEED some ME time!! Desperately...Today I want you to take ME TIME and do whatever your soul is longing for. Maybe a nap. Maybe a movie. Maybe your journal. Maybe a good book. Maybe creating. Let your soul decide.


What does your soul need?


  1. You can never have too many purses!

    I'm taking me time at the fair (on my break - I shall wander the cow barns with lemonade in hand...love it)!

  2. I wanna be you when I grow up...

  3. leslie, what a fun post! it was a nice way to get to know you. i'm ready for ME time, too! :) school stared for us yesterday and it's kind of nice to have a (somewhat) quiet house during the day (i have a 15 month old, so i don't get to be completely by myself until nap time!) but i'm a night owl and i kind of miss everyone being up at night. it's kind of lonely now! ;) thanks for the visit to my blog, and for your kind comments! i'm following you, too!

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am now following you! I love your blog!

  5. thanks for visiting my blog :) and your very sweet comments

  6. wow, what an honor leslie, top 5!!! thank you so much for your words...and in turn, my soul feels so blessed because of what god has done in our lives, coming together in this way...i wish we lived in the same town so we could hang together!!
    i think i said this before, but your blog just keeps getting better and better...
    love you girlfriend...

  7. OH my goodness! What a SWEET surprise! Thank you so much for your kindness and support! It means so much. I will wear this award with pride,
    Me xo

  8. HA!! I just now got to see this. Yes I still love you EVEN though you don't like chocolate! ;) Looks like I missed out on the "Me" time. School starts Monday here too but now that I'm gone from the house 10 hours every day it doesn't look like it's going to be anytime soon.


I appreciate your thoughts and ideas...they inspire me!! I will be visiting you soon. Have a CREATIVE day!!