Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Awards, Tags, and Stuff

Last Chance to enter my Kick-off Fiesta is today! Easy peasy contest . . . just go leave a comment on that post. You don't want to miss your chance to win some Willy Wonka chocolate which might hold a Golden Ticket! Entries end tonight, Wednesday, May 12 at midnight EDT.

So in other news, I have been inaugurated into the blogging world with my first award. Woo hoo! Lydia Kang gave me the Beautiful Blogger Award. Go check out her blog. She's a lot of fun, and she does a Medical Monday where she describes bizarre medical disorders (she's also a doctor). One of my favorite features!

So in the spirit of the award, I pass it on to:

Jessie Oliveros
B.J Anderson
Stephanie Thornton
Beth Revis

And I was also tagged by Laurel to answer some questions. So here goes:

Where were you five years ago?
-Living in Kansas City where my husband had just finished his first year of medical school.
-One child (and I thought THAT was hard!)
-Attending my first SCBWI conference and getting my first manuscript critique from an editor (Let's just say that I haven't touched that ms since then).
-Joining my first critique group.

Where would you like to be in five years?
-Living closer to family with my husband OUT of residency and fellowships.
-Agented, published, and able to spend more time on writing.

What is on your to-do list today?
-Write this blog.
-Pick up my oldest from kindergarten.
-Take care of two cuties.
-Edit my almost-ready WIP.
-Critique some chapters for my critique group.

What snacks do you enjoy?
-Little Debbie's Oatmeal Cream Pies
-And wait, did I say cereal?

What five things would you do if you were a billionaire?
-Pay off student loans.
-Buy a house.
-Start a scholarship fund for my kids and extended family.
-Start a publishing company.
-Spend some time traveling and doing charitable work abroad.
-Boy, there's too many things to list, but I'd love to do payback within the writing community.

I pass this on to the following bloggers:
Tricia J. O'Brien
Noelle Nolan
Becca Rogers
Karen Zupancic

So just looking at my crazy days . . . what would you do with a full day to yourself? And since we're most of us writers, let's assume we're NOT going to write. I think I'd go for a long walk. Maybe go visit some museums. Find a partner to play some tennis. Go shopping!


B.J. Anderson said...

Thank you so much for the award!! You are too sweet. :D And if I had a whole day to myself, I probably WOULD write, but since we have to choose something else, I'm going to say that I'd go for a really long run.

Stephanie Thornton said...

Thanks so much for the award! And congrats on receiving your first- yay!

So, what kind of cereal do you prefer? I used to love Cocoa Pebbles, but now I'm eating organic stuff- not so much processed food. So out went the cereal.

Rebecca A. Rogers said...

Thanks for the tag! :D I'll have to do these A-SAP. ;)

Courtney Barr - The Southern Princess said...

How I have not clicked follow on your blog up until now is a mystery!

I mean you are Royalty too! Princess Mommy! Love it!

I am excited to add you to my blogroll!

Visit My Kingdom Anytime

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Oooo, I love, love, love cereal! I could eat it for every meal and never get tired of it!

Congrats on your award! :-)

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Congrats on your first award (you are a beautiful blogger)!
And thanks for the tag. I will noodle those questions and toss out some answers soon. :D

Lydia Kang said...

Congrats on the award, well deserved!
Your five x five are great. I like the idea of giving back to the writing community!

Angela McCallister said...

OMG, SLEEP! That's what I'd do. That's what I want to do now. One hour of sleep last night!! I am a zombie...

Laurel Garver said...

Thanks for the award and for taking on all those questions! Cereal is an awesome snack, I agree.

Day to myself...I'd go out for coffee with friends, tackle a few disorganized closets, then have my youth group girls over for pizza and game night. That sounds about perfect.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your first award. And your accomplishments over 5 years!

I'm not sure what Little Debbies are, but they sound very snackable.
Thanks for the tag. I'll be posting my answers with Thoughtful Thursday.

Vicki Rocho said...

I haven't had a whole day to myself for years.

The last time, I started with a massage in the morning (had a gift certificate), got my hair done, then went shopping, to a movie, came home and cleaned the snot out of the house (figuratively speaking that is--we didn't really have any snot in the house). I could do that day again.

Raine Chasing said...

Thanks for the tag. I'll have to make some time to squeeze these into my schedule.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Unknown said...

I can't believe we have so many blog buddies and I've yet to make a visit over to your blog!! It's very cute!

Congratulations to all the winners! Congratulations on your award!