Funny how time slips away from you for the first few weeks of September, when everyone is busy getting their kids back into the routine, while still attempting to do all the things you would have been able to do with all the extra free time you had during the summer. Sooner or later something ends up being missed on your to do list.
For me, it has been my blog.
Back in August, I was tagged by Kellypea, a lovely lady who's blog Sass & Veracity frequently makes me hungry, to take part in a fun meme that had some funky rules. Part of the rules involved posting about the rules before you responded to the meme! (And yes, Kelly, I was one of those people who did a "Huh? Why me?!? Oh, that's why me. Hehehe")
The rules..... (ominous sounding, isn't it?)
- You have to post these rules before you give the facts.
- Players, you must list one fact that is somehow relevant to your life for each letter of their middle name. If you don't have a middle name, use the middle name you would have liked to have had.
- When you are tagged you need to write your own blog-post containing your own middle name game facts.
- At the end of your blog-post, you need to choose one person for each letter of your middle name to tag.
- Don't forget to leave them a comment telling them they're tagged, and to read your blog.
Doesn't sound too horrible, does it?
I do have one problem though - tagging other people! I don't think I can come up with the 5 people I would need, partially because this meme made the blogosphere world over the summer and alot of the people that I "know" have been tagged already! Or they don't fit in the parameters of my middle name.
M Mom. I am a Mom. Nothing new here. I have 2 boys, one almost 5, another 8. They are the center of my world and pretty well define who I am. Being able to stay home with them has given me lots of different opportunities. I get to be involved in their school and get to know their teachers. I get to greet them after school and find out a tiny bit about their day on the walk home.
A Apples. We are going apple picking this weekend. Going to bring home lots and lots of apples, plus inhale a bag of warm apple cider donuts! (What? That's a relevant fact in my life, isn't it?)
R Rice Krispie Treats - My children loved the cake I made for their aunt lately. They've been thrilled with this months Daring Baker recipe (no, I'm NOT going to tell what it is!) They are happy as can be when I make cookies or brownies or squares of just about any kind. But what are they happiest to see me making this month? Rice Krispie treats. A 9x13 pan's worth, which took me an entire 4 minutes to make, and they are over the moon and happy as can be. Go figure.
I Icing. I don't like butter cream icing anymore. Not since I took up decorating cakes and learned how to make the mountains of butter cream I have used so far in the cakes I have made. I've actually picked the icing off of the cakes I've had pieces of, which is fine for my butt and waist actually.
E EEEK! I can't think of anything food related right now that starts with an E. So I will write something totally not food related. Or that starts with an E.
I am doing Master Swim two mornings a week. I don't swim very well, though I am getting better, and having to be up at 5am twice a week to try and eat a small bit of breakfast before I get into the pool at 6 is very painful. So maybe my E is Early Mornings SUCK!
I'm not going to tag other people with this but if you want to try it, please leave me a comment and let me know!
Now that I've taken care of that old business, on to some newer old business - I've been Schmoozed! No, it didn't hurt. Actually, it was very nice of Elle (from Feeding my Enthusiasms) to schmooze me.
The Schmooze award is given to “recognize people who have a positive influence on the blogging community by developing and nurturing relationships. You know – commenting on other’s blogs, joinin in on and sustaining a “blogversation” - at least that's what Elle wrote about in her blog, and what she used for her criteria for her picks for the award, meaning me! And did you see the company I was picked with! Yahoo! I'm in the same group as Ivonne, Peabody, Morven and Brilynn! Holy cow I've made it to the big time! (insert giggles here, slightly hysterical giggles.)
Well I am honored to have been schmoozed! Thank you very much Elle!
I'm going to give some thought to who I'd like to Schmooze before I put out my own nominations. And give myself time to check to see if who I'd nominate has or hasn't been picked already. Seems likely that they have though.
Now back to cooking!