Sometimes I get so focused on certain things that I neglect to mention awards that I receive from fellow bloggers. Recently I was tagged with the following award:
It's the Lemonade Award because I have attitude and gratitude. Sweet. I was given this award by both Holly of 504 Main and Lissaloo of One Step at a Time. Those are great blogs run by fantastic bloggers. And I actually got a great idea for a gift that Mrs. LB would love and went ahead and bought it for her. She doesn't read my blog so I'm not going to give away secrets here, but this is what I got. It's a stamper and I personalized it with my wife's last name and our address, with the Wallace logo, in case you're interested. I am not sure that that's the one Mrs. LB would prefer but that's what I liked best so that's what she's getting. I actually tried to get one that she would like and I do think she'd like it.
Um, yeah, I said my wife's last name. She didn't take my last name when we got married way back in 1999. Just wanted to keep her last name and I didn't mind. It's cool because my daughters will keep their last name when they get married so they'll be Buenos forever! At least I hope so.
The other award is this one here. You'll have to follow the link since I'm not one to depict myself as a female :) Polly over at 5th Sister bestowed this honor on me.
I'm grateful to all of my blog buddies, both the ones who have been here since the start and the ones who are new to my blog. I know I should pass the awards along but I hate to single out blogs and bloggers.
And I'll add something to these awards. Usually you have to give some sort of unknown facts about you or something so I'll toss out five things you may or may not have known about me.
* I had Lasik. In 2003 I had my eyes operated on. I didn't really want it necessarily but the in-laws offered to pay a big chunk of it so I jumped on the offer. And after I had it, I realized that I did need it after all. I see crystal clear without glasses and it's made my life much easier. And I didn't really like the glasses look on me. Well, it may have had to do with all the extra weight I was carrying too, in terms of how I viewed myself, but still the glasses weren't my favorites.
* I didn't actually get glasses until I was 18 and out of high school. I think that may be why I struggled in my high school years with school and all that. I couldn't ever really see the board but didn't realize that it was because my eyesight was crappy. My mom used to blame television for my bad eyesight, that I had bad vision because I watched too much TV. I don't know how that's possible, maybe or maybe not, but I disputed that with her to the point that we would argue. We used to argue a lot... but that's another topic for another day.
* I don't know how to use the broiler on my stove. I know, I should really learn how to use it but I don't really know where to start.
* I don't like peanut butter. I can handle it in certain cookies but that's about it. Once I was really really hungry and we were at my brother-in-law's house and he made peanut butter toast for everyone as a snack. I was starving, like I would have eaten anything... except peanut butter toast. I had one bite and when nobody was looking I threw my pieces of toast out. Sad.
* My favorite vegetable is a sweet potato. I like sweet potatoes like how I made them for Thanksgiving, or just mashed and with some cinnamon and milk in them, or in a quick bread or muffins. I have a really great recipe for pumpkin cookies and I've thought about swapping out the pumpkin and swapping in the sweet potato. I think I'll do it. Mrs. LB is not a fan of that idea but forget her! She doesn't have to eat them, right?