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Saturday, February 20, 2010

From Me to You Award

My real-life and blog friend, Nicole, passed this award to me a couple of days ago. I feel so bad that I'm just getting it on my blog and addressing it. I couldn't copy and paste the image, and Gib just helped me get it done.

I'm supposed to tell you seven things about myself. This is kind of hard for me because I wrote these things a while back. Coming up with more stuff is challenging...well at least interesting or quirky things that you might enjoy...and things that I'm willing to share!

Here goes.

1. I'm a side sleeper. I can't sleep on my stomach and rarely on my back. Not only do I have to be on my side, but my fingers have to be curled up or tucked under the covers or my pillow. I had a recurring dream as a child that someone would cut off my fingers while I was asleep, hence the quirky habit of finger-hiding while sleeping.

2. I am a very social person. I love meeting new people and making new friends. While I don't mind being in a large group, I much prefer to be with you one-on-one.

3. My guilty pleasure is Diet Coke. I try to limit my intake. I'm not one who pops one right after another, but I do love me a good, cold fountain Diet Coke. And if it's from a can at home, I love it cold from the fridge and over ice, please!

4. Every time it rains, I want to curl up with a blanket and a good book. I have a wonderful memory from nursing school. I went to a then very small school, Georgia Baptist, which is now part of Mercer University. Our library wasn't much to write home about, mainly filled with nursing and medical books. There was a very small fiction area to choose from. I had just finished a really hard exam. It was cold and raining outside. I took my chances and browsed the small assortment of fiction. To my surprise, The Notebook by Nicolas Sparks was staring me in the face. I took it home, curled up on the sofa under a blanket, read the whole book in two hours and took a great nap when I was done. It is one of my fondest memories of a rainy day.

5. I love, love, love music. I think this comes from my dad being a musician. He was the lead singer and guitar player in a band for years before he died. I love all kinds of music. Country and Christian are my favorites, but I love anything with a good beat (I'm definitely a station surfer!). If a great song comes on the radio, I am notorious for turning up the volume several notches. If I'm in the car I really have to be foot gets heavier the louder the music is!

6. I hate, hate, hate to mop floors. I don't do it as often as I should because of this. If I could pay someone to come do just that for me, I most definitely would.

7. I'm not a big TV-watcher, but I do have a few favorites. Right now The Biggest Loser and Grey's Anatomy are at the top of my list. I also enjoy American Idol when they narrow it down to about 12. I DVR them so I can watch without the commercials. Commercials just annoy me!

There you have it. It's the best I could come up with today, especially because you already know so much about me! Nicole, thanks for thinking of me to pass this along to! I really do enjoy your blog!

It's a beautiful, sunny day here today. Jessica has softball evaluations this afternoon, but other than that, we don't have a thing going on. Very nice, I must say! I hope you all have a great weekend!



  1. Tonya,
    I love learning more about you... side sleeper here too:) Tonya, I miss you... I feel like life has been so crazy the last couple of weeks... so much to think about and process. I have thought of you so much. Praying for you of course every day. I loved your message the day before the hearing... it was so sweet to hear your southern:) voice on my machine:) We will have to talk soon.
    Blessings and peace to your heart friend!

  2. I love the things that you put on your blog about you.They really show who you are.I think that you are a very good tv watcher.You should try to save up enough money to buy an orbic mop.You need a mp3 player or an ipod.You should try a snuggie and curl up on the couch and take a nap.Daddy tryed diet coke why don't you try coke.I'm not very social.Me either I can hardley get a good night sleep if i'm not on my side.

    Your daughter,

  3. Thanks for sharing, Tonya. I love reading your blog. I guess you would call me a 'lurker' since we've never met. I found your blog through Ebe, and hers through Molly Piper, and hers through some church friends of mine, the Fraziers. :)
    I just had to comment because my mom went to Georgia Baptist nursing school as well. She was class of '73, so you probably didn't know her, but I thought that was an interesting coincidence.
    -Melissa, Houston, TX

  4. Tonya,
    I hope that you are doing well. I liked reading more about you. We have a lot in common..I am a side sleeper as well and my guilty indulgence is diet coke. Fountain is the best but if I drink it at home it has to be ice cold! I pray for you every day! I would love to see you again! :)

  5. Great list, Tonya! I read The Notebook in one day, too. I bawled my eyes out -- I don't know how I managed to see the words on each page!

    If I won the lottery or somehow became fabulously rich, I'd pay someone to mop my floors too. Also, I'd pay them to put freshly laundered sheets on my bed every single day. :D

    Have a wonderful evening!
    ((hugs)) Nicole