Saturday, 28 April 2012

30 Days of Grateful Blogging - Day 4

Today I am grateful for positive feedback.  I won an award!  It feels really lovely to know that the words you write, especially when the topics are so personal, are reaching others out there.  I never knew how much I would fall in love with blogging, but now I can't live without it!

This gorgeous little award was given to me by Em Hart, over at Follow Every Rainbow.  Em has been one of my most favourite blog commenters for a while, and being as daft as I am, only just realised she too had a lovely little blog of her own (sorry, Em!)
Em's blog is also about life and love in the middle of infertility.  She's witty and funny and honest!  I have loved back-reading through her posts over the last week.  So head over there and say hi!

There's just one thing about this award, you gotta earn it. Here's how:
  1. Share who gave you this award to you with a link back to their blog (above)
  2. Write down 7 random facts about yourself.
  3. Give this award to 15 other bloggers.
  4. Let them know they've won
  5. Pop the award on your blog  
Ready for some Sunny randomness?
  1. My hair used to be straight as an arrow!  But since I've started fertility medications it's become an unruly, wavy mess.  But I'm learning to love it!
  2. I am painfully allergic to latex.  I break out in hives and a very itchy, sore rash on contact.  This made for some very interesting and embarrassing pre-baby making sex as I'd have to run to the bathroom to run cool water over my lady business.  Teehee!
  3. It's not really a secret that I love blood and guts.  The messier, grosser and gooier the better!  My husband says that under all my sweetness there is a creepy woman lying in waiting.  He may be right?!
  4. When I was little there was a girl who had the same name as me, but spelled differently by one letter.  She was like my exact opposite.  She was short and plump, really loud and nasty, and liked to pick on other kids.  She was so mean to me about that one letter and we ended up being enemies from the time I was five until age 10.
  5. I dated my best friend's twin brother for about four years in high school. Everyone thought we might get married, but we didn't.  Which is kind of sad, because it would have been awesome to have her as my sister!
  6. When I first started nursing on the ward I'm in now my husband realised he knew my boss, SG.  Out of the blue he got reconnected with some very old and dear friends.  Nearly six years later, we're all still great mates and SG and I are as close as sisters.  I'm sad I don't get to see her everyday since she moved out of state.
  7. When I was little, all I ever wanted to be was a chef.  When it came time to apply for university and pick a profession I decided against it, to become a nurse.  Mostly because people kept telling what crappy hours chefs work.  Ironic much?     
 Ok, so now comes the hard part.  Here are my nominations:
  1. A Life Less Frantic 
  2. MissConception 
  3. Life, Loss and Other Things 
  4. NieNie Dialogues 
  5. Fertility Freak
  6. Mrs Woogs World 
  7. Follow Every Rainbow  
  8. Glitter and Rainbows 
  9. Journey Through IF 
  10. Colour Me Katie 
  11. Whisk and a Prayer 
  12. The Infertile Gynecologist 
  13. Life As Dad To Donor Insemination Kids 
  14. Salvation Jane (Home) 
  15. Junque - Modernly Shabby Chic Furniture 
So, thank you for your feedback.  I believe all feedback can be constructive, so keep it coming!


  1. thanks so much for the nom!!!

    I can't believe you like blood and guts!!! I could never work in the medicial field- I give you TONS of credit.

    So crazy that infertility meds are messing with your hair- although now that I think about it my hair was poker straight until i hit puberty then went wavy and unruly- hormones maybe?

    1. No problemo! Yeah, the hair thing really is a mystery to me. Maybe there's going to be this whole generation of women who went from having straight to curly hair and all because of stupid hormones? Maybe someone should do a study!