Monday, April 15, 2013

Liebster Award

My apologies to Bobbi over at over at Revolution of Love who nominated me for a Liebster Award several weeks ago. (”Liebster” is a German word meaning “sweetheart, beloved person, darling.” The award is passed on from blogger to blogger to smaller blogs with less than 200 followers). I'm bad about these things because they usually involve more steps than I can manage, but here goes!

Here are the questions:

1. Where were you on 3/13/13 when you saw the white smoke or heard that we have a pope?

It was a complicated day. I had a sick child and at the same time was helping our dear neighbors through a difficult time. I had kept my face glued to various screens for forty-eight hours, but finally resumed normal life. Kolbe happened to turn on the TV and reported the white smoke. I was actually running late for a meeting, but then the entire team was late. You can't walk away from a moment like that.

2. If you had a whole day to yourself (without your kids or hubby) what would you do?

I would go to Mass, have lunch with my homies, chat with my sisters on the phone, read a book, watch Foyle's War, and go to bed early.

3. What was your favorite childhood cartoon?

Scooby Doo. Totally.

4. If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go?

As my fiftieth birthday approaches, I've been mulling this one over. Might go to Acadia National Park in Maine. Might canoe part of the Lewis and Clark trail in North Dakota.

5. What is your favorite prayer or devotion?

The Divine Mercy Chaplet. The grace is there. All we need to do is ask for it.

6. What is your favorite “go to” outfit to wear?

Jeans, white t-shirt, cardigan.

7. What is something that not many people know about you?

I'm shy, and I have huge, huge struggles with small talk. If you don't see this is me, it's because I trust you, I really, really trust you.

8. Are you a Downton Abbey fan or a “what’s all the fuss about” girl?

Fan. Swearing that this seasons I won't go near the spoilers (although I was glad I knew Mathew was done for before it actually happened).

9. How did you meet your hubby?

We met through the Alleluia Community and through our parish singles' group. We ran in a fairly small circle, but didn't actually meet for an unusually long time. A really odd fact is that we met and married in Georgia, but grew up about eight miles apart in suburban Detroit. We had the same French teacher in high school, attended the same college, and actually worked in the same place one summer. I always say Tim was supposed to be our third or fifth child, not our first.

10. What was your favorite song/album/band/artist growing up?

Early on - Partridge Family. Loved that David Cassidy.

Later - Elton John and David's younger brother, Shawn.

11. What is a lesson you've learned that you want to pass on to your children?

Eye has not seen and ear has not heard what God has ready for those who love Him.

I tag AmyRachelJanetMaryChristine, and Natasha. I'm fairly sure all of these are larger blogs than mine, but that's the best I can manage.

Thanks to Bobbi for nominating me, and no, Bobbi, it wasn't too taxing! Visit Revolution of Love to see cute children and great photographs.


bobbi @ revolution of love said...

It was fun reading your answers. I hope it wasn't too stressful! Your vacation day sounds lovely, Scooby Doo was my favorite too and that is funny that you and your hubs were do close without knowing it.

bobbi @ revolution of love said...

I pressed send too soon - Thanks for playing!

Mary @ Better Than Eden said...

So neat about you and your husband! Love the Divine Mercy Chaplet, too. WHY do I always neglect to dip into that grace?? Thanks for the tag...I'm pretty sure I was tagged a few weeks ago as well and haven't gotten around to it yet!

Anonymous said...

I love reading things like this! Our minister was just talking about Scooby Doo the other day, and how many of us grew up with it/him.

Thanks for tagging me, Kelly. I'll try to play along!

Kris said...

So sweet to read all this! I love the story about you and your husband. My husband and I grew up about 20 minutes apart also, and both our fathers new of each other in the military, but we didn't meet until our dads were stationed in the same place when we were both grown and out of the house. I always like to think that God had him chosen for me, and was keeping us apart until the right time. I don't know if I would have "recognized" him if we had met earlier in life.

Natasha said...

Kelly, you posting my blog was the most exciting thing that's happened to me in a long time! I finally did my post, and linked back to you as well. Thanks for making my day, love reading all of your posts.

Kelly Dolin said...

Natasha - I am so glad I made your day! I am now you're tenth follower, and if it's any consolation, I think I have about fifteen. Let's hear a shout out for the humble bloggers!