Monday, February 22, 2010

Beautiful Blogger Award

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Bianca, author of, Breaking free from my self imposed exile, nominated me for an award, thank-you Bianca! She is always so kind to me on my blog. I still don't have a surgery date and her comments are always so supportive, THANKS!

Here are the instructions:

• Thank the person who nominated you for this award

• Copy the award and post it in your blog

• Link to the blog of the person who nominated you

• Tell seven interesting things about yourself• Nominate seven bloggers

• Post links to the blogs of your nominees

Seven things about me

1) My name is Theresa Rose, my parents named me after a Saint and a flower. I came out of the womb ready to perform. When I turned 40, I decided I wanted to try stand up comedy. So, I did. I joined a local comedy/improv group and did it every Saturday for a year. It was fun, but very challenging. I still do 3 or 4 speaking engagements a year and have spoken at events around my state.
2) My Parents died when I was a teenager. My siblings, 2 brothers and 1 sister, are incredible people. They took care of me. We are very close, my brothers are my bosses. We all work together and 3 of us live within a block of each other.

3) I am not shy, I have never been shy. When I was in elementary school, I was jealous of the shy girls, because they got so much attention. Everyone was always trying to get the little shy girl to tell her story. So each year I would vow that I was going to just sit back and be the quiet reserved type, shy all the way. That always lasted about.....say 2 minutes!

4) I have been married to my second husband for 3 years. He is the best thing that ever happened to me. I was afraid to date and so, when he asked me out, I set him up with my friends instead. He is my best friend. When I married for the second time(and last ) I wore a black dress, was 44 years old, had my teenage son give me away, had my youngest son as the ring-bearer, my young step-daughter as my maid of honor, my husband's teenage son was his best man, we were surrounded by a handful of friends and family and I have never been so happy in my life. The first time I married I had a huge wedding, big white gown, I was young and thin...but this time...I felt beautiful! I'm so lucky.

5) I have willingly told the truth about my weight on two occasions, when I bungee jumped and when I met with a Bariatric Surgeon. My driver's license has never been accurate. Even before I had a reason to lie about my weight, I did.

6) I have 2 sons, 16 and 13. They are without a doubt, the thing that I am most proud of. In spite of me, they are strong, talented, charming, funny....just incredible young men!

7) If I had lost a pound for every dollar that I have spent on books, tapes, courses, therapy sessions, gym memberships, weight loss plans, pills, pilgrimages and lean cuisines.....I would not exist!

Now for seven blogs in no particular order: Amy's blog is the first one I found on LBT. She is awesome and so darn funny! She was the first person to comment on my blog! Catherine's is the second blog I found, I love that she still has a passion for fine foods and wines and lives an exiting life and is working the band! Bianca J, she is so supportive! I love her comments and she nominated me! Thanks! Cara, she always takes the time to give me a boost. She comments on so many blogs, she completely positive and she looks amazing! LDSwims, she is super smart. She's in the same boat as me. She always takes the time to be supportive and leave comments on my blog. Plus, we live in the same part of the world! Jordan, he is waiting on his band. He had done the pre-op fasting and everything and then had the rug pulled out from under him. He's funny and I like hearing a guy's perspective. Logan, I'm not sure how I found Logan, but he's newly banded and so darn funny. His blog is fancy schmancy. I can't even figure out how to post pictures!

There are about 100 others that I visit everyday and totally love. How can you just pick 7? Anyway, thanks Bianca for the nod. It really made me feel good. I can't wait to be banded and join the ranks. We have a really great community here. I'm thankful that I found you all.



LDswims said... just made my heart happy! Thank you! I love your #4. Sounds like perfection to me, the wedding and this marriage!

Band Groupie said...

Great seven! Loved the wedding...sounds just perfect! Wow, I don't think I've ever given my correct weight to the DMV either...even when I was thin...I'm not sure why LOL!

Bianca J said...

Great list and thank-you for the kind words. Have a wonderful week!

Camille said...

I always wanted to be the shy girl too! It never worked out for me. Someone always required my opinion. I love the wedding stuff. Congrats on the award. Well deserved!

Lonicera said...

I was shy right up until my (now ex) husband went off with someone else when I was in my early thirties, 20+ years ago. He did me a good turn as it happens because it left me so angry that I've (more or less) not been shy since, and better still, have never allowed myself to be bullied again. I enjoy your blog very much by the way!

Girl Bandit said...

Your 2nd wedding sounds so special...I love that and your no 7 is so true...for me too. Congrats on your award

THE DASH! said...

Where to start? Ok.. first up.. (cos its all about me..haha ..not really) but thank you so much for the nomination, hun. You made my heart swell and I'm so grateful you think enough of me to nominate. xxx

Second.. I LOVE LOVE your unknown seven things. Wow. I was horrified you lost both parents so young.. :(... but the love for your combined family came right though the pages. I could FEEL that you loved your wedding day before you even said it. And the shy girl thing? Wish I had been MORE outgoing - I was the shy one who hid it beneath a wise-cracking veneer - its only now in my 40's I have really broken out of my shell. Not shy for a second! Love that..

Fat Bastard said...

Sorry I am so late, but I appreciate this nomination. Have a great weekend - I used to hate being alone, now I treasure alone time.