Tuesday, February 8, 2011

It's freezing here again. . .and. . . .

Hello, from the frigid state of Minnesota.

It really can't get much colder, can it? The temperature last night plunged to minus 10 degrees and that is WITHOUT the windchill! Yikes! Then when you factor in the wind, they say it feels like 20 to 25 below zero!

Help me! I'm having dreams of mowing the lawn, pulling weeds from my vegetable garden and cutting my Peonies to bring them inside! And it all still seems so far away! I ask myself every year, "Why do I live here?" It's a darn good question that I don't have an answer to. Okay, enough complaining about the weather. . .I'll get through it, and it really does make me appreciate the Spring and Summer months!

So I've been putting this post off for a long time. I think it's because I'm not very comfortable trying to come up with things about myself, that I think would be interesting enough for any of you to want to read, but it's way past due, so here goes. I've received three awards in the last few months. Many of you have received the same ones. Here they are:



This one was given to me by Trinh and Joy. . .thank you ladies!



I got this one from both Anne and Virginia. . .so nice, thanks!



Suze and Trinh gave me this one. . .thank you both!

I don't remember what exactly what I'm suppose to do with each one, but I do know I'm suppose to tell you a few things about myself and then pass them on. I've tried to come up with three things that you may not know about me.

1.) I used to be a gymnast in high school and actually won the gold medal on the balance beam in the Minnesota State Girls Gymnastics Meet, back in 1977.

2.) My husband was born in Germany and his name is Dietmar (Deet-mar) but everyone calls him Dietz (Deetz.)

3.) Since starting card making a little over a year ago, my house is never as clean as I'd like it to be!

As far as passing the awards onto others, it was too difficult for me to chose, so I leave them for all of you wonderful blogging friends out there. Love visiting all of your blogs and thank you so much for visiting mine! :)

16 comments:

Sue said...

I know exactly how you feel Barb. I had a similar thing sent to me before Christmas, I do not think I will be completing the task though, so good on you for getting past your inhibitions, obviously I have a way to go!
But I will say that I was a Competitive Swimmer. Ha.
Smiles:)

Clare said...

We just got a pile of snow here too! I'm FREEZING! lol!
Congrats on all the awards Barb! Totally deserved! And what fun things you shared with us - I've always admired gymnasts, perhaps because I'm so NOT flexible! ;)

Lynn said...

Barb, thanks for sharing...you gave me a good laugh about the house not being as clean!!!

Anne said...

Hi ya Barb- I'm frrezing over here in WI too- I'm so tired of snow and cold weather! Wow- I knew you were a gymnast but I never knew you won the gold medal- how exciting and proud you must have been! Thanks for sharing some personal things with us all.. and congrats on your blog awards. Oh yeah.....my house is never clean enough either- ha!!

Simone said...

Thanks for sharing Barb! So nice to get to know you a little more! :)

alexandra s.m. said...

It's great to get to know you a little better!
TFS.

ivy said...

got to know you a little more! TFS barb!

Frieda said...

Ooooh, sooo kalt ist es bei Dir ?
Brrr.......

Bei uns ist es wärmer, gestern plus 16 Grad,herrlich sonnig, und ich habe den ganzen Tag im Garten verbracht. Laub gerecht, Verdorrtes weggeschnitten, usw...

Aber,- es wird auch sicher nochmal kalt werden. Hoffentlich nicht so kalt wie bei Dir.

Gratulation zu den Auszeichnungen !
Völlig zu Recht !
Deine Werke sind sehr schön,ich habe Deinen Blog in meine Sidebar aufgenommen........

liebe Grüße
aus Österreich
Frieda

Jacqueline said...

Thanks for the welcome home Barb!! Well contrary to your freezing temps, I heard that this weekend it was 26 degr C in the sun here in France - that is 78 F I believe - not fair is it?!

maryse n. said...

It's freezing here too (Ottawa, Canada) . The wind is brutal. I loved learning more about you.

Suzanne C said...

Fabulous details! I am so with you on the cold weather. Is it spring yet? :)

Michelle said...

Congrats on soooo many awesome blog awards! You defintely deserve them!!! You made me laugh about the clean house...I feel the same way! I would rather stamp than dust and vaccum! :):)
My oldest brother was born in Germany because my father was stationed there! How terrific to have a gold medal!
Hugs to you!
Michelle

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Barb, Congratulations on all of your awards. Our weather here in Alabama is very cold and the weather people on our local stations say that we will have snow. It is cold and I am also freezing, but our temps are not as cold as it is in Minnesota. I am ready for Summer, too. I would just like to jump right into summer and forget about Spring. I agree with you, I would rather stamp and make cards than clean the house. Stay warm and remember Summer will be here before we know it. Hugs to you.

Kathy (krolski) said...

Wow, you won the gold?! That's awesome Barb! I love hearing these tidbits about you. Thanks for sharing. And I'm with you. I do not like the winter and always ask why we live where we do too. :) I hope it warms up for you soon.

Tiffany said...

Oh Barb! I am definitely going to have to pull you out of that cold winter!! You poor thing! Love to hear the interesting facts about you - that is so awesome about the Gold in Gymnastics, oh my!! One of my favorite sports to watch ever!

donna mikasa said...

Congratulations on your awards, Barb! So interesting to find out little tidbits about you! It's not all sunshine here in Hawaii--we've been having several storms pass over the islands so it's a bit wet. But no snow!! Keep warm!