Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Honest Scrap

Cait's Mom at A Fifth Season chose me for the Honest Scrap award. I'd pick her back if I could. Her comments on "everything happens for a reason" and on Down syndrome being only two reasons why.

The rules are:
Choose a minimum of 7 blogs you find brilliant in content or design. Show the 7 winners’ names and links on your blog, and leave a comment informing them that they have won the Honest Scrap award.

Here are my 7 (comments to come):
Cover Her Briefness in Singing
Demeter's Feet
Ezra's Space
Happy Sad Mama
I Lost a World
Surviving the Day
Tuesday's Hope

List at least 10 honest things about yourself
  1. The first thing you should know is that I'm terrible at things like this because I overanalyze the task/question. To be honest, does it have to be deep or important or can it simply be a statement of fact? Does it mean things nobody knows about me? Should they be things I don't like to admit? That said, here are my other nine.
  2. Before Henry got sick and everyone kept telling me how strong I was, I kind of liked thinking of myself as a strong person. I learned that having your strength tested sucks. Whether or not I was strong, I didn't want to have to be strong.
  3. I have toe thumbs.
  4. I hate being shy. I've gotten better, but I still struggle with it.
  5. When my yoga teacher said repeatedly, "Yoga can change your life," during my first ever class years ago, I rolled my eyes. But it did, and I miss it.
  6. Lately I love running, or to be fully honest, I love the me time running affords me and knowing I'm getting in shape and the way I feel after a run.
  7. The ocean is in my blood, and if I go too long without being near it, I get off balance.
  8. I can get very grumpy, downright mean, when I'm hungry.
  9. I often think of Henry's life in terms of my garden. He was born just after our last planting. We were able to pick lettuce when we brought him home. He sat in the stroller while we picked strawberries. My mother-in-law babysat while I picked blueberries. I made peach jam with my neighbor while waiting for an Early Intervention visit. He was in the hospital for most of tomatoes and all of squash and leaf raking. This is how I mark time.
  10. I am slowly starting to find out what is happening in my friends' lives after two years of focusing on my baby or my grief.


  1. Thanks for sharing. xo

  2. OK, these were awesome. I nodded my head practically off when I read number one; it took me a month to write ten items because I over analyzed what I should write. And sadly, I also feel like as we approach the second marker of our daughter's death, I'm am only now noticing that others' lives have continued. ((((hugs))))

  3. I love how you think of Henry is association with gardening. I had such vivid and beautiful images as I read your descriptions.

  4. I don't feel so bad now for not knowing what my friends are up to! Loved learning a few more things about you.

  5. thanks sara! and thanks for visiting my blog. your little henry is so so sweet. thanks for sharing him with us. xo