A big thanks to Cease and Decyst AND Scrambled Eggs for

And the cool thing is it’s my 40th post so seems like cool coincidence.

Let’s break down the rules:

1. Thank the person who awarded you.
2. List 7 things people may not know about you.
3. Pass it on to 15 (!) other bloggers and don’t forget to notify them.

I’m still a bit new to blog world and am not even sure I follow 15 blogs, many of which already have this award. So I’m going to list 7 since, in my brain, that fits better with listing 7 things about yourself anyway. If you already got the award and I wasn’t aware well, then you get it twice. WOO HOO! Also, if you don’t feel like following along, no biggie. But since you’re all following me, I’m counting on you to find yourself 🙂

First, my 7 things:

1. I am named after my grandmother (my mother’s mother…..my dad’s mother’s name was Awilda….I love her, but no) and my middle name was after my aunt. Unfortunately, I never got to meet either. They both died before I was born.

2. My interest in running started in college as a way to deal with stress. In high school, I thought running was stupid. (Though in high school, everything is stupid). Even after I started, I thought marathon runners? Were crazy.

3. I have 3 addictions: my cell phone, chap stick and q-tips. (to clean my ears, and yes I know its not the best idea). I will make a special trip or a special stop if I discover I don’t have a chap stick. And not just any chap stick, its gotta be the medicated kind. Preferably Burts Bees.

4. I was born with straight hair. It always had a little body, but it was straight. In 7th grade, I got a perm. Probably the most permanent perm I’ve ever heard of, because last time I checked, my hair is still curly.

5. I walked into the car dealership to buy my car by myself, with my hair in pigtails.

6. My itunes playlist has quite the interesting mix of things. I’ll listen to everything from heavy metal to Enya, depending on what I feel like

7. In 9th grade, I befriended a foreign exchange student who was unhappy with her current placement. Shortly thereafter, I talked my parents into hosting her. We hosted 2 students while I was in high school (Finland and Germany) and my parents hosted 2 more after that (Norway and Japan). My mom still volunteers for the organization. I’d like to host an exchange student myself one day. I still keep in fairly consistent touch with the first student. It was a really cool experience.

And now for my list!

1. Still Counting Stars

2. Running in Mommyland

3. Daydreaming in Progress

4. Relaxed No More

5. Glass Half Full

6. Mommy Odyssey

7. The Stork Diaries