Tuesday, March 30, 2010

I'm Flattered to be the recipient of the KREATIV BLOGGER AWARD!

WOWZA!!  I am very much surprised, and extremely flattered to be awarded the KREATIV BLOGGER.

I was awarded this by friend in Slovenia, Poldka of McCrafty  
(scroll down a bit on her blog)

There are rules to be followed for this award:

The rules for this award are:
1. Thank the person who gave this to you.
2. Copy the logo and place it in your blog.
3. Link the person who nominated you.
4. Name 7 things about yourself that no one would really know.
5. Nominate seven 'Kreativ Bloggers'
6. Post links to the seven blogs you nominate
7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know you nominated them.

My nominations:

Karen from OWH Stars and Stamps
Elizabeth (and Bleubeard) from The Altered Book Lover
Heather  from Heather Fenn Edwards
Nicole from Beadwright
Nancy (and Angus) from The Strawberry Mallard 

Seven Things about me, that you may not know:
1.  I was a "Rural Letter Carrier" (USPS) for just shy of 7 years
2. I had a 2nd trimester miscarriage at the age of 19, I had already felt life, and heard the heartbeat. It was quite rough to go through, especially at that age. She would be 30 now. 
3. I was an owner/operator of a tree and firewood service company with my husband (we started it before we were married) for 5 years. We worked side by side, and he always said I was his best assistant (as sometimes he'd have a friend fill in for me)  9 months pregnant with our son, I was still his "rope man" to pull and keep slack on trees as he cut them down.  I have my own chainsaw. (however now with the disabilities I do not cut wood any more...I can still use the log splitter though) 
4.  I was a CNA  and a NA for almost 11 years. (certified Nursing assistant, and Non-certified nursing assistant, I was also a CHHA (Certified Home Health Aide)
5. I have an AA degree in Liberal Arts ( but it was heavy in Human Health, Education and Psychology)  I changed my curriculum 3 times since HS...initially a double major in Art and Psychology,  dropped the art as I was quite discouraged when I saw the talent of my classmates compared to mine, and I had a REAL A$$H**E for basic drawing and 2 dimensional design. 
so, then it was just Psych. then switched to Nursing(pre-nursing) and after a bad car accident, my knees were wrecked ( and the beginning of the neck issues also) so my Orthopedic Doc told me, I'd "never be able to be on my legs for 12 hour shifts" so "get out of Nursing"  so i switched to imaging, knowing there would be some down time...I wanted to do MRI, as for each patient, you spend more time sitting in front of the computer(scanner) than you do up on your legs........................
so That is where my BS in Diagnostic imaging comes in. I went to Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia...one year in X-ray (mandatory) and one in my specialty...MRI. 
6. I only got to work in my field for 5 years, before getting injured severely on the job, and becoming disabled.  The whole reason for me going back to school later in life (got my BS 1 month B4 my 40th Bday) was so Hubby could retire, and I would be the breadwinner. Ron is 19 years older than I. 
7. When I was a young teenager (13-16) I LOVED,  LOVED, LOVED  Horror Comic books, looking back now, I do not know why.


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Wow Susan. I learned so much about you that I didn't know. So sorry you have not been able to pursue your career the way you had planned. But I've been told when one door closes another opens.

Thank you for nominating me for the award. I couldn't get your link to work. It took me to my sign in page, rather than your blog. Looks like I tracked you down, though.

As much as I greatly appreciate your thoughtful award, I just received it by THREE people last week. Here is the url: http://alteredbooklover.blogspot.com/2010/03/blog-award.html in case you want to read about it. I would be glad to add your name to the other people who gave me the award, but I frankly am not passing it on.

BTW, please don't worry about the box. I'm not. It will get here when it gets here.

Tea for Tuesday: see my blog post and go to Kimmie's blog and just tell her you want to join. You don't even have to use the Mr. Linky (like with the monthly dress project). She does all that for us.

To answer your question, 1995 was when I got my Ph.D. I loved it that you thought it might be HIGH SCHOOL. What a compliment.

Beadwright said...

Ohhh thank you Susan. How sweet of you to nominate me. I will get this all done and link back to you.

How are you feeling?
Hope better

Heather said...

Thank you, Susan, for thinking of me and nominating me for this award. I too will make a link back to you.

Anonymous said...

Hello Susan!! I don't remember where I saw your link and I did clik on it!! Congratulations for your Award!!! I love what you have written about you, and let me tell you that we have some story in common!! I also had a miscarriege( actually I had two) and also I was a CNA and a CHHA (for hospice) now I am a SAHM.
I would love to hear from you I am a follower of your blog now so you can clik on my link!!
God bless you Susan and very nice to meet you!!

Edna said...

Cool, I really enjoyed reading this about you!