Monday, January 24, 2011

An award for me....and you too!

Hey everyone -- hope you had a great weekend -- funny how much faster Mondays seem to come around than Fridays! How is that? I had a very nice greeting this morning from sweet Cindy of "The Heart of Your Home". She sent me this award. Thanks Cindy, this was so kind and surprising.

Well I'm supposed to tell you 7 things about myself.

1. I've always lived in Virginia -- I was born in the Tidewater area and both of our children were as well... while I don't live there anymore, I love the beach, am drawn to it and always feel most at home there. I find that while I think the mountains are quite beautiful, I often feel somewhat "unsettled" I'm going to fall off or something.

2. Between my husband and I there are six sets of twins in our families -- (one set is our granddaughters)

3. My name is Martha and I have a sister named Mary -- I have a brother whose name is NOT Lazarus! (It's Bill and he's pretty happy about that, he is however a chaplain)

4. I have a sister-in-law named Martha as well -- I work in the same school system where we both went to school, and worked -- Makes for some interesting confusions by phone and e-mail.

5. We have two dogs who are rescues from the Humane Society -- I hope to volunteer with them when I retire (if I can refrain from bringing every one home with me). I'm a little over three years from retirement and that both delights and scares me at the same time.

6. I met my husband when I was in a high school play directed by his sister -- he came to a play practice just when we were rehearsing a kissing scene -- he must have liked the way it looked because he asked me out shortly after that. We both love live theater and our son grew up to be a professional actor.

7. Our favorite holiday is Thanksgiving -- we were married on Thanksgiving eve and celebrate our anniversary (we just celebrated 35 years) on Thanksgiving eve rather than the date itself (November 26th).

I'm supposed to send this award to 15 more bloggers, however....I truly hope this doesn't dissapoint, but I just can't pick .... I adore so many wonderful bloggers and have honestly met some of the kindest, most caring, supportive and fabulously talented people I've ever known! In my book, every blogger has their own unique and wonderful style and I find them all to be enjoyable. I would love for anyone who reads this and has not received this particular award.....please.....please, take it and let us know 7 things about yourself....we're all friends here!

See ya!


  1. Congrats, Martha, and so nice to know more about you. It's amazing how many sets of twins there are in your family...Christine

  2. Love learning more about you and don't fear retirement you'll be busier than you can imagine. Lovely post.

  3. Congrats! Love the things you listed about yourself!

  4. Congrats darling! Wow, it is amazing how many sets of twins in your family... wonder how long that little tradition will be carried on. I loved learning more about you.
    hugs ~lynne~

  5. Always so nice reading 7 things about our friends...We have twins in our family too...not quite as many as yours! Enjoyed your post Martha!

  6. Congratulations Martha! Loved learning more about you. Wow! 6 sets of twins. I would have been afraid to get pregnant with those odds. But I know it's fun having them as grandchildren. Glad your parents had the good sense to not name your brother Lazarus-I know he's glad too! Enjoyed your post. laurie

  7. It is always fun to learn more about our blog friends. Your son is an actor? That must be interesting for your family. Has he been in anything we might have seen?

  8. Hi Martha! How fun! I love Thanksgiving, too...more than Christmas...with the whole family sitting around the table! congrats n your 35 years! Hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

  9. Congratulations Martha! It's very nice to learn more about you. Interesting how many sets of twins run in your family!
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