On My Mind

Liebster Award…Thanks Tess!

A Liebster is a German word meaning dearest, sweetest, cutest. The award is given to up-and-coming bloggers with less than 200 followers. Lucky for me, my long-time best, Mrs. Tessa Perry Matthews, nominated me! (Thanks TP (I still like to call you that even though you have a new initial) for thinking I’m cool enough) So even though it is 10:15 pm and I still need to plan lessons for 3 of my classes, I am distracted and wanted to do this 🙂


  • Each person must post 11 things about themselves. 
  • Answer the questions the nominator asked, and create 11 questions for your nominees to answer.
  • Choose 11 people and link them in your post.
  • Go to their page and tell them.
  • No tag-backs.

11 Things About Yours Truly:
  1. As of tomorrow I will have completed my first full week as a Social Studies/Psych high school teacher. My mind is still spinning but I am loving it! (besides the fact where I get distracted and it takes me a looong time to plan my lessons 🙂
  2. I like my wedding ring more and more as time goes on. Don’t get me wrong, I loved it since the day my man proposed (he picked it out). But as time goes on, I love it exponentially. Maybe because I love my husband man more and more. Cute, right?!
  3. I am grumpy when our house gets cluttered.
  4. I don’t really like listening to music when I run. I know, I know, I’m weird. I just like the sound of nature better and letting my thoughts “sing”.
  5. I want to live outside of Utah again. I know I have only been back here for a few months, and I love it dearly. Utah will always be home and one of the most beautiful best places to live. But I miss the adventure of figuring out a new place.
  6. I have reeeal good eyes sight. 20/11… I almost read the whole chart one time!
  7. I hate my right hamstring. It causes me nothing but grief.
  8. I miss being a student-athlete and having a right of passage to be in sweats all day and look like crap.
  9. I love my family and friends lots and lots and lots and lots and lots. I really just love people a lot.
  10. I don’t like fruity desserts. They always taste too tarty-sweety. I’m a chocolate, caramel, vanilla girl all the way.
  11. I like to sleep diagonally in bed… much to the dismay of Nate 🙂
Tessa’s Questions:
  1. Why did you start blogging? I started blogging when Nate and I moved to Georgia in an attempt to keep our families and friends updated on us.  Though it’s turned into an outlet for me where I can just ramble all I want.
  2. What is your favorite post you’ve written? Hmmmm…THIS ONE because it made me realize a lot and I can now look back at how I have been so blessed since then and THIS ONE because, well, it describes me too well 🙂
  3. What is your favorite article of clothing you own? Nate’s t-shirts. Yes, I have taken over a handful of them and now own them.
  4. What’s your favorite band? Oh good gravy. I don’t know. I have been thinking of doing a blog of all my favorite musicians, bands, and songs though. So stay tuned…tuned…get it?! haha.
  5. What kind of posts do you enjoy reading from other bloggers? Posts that are meaningful and thoughtful.  Where you can actually see the world from their perspective. And funny ones of course .
  6. What’s your favorite liquid? I love me some 7-UP. And grape ‘drank’.
  7. Who is your favorite celebrity? ummm I dunno. I’m not into celebrities too much.  
  8. Which blog is your very favorite to read? It depends on the kind of blog… but I always love reading yours Tess! I always laugh 🙂
  9. What’s your favorite thing to do on the weekend? I love being family when we can and I like to do outdoor stuff and just not thinking about responsibilities. 
  10. What movie have you seen recently that you liked? Pitch Perfect was pretty funny 🙂 that’s like the only movie I have seen in a long time.
  11. What’s the first thing that you do when you wake up? Pray 
Alright, now for my Questions…
  1. What is something you are most excited about in your life coming up in the near future?
  2. What would a perfect food day be (what would your meals and snacks be)?
  3. What is one of your quirks that people typically don’t know about?
  4. What is a simple thing that makes you happy?
  5. What came first, the chicken or the egg?
  6. What is your favorite time of day?
  7. What is one of your best memories?
  8. What is something you are proud of that you accomplished?
  9. What is your favorite time of the year and why?
  10. Who is someone you look up to?
  11. What do you want to be when you ‘grow up’?
My Nominees are:
Jasmyn – JasmynKapree
Jessica – Finding My Peace
Christa – The Cleveland Family
Heidi – The Low Family
Ashely – Rich&Ashley Brandt
Heather – H.A.R.K.E.
Katharine – I Run Atlanta
Ariel – The Peets
Chelsi – Miss Chelsi J
Now, get on it everyone! 🙂