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Liebster Style

April 16th, 2013 by Carrie, the Just Mildly Medicated gal

Liebster Style

You find out what this crazy Liebster Blogger Award is all about by clicking here to see the first time I was nominated.

This time my new Bloggy Buddy Kimmy K from A Mom’s Point of View tossed the ole Liebster award at me, and they are heavy!

Questions from Kimmy K

1. What made me decide to start blogging? Like most people I wanted a place that was mine to write and I hoped others would want to read it.

2. How often do you write a blog post? Well that is tricky, when I am not involved in anything I shoot for a post on Chronic Illness once a week and a funny mommy life once a week. Right now I am in WEGO Health’s Activist Writers Challenge so I am in the midst of ‘assignments’.

3. Do you have children? How many? I have 4 kiddos, as of now they are 18, 10, 7 and 4.

4. What is your favorite book? Ugg this question stresses me out. I read so much that my favorites are ever changing. I’d say pretty much anything Jodi Picoult will stand my test of time. Right now I am reading Cassandra Clare’s newest book and I am loving it!

5. Do you read ebooks or paper? I am almost sad to say ebooks. I love paper but the immediate gratification of having the next book in seconds is just too appealing!

6. How long could you live without electricity? Well, I’ve been watching Revolution and I am thinking it would be life altering but totally doable.

7. One word to describe your personality. hmm, maybe determined

8. Are you a Dog or Cat person? Dog! I don’t dislike cats but I think the relationship between a dog and person is amazing.

9. Have you bought a tablet yet? Yep, I am an iPad gal.

10. Apple or Android? We are a house divided but I am Apple.

11. Facebook or Google+? Facebook 100%, I forget I have a Google+.

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Epically Awesome Award of Epic Awesomeness… Heck Yes!

April 4th, 2013 by Carrie, the Just Mildly Medicated gal

Just in case you weren’t sure I am pretty awesome, I mean I have proof…

Yep, that’s mine! Epically Awesome Award of Epic Awesomeness! Totally legit Awesome Blogger Award bestowed upon me by a hot mom ranting in her comfy pants <~~ yep right there 

Now Bloggers aren’t much for acceptance speeches, we are more of a ‘let me over share some personal information’. So in that bloggy tradition I’ve been asked to give 10 random facts about me.

1. I am reading a book. No I mean like I am always reading a book. Its a slow month if I have only read 4 books.

2. My favorite books are Young Adult dystopia, I love the coming of age characters thrown into realizing they are living within a corrupt (or no functioning) government.

3. I go through phases of playing Sims… I know, I embarrass myself…

4. I am crazy over Marvel anything and have a special place in my heart for Bruce Banner.

5. I hadn’t broken a bone until last year… I am so used to saying “I’ve never broken a bone” that I caught myself saying it the other day. (we are really getting random here)

6. I watch 0 daytime TV even though I am home all day. Ellen, nope… Soaps.. nahh.

7. I am one of those people who knows the words to every song I have ever heard.

8. Ironic twist… I can not sing.

9. I am not good at the woman venting to each other thing. If you come to me with your problems I assume you want me to help you fix them… so if you just want to vent to me let me know beforehand so I can stop planning the solution and listen to you ;)

10. I took a Personality Test (<~~ take it here) and I am an ISTJ but my S/N was very close. My husband had almost the same exact score as I did.

(oh and now I want to know your personality test thing so tell me… pleeaassee)

The Liebster Award

January 28th, 2013 by Carrie, the Just Mildly Medicated gal

So the strangest thing happened, I started a blog and people started reading it. I am actually not trying to be humble here, I am still in shock. Along my trip through the blogosphere I have connected with some pretty amazing people. One of them being the heartfelt blogger at The Madness of Mommyhood and incredibly funny admin with a cult following at The Madness Of Mommyhood Facebook addition. Last week she nominated me for the Liebster Award.

Here I am accepting my award

So after a quick Google search as to what exactly I had been nominated for I can tell you that the Liebster Award (German, meaning “dearest” or “beloved”) is granted by fellow bloggers to up and coming bloggers they feel are deserving of recognition and encouragement. This is kind of a big deal considering it came from a gal who found me early on and has truly played a part in Just Mildly Medicated’s growth.

Now as a word of mouth Blogger to Blogger award the Liebster comes with the honor of being able to pass it on to others. My predecessor has asked I post 11 random facts about myself, answer the questions she has asked of me, and then create 11 new questions for the bloggers I pass the award to, choose 11 new bloggers to pass the award to and link them in this post and let them know I have passed the torch.

11 Random Facts

1. I think 11 is too many so I am changing to to 5.
2. I have a hard time understanding rules apply to me.
3. I want to bring awareness of my chronic illness, Dysautonomia, by being open and sharing.
4. My kids over the age of 4 can pronounce Dysautonomia
5. Of my four kids my oldest daughter has neurocardiogenic syncope and fibromyalgia, my oldest son is color blind, my youngest son has Celiac disease and my youngest daughter keeps us all in check.

Questions asked of me
1. Where do you live? Home is where the Army sends us. We are now in the midwest but home is always a bit further south
2. What is your favorite book? I am a reading gal, to pick one book is like picking a favorite kiddo… I mean yes I always have one but it does change. I would say Perfect Match and 19 Minutes both by Jodi Picoult are my timeless favorites. Oh and The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein, I also love Julie Kagawa’s young adult Iron Fey series… see I could keep going…
3. What is your favorite hobby (besides blogging)? Reading
4. If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life what would it be? Okay I went a bit too serious on this and was thinking of things that would keep my hydrated and nourished… chill out.. chips and salsa
5. If they made a movie of your life who would you pick to play you? Natalie Portman or maybe Rachel Weisz
6. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? Maybe north Georgia
7.  Do you have a lucky charm? haha my IPad mini
8. What is your birth sign? Capricorn
9. Name one thing on your bucket list. See my book not only as a finished manuscript but a published novel
10. What is your favorite candy? reese’s pieces or twizzlers
11. What was the saddest moment in your life? The night before my husbands first Iraq deployment, we didn’t know how long he’d be gone or when we’d have communication. Our daughter was 8 and or oldest son was just a few days old. I cried like a grieving woman that night. Now I will say my husband deploying was not the worst thing that has ever happened to me, but I think that night was when I was the most sad.
Wow, now to bring it back to the good stuff!! I would like to pass this award on to 5 of my favorite up and coming blogs. This Liebster’s for you!
1.The Pursuit of Normal
2. The Sapling Stories
3. Mothers Guide to Sanity
4. Dysfunctions Junction
5. So You Wanna be a Blogger

Questions I ask of you:

1. Favorite Book?

2. Favorite Quote?

3. Why did you start your Blog?

4. How do you find time to Blog?

5. What did you (do you) want to be when you grown up?