I NEVER Really Liked Tupperware Parties Either...

I'm feeling quite rebellious right about now. I know - that's not very attractive, is it. In my rebellion, I recognize my ingratitude as well. Here's the thing... my good friend, whom I also consider my partner in crime, as well as my "study buddy" is basically forcing me to do something that in my not very humble opinion, is about as bad as asking me to have a Tupperware party. Been there - done that. I can't tell you how happy I am to NOT be having, going or giving any kind of obligatory "parties" any longer!

I'm all grown-up now. For the most part, women I associate with don't do those things any more. Honestly, I'm not sure what's gotten into my friend. There was a time, during my Mormon mommy years - that getting out of the house, and getting together with the girls was worth just about any excuse. Even a Tupperware party. At least it was something I could use. No more. I use Ziplocs, now.

So what's all this murmuring about, you ask? Diana Dowden, a.k.a. blogger "Inthedoghouse" has informed me of an award that she has decided to bestow upon me, wherein I am required to make a list "about me", and pass this burden onto some other unsuspecting nice women out there, who also blogs.


Dearest Diana - when you read this, I trust it will find you laughing. I will expect you to explain yourself and perhaps even apologize for such unfamiliar behavior on your part. I'm thinking this "chain-letter" of sorts, has something to do with your recent "Mormon Mommmy Blogs" piece that you wrote over on Hubpages. I'm right, aren't I?

If you're wondering what award I have been honored with, it is "Queen of ALL Things - Awe Summm!!!. As you may agree, that bestowal is actually a long time off for this Well Behaved Mormon Woman. I like what Doghouse has to say about the award. It sounds really good. You can read it here.

These are the rules:

List 7 things that make you Awe-Summ and then pass the award on to bloggers. Make sure to tag your recipients and let them know they know. Also link back to the QUEEN that tagged you.

1) I am a daughter of God and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

2) I understand my divine role as wife and mother and am thankful to be both.

3) One of my favorite things to do is study the scriptures, especially with "study buddies."

4) I would love to be a Family History freak! I have a friend that is really good at it and says she will help me!(hint hint)

5) I belong to a Young Adult Branch, with another "old dog".

6) I am the Nana to currently nine adorable grandchildren.

7) I love my eternal family and am counting on the atonement to perfect us ALL.

I'm not so sure any of this makes me so "Awe-Summm!!!!" It's just who I am.

And now for the most rebellious part of all this -- I'm NOT passing my coveted CROWN onto any of you. It's MINE!

Kathryn Skaggs

p.s. You can thank me, later!
p.s.s. You probably already have figured this out, but I'm the mom who always broke those chain things. Remember me?
p.s.s.s. I was supposed to respond on one of my other blogs KooLDSgirlZ but felt such rebellion was not really appropriate over there, where I really do try to BEHAVE;-)


  1. I don't pass along chain letters/e-mails, either. Waste of time, IMO.

  2. Oooh what a fun award! I would keep it all too myself too!! If you ever decide to share it- think of ME! :D

  3. Kathryn,
    Despite what you and others may think, I do believe that you are really that Awe-Summ and should be recognized as such with the dubious award. To prove my point, the first five things you have listed about yourself are directly copied from my very list. Point made, I have been the honorary recipient of such an award, therefore it stands to reason, that since we are so similar you also should receive the Queenly title as well. Unlike me, you have succumbed to your “natural man” tendencies and let your egomaniacal side take over and in a miserly way kept the title from being shared. Repent and consider your ways! I boldly declare repent! Share that which has been given!

    In an effort to show forth an increase of love, I will make sure and send the CUTCO salesman your way after I am done hearing his presentation this week. I must be off now so that I can take some of those quizzes on Facebook that you so love to see the results of on your Facebook newsfeed.

    Long live the Queen! And... beware if you do not pass this crown along you will be plagued by bad luck for the rest of the year.

  4. Good for you! I'm sure the sentiments behind the award are valid.

    I am, particularly in this situation, thankful that I am male and not eligible for this award

  5. Kathryn, I'm so happy to have the pleasure to have "met" you and really enjoy your blog and our conversations! Thanks for not passing this along to me to have to pass on to other "deserving" friends & bloggers!

    Although I'm an East Coast gal & I'm not a Mormon, I hope you like me anyway!

    I'm always getting chain emails from DD26's MIL. Like you said, been there, done that.

    Like Ziploc baggies too, but I have to confess though ~ I do like Pampered Chef! (Sssh, don't tell anyone!)

  6. Congrats, Queen Kathryn! Long may you reign!

    I had to chuckle at your reaction and your comparing it to Tupperware and chain letters.

    Wasn't that nice of Diana to let you know how special you are to her! :)

    By the way, congratulations to Diana for her past winning!

  7. I think you're 'Aww Summm' with or without the crown! ;)

    I dont do the pass-along stuff either, I do like the regular tags for blogs if they are meaningful and have a certain, positive, inspiring tone though.

    Enjoy the sabbath, Queen Kathryn!!


  8. Hello All!

    Thank you for joining in the fun with your wonderful comments!

    @Diana -

    I only copied your list because I am LAZY - and rebellious! Therefore, your pithy thesis fails miserably. You should have figured that out!

    I will continue to hold my ground, and spare other women the pain you have inflicted upon me, in order to support a dear friend.

    YOU are the Queen of Awe-Summm!!! and wear it beyond well:-)

    Long may YOU reign!


  9. It is so nice to be "so past" anything as silly as "awards" or recognitions by way of a "chain mail" format.

    Don't forget to add me to the list of those many whom you award the honor of #followfriday accolades on TWITTER and please don't forget to RT!

  10. hey, what does this say about me!!! i was given this prestigious award too!! i am just too computer illiterate to figure it all out, so diana, youll be getting my 7 wonderful awe-summ attributes on your blog. so get ready. and no, i am not going to copy yours!! haha give me a minute, i am still thinking about all the things i can write, hmmmm...and kathryn, i like that you are stopping this chain letter stuff in its tracks-good for you!! no need to repent!!

  11. Hey Shawna -

    Good to see you! Haha - Diana got to you too, eh? Well, you are pretty darn Awe-Summm!!! so I can see why she would try to suck you into all this nonsense!

    Question - are YOU going to pass your crown onto others? LOL If not, get ready for the wrath of D! She can be a bully sometimes, ya know!

    I refuse to repent! I'm just that stubborn;-)


  12. naw, i am not going to forward to my other awe-summ friends...even though every single one would do it right back to me, just like diana has instructed (yeah right)...besides, i have too many friends i could give it to. too hard to choose just 4!! i dont want to hurt anyone's feelings!! we are all AWE-SUMMM!!!!! so on that note, have an awe-summm evening!!