Saturday, April 2, 2011

It's a Pretty Little Party- And It's Getting Bigger!

     If it's Spring, that means it's time for the Ultimate Blog Party!  It's a hopping good time of a blog-hop and linky fest and I'm so excited to be able to take part in it this year!

     So, welcome to new readers that are visiting from Blog-Land (and, as always, a warm hello to my regular readers!)

"Who is this Morgana person anyway? "
     I suppose, just maybe, I could go ahead and tell folks a bit more about myself.  I know, I know, I have an "about me" section up at the top... but it really doesn't go into a ton of details.  I'm not horridly comfy talking about myself all that much.

This is me.  If I look distracted, it's because I was a little loopy at that moment.  After all, this was taken less than an hour after Doc was born.  I think I'd just been permitted to stand up and walk around finally.

     I'm a wife and Mom.  I'm married to a smoking hot guy that makes me crack up non-stop.  Everyday since we've met I've felt like I was "home"- no matter where we've lived.  (And oh, MY!  Have we lived in a lot of places!)

Our wedding photo- taken back in the days when 1 megapixel cameras were high-tech and I was blond.  I think I prefer the brunette me.

     I adore my Husbeastie.  He's scruffy and warm.  And, he's domestically helpless.  That man can't fold a towel to save his life and has no clue how to check the oil in the car.  (I gave up trying to teach him after he left the cap off the brake fluid once.)  Drying dishes and running a broom across the floor is about as far as he's permitted to go with cleaning- any further and something will most likely explode.  No, I'm not joking.  We've lost more than one washing machine to his equivalent to a domestic black thumb.  Hand the man a computer and some random components and he's magical- his brain is just not wired for domesticity.  Don't get me wrong, he can cook (NOW, after years and years of lessons.) and can change a wet diaper.  He can play zombies versus ninjas with the kids and he is a total geek.
Rawr!  He's so cute and scruffy!

I'm also a Mom.  I have four kids- two girls and two boys.  And yes, they're all horribly geeky.  I'm one of those Moms that is NOT my child's friend- I'm their parent.  I'm nice to my kids, and I give them tons of hugs and kisses and cuddles.  But, I also have a deep sense of humor when it comes to my children.
I believe in chores- ok, this is greatly exaggerated.  Napoleon actually begged to learn to use the lawnmower.  Since mowing the lawn is one of my FAVORITE domestic tasks, I was a bit jealous of my time away from the lawn mower.

I believe in introducing my children to royalty.  Oddly enough, it's the grown men I know that express jealousy over Chaos's chance meeting of Miss West Virginia.

I believe that my kids need quality outside time without a TV.  After all, we watch enough Firefly, Star Wars, SG-1, and Dune to keep us entertained for weeks.  You'd never know he was wearing a prosthetic under that jacket- look at Doc run!

I'm a frugal crunchy Mama.  I'm very pragmatic- I like to actually DO things rather than talk about them.  I'm not political.  I dislike judging people for religion, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, or handicaps.  I think all people have value.  (However, I do make an exception for stupid people- not mentally handicapped, but I'm talking about down- right stupid people: the kind of people that complain about something without having the facts, complain about being stereotyped when they go out of their way to act like a stereotype, or just plain old don't think things through.)  I consider myself a feminist- I simply enforced my right to become a domestic diva.  I fully support those women who choose differently- you go girl!  I refuse to be restricted to one type of music- I listen to almost anything from spoofs to punk to funk to classical- I even have some country and rap on my playlists.  I'm into almost everything craft-wise as well.  I can sew, knit, scrapbook, paint, sculpt, and do photography.  But, I LOVE to cook.

What is See Morgana Blog about?

     I started this blog as an attempt to find my own voice.  Initially, I was going to stick to my cooking hobby, but I realized quickly that my voice was far bigger than just food.  I'm interested in so many things-

I'm interested in geekery:  Bento, sushi, anime and all things Japanese, sci-fi, fantasy, video games, RPGs, mythology.  I'm interested in finding awesome deals- I hate shopping, but LOVE saving money.  I'm interested in trying new products.  (Yes, I'm slowly becoming a review and giveaway blog.)  I'm interested in home decor and cooking, crafting and DIY.  I'm interested in cleaning and organization.  And it's all here.

So, welcome to everyone!

Happening Around the Blog
Here are just a few things I've got happening around the blog.
  • I'm hosting a giveaway for Purex Complete Crystals over HERE.  Feel free to join in!
  • This is my recipe for the world's best sandwich spread.
  • Here's a free PRINTABLE to teach kids about insects.


  1. What a fun party post. Funny how blogs evolve and turn into something entirely different from what we had projected. I'm stopping by from the UBP11. Come by for some desserts and I have a giveaway you can enter too. :-)

  2. I'm visiting from the party. I'm a bit of a geek myself (although that word always makes me think of people who bite the heads off of chickens at a carnival, and am NOT that type of geek!). I love playing video games with my son, and before having him I used to stay up for hours upon hours trying to beat the newest Final Fantasy game. Love Firefly, I wish they'd bring it back. I heard something about how they were trying to do that. Hey, if Futurama can make a come back after several years, so can Firefly!


  3. Loved reading about you and your family.

    I'm a new follower from the Ultimate Blog Party. I hope you'll stop by and follow me back :)

  4. There is a lot of fun happening at this blog! What's not to love! Great blog party! I tend to miss a lot of things!

    I'm stopping in to welcome you to the A to Z blogging challenge. I do hope you'll stop by and say hello! We're also having fun on twitter (I'm @jenunedited and we're at #atozchallenge)!

  5. HI, nice to meet you! I love your kids, they're such sweeties. You're such a great lady, I can tell that you put your family first. <3

    ♥.•*¨ Elizabeth ¨*•.♥

  6. Nice to meet you! Just stopping by from the party.

  7. Howdy!

    I am so happy to have found your blog. I am stopping in from the Ultimate Blog Party and this is my very first year participating and this is SO VERY exciting!! LOL

    Anyhow...please stop by my blogs and follow whenever you get the opportunity:

    So Stylilized is where I am currently offering FREE Custom Blog Designs at

    And...Jessica Lil Corner is where I am blogging about family and life at

    I welcome your visit at either or both of my blogs and hope to have you stop by and follow really soon!!

    Have a very blessed day!! :0)

  8. Hello! Lovely Blog!! It is very nice to meet you and I'm very excited to be part of the UBP for the first Time...

    I'm now following you via GFC!


  9. I love it when wives still think their husbands are smoking hot after being married for a while. =) I think it's fantastic that you aren't your kids friend. That's why we're called parents. Wouldn't have known your little one has a prosthetic under that coat.

    ~Mimi #115 from the #ubp11

  10. Hi! I’m belatedly stopping by from the UBP. Nice to meet you!
    I have two blogs, and I’d love for you to stop by when you get a minute. We’re giving away a $100 Visa gift card until the 19th at Giveaway Corner. Thanks! (A free giveaway every weekday) (Family blog)


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