So, Maria here was kind enough to give me this blogger award. I'm so glad she likes my blog place. She makes me feel good :) She has 4 kids and has a real fun blog. It's like talking over the fence with your neighbor; she talks about the things she's doing with her kids and what she's trying to accomplish with them (lots of good ideas), funny things that happen, yummy recipes, you name it! Don't be shy, go meet her.
First I want to award this to Lisa who has a new blog going, but she has had a column running now for quite a while that is excellent. Click on the tab for column sampler, and read on, they are really great articles. I just love them to death. Then click on the tab for readers and click on her blog. She is an amazing mom with quite the experiences going on and I'm sure she could really use all the support she can get right now with some really big challenges. not the least of which is she has a daughter with Batten's disease. Please visit her and give her some bloggy love.
Next I want to award Sue for having an excellent, hilarious, nutty and heartwarming blog and I also want to award her for taking a big break from her blogging which shows real strength of character. Jen at Lords of the Manor has always got something interesting to think about, learn, and converse about going on over at her blog, so I'll give her the nod here for that.
Keynoter Ellen makes me smile with her way with words, cameras and paintbrushes, and the insane goings-on at her place which make me feel more normal.
Then there's Maddy with this and that to brighten your day. You don't have to be a Brit awash in the US or have an autistic child to appreciate her wit and wisdom.
So, that's 6...this is taking longer than I thought. The ADD is killing me here, I go to look and see if someone has this award yet, and I get lost reading their blogs or flipping on to someone else they refer to and before I know it, I have totally forgotten to look for their award. I think maybe I'm the last one to get this anyhow. If I awarded you this and you already got it, you hid it too well. I know I saw this award at a lot of your blogs but I don't see them now, so I hope I'm remembering OK who got it and who didn't.
How about Rick? his blog is full of great cartoons and things. It truly is an excellent piece of work. He tells all about what's going on with him and his family and illustrates it too! Check it out.
Then there's Mimi at Julian's World. This isn't a traditional blog but a care page, you have to sign in to read, but I want to say that she is an excellent person and her log of life at it's rawest, going through all she has with her 4 year old having a brain cancer and his recent passing of her little son will make you think, cry, smile and have HOPE. She has great slide shows, pictures and poems. She still somehow manages to read up on, visit with and support others in similar circumstances and takes time to read and answer e-mails of all who have questions for her. She deserves a standing ovation and lots of hugs. She is one amazing mommy, wife and friend too. I admire her courage.
The next person is Trish who writes great books and always has good info and recipes for moms and great posts that I can so relate to.
OK, she doesn't display her awards but she has to get them, I will give the last to Alice. She is a class act and the kind of blogger I'd like to become when I grow up. I think she's the standard for a lot of us and she deserves a warm fuzzy after reading not so glowing reviews recently.
Now I have another award!Carrie in the Badlands gave me this! How nice! She is one of the sweetest people I have met here online and her family is incredible. I really want to give this award right back to her, because she is one of the first people to make my day. Her blog is so fun and her comments always make my day too. I wish she wasn't so far away, she'd make a great next door neighbor! Kalynne
is a philosophy professor with 9 children! She writes some really interesting things about philosophy and I love that her children do the same insane things mine do. I think of Pam, who always is so sincere and her comments are so nice and I love her random recipes. Kate always has some fun pictures and recipes I enjoy that have saved a meal, and Janette
always makes me smile. My favorite standup comic (although I'm sure she's really sitting at the computer) Karen often makes my day as does super Karen the Rocking Pony owner. Michelle who's got her own definition of sane is so much fun, I almost wanna live in Pennsylvania. The Burgh Baby's Mom is a great pick me up too, and actually half these people live in PA, maybe this means something, like I'm living in the wrong place? Or is there nothing else to do there? That's OK cuz I could live with the people in AZ too. Well, maybe not in the same house, but I could handle the SportsMom as my neighbor. And Cecily always makes me smile and she's practically in my backyard. There are more but I'll save the love for another day cuz this took me weeks! It was exhausting! Can you imagine what the Oscars would be like if they played out like this? They'd take at least a week! I'm so grateful for this award, and to my family and the producers and the great writers who wrote this and actors who worked with me and now I' d like to pass this award on to ten more actors. :) Wouldn't the tabloids go crazy analyzing all that?? So and so passed it on to X but not Y, so is he just jealous, or did they have a lover's quarrel?? Thanks again!