I am very excited, I got my first blog award from Trooper Thorn over at Dogs and Jeans. I have to say I'm extremely flattered. I just hope I continue to have interesting observations to live up to the award. Thanks Trooper, I really appreciate the award! I've really enjoyed reading your stories ever since you came across my blog a while back.
So, according to the rules (well, they're more like guidelines actually), I'd like to pass on the award to several wonderful bloggers that I am privileged to "know". I had a really hard time narrowing it down from all the amazing blogs I read...it helped a little that some of you already have this award, and I wanted to share the love (okay, am I losing points for cliched phrases?) So, in no particular order, I'd like to present this award to:
~Kim at Temporary? Insanity
...because I adore her egomaniacal ramblings (her words, not mine ;) ), and she always has really interesting posts. She's down to earth, and really funny. And she also just
recommended a book I'm REALLY excited to buy and read later.
~Eileen over at A Life of Triggers
...because she has got so much to deal with in her life and she still finds time to encourage others and do what is best for her family, and she does it with class and integrity.
~Erin over at Following My Folly
...because she's really nice and I absolutely love her blog and she was the very first person
I ever "met" in the blogosphere, and who was kind enough to leave my first comment
~Mama Geek at What Works for Us
...because really, have you SEEN this woman's photography? Seriously, most
amazing stuff ever, I wish I could take lessons from her, and maybe steal her
camera. (just kidding...well, in that I wouldn't actually steal it)
~Cecily at My Chaos My Bliss
...because she has great stories, and also co-hosts my favorite weekly event Photostory
Friday. That's actually how I came across her blog, and I've loved every minute of it.
~Gramma Ann over at Ann's Quotes and Things
...because she always has the funniest stories and anecdotes, and she gives
wonderful advice (plus, she's the World's Greatest Gramma)
~Melissa at Melissa the Mouth
...because I want her to be my personal shopper! Seriously, these companies should be
paying her for these great things she finds and loves. I've found so many great things from her recommendations. She also does really cool arts and crafts with her kids, and I love her views on life in general.
~Converse Mama at Ordinary Art
...because I love her blog and I really admire her no comment policy. She's a
wonderful mother, and her children are SO incredibly blessed to call her
~Kellan at On the Upside
...because I can always count on her for a smile, and I love how she always wishes me a
good evening or a good day. She's so nice and her kids are a hoot, they provide plenty of
wonderful blogging stories.
Directions for this here award:
1. Put the logo on your blog.
2. Add a link to the person who awarded it to you.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs. (I defied rules and nominated 9, so there!)
4. Add links to these blogs on your blog.
5. Leave a message for your nominee on their blog.
I'll post again soon, hopefully tomorrow. I have lots to update on. But I'm actually working on a training documentation project at work that I need to get done hopefully by Thursday so my supervisor can view and edit so we have it ready for her first training session on Monday. It's fun, I'm enjoying it, I feel very productive. But I'm also VERY behind in my blog reading...I promise I'll be catching up in the next few days. I figure I just get more amazingness all at once, that's a good thing, right?