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Sunday, July 25, 2010

My very first award!

A big thanks goes out to Misty over at Baby Boberg Bump for honoring me with this:

So I am officially "versatile!" Is that the bloggers' nice of saying "all over the place with a general lack of focus" because that's the way I feel half the time! ;)

Now I'm supposed to list seven random factoids about yours truly. Here ya go:

  1. DadMan and I first dated in high school for a couple of months. He loved to party and move in big groups. I was very shy and hated attention. It was doomed from the beginning, right? Fast forward six years: we were reacquainted and met somewhere in the middle. Now we balance each other out pretty well.
  2. Favorite candy bar: Twix
  3. When bumping into old rowing pals I am still reminded of the time I wore two different sneakers to practice. Glad you were so amused!
  4. I love dialects and accents (my native language being Pittsburghese).
  5. I do a killer Sean Connery. (no, really -- I murder him! I love listening to accents but have yet to master the fine art of impersonation) Just ask DadMan who finds great pleasure in humiliating me by forcing me to do it around other people.
  6. I am a Big Sister to an amazing young woman. We may have outgrown the program, but we will never outgrow our "soul sisterhood."
  7. Sadly, I have only traveled outside of the U.S. once. However, it was to Costa Rica and for that whole experience I feel truly blessed.

As a new blogger on the block I am hard pressed to find bloggers on my list that have yet to receive this award. So, I am passing this along to 15 wonderful people I have recently found who always offer thought-provoking, poignant, interesting posts. Or at the very least they make me smile or laugh. In no particular order:

  1. Bethany: Organic Enchilada

  2. Booyah's Mom: The Adventures of Chip and Bobo

  3. Hannah: Our Happy Home

  4. Liz: a belle, a bean, and a chicago dog

  5. Betsy: funky mama bird

  6. Nina: Momma Go Round

  7. Sherri: Old Tweener

  8. Lula Lola Maddy May Jane Scooterbug Drakeford Truesdale (whew! I hope I got that right!): Lula Lola

  9. Natalie: Mommy of a Monster (I Mean Toddler) and Infant Twins

  10. Alicia: A Beautiful Mess

  11. Amber: Striving for 31

  12. Chelsea: Chelsea's Psycho Babble

  13. Melissa: Confessions of a Dr. Mom

  14. Jenny: Happenings of a Little Bubba

  15. Kristi: live and love... out loud

If you're listed above, congratulations! I love peeking into your lives and minds through your writings. If you haven't already done so a gazillion times, please post your seven random facts and pass this award on to 15 other deserving bloggers.

Please don't forget to stop by and say hi to Misty! She's a sweet mama who loves books, cooking, and her cutie pie Murphylicious.

Lastly, I would like to thank all of you who expressed your concern and support for our family while we endure this stressful ailment that has resurfaced. DadMan is still quite under the weather and in a great deal of discomfort and sometimes pain, but his sense of humor is still in tact. I am sorry if I have not gotten back to each of you personally, but I am full of gratitude and encouragement by all of the support and sweet sentiments you have shown.

Many blessings!


  1. P.S.- I have no idea why those two links are in different colors! I still have a lot to learn on the blogging and technology front.

  2. Wow, what a nice surprise...sitting down to read my favorite blogs and there's MY name! You have lots of my own favorites listed, too...and a few I will have to go and check out! Thank you, thank you...and best of luck getting the whole healthy thing back.

  3. You made my night. And I was having a crappy one, too! Chelsea cracks me up, too, and I have yet to get on the Funky bandwagon, (more due to lack of paying attention than anything else), but I'm right with ya on the others. Seriously, this is such an honor.

    Best wishes to your DadMan!

  4. Thank you so much! Very sweet of you. And I hope DadMan starts to feel better soon!

  5. Congratulations on the award and Thank you so much for thinking of me! I really appreciate it :) I hope Dadman gets better soon, best wishes to you all.

  6. Thank you so much for thinking of me! I'm still amazed that anyone even reads my blog! And to actually get my whole mouth full of a name right? Well, that's just wonderful!

  7. Thanks for the award! You are so sweet! :) I will be sure to post it on my blog. And by the way, I adore your background!

  8. Congrats on your award! and Thank you so much for giving it to me! I really appreciate it! I really hope your hubby feels better soon! Thank you again!

  9. I think you need to post a vlog of your Sean Connery impersonation. We could all use a good laugh! I'm also curious to hear your Pittsburghese. lol
    Thanks so much for stopping by and for the awesome reward as well. I'll be sure to place it in my tropy case, linking back to you. Thanks again. Have a great day.

    Kristi, Live and Love...Out Loud

  10. You snuck right up on me and totally just made my whole entire week! Thanks for the award lady!

  11. I really like your blog! By the way, the ailment Dadman has sounds a lot like his gall bladder. I would ask them to check for a cyst at the duct, or pancreatitis. Simple ultrasound will show the if the gall bladder needs to be removed.


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