Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Award Time

Bee is hilarious. I laughed very hard, out loud (more than once or twice) at this post, Idiot's Guide to Preparing for the Flu. Just for fun, I'm awarding Bee this gem that Jen made for me a while back...

I have never laughed harder at a post than I did reading this one from Jill; How to Shower. It's priceless, and that's why she gets the award, too.

Boy, that Nonna is a treat. She gave me this award:and then responded to my RULE for passing awards on by doing this. What a great sport (and an amazing talent!)

The award comes with this text:

“These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.”

That is quite an honor, so thank you, Nonna. I hereby pass this award on to...

Cheaper Than Therapy (Jen)
Mary Ellen
Where Are My Angels
Kel, the Girl in the Glasses
Debbie, of Finding Normal

Oddly enough, the same text came with this award (from Weaselmomma a long time ago). While I'm certain it takes talent to raise five kids on no income, I have not absolved Weaselmomma of the Stupid Human-Trick (SHT) requirement for me to pass the award on. Still waiting...(and no, FlatWeaselmomma cannot do the trick for you.)

See, my philosophy is that awards are not like hot potatoes; I can't just toss them at other bloggers; I have to carefully, sincerely choose the recipients, find and add the links, etc., which is very time consuming. If someone is willing to do a SHT, I figure they must really mean that award. Plus, it gives me something to laugh at while I am working on the post. Cases in point, these SHTs from Blogging Momma, Zoesdad. I'm also still waiting for tricks from a couple of people (you know who you are!) And that leads me to Semi-Slacker mom, who offered up this treat as her SHT:See how much fun this is?! For some odd reason, she didn't want to post it on her own blog, but she did consent to my sharing it here. She went to these extremes to prove her sincerity in giving me this award, which is wonderful:The qualifications to receive the award are:

A. Display a cheerful attitude.

B. Love one another.
C. Make mistakes.
D. Learn from others.
E. Be a positive contributor to the blog world.
F. Love life.
G. Love kids.

The Rules:

1. Must link it back to the creator
2. Post the rules
3. Choose 5 people to give it to
4. Recipients must fit the characteristics above
5. Create a post to share this
6. You must thank the winner

I tried hard to link the award back to its creator, but I cannot make out who it was!! (It's something like http://thebabblingsof ????.blogspot.com.) Thanks, SSM!! And here are five bloggers that I absolutely believe embody the spirit of this award:

Amanda, Proud Mommy of Four
Jen, of Jen's Blog
Sandra, of Add Humor and Faith...Mix Well
Gladys, of Gladys Tells All
MightyMom of My Wonderful Life

BTW, original awards, like this one from Terri are exempt from the SHT requirement :) (Thanks, again, Terri :)

Thanks for the recognition! Enjoy your awards! And if you didn't get one, know that you deserve one! And, as always, if you are a lurker, feel free to take this one (made especially by me) :

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