This post has been sitting in my drafts since I first started it early September. I had received my first blog award from Sara at Somewhat Lower and I was thrilled. Then I posted about everything except my blog award. Then I got more awards, and more, then a couple more. Each time I was given another award, I came back and did more work to this post. This is not me bragging – this is me hanging my head in shame for taking so long to pass on these awards. So, consider this the Bloggies, because there are eight different awards being passed on, all in this very post. I am extremely grateful to those of you who passed these blog awards on to me; I am honored to receive them.
I'm going to start by passing on a few more Red Cape Awards. Y'know, those Red Cape Awards that I created? Me, myself, and I? NOW I'm bragging. The people I've passed them on to are brag-worthy.
Jeanne of Coming 2 Terms: for being such a clear voice on one of
the less talked-about angles of infertility – life after making the
decision to live child-free. I learn a lot there and she always slows
me down to stop and think.
Nancy of The New Life of Nancy: No one can unleash "schnarky daggers" like she can.
Io of Who Shot My Stork?: I want Io and A to come eat cookies with me. Well, I want Frank and A to cook for Io and me while the two of us knock back drinks and moo like the cows that we are.
Chicklet of Bloorb: Frank and I are not the only ones who have conversations like this. She tells good stories and uses capitals for emphasis liberally like THIS which I think is pretty FUNNY, DOOD! I owe her a story for a meme she tagged me for, so I'll probably pay up tomorrow for Mel's Show & Tell.
Tash of Awful but Functioning: it's hard to weave 5,000 different emotions into a single post or comment, but you do. And you turned Frank and me on to Smitten Kitchen. My taste buds and the girth of my ass thanks you.
Jendeis of Sell Crazy Someplace Else and Shelli of BagMomma: neither of them know this, but each of them wrote particular posts within the past month that touched me deeply and helped me feel not so alone when I was feeling toilety down in the bad place. They're heroes in my book for speaking so candidly about their feelings. Both of you helped at least one person, so thanks for that.
The original Red Cape Award post and instructions for passing it along are here.
Goddess, Bless This Blog Award from Anymommy/Stacey
Who doesn't need extra prayers? I'll take them from anywhere I can get them – except if you have three sixes burned in your scalp and your prayers include the words Beezelbub, Antichrist, or sacrifice.
Good goddess vibes are being sent to:
Luna of Life from Here ~ in the hopes that her path and that of her future child's birthmother will cross soon.
Lexy of Stoopid Monkeys ~ Lexy is recovering from the loss of triplets. She's in my thoughts and prayers as she grieves and moves ahead with surrogacy.
Io of Who Shot My Stork ~ Hey God, Goddess, Universe, Whoever is listening – cut my girl a break, please.
charmedgirl of A Charmed Life? ~ because of that thing that's coming up
Brilliante Blogger Awards: from Eva at The Egg Drop Post
Wishy-Wish of Wishing4One – another IVF attempt in Egypt and one of the coolest bloggers out there. Stay tuned to her blog and send some magic to her.
Alicia of Pieces of Me – shoes, shoes, shoes – Little Twink is going to be a shoe fiend just like her mommy.
Nikki of Our roller coaster ride through infertility and more – I'm always in awe of her posts and it seems like a lot of our though patters are parallel to one another. Hugs to you my friend, on this day.
Sara of Somewhat Lower: The whole of her is brilliant; this post in particular is just one example. Bacon for the Egg – that's my hope.
Kristin of The Fertile Infertile: She's crafty and warm and witty and kind and I just love her.
I Heart Your Blog from Amber at Between the Lines
To claim this most prestigious of prizes you have to answer a meme of sorts, this one with one word answers. You also have to pass it along to SEVEN other bloggers. And so:
1. Where is your cell phone? purse
2. Where is your significant other? wii
3. Your hair color? brown
4. Your mother? movies
5. Your father? California
6. Your favorite thing? laughter
7. Your dream last night? Ed McMahon (???)
8. Your dream/goal? lottery
9. The room you're in? kitchen
10. Your hobby? blogging
11. Your fear? planes
12. Where do you want to be in six years? home
13. Where were you last night? stuffed
14. What you're not? hungry
15. One of your wish list items? books
16. Where you grew up? everywhere
17. The last thing you did? wrote
18. What are you wearing? pj's
19. Your T.V.? wii
20. Your pet? Spunky
21. Your computer? attached
22. Your mood? hopeful
23. Missing someone? always
24. Your car? battlewagon
25. Something you're not wearing? bra
26. Favorite store? BarnesandNoble
27. Your Summer? sucked
28. Love someone? fiercely
29. Your favorite color? red
30. When is the last time you laughed? now
31. Last time you cried? today
Passing it on to:
Danielle – Life induces thoughts, mostly random Danielle's blog address is "wesingwedancewestealthings." What's not to love about that?
Becky – Mommy Wants Vodka: Becky likes to use CAPITALS, TOO, and she has a curious obsession with different ways to refer to scrota (is that the plural for scrotum?) She's funny as hell and refreshingly honest.
Debbie of It's Just Me: she's starting out on the pathyway of adopting from Etheopia. Her excitement is contagious.
Calliope of Creating Motherhood – I'm channelling my inner Sheila E. to chant "Rock, rock, Cali rocks! Everybody knows that Cali Rocks!"
Erin of Just Off Magazine – Her travels with Charlie the Human Teddy Bear are fun to live vicariously through. Whenever I visit her blog, I'm always reminded to be happy for the little things. Everyday is Thanksgiving over on Bordeaux Street.
Kick Ass Blogger: from Sara at Somewhat Lower
The Angry Infertile: Om, Bitch. Om!!! Need I say more? I will say more – this one is a must-read. What I love about Angry is that I'm quite sure that had I been writing blogs back when I was still trying to conceive, my tone would have mirrored hers – angry but funny, and you just want to reach out and give her a big hug.
Lexy of Stoopid Monkeys
Carrie of Letting It Out – she's my protegee. If I kick ass, she kicks ass.
Friendship Award from Carrie of Letting It Out
Answer the questions below and pass the award on to any number of bloggers!
1. Do you have the same friends since childhood?
For the most part, no. "Friend" is a word that I use sparingly. I have acquaintances from high school who were close to me back then, but I catch up with the now only every once in a while. Of all my high school friends, I'd say that only one is still a true blue, tight like glue friend.
2. What do you value most about your friends?
and utter support; my true friends are there through it all, the fun
times along with the pick you up off the floor bad times. They love me at my worst
3. Are your friends your sounding boards?
4. What is your favorite activity to share with your friends?
Lots of laughter while just hangin' out.
From Lexy of Stoopid Monkey
So, here are the rules to receiving this award:
1. You have to pass it on to 5 other fabulous blogs in a post.
2. You have to list 5 of your fabulous addictions in the post.
3. You must copy and paste the rules and the instructions below in the post.
your post of receiving this award, make sure you include the person
that gave you the award and link it back to them. When you post your
five winners, make sure you link them as well. Also, don't forget to let your winners know they won an award from you by emailing them or leaving a comment on their blog.
My 5 addictions that keep me going: (and in no particular order mind you)
1. Internet – no explanation necessary
2. tea and toast
4. massages from Frank
5. hot showers
The "I Will Not Be Silent about Infertility" Award
This stroke of genius award was developed by Angry IF. She gave this to all of us, and I'm giving it to all of you. If you haven't done so already, read about the significance of this award and pick one up for yourself. Well done, Angry. Brilliant.