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What’s not an aberration, you ask?

That others really like this site! That’s what! (Pinching self…)

You see, last week, when Wander (bless her heart!) sent me my very first blog award, I was…well…ok, I know you’re probably not going to believe this coming from me…but…I thought it was an aberration of some sort…certainly not worth getting a big head and rearranging my sidebars to make a virtual trophy case over. I mean, I’ve been blogging for several years now, and this is my first award of any kind, so I figured it had to do more with what a nice lady Wander is than anything else. (‘Cuz you know what? She’s NICE.)

I thought to myself, “I’ll hang onto this little jewel, and the next time I’m having a bad day, I’ll blog about this to cheer myself up, cuz you know with these kids of mine and this crazy life, I probably won’t have to wait too long til I need that kind of a boost…”

Then it happened again today! Madame Meow gave me not one, but TWO more awards! I was like…”Holy crap, apparently it’s not an aberration, after all!”

So, give me a minute while I go get my award-receiving-red-carpet-worthy duds on and try to do something with this hair….

Ok, I’m back. (I almost tripped as I so rarely wear heels anymore, but hey – this is an occasion!)

First, I’d like to thank Wander of Wander’s World for this award. I am honored that you love my blog!

Now the rules of this award are as follows:

1. The winner can put the logo on his/her blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the people you’ve nominated.

Ok, will do…in a minute… lol

Second, I’d like to thank Madame Meow of A Daily Dose of Zen Sarcasm for this Brilliante Weblog award. Brilliant Weblog is a prize given to sites and blogs that are smart and brilliant both in their content and their design. The purpose of the prize is to promote as many blogs as possible in the blogsphere.

It, too, comes with similar rules:

1. When you receive the prize you must write a post showing it, together with the name of who has given it to you, and link them back.
2. Choose a minimum of 7 blogs (or even more) that you find brilliant in their content or design.
3. Show their names and links and leave them a comment informing they were prized with ‘Brilliant Weblog’.
4. And then we pass it on!

And finally, Madame Meow also bestowed upon me this “I Am an Awesome Blogger Friend” award. I must say, the feeling is quite mutual, and since there are no rules prohibiting me from awarding this right back to her, that’s exactly what I shall do. If one can win multiple Oscars, I’m thinking the same holds true for blog awards, right?


And one goes to Wander, too, for being the bearer of my very first award.

Now, before I commence the announcement of winners in for the other two awards, let me make one thing clear: if I give you an award and you elect not to put it visibly in your sidebar or display it prominently on your blog because it doesn’t quite “fit” with your theme, I will NOT be offended. Personally, I’ve decided that since I have 3 all of a sudden, I’m going to create a special page here to house them. That way, you can look in my “trophy case” if you like, but you won’t have it in your face each time you come through my front door.

I Love Your Blog Awards

go to:
Peggasus at Artsy Fartsy
Christa at Don’t Give Up…Giggle On!
Deborah at Temenos of the Blessing Light
Madame Meow at A Daily Dose of Zen Sarcasm
Kitty at NY Portraits
Clickmom at Clickmom
Liz at Mom 101

Brilliante Weblog Awards

go to:
Nancy at Dances With Flowers
Wander at Wander’s World
Yasmin at APOOO Bookclub
Aimee at Greeblemonkey
Raelee at nobleMother
Lotus at Sarcastic Mom
Gunfighter at Gunfighter: A Modern Warrior’s Life

Ok, ladies and gentlemen, this concludes the awards ceremony (thank GOD – I need to get these damn heels OFF! Yes, I know I’ve been sitting down typing, but still – they’re too much!)

Happy Friday to you all.