I was gifted with these awards (by Missy, Kim and Jennifer) and need to give them away. I'm certain I'm supposed to do 10 of each, but I'm afraid that would take far too long. Instead, I'm doing it Myyyyyyy Waaaaaaaaay!
To Jennifer, Julie, Ali, Val, Misty, Suburban Correspondent (I don't actually know your name!), Missy, Swistle, Amy, and Jenny: I love your blogs, think you are all terribly clever and that your blogs are Most Excellent.
Feel free to choose one or more (Let's face it, I'd just select you for one of the other ones anyway.) of the following badges for your consumption. If you already have all three (Which I suspect some of you might.), consider yourself inducted into the Order of the Hatchet. It was a "military order of knighthood for women" back in the Middle Ages. Went out when all of the knights died off. I think I shall have to create a badge and resurrect it, but that will have to be another night because this post is taking an amazingly long time to write!
Terribly sorry they aren't bon-bons I can send you electronically as in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, but these are much less likely to stick to your hips. Besides, some of you complained about just having to see the muffin/scone/cake recipes that I've salivated about electronically. So I imagine the uproar related to actually receiving chocolates (or muffins or scones) would be that much worse.
Some of the entries that I really enjoyed:
- Jennifer wrote about the woman that raised her. Intense. "Enjoyed" isn't really the right word for it. This was a powerful piece of writing and I go back every single day for more.
- Julie was just recently talking about Skin Deep and covered pretty much everything I was thinking about related to natural skin care products and how important it is to know what's safe to use. Also? She's a gardener and tests her plants for drought tolerance just like I do. Great minds and all that, dontcha know.
- Ali makes me laugh and ache for her at the same time. One word: colic.
- Val makes me laugh aloud when she recounts her conversations with her sons. She also made me cry for her psycho kitty. She also just happens to be one of my corporeal best friends. (Suggesting that the rest of you don't exist in "real life" seems a bit odd.)
- Misty and I have the same daughter. Misty is also one of my best friends. I added her to my collection of very tall women three or four years ago. Apparently tall women like their short women friends strange.
- Suburban Correspondent's tales of woe (life with a 14 year old daughter) terrify me since I think I'm already living that life with my almost 7 year old. She also gives great advice on how to deal with sibling rivalry.
- Missy I can rely on for parenting advice among other things. It might be possible that we, too, share a daughter.
- Jenny, The Bloggess, cracks me up and forces me to read her conversations with her husband out loud to Eric. Also? The ninjas.
- Swistle. What can I tell you? She writes so well about so many things and cuts right to the heart of the matter.
- Amy writes about all the green things I'd like to do or may be currently working on. She's green. She's crunchy. And I'm going to meet her (and Julie!) in person tomorrow. Eeee!
You make being trapped (breastfeeding) under twins fun.