Where’s the LSD, man?
First of all, let me just say how much I love, love, love receiving awards. Ever since my very first Liebster, when my blog was still brand new, I have loved that someone reads and follows me and even takes the time to do the crazy long things and includes me in the love! It’s an amazingly awesome honor and I couldn’t be more grateful, truly.
Here is where is gets a little dicey for me, though.
My first award I had maybe 15 followers. It was easy to choose. In fact, those that have been with me since the beginning know that I could never even include the required number to fulfill the quota of blogs. But now? I have so many wonderful and amazing blogs that I follow, so many blogging buddies that I couldn’t have lasted this long without, and even this week alone (with Don of All Trade’s Liebster post) a whole new crop of funny and amazing blogs that I am just scratching the surface of getting to know and enjoy.
Pick 11 blogs? Are you MAD? It’s just not possible.
So I decided to be a little unorthodox and instead of following rules and number restrictions, I am going to do one big hippie love fest of all of my favoritist blogs! As for the facts about me…well, I talk about myself all day, every day so this will be a nice change of pace, right? If you knew me, I’m really not that interesting…complex? Perhaps. Certainly wildly insecure with a mad dash of crazy pants but interesting? The jury is still out on that one, kids.
First and foremost, I have to give love to the ones that have been with me every step of the way. The bloggers that were supportive and Bad-A awesome when my blog was still in it’s infancy…Of Moms and Monsters, I have an Opinion that I’d like to Share, Words of his Heart, High Functioning Momisms, Did I Earn a Smile?, and Linda G Hill! Seriously, back when I used to get a whopping total of two “likes” per post these where the people liking them. Thanks for always being there!
Then, my die hards, whom I love without question. These are the people that no matter what the content or how big the post bombs, I can always count on likes and comments from these awesome people. You know, the ones that love you with no make-up and in your pajamas version of bloggers. Don of All Trades, Faking Picture Perfect, Free Little Words, Color me Dazzled, My Thoughts on a Page, and Ramblings of a Crazed Mom. I love you guys because even when it’s a soapbox piece that I hated writing as much as everyone hates reading but I just had to get it out…there you are! You make every moment I sit hacking away at this keyboard totally worth it.
*Cough, cough* Don!
My preemie moms, who just get me! I always worry that I may be too much of a cautionary tale, truth be told, with the constant talk of developmental issues, but they are always there to lend an ear and offer words of support or wisdom. Preemies do it better, right? Thank you, A Miracle in the Works, Fighting for my Sunshine, Tracy Cembor, Mommy Peace, and An Early Start.
My fellow mom blogs, that make me feel like I’m not alone. When you are a stay at home parent, there is a ton of time spent around tiny people that can’t really hold a serious conversation and it’s nice to log in, kick back, and feel the love! Gratzi to all of you, for making me feel as though I am part of a greater community, Making it through Monday, Adventures in Babyknitting, The Lambent Life, Momasaurus, Poop on my Hands, Unnecessary Wisdom, The 80/20 Mom, The Little Dabbler, Motherhood is not for Sissies, Marriage, Motherhood, and Madness, Looking Up with Down Syndrome, The Joy Underneath, Mama Cravings, Journey Full of Life, Mother Em, The Dissocial Mom, and last but certainly not least, South Forty Amanda. Mommy bloggers can be looked at as a little “uncool” in the blogging world but do we care? Heck no! We rock it as proudly as we do spit up, mom jeans (okay, I never do that), and Cheeto dust covered clothing.
And the biggest thanks goes out to my newest editions! I can never go through the readers and find new and interesting blogs. I don’t have that kind of patience, honestly. It’s like shopping at Goodwill…yes, you may find some amazing clothes but you have to willing to dig (and dig and dig). So I am always so grateful for new follows and readers. Thank you for not being lazy when I obviously am! Gracias, Alicia Benton, Live Until, Missing the Muse, Memoir of a Mom Who Ticks, Extreme Mom, and The Dimwit Diary.
Thanks, Alicia, for making me feel less alone on this one…
And that’s it! And if I didn’t mention you it is solely because you haven’t commented in a while and I just went by my notification page. I scrolled down as far as I could but I’m only human, people, I do have a life. Kinda. Actually as I am doing this I have my kid parked in front of the TV since he refused to take a nap and it’s raining. So, maybe I don’t have a life but I do have a child that likes to hang out with his mom and Mickey Mouse won’t last forever (or me having to listen to the same 3 episodes over and over again)!
Again, a big thank you to all of my followers, old and new, for making me feel the love day in and day out. I never considered myself much of a writer and the fact that this blog continues to grow as much as it does is only because of y’all. Trust me, if I was still pulling two likes a piece I would have packed it in a looooooooong time ago.
Much love. Keep blogging. Keep inspiring. Keep cracking me up daily. Keep writing insane posts about Jesus. Keep messing up your kids and talking openly about it. Keep the wine stashed under the counter for bedtime. Keep posting awesome Some E-cards. Keep being your awesome selves and you will always have a reader in me.
AND WILL SOMEBODY TELL ME WHAT THE H-E-DOUBLE HOCKEY STICKS HAPPENED TO MANCAKES?
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