Saturday, February 9, 2008

mega gabbies

It's been an awards explosion all over Blogville the last few weeks and I've been lucky enough to have some of them tossed my way. I do love awards. They're like books. You can never have too many. And they look so nice when they're displayed.

I was going to not worry a huge amount about who already has what when I pass them on, since I'd like to get this post done in less than a week. But in spite of my plans I did end up taking a peek to see who has what posted. Even so, I'm sure some of these will be duplicates. Que sera sera.

There are some people I'd be thrilled to hand things off to, but they've already got everything I have and more. (Are you listening laurie, jo and akelamalu?) So consider yourselves awarded in spirit, if not the flesh).

A special award should go to Jo for actually having the nerve to give Willowtree a Spreader of Love Award. (and darn her for beating me to it). I shudder to think of the end result of that photoshop session. Can you shudder in anticipation? Uh...

And can I just say one more thing about awards? They're wonderful to get - no doubt. But boy do these babies take time. (If you don't know what I mean - don't worry. You will). This entire post was brought to you by the blog firm of Browse, Cut, Paste and Link.

In order of appearance, this one comes from Dumdad, Omega Mum, laurie, Rose and mother of this lot. Wow. Don't make me pull out my Sally Field picture again. Once was enough, don't you think? Here's the story behind this award:

I love being a part of the blogging community and part of all the friendships that I've formed so I wanted to give a blog award for all of you out there that have Excellent Blogs. By accepting this Excellent Blog Award, you have to award it to 10 more people whose blogs you find Excellent Award worthy. You can give it to as many people as you want but please award at least 10.

Excellent. This award is E for Excellent. I love it.

Thank you all so much. I'm passing this on to -

Diary of a Housewife
laughing alone in the dark
The Misadventures of Adulthood
Musings of a Muse
Now is Good
Summit Musings
Twaddle everyday rubbish
Blog to the Bone

This one is from ann at For the Long Run. In honor of this award I decided to finally change a few things around on the blog, basically changing one boring but pretty beach scene for another boring but pretty beach scene. I have other ideas that are way more creative. I just don't have a clue how to do them. This is why there isn't a Competent Blogger Award on my sidebar.

Thanks, ann!

This goes on to -

A Life of Triggers
Omega Mum
mother of this lot
Lil Mouse
Big Blue Barn West

The Mwah! is from Mya at Missing You Already. Mya and I have been swapping awards since the great 2007 stone age, and somehow she knew how I was coveting this one. She's intuitive like that.

‘It’s a big kiss, of the chaste, platonic kind, from me to you with the underlying ‘thanks’ message implied. I really do appreciate your support and your friendship, and yes, your comments.’

A big Mwah! back at ya!

I'm flinging a Mwah! at -

A Snowball's Chance in...
Crystal Jigsaw
For the Long Run
La Vie en Rose
Lost in the Bible Belt
The Other Side of Paris
Swearing Mother
Temporary Insanity
Heeeeere, Storkey, Storkey!

The Spreader of Love Award is from Jo Beaufoix, another of the Stone Age gals. (I mean it in the nicest way, sweetie). And I love the award!

This one is off to -


Missing You Already
potty mummy
Sweet Wood Talking

Whew. I'm spent.

Your turn.


Thalia's Child said...

aw, thanks!

I'm sorry to hear that you've entered the world of Type 1 diabetes as well. Mikayla's mum was saying she was just reading an article that says that likened type 1 to an epidemic because it is increasing in kids so rapidly. What kills me is the ignorance about it - people are still so ill informed that they think type 1 can be 'cured' with self-control. Grrrrrr!

Your son is lucky to have a Mum who is a nurse - your learning curve won't be as frightening. Let me know if you ever want some love - or if you want to be hooked up witn Mikayla's mum who is an absolute ROCK.

Swearing Mother said...

And MWAH to you too RC! I was secretly coveting one of those and now I've got one! Thanks so much.

BTW, I've finally found out how to do links, so hope it's OK that you're one of the first on mine.

Kimberly said...

Mwah! to you too! Thanks!

The Rotten Correspondent said...

thalia's child - luckily (for me, anyway) it was a friend of my son who was diagnosed. But he was 13 at the time, which is really weird for Type 1. And his mom (struggling and single) has had a real uproad battle on her hands. Bless her heart. I may still take you up on the info - it would be a good thing to pass on to the friends mom.

swearing mother - I would be honored to be a link on your blog.

kimberly - back at ya, babe.

Thalia's Child said...

Doh! I completely omitted the 'friend' part in your comment.

You know, it's weird - the only type 1 diabetics I know were either diagnosed as babies (like Mikayla) which is rare, or diagnosed between the ages of 20-25 - which is also not common.

Sweet Irene said...

Thank you so much, RC, for my Spreader of Love Award. I Love it and it is so Lovely and I am in Love with it and will Lovingly display in on my sidebar. You are a Good Woman indeed.

ped crossing said...

Ah, RC, I'm glad you think my blog is Excellent. I just love that you come by and comment. So thanks for the award. Although, I don't read 10 blogs, so that poses a problem. In addition to the fact that you all have already received it. But I will come up with some creative solution.

The feeling is mutual!

the mother of this lot said...

Having already received two awards this week, I would like to thank you for the opportunity of spending several more hours sweating through the entire blogroll again, trying not to offend anybody!!

Love you anyway!

Omega Mum said...

The gorgeousness of it all. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. And well done with your new cabinet-full. Well deserved, as always.

Mya said...

OOOooh - I like the look of this one! Thanks for the blog silverware RC. And I like your new look beach - I'll go grab my bikini.

Mya x

Dumdad said...

Mwah, Mwah and many thnaks!

laurie said...


and i love it when you put jo's name next to mine because her name and mine together are, you know, my name!

congrats on all your awards.

Kaycie said...

Wow. Is Laurie greedy or what?!?

Thanks for the kiss. Back at ya, in a platonic way, of course. ;)

laurie said...

some would say greedy.
some would say merely deserving.

Kaycie said...

Right back at ya; you've got an award over at my place.

Kaycie said...

Ah, who is it that would say merely deserving?

aims said...

Thank you RC - I am humbled and overwhelmed. Getting an award actually does make me feel like Sally Field - isn't that sad!

I will post it with pride on my sidebar - you are a darling!

-Ann said...

Thanks very much! I'm feeling very loved and lucky today.

Amy said...

Thanks, RC. It's gorgeous. I'm doing a little happy dance, cyber style. Thanks for thinking of me, and thanks for reading my blog and commenting. You are fantastic.

Groovy Mom said...

Wow! Congrats on those well deserved awards, and thanks for tossing one my way too! Mwah!

Potty Mummy said...

Thanks RC, I'm... made-up. (Another English saying for you to add to your repertoire, if you don't know it already). It means, over-joyed, happy, delighted, and generally far to repressed to express any of those sentiments properly. And actually, I think that originally it's from Liverpool - if you want to be region specific... (And you thought this was just going to be a thankyou, not a lesson in colloquiams).

Potty Mummy said...

Sorry - colloquiaisms!

Aoj & The Lurchers said...

Oh RC, thank you!

PixelPi said...

Thank you so much! It went up very quickly (by my standards). Actually, I'm thinking of giving up blogging and just collecting awards. That is a joke, you know.

Thanks again!

Eileen said...

Thank you so much for the Creative Blogger Award!! It really means a lot to me. I am not feeling very creative these days, at all, since I have had to delete my whole blog, and I am not sure where to go with it, after that weird letter. So this makes it all the more special, and more incentive to keep going, and doing what I love. Cause I really enjoy blogging and love the people I meet! It just seems so odd now with my year of postings gone!

Anyway, I really do appreciate it, thanks for thinking of me.

ciara said...

congrats on your adwards, r.c. you deserve them all! now that i've recovered from the pain in my shoulder, i can finally catch up and comment :)

laurie said...

award for you at my place!!!

laurie said...

just when you think you're done..... award for you at my place.

belle said...

ooh, I'm soo slow! Thank you thank you thank you :o) Besides myself with happiness. Oh, and hope it's ok to link you?

Jo Beaufoix said...

On catch up but yay, well done missy, you sooo deserve all of these. And I don't mind being stone age :).

Tiggerlane said...

Thanks ever so much!! I am slow in getting around today. For some reason, I'm WORKING on a MONDAY...which sucks...LOL! Plus, packing and moving also sucks. Thanks again! I will post soon, with proper credit!

MarmiteToasty said...

Cripes :) fanks for this.... are you sure you have the right person? lol

YOU so deserve your awards, put them on the shelf with ya chuftie badge LOL