First is from the inimitable Braja who, I think, made this one up just for me (how cool is that?!). It’s the Queen of All Rambling Award. Now, I’m not prepared to give up my crown just yet, but I’m happy to share it with another rambler – one I’d be thrilled to rule alongside… the lovely Fhina over at A Woman of No Importance (don’t let the title of her blog fool you!). Fhina is a rambler of the very best sort (and someone I know Braja would be proud to crown)… she’s insightful and funny and wise and humble. I adore her and if you head over to her blog, you will, too.
Next is the Marie Antoinette Award given to me by one of my best bloggy friends, Protégé (another blog you should be reading if you’re not already!). This award, as I understand it, is given to bloggers who ‘keep it real’ and I have to pass it on to a very real blog I love, love, LOVE… it belongs to Blognut (my evil twin... though she's a mindless rambler and not an addled rambler... and you know addled is better, right? Yeah, it is... take my word). Anyway, again, if you’re not reading her, what the hell are you waiting for?!
Last is a very special award, given by Denise at Shut the Front Door! It’s the Wonderful Mother Award. I was really touched to receive this one, especially from Denise, whose mom-skills are stellar. Being a mom is a big, wonderful, horrible, scary, funny, miserable, fulfilling job and it’s one that rarely gets acknowledged or thanked. So this means a lot. I’m going to do something unconventional here, though, and I’m passing it on to Coachdad. I know he’s not a mom per se but he IS a single dad of four (count ‘em – four!) daughters. Like me, he (often) gets to be mom AND dad and, as far as I can tell, he’s doing a pretty amazing job. He parents with great humor and great love, and he’s not afraid to admit his blessed imperfections or his fears. So I hope all you wonderful mothers, whose blogs I read and adore, and who all really and truly deserve a Wonderful Mother Award, don’t get upset. If you read his stuff, I'm betting you'll agree with me.