Thursday, March 12, 2009


Dooo do do DOOOOO!!!!! (that is supposed to be like horns blaring)
This is very exciting for me! I have been given this award 2 times, one each from :
The amazing and brilliant Lisa
AND, the from the brilliant and amazing
The Dardos Award is given in "recognition of cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values transmitted in the form of creative and original writing. These stamps were created with the intention of promoting fraternization between bloggers, a way of showing affection and gratitude for work that adds value to the Web."

The rules:
1) Accept the award by posting it on your blog along with the name of the person that has granted the award and a link to his/her blog.
2) Pass the award to another five blogs that are worthy of this acknowledgment, remembering to contact each of them to let them know they have been selected for this award.

I seem to be completely unable to make a link with any finesse whatsoever, so here are the full links: You my dear, are the Big Mom. The Madea if you will. You are the one who always checks in and I see you digging out new-to- blogging- moms all the time who are facing the same unusual struggles as we are, gently kicking and shoving us all 'into the light' (all the while with no curse words). I don't care if I am not supposed to do it this way. Too bad. An almost ph.d with dyslexia from England living in Taiwan with her newly adopted daughter, teaching English and learning Chinese, what more do I need to say? oh my unholy hell, I had to sit down and read this blog all the way through one day, laughing so hard with tears streaming down my face my stomach actually hurt. I had to take a break in the middle to recover. Talk about making the net a better place! of course this is the woman who got me going in the first place. She is my intimidation, I have never even commented but she gets anywhere from 800 to 20,000 comments on any given post so she might not notice anyway! Definitely Rachael ! She keeps me from forgetting what normal is supposed to look like!
So there you go. At the risk of sounding like a dumbass at the Academy Awards, this really does mean a lot to me! I have noticed peoples awards and have never gotten one before. Then, I got 2 at the same time- wooo hooo! Made my day. Seriously!
THANK YOU!!!!!!!


  1. Ok...I'm blushing now. Geesh. I'm just a plain old mom. Emphasis on plain and old. ;-)

    I'm a pollyanna. Always have been...always will be... So I have to encourage folks. It's my nature. Sickens me some days but I yam what I yam.

    You are very kind, Essie. And thank you! I love you just the way you are. Curse words and all! =0

  2. Normal is a compliment. Right?!

    Thanks for the award! I will have to pass it on when I get back from vacation.

    To link text: Type whatever words you want linked (e.g. blog title, etc.), highlight them, then click the little link icon at the top of your post (it looks like a chainlink piece with a little world behind it), when the box pops up, there you type the address, click okay, and voila!, back to packing.

  3. OMG. After giving up all hopes of being named mother of the year, there is finally some sort of award out there for me -- a smartass mother.

    My acceptance speech:

    I am so humbled and I am so happy to have received this award. I would like to thank those who make it possible for me to live the lifestyle that I do (rarely being able to go to the grocery store, requiring controlled prescriptions to make it through a day, etc) -- The Hoovers! Without them, I'd just go to work and do self-absorbing things like get a massage, get my nails done, shop in malls, and the like before I arrived home to drink wine, read books, and bathe in a relaxed manner. Oh, and sleep late on the weekends. And go to the movies. (Oh, hell. Now, I'm depressing myself. Pass the prozac.)

  4. Wow thank you!! i never thought that i would get an award for i can barely English Teachers would be proud!
    Cheers. I'd give you an award right way...but not sure if that's with in the guidelines! Thank you for introducting me to tons of other mom blogs it makes my life seem more the norm when i read other peoples lives. cheers.

  5. ps i am not sure how i get that award up on my site...i will have to look into that. it may take me some time as i have another weekend with 5 kids coming fact 6 at one point :)


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