>So. Laura and Christine have “awarded” me this tag….and while I usually ignore all these, I feel a bit scroogelike and ungrateful to not acknowledge them being so nice to link to me and my goofy blog. Actually, I feel a tad like Sally Field being glad someone likes her. Both of these gals have lovely blogs and the ones they tagged are all worth a closer look as well! The best reason for me to put this up is that I now get to list/link to seven blogs that I like very much. Ooohhhh, the choices……like a kid in a candy shop….
1. Thank the person who awarded me the award, and link that person’s blog on my blog.
2. Identify seven things about myself.
3. Award seven bloggers with the “Kreativ Blogger Award,” post links to their blogs, and leave a comment on each of their blogs, to let them know of the honor. I don’t really know what a “Kreativ blogger” is, so you can just give it to whoever you like!
So without further ado, seven things about myself (Again? in my aging brain fog…I fear I might be being redundant…):
1. I grew up riding horses in the desert of Arizona. I still miss the desert and those long views and that particular beauty.
2. I misplace my glasses ALL the time. I am mercilessly reminded by my children that I have misplaced my sunglasses in the fridge.
3. I thought I’d grow up to be just like Mary Tyler Moore….throwing my beret up in glee in the big city, a cool working gal.
4. I’ve always been easy to tease; it made me suffer somewhat as a child in a big family. Now it makes me laugh.
5. My Grandpa, the only one I ever knew, used to call me “Movie Star.” And it totally embarrassed me but I also kind of loved it.
6. Yes, I have always been rather dull, WAKE UP…the GOOD blog links are coming right up.
7. I never dreamed I’d have eight kids, or live the life I do – much less be happy with it. And that’s the most wonderful hysterical surprise treasure of all.
Ok, and now, in no particular order (Hey, I’ve learned a thing or two over the years….), are seven blog links to blogs that I always check in on….because they make me think, smile, ponder….at any rate, they are worth a click. Check ’em out.
1. Jen at Conversion Diary: Yeah, its a Catholic blog, but its also a mom blog and she is a deep thinker but also blunt and honest and real. I love reading her blog and also with this one you get a two for one deal: she has another blog that is just perfect for those bored procrastinating moments (admit it, we all do it), called appropriately enough: Jennifer’s Favorite Links.
2. Becca, at Albertson Debrief. I love her because she wears her heart on her sleeve and loves fiercely, no matter what. She stands up for what she believes whether or not its considered “pc” and for that, she inspires me.
3. Courtney Rose, at Dandies in the Sunshine. She is another thinker and a feeler and I love to read her writing and her blog, because again it’s real and funny and honest. She’s full of passion and it comes right through the screen.
4. Lori, at The Road to Our Own, because, well, her family is beautiful, their hearts are beautiful. They live this bountiful life and actually seem to be aware of it along the way. That’s rare air. Plus Abe is adorable and she is a special gal.
5. Jen, at Leap of Faith, because she has an awesome family, is very sharp and has a heart that runs deep. She is also witty and savvy; her blog follows the addition of their beautiful Bella (yeah, I know, but that is the good kind of redundant) and just following a functional happy family gives hope in this darkish world.
6. Thankful Mom at A Bushel and A Peck, this blog is one that I track closely because she ‘gets it.’ She has an ongoing series called “My learning curve” that always has great tips and thoughts that are applied to kids who are working through some issues perhaps: attachment and such. But the secret is that these tips and ideas can be applied to any and all kids, each family. I always come away with more to think about or an “aha” moment from her.
7. Zoe, at Chasing Saints. I like to visit Zoe’s blog because, first off, she has the coolest banner going. Go. See. But secondly, she is a mere youngster (ok, to me) but she ‘gets it.” She’s very sharp, she’s on the adoption journey, and she’s a thought-full Catholic who knows her stuff.
Anyhow. I’m honored. I feel a little doofy, but it’s worth it if you go read those blogs. They are worth your time! Happy Thanksgiving!
>You are so sweet to give me an award. I'm afraid I'm not a youngster, but they say 40 is the new 30, so that makes me glad. I look forward to checking out some of the blogs you list. And you did better than MTM with the tossed beret – you make family life look beautiful, real and blessed, which is what this world needs.
>Gee whiz Zoe.. How about the 40 is the new 30 award? Faboo! YOu win!
>It is indeed a small world.I'm reading a blog entitled "Soli Deo Gloria" and find an entry that talks about your family. Your husband did knee replacement surgery on my husband about 6 years ago. (knees doing great). At the time, I had no idea adoption would enter our family, but now we have a beautiful 2 year old grandaughter from Addis Ababa. She is the light of our families lives. Her parents (our son and his wife) live in Texas, and most of the children adopted from her baby home live in the same area—one other of them attend the same church as our son and family—another just home has grandparents in that church. Two live in Nashville. It's good to read your blog and almost feel your journey. Mary Carol McDurham"Rudy" or Roy is my husband.
>hmmm. i'm so angry. HA! not quite! You are awesome coffeemama! as usual, way too nice to me. i'll get in on this tag action soon… like when i don't have gobs of in-law family members hanging off of me… :)happy thanksgiving! you are such a dear friend! b