Today is looking and smelling so much better. Thank you for the support yesterday, but I'm happy to say I've traded the disinfectant spray for a French vanilla latte and a toasty cinnamon raison bagel. Breakfast is my favorite, because it can all be dessert. Oooh, for anyone with the inclination, comment on your favorite breakfast food (in a fat and calorie-free universe).
For you award-lovers who can't wait, scroll down and feel the love! And for you award-loathers, (it's okay, I don't judge), if I awarded you, just think of it as a pat on the blog... a blog hug... a blog high-five... or any other way you express a job well done. You don't need to do any of the posting and linking or even worry about it in any way.
Today I have awards for everyone, but before I get to them, a few things I'm happy about:
1. Marginally better kids! In the realm of stomach virus signs and symptoms, they are improving! No longer pukey, instead they are suffering from... well, you know. The lesser of the two stomach evils. But moms out there might agree, this is a much more manageable situation. WOO HOO!!
2. We got our Christmas tree last weekend and the house is all cute. Sure, it made for an odd combination of smells this week, but holiday cheer is good. And plus, the kids' Christmas excitement is adorable.
3. My little sister is engaged! For those of you who've followed since the Honest Scraps Award, she's following in my footsteps and marrying her high school boyfriend. Incidentally, my brother married his high school girlfriend a few years back. For the record, I don't know how that happened. My mom divorced her high school sweetheart and encouraged us to date widely, so maybe teenage-rebellion kicked in. ("So, I shouldn't settle down with the first guy I meet?! I'll show HER!")
Okay okay, enough of my yammering. It's award time! Presents for all!!
First, thank you Mary Anne from Starlight Blog for the
One Lovely Blog Award
The rules are, link the person who awards you, then find up to fifteen new blogs and link them in your own blog.
Here are eleven blogs I've come across recently, and they're all great!
Catherine Denton at Winged Writer
Nevets at Nevets.QST
Girl with One Eye at A Squirrel Amongst Lions
Tina Lynn at Sweet Niblets
Sara McClung at The Babbling Flow of a Fledgling Scribbler
Shannon Messenger at Ramblings of a Wannabe Scribe
Erica at Laugh.Write.Play
Voidwalker at Into the Void
Lynette Labelle at Chatterbox Chit Chat
Shannon O'Donnel at Book Dreaming
Liza Carens Salerno at Middle Passages
Julie Dao at Silver Lining
I have one more award, and this one goes to everyone on the Coaster. Why? Because who loves you, baby? I do!
Thank you Natalie from Sound of the Rain
for giving all her Followers the Who Loves You Award
The rules are, I have no idea! How about do like Natalie and I... give it to all your followers, and show them you love them too!
Don't forget to do happy-shiny shout outs, everyone! Or tell us your favorite breakfast. Mine is extra gooey cinnamon rolls or belgian waffles with way more toppings and whipped cream than is reasonable.