As you might know, I am not exactly computer savvy. I get by, but up until a few days ago, I didn't even know how to add a link to my posts. In my defense, people, I discovered that there is this thing( an editor toolbar), that all these months, I didn't have! I have been using Safari, and I decided to open my blog in Netscape instead, and there it was! Believe me, I'm still stumbling around in the dark out there in cyberspace for the most part, but apparently you can teach old dogs a few new tricks.
A while ago, the stupendous Sparx, gave me this award...
Honestly, up until that point, my thought was that blog awards are, well...stupid. What are they for? What do you do with them? Does anyone care if you have them? Then, there is the pressure. You must pass them along. Someone's feelings are sure to get hurt. I don't like to hurt feelings. How do you choose who to give them to? I know how women are - we analyze everything. Like, if I write that so and so's kid is adorable, and I don't write that about the next person, that woman is thinking, "Oh! And my kid is what? Not adorable?". I don't need that kind of stress. It makes my head hurt.
But, then I got this award, and I saw the other side of awards. The side that makes you go, "Aw shucks. She likes me! She thinks I'm funny! She likes what I write!" I have been reading her blog for quite a while, and I love her writing, so I was flattered. That feels good! I like to make people feel good. I am a woman, after all. I reserve the right to change my mind.
So, I am passing this award along.
To Kellan, who has to be the most considerate blogger I know. She is sometimes funny, sometimes thought provoking, and often makes me get teary eyed with the loving posts she writes about her family. She manages to always find an upside to things, and I love that.
To, Burgh Baby's Mom, who I must confess, I usually read first. Us, Burgh Babes have to stick together, you know. She always makes me laugh, and I love that she always posts pictures. She also doesn't mind, and actually likes, my sarcastic, teasing, sense of humor, and dishes it back!
To Driving With The Brakes On, who was the first "stranger" to comment on my blog. I love how she thinks, always coming up with thought provoking questions for us. She also knows how to rant, and I usually find myself saying "Yeah!"
To Elsie, who teaches me the Bristish terms for things - like pram, nappies, and the loo! Who wouldn't want to read about a little girl named Betty Button? Betty is the same age as Dylan, and I often find myself laughing at her posts, because I am going through the exact same thing.
To Pam, who I really feel for, because she is having a tough year with her class. She is so sweet and supportive in her comments to me, and I don't think she realizes what a great person and teacher she is.
To Stay at Home Dad, who rarely posts, but when he does, I am always touched by his writing. He adores his daughter, and writes about childhood in the most endearing way.
To Jck, whose blog I just recently stumbled upon. You really have your priorities straight, in life, I think. I am really enjoying your posts, and I'm looking forward to getting to know you better.
When I started blogging, I had no idea that I would actually come to care about the people I read about, that I would consider them friends! I appreciate each of you.
Happy New Year, everyone!