Let's just call this the week of living gratefully, shall we?
I'm grateful that my boy loves me even if I don't deserve it. I'm grateful that you guys seem to think I'm worthy of your affection. And I'm grateful that you're not too mad that it has taken me sooo long to acknowledge all your lovely awards. (You're not tooo mad, are you?)
First up, I am ever-so-honored that the lovely Kami over at Kami's Khlopchyk bestowed this lovely award on me.
I just discovered Kami a few months ago and she has swiftly become one of my favorite reads. I would like to pass this little beauty on to Janice at Mom on The Run who inspires me with her commitment to her two beautiful girls and her commitment to fitness and to Lunanik over at Secrets of A Black Heart who has me hooked with her mysterious edge...
Next up I want to say a big thanks to Brittany over at Mommee and Her Boys and Elaine at The Miss Elaine-Ous Life for bestowing upon me this You Make My Day Award - isn't it a beaut?
I think Brittany - who is too adorable for words, really! - was one of my first-ever regular readers and I have always appreciated her loyalty. Elaine is another new find - and one of those ladies you just know you would click with if you had a chance to meet.
I'd like to pass this award along to Mandy at The Gratton Grapevine, who I can't wait to meet at Blogher, and to Urban Daddy, because, well, I have met him and he's lovely and daddy bloggers need love too.
Moving along, I need to send a shout-out to Melissa over at Hope for the Hopeless. As per the award below, she has declared me a Tiara-wearing Blogger - to which I say, "Does she ever have me pegged!" Thanks Melissa - I think you'd look pretty great in a tiara yourself.
I pass this diva-ish award along to the one and only McMommy who, truthfully, is so fabulous she probably wakes up in the morning wearing a tiara and to April over at It's All About Balance who handles single motherhood with style and class.
Next I need to say a big thank you to The Reluctant Housewife and to Sass-E Mom who both were kind enough to give me the Award of Excellence below. Both these ladies are regular reads for me and if you check them out you'll know why.
Last, but certainly not least, I want to say a big thank you to the always thought-provoking David over at Authorblog who recently cited this post of mine as his "the best of the day" pick. David runs a great that site that is "totally committed to encouraging excellence in others".
Isn't that an incredible sentiment? Thank you David, I am honored to call you neighbor in this community we call the internets.
I apologize to those of you who have tagged me for memes over the last few months - I'm just not great at memes, sorry! Please know that I do appreciate you thinking of me and I am truly grateful - this week and always - to call you all friends.