Firstly, a few of my blogging buddies have publicly bestowed upon me some awards. Many thanks to Teri at The Biopolar Diva, Mungee's Ma at Mungee And Me, Drama Mama at The Scoop On Poop, and Melanie at Read It In 7 Days. I will Proudly wear this Versatile Blogger Award from this day forth.
Another award I received comes from Adrienne at No Points For Style.
The No Points for Style Bad Ass Blogger Award is given for just one thing: bloggish bad-assery. If you read my blog, you know how highly I value honesty – the kind where a blogger spills her or his guts in such a way that we all remember that we’re never, ever alone in the world. This award is for bloggers who write posts that cut right to the heart of the human experience. It doesn’t have to be tragic or devastating or earth-shattering (though it may be); it just has to be real.I earned the privilege of wearing this badge with this post about the heinous PPD experience I had after the birth of my son. My guts are still hanging out all over the place from that post, and I'm proud to be "Bad Ass." So, thanks again Adrienne. No Points For Style is a highly recommended read for anybody who is affected by a child with mental illness, or anyone who wants to understand mental illness from an honest and raw inside perspective that is beautifully, poignantly written.
If you haven't visited these lovely ladies, you are missing out. You should definitely check them out. Go ahead, I'll wait...
You back? Pretty great mamas, eh? You're welcome.
Now check this out.
I've made some blog awards of my own. Partly because I keep seeing the same ones floating around the blogosphere, but mostly because I'm off my meds. These were made up on a whim, (which will explain a few things once you scroll down), and specifically designed so I wouldn't find out later that I had stolen the image/likeness/idea of someone else would would want to sue me or throw tomatoes at my house, or whatever the punishment is for being an unintentional copycat. If these exist already, I appologize. And I'll give you the number of my psychiatrist. Now without further ado I bring you:
The Chupacabra Award For Excellence
No chupacabras were harmed in the making of this award.
The Duct Tape Award For Bloggy Goodness
Extra bonus for me? I fulfilled both blog fodder, and quality time with the kids requirements by coloring these. Yay, Crayola!
Today I am offering awards to the following bloggers, for being awesome in one way or another, or various ways at the same time. Around here we call that multitasking. The recipients may choose the award they would like to receive, because I'm too lazy to choose for them. I'm positive that I have not included a boatload of people who I love, love, love, and I blame the little children who crowd around me with their wants and needs, and have caused this post to take a day and a half to write. I will be throwing out another round of awards in the near future, as I know these are more coveted than the Nobel Peace Prize, and other prestigious prizes that I can't think of right now.
And the winners are, in no particular order:
Katie at No Missed Opportunities
Alexandra at Good Day, Regular People
Cheeseboy at The Blog O' Cheese
Drama Mama at The Scoop On Poop
Teri at The Bipolar Diva
Adrienne at No Points For Style
Wombat Central at Postcards From Oblivion
Joanne at Laundry Hurts My Feelings
Mungee's Ma at Mungee and Me
Melanie at Read It In 7 Days
Ericka at Alabaster Cow
Midwestern Mama at Are You Serious?
Ratz at What Can I Say
An Imperfect Mama at Really? I'm A Mom?
Maxabella at Maxabella Loves
Kate at Help! I'm Surrounded By Penises!
Kristy at Pampers And Pinot
Dawn at Dawn's Daybreak (and not just 'cause she's my mom.)
Margaret at Nanny Goats In Panties
Another thing? There are no rules for accepting these awards. You can gift them to 40 of your blogger friends, or you can hoard them for yourself. You can blog about 9 little known random facts about you or not. You can print them out and give them to Grandma for Christmas, or you can glue them in an anonymous ransom letter, the possibilities are endless! Just wear it with pride, and leave a comment telling me which one you picked. To appease my curiosity.
Also, I'm thinking of big changes around this here blog. I'm looking for a new design, and probably a new name. Possibly a new server, who knows. Suggestions are welcome. Because I have no idea.
Spell check is arguing with me about "Chupacabra." It gives me only the option to ignore. No such luck, Spell check. Wishful thinking will get you nowhere.