A Blog Award – For Me?


Hello everyone.  I am honored to have received a blog award from “our new plan a” (“ebc”) at the following address: http://ournewplana.blogspot.com/

I haven’t been following her blog for long, but I will tell you, from what I’ve seen, this girl is truly special.  She is a knitter and is knitting blankets and donating them to orphanages or to babies born sleeping through an organization she founded….see this post.  http://ournewplana.blogspot.com/2011/04/using-my-addiction-for-good.html  

So, “Thank You”, ournewplana, for noticing my blog, posting your comments, and nominating me for an award!  It made me smile

I am such a novice at blogging (as you can probably tell from the way I put in links to your blog), but I will try to do the best I can to carry out the duties of this nomination!  There are 4 duties: 

1. Link back to the person who gave you the award.

See above.

2. Tell 7 things about yourself. 

Well, here goes…

  1. I’m a huge Dave Matthews Band fan.  Since they took this year off with touring, I’m a bit nervous of a breakup, or of at least a major change.   We go to see them all the time…we’ve even traveled to see them (when they were with the Allman Bros, my DH’s fav band).   I won a photo contest once and got to photograph one of their concerts in NJ.  (oops…this was more than one fact)
  2. I love to garden.  To me, digging in the dirt has better therapeutic value than seeing a shrink or doing hallucinogenic drugs (which I’ve never done…another compond fact…getting my money’s worth out of the 7 facts I am allowed to share).
  3. I love to cook.  I like to try new things.   I was brought up by two great cooks, Mom and Dad.  Ma would do the traditional stuff (mostly italian-american) and Dad would always try new things like different sauces, etc…he was a Juli.a Chil.d fan.  It warms my heart to watch her sometimes because I think it was probably an episode that my Dad watched.
  4. I don’t like eggs.  I wish I did.  They are so good for you, lots of protein and low in calories.  Hmm…wonder if that has impacted my fertility…oh, shush!
  5. My dog Daisy Mae and I are really tight.  I have a post about her…it is here:  https://hoping4family.wordpress.com/2011/02/06/my-best-friend/
  6. I am a Red Sox fan.   They were a favorite to win it all, but they are barely to .500, so that opinion has been a bit challenged. 
  7. I have a love/hate relationship with golf.  I always have a love relationship with it when I’m thinking about playing, but sometimes when I’m actually playing, the hate comes out.  I typically swear like a truck-driver when I miss easy shots or shots that are typically my signature type.  Sometimes I get embarrassed about what comes out of my mouth, but my friends are the same.  I golf with 3-4 other women, all fertiles….but very kind and supportive of my challenges off the course.
  8. I have a sweet tooth.  If there is candy or good stuff in the cupboard, it’s getting eaten.  I have no will power when it comes to this.  I have to not buy it or tell people not to give me any of it.   It’s tough during the holidays…E.aster was no exception. 

3. Award other Bloggers

mynewplana (ebc) offered either The Versatile Blogger award (for 15 ‘recently discovered bloggers’) and the Stylish Blogger award (for 10 – 15 blogs ‘you feel deserve this award’).   I picked the Stylish Blogger award to pay forward because most of my regulars have been around a while.   I’ve set you guys up on my favorites, sometimes I post, sometimes I just read along, but all of you have resonated with me in some way and I appreciate the fact that I can follow your stories as I work through my family making journey.











4. Contact the recently awarded bloggers and let them know they’ve won! 

Will do this soon, I promise.

Lastly, I still smell like puppy smell.  We dropped my DH’s car off at his friend’s house (not a close friend, but a guy on his hockey team).  This guy is a mechanic for a police dept, but at night he works on the side.  Well, the other thing he does is breed golden retrievers.  When we dropped off the car my DH came over to my car and told me to come meet the guy, but also to come meet the puppies…..well, did my face light up at that moment or what.  We went in there and there were 6 golden puppies all vying for my attention, licking and biting me, jumping up on me, etc.  They had the puppy smell (like wet newspaper mixed with skin and fur with a little light pee aroma) and had puppy breath and everything.  I still think Y.anke.e Cand.le should come up with a “puppy breath” scent.  Anyway, Daisy Mae was wondering what had been going on when we arrived back home.


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. LisainSK
    Apr 27, 2011 @ 23:14:30

    Hey Daisy! Thanks so much for the award…I’ll try and play along later on this week/end. You take care…


  2. ebc
    Apr 27, 2011 @ 23:18:15

    aww, thanks for what you said about me! very sweet and appreciated!

    i am so with you on #4 (it’s a texture thing and smell thing, yuck) and #8 (mmm….ea.ster candy on sale this week, yum)


  3. Pioggia
    May 01, 2011 @ 23:45:00

    Thanks for sharing! I am eager to begin gardening (though sadly, it is late in the season. If, as you say, it is better than therapy, it will save my insurance company quite a bit of money.


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