Sunday, February 3, 2008

Awards and the Weeks Ahead

Just a quick note today to remind you that Brian undergoes his bi-monthly MRI tomorrow morning, Monday February4. We will not get results until Wednesday, February 13 because the boys have a 5 day weekend this upcoming weekend and we didn't know what our plans may be for this week when we scheduled this round of tests and results. We are going to St. Louis this weekend for some fun. Ever since my parents retired over an hour south of the city, we rarely hang our hats in my old stomping ground, so we decided to take advantage of an extended school break to do just that. We hope to explore a museum or two with the kids.

Moving on...

Several weeks ago, my good blogging friend, Pinky at Cheese in My Shoe awarded me with the Daily Dose award. I am most grateful for this award, but struggled with whom to return the favor.

I have so many blogs that I read just about daily, so I thought I would send this on to one I have more recently discovered. This one is for A Mom Two Boys. I read her daily for several reasons, not the least of which is obvious - she also has two boys. In addition, she writes EVERY DAY and sometimes LOTS of times a day about whatever amuses or bugs her. Even though we differ greatly on our political and social views, she cracks me up with mer daily musings.

The second award is the 'Your blog is excellent' award from the talented, good-hearted, up-beat Kellan at On the Upside. I respect Kellan and her writing about life and finding the postitive in life's everyday occurances and was very humbled that she would consider me for this award. Thanks!

I am supposed to pass this to 10 people, but that feels like one of those "forward this email or else' rules, and I do not believe in saturating the market so I am passing it on to the following people because I find their blogs simply excellent:

Heather at 3 Boys Under My Roof.

Jenn @ Juggling Life

Leanne at Tired Mama


Smoochiefrog at In The Mind of a Thirty-Something Mom

If you have time, check out one or two of the above blogs.



  1. Congrats on the awards! You deserve it!

    I was actually thinking this week, I wonder when testing time will be coming around again. Hope all goes well, I will be thinking and praying for you!

    Have fun on your little get away!


  2. I hope the MRI is uneventful!!!

  3. Thank you so much for the award! You totally rock!

    Good luck with he MRI. I pray all goes well.

  4. Thanks! That's fun. I'm glad you can still read what I have to say even though I p*ss you off! :0) Just wait until I write the next one that's rollling around in my brain. I'm pretty sure you won't like it. So, you've been warned. It won't be up until at least Tuesday or Wednesday, though.

    On a MUCH more important note, I hope all goes well today and that you get GREAT results on the 13th. I'll be thinking about you and Brian.

  5. Congrats on the lovely awards! I hope everything with the MRI is fine....keeping you in my thoughts...

  6. Angie - thank you for the award. I really appreciate it. I will share it with you, even though you just got it, and you don't have to pass it on to anyone else, because I love your blog and miss it when I don't have time to read it. I'm glad we've found this way to stay in touch with each other.

  7. good luck, Brian. I'm praying for a very boring day for the doc who reads the tests!

    Enjoy your family day out! Take lots of pics and share!

    And last, congratulations on the awards. Your are very deserving!