*whoop whoop*

When I started this blog oh so many months ago, I thought I was in essence creating a public journal that, once in a while, someone would stumble upon. And that would be that.

I had noooooo idea. I didn't know how dynamic this blogging world is; I didn't realize I would make new friends, real friends . But I have, and I am amazed and grateful for these friendships...because, as trite as it sounds, I am a better person for knowing them.

So when Jennifer (aka Binky Bitch Extraordinaire)(aka Playgroupie) awarded me with what must be the sweetest accolade ever, I fell back in my seat. 'Being Nice' is something that has come up as a topic of conversation in my life recently in a variety of venues...if everyone would just 'Be Nice' the world would be a far better place. Duh.

Jennifer, thank you so much for your timely buttony award; the fact that it is my first buttony award makes it all the more sweet.

I'm thrilled to pass on the love to these bloggers...they are also super, duper NICE. And nice matters.

Candace at Not that I don't love my kids...
Mrs. Fussypants at Fabulous Mrs. Fussypants
Misty at PDX Mama
Heather at Just Treadmilling Around
Jenn at Serving the Queens
Jennifer at Take a Walk on the Childside


  1. After your last post you so totally deserve this ten times over.

  2. Just following your lead, my friend.

  3. I'm sorry I haven't commented lately...for some reason, bloglines is not updating your feed! Hmmmm.

    Anyway...I can't think of a blogger who deserves the nice award more than you. Congrats!!

  4. honored. From the moment I first stalked you I felt like I found an old friend. The kind of friend that's smart and nice and inspiring but in a really easygoing way? And I'm not blowing cyber-smoke up your cyber-ass.
    Thanks for the props.

  5. Oh, I'm all verklempted. You like me, you really like me....

    Thanks for the bloggy love Chris, and right back at you.

  6. Ah shucks! Thanks for that, I've been in a blogging funk of late (I hate it when work gets so busy that I have no time for my internet obessions!), but it is always great to read yours.

  7. Thank you, my friend!

  8. HEY, HEY, DID THAT SAY ME???????

    MY FIRST AWARD, and I didn't see it until now, GAH!

    In my defense....broken laptop, platform move, and -oh yeah- the ~coughs~ fifth baby.



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