Well. I am honored to say that Heather over at In Te Domine has bestowed upon me a Thinking Blogger Award. I am blushing deeply, and very touched. Still blushing, I will put here what she said about me, because it made my day:
Painted Maypole whose candid and honest writing about her life and motherhood not only make me think and at time reframe my thoughts, but also makes me laugh. (Oh and if you like Harry Potter you'll probably get along with her fine).
(And about that Harry Potter thing... I think he is making me into a bad mother. I must confess I have allowed the May Queen a wee bit more television than usual these past few days as I try to reread the last three books in a mere 8 days. Madness)
Thank you, Heather. It's an honor. AND that you would put me in any list that includes Bono is beyond me (this would not perhaps be the best time to admit to you that I had for YEARS been singing along with She Moves In Mysterious Ways before one day, driving in my car, I nearly slapped myself on the forehead and exclaimed "He's singing about the Holy Spirit!" Are you ready to take away my thinking blogger award yet? You can't have it! I've already added the bling to my site!) Also, it's my first ever blogging award, and I couldn't be prouder that you think that I think and that I make you think when you think to stop by and see what I'm thinking...
Whew. But now I have to think some more because according to the guidelines I have to nominate 5 more bloggers for this award. As I have seen this little piece of bling on nearly every blog I read, I thought this might be difficult. But I actually had to make some choices here, although I wonder if these bloggers have won the award and are just too shy and retiring to display it (not me! I think! See! See my award!)
OK, enough about me, and on to the nominees:
Her Bad Mother who makes me laugh and cry and think a whole bunch, and I cannot think of a single reason why she doesn't have 80 of these on her sidebar already
The Mad Hatter, over at Under the Mad Hat, who I think must also be hiding all of her awards in the attic or something, but here's another one for you to dust off, and let me just say that I love reading about theatre and books and just causes and anything else that comes into your brain to write about
Veronica Mitchell who's Toddled Dredge probably already has you thinking about the title of her blog, and let me tell you, it only gets better as you start reading her posts
Joy, Of Course! at Joy in Chaos who writes with such honesty and makes me think about how I can pause to find the Joy in the Chaos. And she will just have to find a place for this award on her newly designed blog under the other award she just won (an embarrassment of well deserved riches. So there)
Niobe at Dead Baby Jokes who not only thinks to look up all sorts of interesting things online and then share them with us, but who also helps me to see with a whole new set of eyes the experiences of someone else. She shares such heartache that all you can do is wish for her joy.
See, and there is 5, and yet I could go on and nominate more, but I have to leave some people out there in the blogosphere without awards so that you have some people to nominate (but if you want some ideas, I'd be happy to share mine with you!)
SO... all of you nominees, well, you're winners. Get you some bling and put in on your blog. It looks like this
and you can pick it up here.
And where you keep your bling is up to you. I know of one Tony Award winner who keeps his on the back of his toilet. I think I'll just leave mine on the sidebar.
(Bonus points for anyone who thinks to count how many times I used think/thinking/thought in this post. What do you win for those bonus points? Ummmm... hmmm...I don't know how to come up with any bling for that. Sorry)