Monday, February 11, 2008

Housekeeping


Which is the title of a movie, not a song.


I do have quite a bit of housekeeping to do around here, though (to say nothing of my own house!), because I'm swimming in awards again.

I'm still not sure how that's quite possible since I haven't been blogging all that much, but I appreciate it, nonetheless.

First up, from my favourite ex-pat journalist, Dumdad comes this lovely award:





It also arrived from Kaycie, at Lost in the Bible Belt. I've always enjoyed reading Dumdad's musings from The Other Side of Paris, and have for quite a while. Kaycie is a fairly new friend, whom I met over at Confessions of a Rotten correspondent. I'm supposed to bestow this rather sharp looking award on ten people. If I've gotten it from two people, does it mean I need to find twenty blogs to give it to? Hmmm.


Next up, is this award that first came from Mya, and then came from RC.




It's a platonic love, kissy, appreciation kind of thing. Description:

It’s a big kiss, of the chaste, platonic kind, from me to you with the underlying ‘thanks’ message implied. I really do appreciate your support and your friendship, and yes, your comments.’


I do need to quote Mya, from Missing You Already, here, because her little description of me made me all weepy:


Jen at A Snowballs Chance in Hell – because she’s a great blogger finding it a bit of a struggle to keep up the pace as her pregnancy advances. This award will look very pretty against your black blog, my dear. Do hope you can get some sleep soon.

And that's not to diminish the marvelous Rotten Correspondent in her flinging of "mwah's", either. RC has been one of my biggest supporters in this blogging endeavour since I met her. She comes here faithfully, and reads whatever drivel I happen to spit out, and even has the niceness to comment on it. She certainly deserves that award.

Please forgive me if I don't fling any "mwah's" at folks right now, as I have a cold, so lovingly bestowed on me by a stupid coworker, whom I now get to fill-in for today. I'd hate for you to "suddenly be coughing up blood" while your boss is away, too.

Last, and certainly not least, this award come from Jo Beaufoix:


As RC noted, Jo was very brave in bestowing this award on our favourite crochety old man, Willowtree. (He's not really all that old, I just like to yank his chain sometimes. If you're the same age as the old man from Oz, don't take offense.) I love Jo, and I love Babs, her ostrich. Every time I drive by this farm out on Ga. Hwy 17, I think of Jo, because the guy raises emus and ostriches. The ironic thing about this award, is that I'm not spreading all that much love right now, since I haven't been here!

Once I stop working double shifts, preparing for parent-techer conferences this week, making something to bring for the TFYO's Valentine's Day party, and covering for hypochondriacal workers who claim to be coughing up blood while the boss is on vacation, I will be back to send out these awards to all the people that likely already have them. If you don't have one of these awards yet, leave a comment, and I'll put you on the list to thank, and you can take one for your blog! Kind of like the Piggly Wiggly for awards! Yeah!

9 comments:

Kaycie said...

Sounds like you're busy and a bit down to boot. I do hope you're feeling better soon. I remember what it's like to be preggers and under the weather. Blech.

Congrats on your awards.

thegrandview said...

Jen,
You are going to need an annex for your trophy room! Congrats and I hope you are well.

The Rotten Correspondent said...

You do sound like you've had better days. Couldn't you be "coughing up some blood" too? (I've worked this past weekend if you need some more creative excuses. I've got a million of 'em).

Thank you for all the nice words. Right back at ya, babe. You were on of the very first people there for me, too, in this great blogging adventure.

Don't work too hard, don't catch anything else and...

Congratulations!!

Diana said...

You deserve each and every one of them and then some. Personally, I don't see how you manage to blog at all with all you have going on.

thegrandview said...

Come on over to my place to collect yet another well deserved award

Mya said...

Well done Jen!
Hope you're getting the rest you need and that Ray and TFYO are looking after you well. I agree with RC - a little creative hyperchondria of your own might give you a break...

Mya x

Robot Lord of Tokyo said...

Real life housekeeping (ie: cleaning up cans of paint) is worse.

Willowtree said...

The blogosphere sure has been quiet lately, especially so without you.

Jo Beaufoix said...

Jen, you are still spreading love hon. You're just spreading it at the PTA as well as the blogosphere. Babs and I love you too. Mr B coughed up blood lately with a throat infection, but he still went to work till they sent him home when he puked in front of a client. It's so bad you're being left to carry everybody, especially when you're already carrying a real life person.
Buggers.
I'd pour your urine samples into their coffee...