They Like Me! They Really Like Me!

Well, at least someone does!   Nathan’s Mom at It’s All About Potential just awarded me this very cool macho looking award–it really goes well with my macho world — you know — my super manly hubby and three awesome sons.


I’m really honored she even has time to read my blog with her super busy life raising two sons,  one of them dealing with the challenges of autism.  She also works full-time OUTSIDE the home AND lives on a farm which is a lot of work right there.  So, thank you Nathan’s Mom!  I feel like such an undeserving SLUG!

Of course, there is work to go with my pretty new award:

This award is for any blog that truly ‘measures up’.


1. Say one nice thing to a man in your life.

Ok.  I just did.  See above.  He will like being called “super manly hubby” and he will see it soon since he usually reads my blog to make sure I’m not making fun of him.

2. List at least six ways that you measure success in your life (or for your blog).

I measure success for my blog by:

1. Giving my guys a sense of home even when they’re far away.  I originally started writing this blog when my Oldest Son was deployed to Iraq so he wouldn’t feel so far away from the home front.  He’s home now, but my Middle Son is reading and responding to my blog from far away in Germany now.

2. Letting far-away relatives know we’re still alive and kicking.  I know at least a couple of the in-laws drop by — and this is so much easier than those awkward phone calls.

3. Giving someone a laugh.  It made me feel so good the day my Middle Son said he laughed so hard over something I said about Big Daddy.  (Oops, sorry Big Daddy.  I wasn’t really making fun.  I was just reporting.)

4. Giving someone something to think about.  I like to throw my 2 cents in there sometimes.  I’ve been around for a while and learned a few things.  I’m happy to share my viewpoint — maybe strangers will listen.  God knows, my kids like to find things out the hard way.

5. Making someone’s life easier in these tough times.  I’m happy to share my successful recipes, child-raising or money-saving tips when the spirit moves me.

6. Keeping my family sane.  If I didn’t vent here, they’d have to listen to me rant and rave out loud.

3. Assign this award to six other blogs and leave them a comment telling the blogger that you’ve assigned them this award.

Like Nathan’s Mom, I’m going to choose one lucky awardee today and reserve the right to send out the rest later on when I’ve had time to mull over this important decision.  My first choice goes out to a relatively new blogger who makes me laugh and makes me think–plus finds the most awesome quotes for each and every post.  My choice for the Measures Up award goes to <drumroll> :


Check out her site and see if you don’t agree!

4 Responses to “They Like Me! They Really Like Me!”

  1. 1 somuchmorethanamom December 8, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    Oh my God, thank you SO much! This is so sweet. 🙂

  2. 3 mamaneeds2rant December 8, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    Cool beans! This must be MY DAY–and it’s not even my birthday yet!

  3. 4 sheribear9202 December 8, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    yay mom!!!!! I’m so proud of you!!!!

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