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Monday, November 2, 2009

Dim the Lights And Let the Show Begin!

Last week was a terrific week for me!  I was so surprised to receive three great awards and I'm so tickled to have been chosen at all being so new to all this.  If you read my post on Blogging for Dummies, you know that I'm a bit (or should I say VERY) computer challenged.  If I don't link properly or mess this post up BIG TIME, please cut me a little slack.  I'm learning!

So now it's time for me to pass (or should I say, TRY to pass) along these fabulous awards.

First one received was the Best Blog Award from Kimi at So Many Kids So Little Time .  By the way, if you haven't checked out her blog, stop right now and go check it out! And if anyone knows of the "Sweet as Sugar Pie Award", Kimi deserves it for being such a sweetheart to help me with the technical mumbo jumbo so I can attempt to pass these awards along to other deserving gals.  I promise Kimi, if I manage to figure out how to create an award, this one is at the top of my list just for you!

I know there are rules but I've selected five recipients instead of the traditional 15 for this one, hope no one minds, I'm still learning my way around here and these are the five blogs that I think are absolutely terrific:

Gals, do what you like with them but this award goes out to:

The traditional rules are:

*post this award on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award and his/her blog link.

*Pass the award on to 15 other blogs that you have recently discovered and think are great.  Remember to contact those bloggers you have awarded to let them know they have been chosen to receive the award.

The second award I received this past week was the Honest Scrap Award and it was received from both Modern Mom and Kimi.  Again check out Kimi's blog and be sure to stop by and see what Modern Mom is up to!

The Honest Scrap Award comes with some rules too.  In order to accept it you must list 10 honest things about yourself and then pass the award along to seven other bloggers.

So here is my list of 10 things:

#1  I am almost completely computer illiterate (which will explain any errors you note in this post);
#2  I dated every loser within a 200 mile radius before settling down with one of the nicest guys I've ever met (BTW, this process of elimination took me nearly 30 years!);
#3  We had our wedding in Napier New Zealand which may not sound exotic but for a white-trash gal from Eastern Canada, it was a Big Deal (no step kids there to ruin it either!);
#4  I am a white-knuckle flyer who looks perfectly calm on the outside while practically wetting my pants (did I mention I flew all the way to New Zealand and back to get married?);
#5  I love anything 1950's except maybe the greaser hair;
#6  I watch Coronation Street every week night alone after everyone has gone to bed;
#7  I have worn my hair in a ponytail every day since my daughter was born;
#8  I love popsicles and always have a box ahead in the freezer, even in Winter;
#9  I love my daughter more than anything even though I have been spotted smiling ear to ear while dropping her off at Early Learning School;
#10 I have a huge crush on Steven Tyler of Aerosmith (yes Steven, sadly you have been around so long that a lot of your fans are now in menopause);

So would the following terrific blog writers please step forward and take a bow while receiving both the Honest Scrap Award and the Lemonade Stand Award that follows:

I received the Lemonade Stand Award from 2 Toddlers and Me which is a terrific blog so be sure to check it out!

This awards comes with a set of rules too:

Put the lemonade logo on your blog or within your post.
Nominate at least 10 blogs (I've chosen the same 7 as the Honest Scarp) with great attitude (I think this is why I received it) or gratitude
Link the nominees within your post
let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog
link to the person from whom you received this award

Whew, think that about does it!  Raise your glass to these great gals and congratulations everyone!!



HeartsMakeFamilies said...

Congratulations on your awards. I love your blog. you deserve them. I definitely understand being tech challenged. I am myself as well.

Lee said...

Congrats on your awards!!

Corrie Howe said...

Congrats on your awards. Isn't it exciting. Don't awards feel so validating?

You'll figure it out and be a pro sooner than you realize.

Mama-Face said...

Congrats to you and THANKS!!

It's kind of embarrassing to get awards, yet fantastic. I am sooooo dumb with my computer and make so many mistakes while posting...I have learned a few things over the past few months.

I think you are awesome; I'm so glad we met!

Wedding in New Zealand? Have you blogged about that already? :)

Life Laugh Latte said...

Such an exciting moment! When we got our first award I was screaming and jumping and calling Charisse. I was such a sap. Come on by sometime...Holly at

The Four Week Vegan said...

Congrats on your awards. You are doing great for someone that claims to be computer illiterate!

Connie K said...

Wow you got 3 awards Congrats to you !! That is so cool you flew all the way to New Zeland to get married !!(He must so worth it ) i get alittle freaked out on flights too but i dont let it stop me either (lol) And a big thank you for my award !!Now i need to figure out how to link up (lol) so tech challanged here !!

Stacey J. Warner said...

Congrats on your awards. YAY! Welcome to the world of blogging.

much love

Connie K said...

Deb i dont think i know how to link up other blogs !! :( im still learning that too ! ugh i'll try my best !

ethelmaepotter! said...

Congratulations to you and all your recipients!
And, I agree - you're more of an expert already than you realize! Keep up the good work.

Bridgette said...

Congrats on your awards! Don't you just love them?!?

Menopausal New Mom said...

Thanks everyone for stopping by and for congratulating me. Most of all, for reading this crazy stuff on a regular basis that I just have to get off my chest and of course to Kimi, Modern Mom, and 2 Toddlers and Me for honoring me in the first place. One thing these awards are doing is making me learn my way around here!

Big Thank You to everyone!

KaLynn ("MiMi") said...

Congratulations on the awards!! AND THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR MINE!! YOU HAVE MADE MY DAY! So Much so that I am crying!! Hugs! KaLynn=0)

Buckeroomama said...

Congrats on your awards. :)

(I can so relate to #9 on your list!)

Anita said...

DEB, Wow, an award! When I got my first and only award, I thought it was sort of a one time thing, that it would be a long time before I saw another one.
Well, you've now bumped me up and it is making me really feel part of a community, an appreciation of my new online friends. :)
Thank you Deb!
Ps. Will try to get my award posted soon. I'm a little pokey, but eventually... :)

Anita said...

Oh, I forgot to congratulate you too! You're a very "real" person and it comes through in your posts. You are great at communicating, too. I see your "Betty Crocker" image everywhere now. I predict your Followers will grow and grow and grow! Who knows where that may take you. Any plans to venture into other areas of blogging, say...that may involve an income. Hmmmm...

Menopausal New Mom said...

Hi KaLynn, you are so welcome and there isn't a nicer thing in the world than hearing that you have made someone's day! Thanks so much and you so deserve those awards!

Hi Kys and Buckeroomama, thanks so much for stopping by and for the Congratulations! One thing I can never hear enough of Lol!

Hi Anita, you are so welcome! I love reading your posts and I know that your own followers are growing. As far as venturing into earning an income doing this, I wouldn't have a clue how! It's all I can do to figure out the tiny bit I have so far!

Liz Mays said...

Congratulations on your awards! Well deserved!!

And, I'm with on Steven Tyler. What is about that guy? He's just hawt.

Unknown said...

Woohoo! I got two awards! Thank you because today, after Baby Boo announced that she went poo poo in her pullups, I was ready to head for the chocolate but the awards will help to diffuse my frustrations.

Congratulations on your blog awards. I'm so glad I found your blog. We think so much alike!

PS--I'll do the awards for tomorrow's post.

Menopausal New Mom said...

Hi Blueviolet, thanks for stopping by. How come you are the only one who picked up the Steven Tyler confession?? You are so right though, that old guy is still just so hot, he sizzles!! I've seen him in concert twice and man or man, what a show!! I could just stare at him for days!!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams, I'm happy to hear that receiving those awards made your day a bit easier to get through. You are so deserving of them, I love reading your posts and I can relate so easily with you. BTW Thanks for the congratulations too! It's nice to feel appreciated!

Theta Mom said...

Congrats on your awards! You deserve them!

Menopausal New Mom said...

Theta Mom, thank you so much for stopping by and for that much loved pat on the back!

sitting on the mood swing at the playground said...

Congratulations to you and thanks!

I can't believe you don't like to fly but got married in New great is that?

Menopausal New Mom said...

Hi Sitting on the Mood Swing, I hate flying, scares the crap out of me and yes, I got married in New Zealand, I've actually been there three times! That's a hell of a lot of time in the air for someone who hates to fly!