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Friday, November 6, 2009

Let the Show Begin!

It's been another great blogging week for this Menopausal New Mom and I have to say that I was tickled to receive three more awards.  Time to take my bow and then pass them on but this time, with a twist - All awards presented tonight are being given WITHOUT strings (Hey, I'm menopausal which earns me the right to do what I like!).

Take them, leave them, answer the questions or not, do what you like with them but you all deserve to be recognized for how much you contribute to this great blogging community of ours.

I want to thank Martha from  The Daily Grind  for presenting me with the Your Blog is Over The Top Award.  I love following Martha and it feels like I have gone on many a road trip with her and Tara.  If you haven't had the pleasure, take a few minutes and see what Martha's been up to.

If you want to follow the rules of this award, they are as follows:
Answer the questions below using only one word
Thank the blogger who gave it to you
Pass it on to 6 of your favorite bloggers

First, let me answer the questions:

1. Where is your cell phone?....Purse
2. Your hair? ......Brown
3. Your mother? ......Resilient
4. Your father?.....So-So
5. Your favorite food? ......Thai
6. Your dream last night?.....None
7. Your favorite drink?....Wine
8. Your dream/goal? ..... 95
9. What room are you in? ......Family
10. Your hobby? ...... Vintage Jewelry
11. Your fear? ..... Flying
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years?......Home
13. Where were you last night?.....Home
14. Something you aren't?.....Dishonest
15. Muffins? ..... Chocolate
16. Wish list item? ......Jaguar
17. Where did you grow up?...... New Brunswick
18. Last thing you did?......Eat
19. What are you wearing? ......PJ's
20. Your TV? .....On
21. Your pets? ......... deceased
22. Your friends? ...... comical
23. Your life?...... changing
24. Your mood? ......content
25. Missing someone? ..... YES
26. Vehicle? ...... SUV
27. Something you're not wearing? ...... Bra
28. Your favorite store? ......Paderno
29. Your favorite color? ...... Blue
30. When was the last time you laughed? ......Today
31. Last time you cried? .....??
32. Your best friend?...... Karen
33. One place that I go over and over? ...... Cottage
34. One person who emails me regularly?....... Sister
35. Favorite place to eat? ....... Restaurant

Now, on with the presentations!

Traditionally, this prestigious award should be passed on to six people although I have selected four blogs whose writers I think are definitely Over The Top.

So everyone, please stand while  Lee The Hot Flash Queen  enters the auditorium and takes center stage to accept the Over The Top Award.

For those of you who are not familiar with the protocol required when in the presence of royalty, please note the following:

Stand when the queen is entering the room.  While it is not expected or required, men may bow their heads and women may perform a small curtsy.  If Queen Lee extends her gloved hand to you, simply touch it briefly noting that a firm handshake is discouraged.

Chewing gum is not permitted nor is turning your back when leaving her presence.  Please back away slowly regardless of how hot your butt looks in those jeans (unless she asks to see it!).

Lastly, if you are not already following Hormones Headaches and Hot Flashes, you are required to do so IMMEDIATELY!

Once Queen Lee has left the stage with her award and been properly escorted back to her throne, would the following three bloggers please take the stage in order to receive the three remaining Over-the-Top Blog Awards:

Modern Mom
Pearl, Why You Little...
Kys of Stir-Fry Awesomeness

I love following all of these blogs and many a post has been way OVER THE TOP!  I promise they are worth following!

Moving on to the second award, I want to thank Sandra at Real Life In A Minute for honoring me with the Superior Scribbler Award and if you haven't taken a peek at her blog, please check it out!

For those who want to follow the rules of this award, they are as follows:

Pass the Award on to 5 Bloggy Friends (I've chosen 3)
Link to the author and name the blog from whom he/she has received the award
Display the Award on your blog
Post the rules of this Award on your blog

So, would the following 3 blog authors please take a bow while being honored with the Superior Scribblers Award:

Blue Violet of A Nut In A Nutshell
Heather of Theta Mom

I love following these gals and they each have their own unique twist on writing their posts.  If you're not already following them, get to it!

The final award I received was the Best Blog Award so I would like to thank Tami of Hearts Make Families for presenting it to me.  Tami has a great writing style so if you haven't checked out her blog yet, please do and don't forget to follow her.  Never a dull moment!

In passing on this award, I have selected One Special Recipient.

So would Jacki of Jacki's Bento Blog please come forward. Jacki's blog is loaded with fun bento lunch ideas and darling little cupcakes.  Her blog photos are so cute and so original, they were recently published in a brand new cookbook.  If you're looking for unique lunch ideas or some great cupcake recipes and decorating ideas, check her blog out and don't be shy about pressing that follow button once you're there!

And that concludes the presentation portion of our award ceremony this evening.

Everyone, please lift your glass and give a toast to these terrific gals.


Again ladies, these awards are bestowed upon you WITHOUT strings.  You may follow the tradition of passing them on or answering the questions but only if you want to. They have been presented here so they can be displayed on your blogs if you can find the space!

You are all so deserving regardless of what you choose to do with them or how many times you have already received them!

22 comments: said...

COngrats on all your great awards! Keep up the awesome blogging!

Theta Mom said...

Congrats on your awards, you deserve them! And thank you so much for this AWESOME award you passed along to me! It really means a lot to be recognized by another blogger, so thank you!

Lee said...

Oh my God!! You brought tears to my eyes with laughter and with joy! That was AWESOME!! Thank you SO much!! I don't know what to say...which is rare...I love you and am so glad to have found you!!

Natalie said...

Hi Deb! I have stumbled here through Mamatalk. I am 44 and also a new mum for the second round. GASP! am also perimenopausal in the extreme and going through all the hooha that hormones put us through. I sent out a little prayer to find women in a similar position to me, and VOILA!

Congratulations on your awards.

Natalie. :D

Unknown said...

Applause to you and to the others that have also received the wonderful awards!

Liz Mays said...

Thank you SO much! I am so touched. :) Congratulations on your awards as well!! You did this little presentation in such a fun way!

Sandra Wilkes said...

Way to go! You had quite a week. Thanks for the shout out too! I must go see all the blogs you mentioned....ah so many blogs, so little time!

Corrie Howe said...

Congratulations everyone, including M.N.M. You picked some great blogs to pass the love forward!

Unknown said...

congratulations! love your choices for passin' it on!

KaLynn ("MiMi") said...

Congrats!! You are an awesome blogger! I am in awe! Taking care of a young onkne and doing this blog, I just don't know how youdo it!

Tracie said...

Congrats on all of your awards! Thanks for passing one on to me! You really are too kind and I enjoy the heck out of your blog.

Buckeroomama said...

Congratulations on your awards!

...and thanks SO much for passing along one to me. It means a lot to me (and psst, that's my favorite award)!

Have a wonderful weekend.

Formerly known as Frau said...

Congrats on all your awards!! Have a wonderful weekend.

Unknown said...

Congratulations on all of your awards, and I'm so excited to be a follower now (finally!). Thanks for stopping by my blog, too.

p.s. I'm afraid of flying, too!

Menopausal New Mom said...

Hi everyone, thanks so much for showing up at this Award Ceremony and for the nice things you had to say about everyone including me!

Like Theta Mom said, being recognized by other bloggers means a lot.

Hope you will check out the blogs that were honored here and start to follow them too and again, thanks so much for stopping by and making this award ceremony a smashing success!

Melanie said...

Congratulations on all the awards!

I grew up in NB, too! Also, Thai food is my favourite, too! I already follow Lee. Actually I already follow many of your awardees.

So I'll just say again, nice to meet you!

Menopausal New Mom said...

Hi Reluctant Housewife, from one New Brunswicker to another, welcome aboard! I'm looking forward to getting to know you!

And of course, thanks for the follow :)

yonca said...

Hi Deb,
Congrats on your much deserved awards! Have a great weekend!

Theta Mom said...

I know I responded to this already, but I tagged you on my blog so come on over and check it out. ;)

Menopausal New Mom said...

Hi Yonca, Thank you so much and I hope you and your family enjoyed a great weekend!

Theta Mom, Checked it out and I've already done my post, thanks for tagging me!

Mama-Face said... deserve it. :)

Menopausal New Mom said...

Thank you Mama-Face, Don't you just love a good pat on the back once in a while!