Tuesday, June 17, 2008

And The Award Goes To... Me!

I won an award!

McMommy was oh so kind to bestow upon me the Arte y Pico award!

It's my very first, and I'm going to covet it, even though I think that might be one of the seven deadly sins? You know, covetness? Or does that just apply to your neighbors' wives? (My pastor would be dying of shame for me if he read this.)

Anyway, I'm so excited I could totally do something CRAZY, like hula hoop! Or through my hands up in the air while I do the CanCan! I've always loved expressing my excitement with high kicks. I try to put all of that ballet training to use, so my mom won't think it was a waste of money. Look, mom, I can CanCan!

That'd be about the time my husband threw open the door to reveal he'd brought home a bevy of co-workers. It would totally be my shining moment.

Okay, ANYWAY. The award is: for blogs that are considered deserving for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also contribute to the blogging community.

That is so awesome! I'm a little humbled that someone would think all of those things about my blog.

The powers that be must have politely overlooked the whole design part, though, since I'm still using a basic blogger template. But it has inspired me to make myself worthy! I think it's time I started looking around for some prettier surroundings. New blog design coming soon?

So, anyway, I'm honored. And if the last few paragraphs are any indication, I would totally blow my acceptance speech if I had to give one. Oh, that WAS my acceptance speech? Well, there you have it.


  1. I think your acceptance speech is fab, and I'm honored to share this award with you. It's mine too, and I'll let you in on a little secret, my blog design isn't that cool either (although I am amazed that I managed to find something at and figure out how to make it my template). I have faith in you! You are most deserving, in my humble opinion!

  2. OK, question from the learner . . . do you have your comments set to come to your email? And if so, when you received my comment, did you just hit reply?

    I'm testing a theory here - I'm wondering if you reply directly to a comment in your inbox, if the recipient it's intended for actually gets it, or if it goes to some random location in bloggy cyberspace.

    Anyhoo, thanks for the compliment. One of the things that held me back from starting a blog ages ago was thinking I am not funny or interesting enough. Then I decided screw both, I was going to do it for me. And the best part about starting it is how therapeutic it has been for me. I have always loved writing (especially creative writing) and I'm excited that I can use the blog as a way to document our life and to create something that our family will always have.

    And the icing on the icing (I think I'm borrowing this from Jen at Cheaper Than Therapy) is gaining readership and feel-good comments and kinship from fabulous women like yourself!

    I am enjoying reading and learning about you and am about to go add you to my blogroll!

  3. Congrats!

    I want to invite you to enter my giveaways this week at

  4. Honey, can I CanCan with you????? I want to wear one of those ruffly skirts too while I do it!

    Congrats!!! You are so deserving of the Arte y Pico....did you do your mandatory tequila shot?

    heh heh! Love ya!!!! Keep up the AMAZING, WITTY, CLEVER, AND ENTERTAINING blogging! We can't get enough.

  5. Expressing your self with high kicks is awesome.

    I am now officially a stalker, sorry to scare you. But you have me hooked I tell you hooked.


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