Spreading the Love

January 17, 2009

Posted on Saturday~January 17th, 2009

I’m taking care of some bloggy business today. Please don’t click away! There are a couple of lovely things people are doing in the blogosphere that I want to be sure to share. So we’ll take care of that first. I love that we can use the blog world to help each other. So let’s do it!

Secondly, I realize blog awards can sometimes be overwhelming. But I think they’re important. They are part of what keeps us connected, letting each other know we notice strengths and appreciate each other’s words.

So C’mon, let’s GO:

The Maxeys have a daughter who is three months old and has cancer, a tumor on her brain and spine. This family lost another daughter to cancer when she was also a baby. This project was created to encourage the Maxey family. You can learn more about how you can help by clicking the button. Letters and comments are being compiled through that site and passed on to the family as a surprise. This is a beautiful gesture of help and support. I wanted to spread the word.

If you haven’t heard about Stephanie and Christian Nielsen’s plane crash, you can learn more by visiting CJane (Stephanie’s “Best Major Blog” award winning sister) or Stephanie’s blog, The NieNie Dialogues
(By the way, Stephanie did her first post since the crash yesterday. It’s beautiful! She’s back!)
We can help the Nielsens by purchasing a HILARIOUS book full of posts written by our bloggy friends. I just know it’s going to be good. After all, it started with
Sue. To see a list of the bloggers included in the book go here.

You can purchase your copy of Something Cleverish here. You then get to laugh your face off and help the NieNie family at the same time. That rocks.

In other bloggy news, I received the same award from THREE different bloggy friends.

(If you’re really REALLY bored and you’d like to see the awards I’ve received thus far in my blog life, you can click that Greatest Hits button at the top of the page. Or you could click the Music. Pictures. Books button because it takes you to the same place as the Greatest Hits button. Confused? Me too. I’m sharing this information so that those of you that have given me awards know I don’t just throw them out, I put them on another page and occasionally stare at them for hours.)

Thank you, PsychMamma


Thank you, Keyona of The New Norm


Thank you, Elizabeth at Finding Him Bigger

Look at this cute little lemonade stand. I’ve seen so many differing descriptions for this award that I will combine them (just for kicks): It means I make lemonade out of lemons and have an attitude of gratitude. Is that close? It sure is nice, no matter how you slice the lemons.

Now I want to pass this award on to Carolynn at Willow Tree. Her attitude of gratitude during a really difficult time in life is inspiring. This is a private blog, but I wanted to let Carolynn know she’s the first one that came to mind when thinking “lemons to lemonade.”


I also want to take this opportunity to pass some MOMS ROCK love on to Tooj at Circling the Square Table. Tooj is a working mother of three. I’m so impressed with her focus on family life as she juggles work and home. When reading her posts, you can feel her love for her kids as she shares ideas for making improvements. And you can laugh with her as she calls her youngest a turd. It’s so easy to see she’s totally in love with him despite his turdiness. Tooj, you rock!


Lastly, if you would be so kind, can you tell me if my blog is a big old mess on your computer screen? On my laptop, the whole right side bar gets pushed off the edge and on to the bottom left of the blog. This happens with a friend’s blog too. I wanted to see if I could fix it if anyone else is seeing it this way. To attempt to be less confusing, the question is, what do you see in my right side bar? a) nothing or b) a whole bunch of stuff.

Thank you for your time, friends!
If you can truthfully say you’ve read this whole post, tell me. I will leave you a very special comment on your blog. And if you don’t have a blog, I’ll just make a special comment out loud on your behalf. I know, that’s really exciting! Or something…

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