Monday, June 15, 2009

Spreading the Love.

This little blog began after move number three in five years. I had hit rock bottom - being without any family or friends in a brand new town - yet again. Hence, the Wanted Good Home...a little place with familiar faces, laughter and a life.

I had no idea that I would find that sense of community amidst the blogosphere. So many incredible people sharing their lives, their finds, their anecdotes and most surprising - their appreciation and enjoyment for what you are putting out in the world. It's amazing how quickly a stranger can turn into a friend - without you ever having met...

So, with that I need to acknowledge two very lovely and favorite bloggers of mine who thought enough of what happens in this neck of the blogging woods to bestow these two awards...

Many, many thanks to THE Preppy Princess for the Queen of ALLL Things Awe-Summm Award!! The Breaking News Team will try desperately to live up to this tremendous honor. We think The Preppy Princess is quite Awe-Summm, as well.

As the newly crowned Queen, I am obligated to do the following:

1. List 7 things that make me Awe-Summm!!!
2. Pass this onto 7 bloggers.
3. Let those bloggers know that they have been tagged.
4. Link to Her Majesty who tagged me.
5. Copy the picture onto my sidebar to let the world know I am the Queen! (Not sure if I can manage this...)
Seven things that make me Awe-Summm!!! *

Let's just say these are seven things about myself I'm not embarrassed to share.

1. My Grandmother is 87, still wears heels, drives and goes to the office three days a week.
Having her genes alone makes me awesome.
2. A husband who makes me laugh
3. A best friend that has never judged me
4. Great hair
5. My sarcasm which, along with my great hair, has gotten me through life
6. Being able to recite almost every line from Heathers, Steel Magnolias and 9 to 5 - as if they were the Lord's Prayer.
7. Knowing that life is long distance race - not a sprint

We are also directed to tag 7 people:
(in no particular order)

1. Buford Betty

Second, a very big, "Why, thank you!" to Sara over at This Beautiful Thing. She is such a sweetheart to think that the Breaking News Team exhibits an attitude of gratitude. I know - she's way too generous.

So, how have I come to have an attitude of gratitude?

Not sure if I can claim a consistent attitude of gratitude, but I will say that I have learned to always to appreciate people and places for who and what they are and not enforce my "Well, in New York..." standard. Let me illustrate - Western Nebraska. Not exactly Paris. But while living there, I day tripped it to the Black Hills of South Dakota, left my door unlocked and ate the best steak of my life for $10 in a dingy bar with paper napkins. All great life experiences for which I am grateful.

The Rules of Accepting and Sharing this Award

1. Put the logo on your blog or post.
2. Nominate at least 10 blogs that show an attitude of gratitude.
3. Link to your nominees within your post.
4. Comment on their blogs to let them know they've received this award.
5. Share the love and link to this post and the person who nominated you for the award. Tell us how you've come to have an attitude of gratitude.

We are tagging the following bloggers for their attitude of gratitude:

1. Granny Smith Green (Granny, I know you just received this from another blogger - but I had to give you a shout out!)
2. One Fabulous Mom
3. Le Petite Blog
4. Kikibee
5. Abnormally Normal
6. Clemson Girl
7. The Pink Clutch
8. Mes Petit Choux
9. Sippycups
10. Happy Homemaker

I know getting tagged can be sort of a pain, so don't feel obligated to post. Please know that I am just grateful to know all of you fabulous women!


Mrs. News Readin'


leslie ruth said...

My word, I don't know what to say! Oh, who am I kidding, of *course* I know what to say- awwww, thank you! What a treat to be recognized by you like this...

Legallyblondemel said...

Glad to see you're back, Mrs. N! I've missed your inimitable humor.

And yes, a working knowledge of "Heathers" and "Steel Magnolias", plus good friends, is pretty much all a woman needs.

GrannySmithGreen said...

I'm honored that it's from you! Thank you friend, for the fun award. I hope I can live up to the compliment!

thepreppyprincess said...

And you *are* awsummm, but can we talk about Grandmother?! The office three days a week?! I adore the woman. Totally.

Made our day to read you again! (We missed you.)

Smiles to you,

Mom on the Run said...

You are too sweet and I promise to spread some more love when I return home from Nebraska.

Thank you!

Monograms and Mayhem said...

I am totally surprised and am feelin' the love-Thank you! You are Awe-summm! I laugh my arse off reading your blog (so well written btw) and only hoped I could write half as well and put a few smiles on some bloggers so awe-summm as yourself. (I am also btw a Heather... my two college roommates were Heathers. Not kidding, and totally ramdom how we found each other. We are still friends today.) This is my first time being tagged... so I'm totally thrilled to be IT ;)

Buford Betty said...

Thanks SO much!!! You're too sweet, Mrs. News Readin'!

The Mrs. said...

Why thank you. I feel honored!

BLC :o said...

Oh la la! Many thanks!!! I am adding you to my 05/13/09 post. Xoxo-BLC

USCEmily said...

I am just now catching up on posts, and realized that you gave me an award. That was so sweet of you :-) I love reading your blog and never knew that you liked reading mine too!
Thanks so much!!

mes petit choux said...

YAY! I have been catching up on my blogs since coming back from vacation and just saw you tagged me! Thank you, Thank you! Aren't you sweet!

Kiki said...

Thank you so much for this lovely award....I know people complain about these, but I love them, I love to play and am so appreciative that you recognized me on your blog. Incidentially I completely admire and love the way you write....I'm so glad I found my way here, you are truly amazing!!!