Friday, December 19, 2008

For My Next Trick...

...I will compose a post, of the bloggy persuasion. I KNOW, right? It's a Christmas miracle!

First, a some late acknowledgments. Maggie at Life With Boys pronounced my blog fabulous, for which I thank her very much even as I apologize for the conspicuous paucity of fabulocity. Maggie is a lot of fun to read, and the Cutie-Pie Factor over there is off the charts! Check her out, why dontcha?

I'm passing this award along to my FIRL (Friend in Real Life) Tracy at Too Blessed to Be Stressed. She and her blog are, in a word, Fabulous!

Next, the totally cool and bloggily bodacious Heather of The Extraordinary Ordinary declared my blog brilliante! Didja see that? Brilliant-with-an-e? Pretty cool, yeah? Thanks, Heather!

Know who else is Brilliant-with-an-e? Barbie at Just Barbie. She is brave and kind and generous. Most of all, she's real and I think she's brilliant. With an 'e'.

I have so many things I want to write about. I have pictures and everything. I'm half afraid that if I start, it will all just come out in a great big slobbery jumble, resulting in a bloggy version of Jabba the Hut. The thing that's occupying most of my heart and mind today is that a sweet family I am acquainted with is grieving the death of their wife and mother. She was 39 and her death last Tuesday morning was unexpected. Dan and I attended her funeral this afternoon. I squeezed my children until their cream fillin' came out for the rest of the day. As happens so often, my resolve to be the mom my kids deserve was deepened. Because only God knows the number of my days.

I have a lot of things to tell you about, and I promise to be more diligent in updating the blog. I need to admit that I have a little problem, though. I can't seem to quit doing this:


  1. Hee hee hee. I have an addiction to that too. Maybe we should form a support group! Ticklers Anonymous.

  2. Awww! I'm not sure which is more adorable, the laughing face or the crying one.

  3. Absolutely too cute!

    P.S. I love how you have combined the posting and the tickling--well done. :)

  4. If I had one of those around here I'd be addicted to that too. Care to loan him out? Of course I'm not equipped to feed him so I guess you'd have to come along too. ;o)

    Hope you have a happy, blessed and joyous Christmas season and New Year, Miz Dana.

    Much love,


  5. As my grandma would say, "I could just squeeeeezze him!!!".

    So sorry for the loss of your friend, too.

  6. Oh my gosh he is so cute!

    Bringing Oreos today? =)

    I am finally updating my Blog roll. So, while I was all clickin' and copyin' and pastein', I thought I'd leave a comment too.

    Marry Christmas!

  7. Grab a spoon and eat him up! Num num!

    Congrats on your well deserved awards.

  8. Awww thank you so much for thinking of me! I am amazed that you see that and humbled that you do:-)


    Here is another award to add to your your blogs!


  10. I'm half afraid that if I start, it will all just come out in a great big slobbery jumble, resulting in a bloggy version of Jabba the Hut.

    That is EXACTLY why I'm catching up with my poor, neglected Google Reader tonight instead of catching up with my poor, neglected blog. Too ... much ... stuff.