First of all I wanted to thank everyone for commenting on my last post on Friday Thoughts and the issues between kids and step-kids. Many people just sent emails if they didn't feel they wanted comments read by the masses, and that is totally cool with me. I found it interesting to get so many different points of view. I heard from the step-parents, the bio-parents, the step-kids, the bio-kids, and everyone in between. Although I think the consensus was that the 21 year old needed to grow up (which indeed she does), I also think I need to push the father-daughter time more. The first couple years he had 1-on-1 time with the girls fairly often, but even at that the girls had to split that time 4 ways, so I'm sure individually it did not seem like enough. As they have gotten older he's toned down on the 1-on-1 but maybe I need to get him to seek more of it. The benefit of that being I'd have more time with my 2 girlies. Which means more time shopping. I'm just sayin'...
Anyway, that brings me to my second quickie point. A couple weeks ago the lovely and delightful Pastor Sharon bestowed upon me the Splash Award, and I have been remiss about passing it on. I guess that means I also need to pass on the I Suck But You Don't Award... but maybe I'll leave that for another time.
Here are the rules for the Splash Award:
To participate, when you receive this award, you must: Put the logo on your blog/post. Nominate & link up to 9 blogs which allure, amuse, bewitch, impress or inspire you. Let them know that they have been splashed by commenting on their blog.
Remember to link to the person from whom you received your Splash Award.
One of the things that stresses me out most about awards is worrying about hurting someones feelings. Really, if I didn't love your blog, I wouldn't keep reading. So today I'm only going to give this award to one person because I look forward to everything she says. She is so beautiful, both in body and spirit. She can turn an ordinary pile of dead leaves into poetry. She is a fantastic cook. She teaches me everything from coloring of clan tartans to dealing with ghosts in the manor. She can make me laugh in spite of myself. I'm totally stalking her and she is a favorite blog crush of mine.
Willow, I hope you will take the Splash award. I have always wanted to be a mermaid so I accepted it with alacrity. I don't really see you as a mermaid, but I do see you as alluring, amusing, bewitching, impressive, and inspirational.
PS- Did I just scare you away? That was pretty gushy...