Sunday, September 13, 2009

Sunday Quickie

No not that kind of quickie. The blogging kind of quickie. Although if hubby were home I might talk about the kind.

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...

18 comments:

willow said...

Oh gosh. I'm blushing. And speechless. And very honored indeed. I accept this beautiful award with much fondness and appreciation. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.

Country Girl said...

Came via Willow and stopping by to say hello.

otin said...

I love willow! And I think that she has the best little profile picture of anyone!!!! If I were a musician, that would be my album cover!

Mango Girl said...

Way to go Willow!

After otin's comment, I must go see her blog...

See ya there...

Matty said...

Ah yes, the step-children. We're rowing the same boat up the same river.

FireLight said...

Otin is on the right track, because Willow rocks...
The very first blog that I stumbled into was Life at Willow Manor...I think it was divine providence because she is divine!!
Thank you for saying all the things I do not say often enough!
I look forward to visiting the Bambisphere often!
Good luck with the "sibs & step-sibs"!

The Fragrant Muse said...

My ego stopped commenting on Willow's blog because it felt lost among the 60 other comments.

Lev said...

Willow sent me over. :)

Great blog. Love your style very amusing and aluring. ;)

tony said...

hi! nice blog & nice words about Willow.
regards
Tony.

tori said...

thanks for introducing me to a wonderful blog! I'm looking forward to losing myself in her site for a while.

spacedlaw said...

Willow indeed well deserves this award (well, an award, really)...

tale of many cities said...

by way of willow.. well said. that's something when you can make a poet speechless! ;) great blog!

blessings,
-Tracie

Medora said...

Stepfamily situations are very tricky, but the good news is that the kids do grow up and go away eventually. They should, anyway. If they don't, that's another matter entirely.

Bee's Blog said...

Couldn't resist coming by after Willow's recommendation. So "hello' and I'll be back if you don't mind.

Optimistic Pessimist said...

I'm such a bad bloggie friend. I meant to comment on the last post but I never did. *SIGH* what do i know about being a step mum anyway. Hope it all works out!

McGillicutty said...

Ooohhh I love the way you gush! and use words I have no idea what they mean???? quickie?????
Too cool missy... I'm off to Willow to see what all the Hoo Har is about.

nanatrish said...

Willow sent me over and I'm happy I have arrived. She is a creative wonderful friend and her blog is very addictive. I will be back to check yours out. Cute award! Actually, I can imagine Willow as a mermaid. They are always so graceful and I can see her sitting on some rocks writing poetry.

Hit 40 said...

I went back and read your step kids post. Having step kids is a toughie!! I have no good advice since I have not walked in your shoes. I have seen the awful back and forth with step parents/kids at work as a teacher. The parents bring in their baggage to conference night to spill on the table for us.

Blog land is great for advice from others!! I am glad that you found some good advice too.