Awhile back, GirrlEarth nominated me for The Shine On blog award.  I got caught up in all the busyness at the end of the school year, plus birthdays, plus kid #2’s high school graduation, plus, plus, plus.

And I felt ungracious for not responding to the award right away which led to guilt and shame (unwelcome houseguests, those two).  So I procrastinated some more.  Mea culpa, GirrlEarth.  I really do appreciate your thoughtfulness and I get a big kick out of blog awards, since I’m just pecking away at a keyboard hoping I don’t sound like a complete a**hat.

So I’ll tell you the rules for this award, then I’m going to break them.  ‘Cuz I’m a rebel like that.

Rules for accepting the award:

  • Link back to the person (or people) who nominated you.  (Check.)
  • Add the award logo to your blog.  (Check.)
  • Share seven things about yourself.  (Hmmm, really?)
  • Nominate 10 – 15 bloggers, and link to them, and tell them about their nomination.  (Probably not gonna happen.)

Weird, but true things about me:

I’m the one who always returns her shopping cart to the corral in the store parking lot.  Drives me bat sh*t crazy when people leave them to roam free-range all over the place, drunkenly banging into cars and passing out in parking spaces.

I have absolutely no idea how to choose a good/ripe pineapple.  I should ask someone to explain it to me.  Anyone?

Our tomato plants have become seedlings and a gardener friend sternly told me that now I have to thin them.  What?  I have to decide which ones live and which ones don’t?  Apparently, we planted far, far too many seeds.  Thinning tomato seedlings is causing me existential angst.

On the other hand, we didn’t plant enough carrot seeds.  Didn’t think this one through at all:  one seed=one plant=one carrot.  Latest count is three carrot seedlings.  Sigh.

According to kid #3 I speak to pets and small children in exactly the same tone of voice.  And it’s creepy.  Damn kid’s probably right.

I’ve never seen the movie “Titanic.”

Fabulous bloggers who deserve as many hugs and awards as the internet can throw their way:

Looking Forward 2012:  Divorced and remarried mom documenting her ongoing custody and parenting struggles.  I’m amazed at her ability to stay calm and rational in the face of her ex’s absolute insanity.

Passive Aggressive Abuse:  She’s struggling with the decision to stay or leave her husband.  A lot of really helpful links on passive aggressive men and how to deal with them.  I appreciate her honesty and strength.

Trans*Forming Family:  A mom blogging about her trans*son’s transition with honesty and love.  I’m inspired by her unwavering love for her children.

JamesClaims:  He blogs about his depression/bipolar condition with unflinching honesty.  I’ve received insight into what his mental illness feels like from the inside.

I Miss You When I Blink:  Trust her to find the funny and the meaningful in everyday crap.  Bonus:  lots of brilliant compound curse words.

Maybe one of these blogs will give you food for thought, too.  Try ’em and see!