Thank You

Today I am filled with delight and gratitude.

This blog that I started a little over 2 month ago has reached 10,000 views. I want to extend my sincere gratitude to everyone who has read my posts, commented and shared with their friends and family.

When I started this blog I thought I might connect with a few parents who I could laugh with, commiserate with and share tips together.

Instead I have found so much more. Motherhood touches almost every single person in the world either because they have a mother, are a mother, are watching their daughters be mothers or have taken care of a child.

Through this community of bloggers I have been connected to so many amazing people that inspire me, make me laugh, sympathize with me and make me think. I am in awe of so much talent!

At the age of 15 I began working as a telemarketer. I soon moved on to working at a car dealership answering phones, then to bookkeeping and finally a car salesperson. After that I helped run a retirement community for senior citizens. My last job was working for a large trucking company hiring semi-truck drivers. These were all very different jobs and I took them all very seriously and submersed myself in the different industries learning everything about them.

My current position as a mother is by far the hardest, most labor intensive and scariest! It does not come with a paycheck but is by far the most rewarding. I have put my all into being the best mom I can possibly be for my children. They deserve it and they are worth it. All children are valuable and by far the most fun people I’ve ever hung out with. I’m very thankful I have three to spend my days with.

Again, thank you for everyone who has stopped by to read my posts. I hope I have made you laugh, cry, think and create!

Motherhood is an art.

Sincerely,

Melissa

My deepest appreciation!

And the Nominees Are…..

This morning I woke up to find that one of my fellow bloggers Ambling & Rambling nominated me for an award. This girl is hilarious! I always appreciate sarcasm and someone who tells things like they are and she delivers on both accounts.

I feel bad though. This is actually the 4th or 5th nomination for an “award” I have received. The first one I received came about a week or two after I started my blog. I had never seen these before and I instantly thought there was some high association out there reviewing blogs and giving out golden trophies to the ultimate winners. I began mentally preparing an acceptance speech. I’m kidding… I didn’t get that far, I was only somewhat disillusioned for about 2 minutes!

None the less, I was very flattered that someone out there was reading my silly little blog and finding it worthy enough to be mentionable in any sort of capacity.

I however, did not follow the rules (I may have mentioned before that I’ve never been good with rules). You are supposed to affix the picture of the award to your blog, write some things about yourself and nominate other blogs that you love.

I did not affix any pictures of the award because I can’t figure it out! I am technologically challenged. It’s quite a feat that I have been able to start a blog at all and I did not nominate anyone else because I can’t always get links to work. I’ve added a handful of links into my blog and I think only one really worked.  I’m crossing my fingers and sprinkling some magic dust in hopes I can “link” today!

Some Things About Me:

  • I waste a lot of time pondering things. Who got to decide that the proper way to refer to yourself and another person is “Alex and I” I much prefer saying “Me and Alex.” How is this a rule? What difference does it make? Will the world collapse? Will no one know what I am talking about? I do however try to say it correctly so I don’t sound like a complete idiot and so I don’t have people correcting me all the time saying, “It’s Alex and I.”
  • I’m hypocritical. As much as I don’t care about perfect grammar. I’m a stickler for correct spelling. I realize not everyone is a perfect speller. No problem. If you don’t know how to spell something, look it up. Don’t make up a spelling to be funny or cute. I don’t think it’s that hard to add an “h” or an apostrophe to “wats up?” Some of these are actually hard for me to decipher.
  • I have read thousands of children’s books. I love them.  Through my hours of reading this genre I have found authors love the word “gasped.” I cannot say this word. My children make fun of me as I stumble over this word every time. I have a plea for children’s book authors to quit using this word. Can the character just breathe deeply?
  • I used to be really irritated with alphabet children’s books. Every book used either xylophone or x-ray for the letter “x.” I was so happy when an innovative author used xigua until my kids asked me what it was and I had no idea! I’m totally cool with xylophone and x-ray now.
  • I love children and senior citizens. I think if we really take the time to listen and observe these two demographics we can learn so much.
  • Writing a blog is really hard (at least for me) and I know a lot of people devote a lot of time and energy into delivering a quality post.

For that reason I would like to recognize the following bloggers who I think are amazing and deserve a “golden trophy”

Corporate Housekeeping

Mom in the Muddle

Wedelmom

The Embiggens Project

She’s a Maineiac

That Funny Blog

Grapes, Gripes & Gratitude

Ambling & Rambling

Living and Lovin

This is just a few that I love and follow! I think anyone who writes a blog deserves a hug, high-five and huge piece of chocolate cake.

Thank you to everyone who reads my stuff. It is so appreciated!!!

Melissa