***THIS POST SERVES AS MY LINK LIST TO MANY GREAT BLOGS. PLEASE SCROLL DOWN A BIT TO ENTER THE LINKY LOVE PORTAL.****
So I had that little mish-mash of stuff last week, not the least of which was a section issuing apologies for those of you who should be on my Bloggin' Buds link list and also for those of you who have sent me awards and only heard crickets in return....
I also issued a lighthearted challenge that an Octamom Award, detailing my boggy award delinquency, should be developed for those of you who have experienced said bloggy award silence.
I checked my Octamom mail that afternoon.....and here is what I found...
This prestigious award was designed by an incredible lady, Debi B. I laughed until the one abdominal muscle left in my post-postpartum (that's not a typo) belly was sore and quivering. This may be one of my favorite gifts to receive ever. And you need to know a little about its designer. Debi B is the blog author of Who Says 8 is Enough?and is the awesome mother of NINE, yes, NINE blessings! She is the Neufmom to my Octamom....and she has twins...and she had time to make me laugh...really hard. Yep, I like her.
So, for all of you who have given me these little beauties...
...feel free to grab that Octamom award and put it where ever you want...even on your blog, should you chose to do so.
Ah, come on, you want me to make up rules for this thing?
1. You must eat a piece of chocolate in honor of accepting the Octamom award.
2. You must, um.....oh, ah, eat another piece of chocolate when you put it on your blog.
3. You must visit Debi B. by clicking here. It's neighborly, you know.
4. Try to go by and see the other good folks I'm going to put a link up for.
5. Feel free to add or subtract from the rules as suits your fancy...except that chocolate one...I must insist on that.
And here's a little hit parade of Octamom buddies, just to get you started on a web session that will take you deeper and deeper into the labyrinth of Blog World. Be sure and leave a trail of chocolate wrappers so that you can find your way out again.....
Steph @ Problem Solvin' Mom
Tina @ Life in the Lapadula House
Julie @ Truly Delightful in Every Way
Ron @ Troubled Ramblings
Caroline @ Pocket Change
Darla @ A Tortoise in the Fast Lane
Oh, I'm making up Rule #6...'cuz I can. I'm gonna throw this award to some people who haven't sent awards (or maybe they have and I'm having a brain freeze) but I like 'em anyway and you should be reading their awesome blogs...so there.
Angie @ Seven Clown Circus
Susan @ Fordy Days and Nights
Karin @ 6byHisDesign
Angela @ All 6 Happily Ever After
Gill @ Me-N-Him-N-Them
Andrea @ Creative Junkie
Deb @ From Stilettos to Sneakers
Candy @ Everyone Has a Story to Tell
Peggy @ Middle Age Ramblings
Leah @ Just Like Camping
Steph @ Live.Love.Eat
Katie @ MyNutVillage
JMB Mommy @ His Grace Is Enough
Mary @ Confessions of a Craft Addict
Sara @ Greetings from Butterville
Perilloparodies @ The Spices of Life
Kimber @ Kimber's Space
Erin @ If You Give a Mom a Moment
Jillene @ Jillene's Journal
Stam House @ When 2 Became 3 or 4
Kristin @ Yankee Mom
Gail @ Just Keeps Growing
Carrie @ Changing World Changers
Mummy McTavish @ Samster.com
Janet @ Confessions of a Former Ag Major
AnneMarie @ So I Was Just Thinking
Steph @ A Mother's Musings
Michelle @ One Crafty Mama
MamaHen @ Clucks From the Henhouse
Mina @ The World According to Little Fish
The Dragonfly @ On Dragonfly Wings
Sarah @ Blue Castle
Hi-D @ Bugs, Boys and Burritos
SuperCoolHotMama @ HotMama's House
Mom2Girls @ Life In a Hampton Zoo
Mommie @ Mommie Blogs
GardenMama @ Sunshine Through the Windows
Roban @ Moments in Time
HomeskoolMommy @ Living On a Prayer
Gwendolyn @ All's Fair in Love and Chocolate
Rosie @ Telling Mom
Lori @ I'm No Super Mom
Tami @ Verbal One
Maggie @ Life With Boys
Tiaras and Tantrums
Leslee @ Phillips 101
Kat @ Seeking Sanity
Mrs. S @ S Club 3
Kelli @ Gohn Crazy
Shelley @ I'm Changing My Name to Ouisa
Jennie W @ Beehive and Birdsnest
Steph @ The Red Clay Diaries
AbbyJess @ My Sweet Baboo
Kathi @ The Stength Within
CarrMomma @ Carr Mumble
Cheryl @ Twinfatuation
Joanna @ Little Footsteps
McAngie @ Eight is Enough
Courtney @ Storing Up Treasures in Heaven
Rachael @ Little Bites of Heaven
Christine @ Smiles & Trials
A Thorn Among Roses
Baby Tunnel Exodus
Breanne @ Expectantly Waiting
Angie @ NannaDays
Jennifer @ Life's Little Adventures
Kathy @ The J Crew
Okay, Rule #7...I will post more links of blogs I love very, very soon, so please oh please don't feel left out...but I've now been typing and linking blog addresses for far longer than a mother of eight should be...so here's me being a grown-up and bugging out....
Now I'm all worried someone's gonna feel left out--- so, Rule #8--if you also want the award, leave your name and link in the Mister Linky box and consider yourself awarded! Is everyone happy now? Remember to eat the chocolate--it's a rule...
A Master of Self-Discipline, Kinda, Sorta, Sometimes,