Elizabeth, over at Look at Us Now!, has sweetly awarded me a Power of Shmooze Award. Aw, shucks, thanks Elizabeth! Being a bit behind in my blogging, I'm finally getting around to posting about it (she awarded this to me back on July 18). I knew I needed to get this done soon, seeing as how Elizabeth is going to pop out baby #2 any day now, she's about 37 weeks along. Thankfully, I met her through blogging, otherwise her being Canadian and me being American this might not have been possible. I've learned we have some things in common: we're both teachers (well, I use to be and will be again once my kids are in elementary school), we both love to garden, our first born are adorable boys, we'll both have two kids within the next couple of weeks, and we both love being mommies. Dare I mention that we both have times where our houses look like chaos? What can we say, we live in the moment and enjoy our kids, the dishes and other housework can WAIT!
Go visit Elizabeth, she bravely posts pictures of her beautiful growing belly. I visit daily, each time holding my breath until I find out if her sweet baby has arrived.
The definition of this award: Good schmoozers effortlessly weave their way in and out of the blogosphere, leaving friendly comments, happily making new friends along the way.
The rules are as follows.
1) If you get the The Power of Schmooze Award, write a post with links that schmoozed you into submission.
2) Link to this post and Mike so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme.
3) Optional: Proudly display the “Power of Schmooze Award” with a link to the post that you wrote.
Here are my winners:
Both of these lovely ladies do a wonderful job of sharing what's going on in their life. They also like to discuss topics that make you think, something we all need a daily dose of.
I'm also giving a preemptive Shmooze Award to:
Stella is one of my best friends for about 30 years. YES, that's right, 30 years. No, I'm not THAT old, it is just that we've known each other since second grade. How lucky am I? VERY LUCKY!!!
Stella is the person who got me started blogging, she's my inspiration. She had a year's lapse, but now she's back in the blogosphere (visualize me doing a little happy dance). I'm encouraging her to continue, to share the wonderful craziness of her life with the rest of us. Go visit her, she's got a picture of us at the baby shower we gave to another dear friend (baby #5) and her sister who completes our circle of friends of 30 years.
Happy Shmoozing Everybody!