I have mixed feelings about awards – I have mixed feelings about everything. I’m a little crazy ya know.
On one hand awards are nice to get – they’re acknowledgement, appreciation, kindness.
On the other hand – I am ambidextrous – they sometimes come with rules – which I ignore – and it can be so hard to decide how to pass them on. Will the person you give the award to really want one? Will they feel obligated to display it? Will they, in turn, not know how to pass it on?
Then again – yes I have more than two hands, I’m a Mother – it’s an award, not an STD – pass it on.
The death of blogging would be taking ourselves too seriously – kind of like the Oscars do.
This past week I got three awards – three! I love odd numbers almost as much as I love odd people.
Since I’m crazy I need to create themes in order to focus and quiet all the voices in my head.
My theme for today is ONE. I looked at each of my pretty awards and thought of the ONE person that FIRST came to me. I did it this way because I’ve been having a few revelations lately and I’ve learned over the years that I’m usually spot on, right on, hit the bull’s-eye when it comes to other people. Me – I haven’t a freakin’ clue about. I’m just pleased not to be institutionalized.
The first award comes from JENI – GrandMa Extraordinaire. One of my very first blog friends and an exceptionally kind and generous lady who keeps giving me stuff – and I love it.
I’m going to pass this ONE on to DIANE M – Martinis for Two. My revelation about Diane (does she spell her name right?) is that I love to follow her life. I love pictures of her gorgeous Grace Kelly self. I love stories about her husband (more pics please – he’s HOT) and his family. I love the little videos she does – I want more from her nephew.
Diane posted that she’s a bit blog-blocked these days. I hope she doesn’t see this award as a way to guilt her into staying around – although I am Jewish AND Roman Catholic so guilt is a language I learned at birth.
The next award is from SHELLY – sassy, sexy Shelly from This Old Farm – hanging out in the party barn one moment and then pouring concrete the next. They never describe women as Renaissance Women – they seem to leave that for men. Guess it’s because men need to be encouraged to do two things at once. Shelly is a natural Renaissance Woman.
This dual award goes to JO. Whatever Jo says and does is magic. I usually have issues with tiny, pretty women (I want to kill them) but Jo is huge in love and kindness – and talent. She is gentle and whimsical and calls me all kinds of sweet, pet names.
Last but not least is this award from SPARKLING RED. I think, I hope, that Sparkling and I have become closer lately because of sharing real feelings about our journey through life. She writes so openly yet carefully about her heart – her mind – her soul.
The sweet looking award was designed by DARYL. If you want to visit NYC without having to deal with how it smells in August then stop by Daryl’s place. I lived in NY for 48 years and still one of her photos will make me go Wow!
Considering how sweet looking the award is the recipient is going to laugh his perverted ass off at getting it. I’m giving it to MATT-MAN. Hopefully he’ll still be sober enough to read this. Matt is fun to read - he’s irreverent, shocking, hilarious, quick, smart, sarcastic …
My ONE new revelation about Matt is that he’s brave. Some of what he says can (and has) cause him a bit of grief. Anyone who pushes the envelope while crossing the line risks that. The Matt-Man has always been kind to me and even when I open one of his posts and say to myself “Oh Baby Jeebus this is SO wrong …” I find myself laughing while I think – and that makes the world go round.
Happy Friday everybody!