Sunday, September 9, 2007

I really didn't have anything prepared ...

Apparently I have not been paying attention. Or maybe before I started using my Google reader I wasn’t catching all my favorite blogs as regularly as I thought I was. Or maybe I’m just a doofus. But whatever the reason – WhyMommy at Toddler Planet gave me a Schmoozer Award!!! Unfortunately it was like – 3 weeks ago! I apologize WhyMommy, for not seeing your generous nomination! If I had, I certainly would have said thank you for being so kind!

Here is what she said:

The Schmoozer is “an award for those who have the natural ability to effortlessly weave their way in and out of the blogosphere, leaving friendly trails and smiles, happily making new friends along the way. They don’t limit their visits to only the rich and successful, but spend some time to say hello to new blogs as well. They are the ones who engage others in meaningful conversations, refusing to let it end at a mere hello - all the while fostering a sense of closeness and friendship.” This describes to me beautifully describes so many of my community here. I’m passing it along to Amanda, Oh Amanda, Gift of Green, and BetteJo. Always ready with a comment or a smile, these fine women are women I’m proud to consider my new friends — and all because of their willingness to visit, to comment, and to make new friends in this blogosphere of ours.

I am honored to be included, and I guess it is my turn to pass it on to some women I think deserve to be awarded The Schmoozer because they always have an encouraging word, a friendly response, or a virtual hug for those they visit here online.

I am nominating Mahala who makes me laugh and always has something nice to say. Also Lavender who has been unfailingly supportive of my war against spiders, as well as PawHealer in spite of the fact that she is a dog person as opposed to a cat person. She’s still a friendly voice out there.

And – now this is embarrassing, I was given another award by Stimey, in recognition of supporting her the day her bus driver tried to give her son to some other family. Oh the horror! Seriously!

I would like to pass this Nice Matters award on to Palette48 who is always kind, Amanda who is always thoughtful, Jenn who is always supportive, and Nutmeg who is just simply a doll.

This blogging world is something I had never even stuck my toe into 7 months ago and I still consider myself a relative newbie. But I have been welcomed by many fabulous women and a few great guys – yes they’re out there – and I would like to say thank you! This has been a wonderful experience and I hope to get to know more of you as time goes on.

Aw-w-w. Blog-love. Pass it on. :)


  1. Thanks Bettejo. Can I be a Barbie doll? I've always wanted size 28 D boobs!

  2. Aw shucks. Thanks! You are so worthy of these awards and I am beyond delighted that you've shone the light my way

  3. That's awesome. I generally get blog awards for being creepy, making women feel uncomfortable, being way too forward, and telling nasty jokes that just make you want to take a shower. OK, I kid. I got one for being most likely to live in a trailerpark and looking the best in a speedo, which I would never wear, so how they came up with that I don't know.

  4. bette jo,

    Thanks for the award. It's an honor and I appreciate it!

  5. It's so true...from the beginning, you are one of those "Nice" people....I was struck by that from the beginning...It comes across in your blogs and your comments....

    I'm also new to the blog thing....and you stood out to me. Good for you.

    I'll overlook the cat thing...hehehe

  6. Oh...I want to add one more thing....Lavender is also right up there...Like my header says....We can smell good people (ya know that a dog thing)

  7. Aw BetteJo! Thank you so much for the Schmooze award, Im tickled pink! It was very thoughtful of you and I appreciate it. Cheers, Mate!

  8. You thoroughly deserve the awards! It's always *so* nice to hear from you. Congratulations!