Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Fragile, must be Italian

I've won a major award. Let me clarify. I've won a major award twice. Seems that two people out there think that I have what they consider a "thinking blog". A blog that makes them think. I am honored and flattered and more than a little suprised that I have made anyone think anything other than "Shut up crazy lady! Your uterus and the things that you expel from it are not nearly as interesting as you think they are!" So thank you to Jodi and Jill who have made me feel down right good in spite of the killer hormones raging through my body right now. You're both tops.

This award appears to carry huge responsability. I now have to go and give it to 5 other people. At least that's what the rules say that you're supposed to do. But guess what. I'm not going to. I'm going to give it to just one person. And I have a good reason beyond being too lazy to do more. The reason is that when I was given this award I knew right away one person that I wanted to pass it on to. There was one name and one name only that popped into my head. Don't get me wrong, there are lots of blogs that I love and lots that make me think or laugh or cry or even cringe but this one is just different. Maybe it's because she often manages to make me to all those things in just one post. So Melody, this one's for you!

If you have not yeat had a chance to read Slurping Life then I suggest you go and do so right now. Melody is the mother of 4 boys and she talks about her life with her 3 youngest children with an honesty that sometimes takes my breath away. Her posts about her boys have made me stop and think and take a look at the way I think about my own children. I love this quote from her blog "In sharing photos and a few words from our day to day life, I hope to help you look at your life with humor and with the reality that you do what you can do when you can do it...then you eat chocolate and drink wine."

So go, and read her. Tell her I sent you and tell her how much I covet the giant yard/forest/nature preserve that she has for her boys to play in. Trust me, you'll be glad you took the time to check her out.


pinks & blues girls said...

Congrats! And what beautiful things you have to say about Melody!

I love that line of A Christmas Story - "Fra-GI-lay"!!


melody said...

OMG ARE raging with hormones! Me, a thinker? I feel honored and quite inadequate to receive such high words from you. Honestly, I don't know how to respond.

I will, however, do my duty and try to make you proud.

shyestviolet said...


melody said...

OK, I have a post up. It's not full of thought or my tags, but those will be in Friday's post. My brain is frying right now.

Thanks again for the wonderful comments you made about me in this post. I truly love my boys and believe they have a special purpose. It's nice to hear that once in a while something I write touches someone or makes them laugh or think.
thank you.

SingForHim said...

Thanks for the reference to one of the greatest movies ever! Thinking Blogger is a lot better than a glowing leg-lamp!

I've been reading Melody for a little while, and I LOVE her blog. Good Choice!