Not the BlogHer contest. Did I freak you out? Hahaha! I’m tricky like that.

The draw is on Tuesday. If you would be so kind, please keep clicking, you clickety clickers!

The wonderful Hannah over in New Zealand tagged me with a meme that I can sink my teeth into. This one’s not only about me, it’s about other sweet bloggers too.

She tagged me with the Power of Schmooze Award.


It’s better than it sounds! It doesn’t mean that I am a cheesy used car salesman in a loud sport coat (or Don Cherry for that matter). Here’s the definition of the award:

Good schmoozers effortlessly weave their way in and out of the blogosphere, leaving friendly comments, happily making new friends along the way.

I think it applies to me. I am a bit of a comment-crazy girl, though I haven’t had time lately to comment as much as I’d like to. I do have three kids with bums that need wiping on a constant basis. And then there are the toilets to clean, etc.

The whole “words of affirmation” thing applies to me in most areas of my life, including this little corner. I like to receive encouraging words, and I love to give them even more.

Now for the Schmooze rules:
* If, and only if, you get the Thinking Blogger Award or The Power of Schmooze Award, write a post with links that make you think, or have schmoozed you into submission.
* Link to this post and Mike so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme.
* Optional: Proudly display the “Thinking Blogger Award” or the “Power of Schmooze Award” with a link to the post that you wrote.

And now it is my turn to hand out the Schmooze Award to a few of my well-deserving fellow bloggers. This was a bit hard, because I hate making anyone feel left out. You all rock, but I have to narrow it down to three. Here goes.

1) Kami over at wer4.

Kami and I both do contract work for the same organization, but she lives in Regina, SK. We met a year ago March at a work weekend in Vancouver and hit it off immediately. I was about nine weeks preggers with Emily and missing my boys. She has two sons around the same age as my two, so we had that in common amongst a thousand other things. She is a witty woman with a big heart and who loves her husband and family as much as I love mine. I often sit here nodding my head in agreement with what she has written. I only wish she lived closer so that we could have a play date. Or twenty.

2) Kristin over at The Foulds Family

Kristin and I have never met, but I think we have friends in common. I think. I don’t know how she started reading me, but she started commenting, and I quickly added her to my links and feed reader. I enjoy seeing the beautiful pictures she takes of the adventures she goes on with her hubby and adorable little girl. Kristin is another encourager and leaves me lovely comments on every post. She brightens my every day.

3) Marci over at LVGurl

Marci somehow ended up at my site a few months back (probably due to my incessant commenting all over the place) and is a sweet girl who gives me sweet comments all of the time. She is another SAHM Domestic Goddess who blogs in her “free” time. I see her name in other peoples’ comments quite often as well, so I think that she deserves this award. Plus, she lives in Las Vegas where it’s even HOTTER than here, so hopefully this will take the edge off of the heat. I hope our paths cross in real life some day. Maybe a girls’ weekend in Vegas? Hmmm…

Go give these ladies some comment lovin’, will ya?

I would also like to give an honourable mention to Michele. She doesn’t have a blog of her own, but leaves encouraging comments on every single post I write. She deserves a mention for being such a consistently uplifting commenter.

Nothing like spreading the love to kick the “mehs” in the hiney. Her Royal Meh-ness has been dethroned. Not to be confused with Her Royal Menace…which I have also been known to resemble. Especially when I see fit to pour cold water on Honey while he’s in the shower. I’m sneaky like that.

The beach didn’t happen yesterday. Graham’s cold moved into his tear ducts and he now has fluorescent green boogs pouring from his eyes. I’ll spare you a photo. He’s happy, but contagious per Dr. J, so we’ve been laying low.  Literally; it’s cooler on the floor.

Another day brightener to attack the “mehs”? Nathan, King of Bedhead. See for yourself:

Bed Head Boy

His hair makes me smile every morning. He’s in dire need of another haircut, but each time I do it he puts up such a fight that I’m afraid I’ll cut his ear off. Maybe I should buy a flowbee. (I thought it was just an old SNL skit – I didn’t realize it actually existed!)

Some days I don’t even fix his hair before we go out. Never mind the breakfast that is still clinging to his upper lip…and boogers that are crusted under his nose.

I’m a good Mommy like that.

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  1. Elizabeth July 15, 2007 12:09 pm edit

    I love his hair. Hunter’s hair is getting out of control. I had a neighbour comment on it this morning. I’m in denial, though… no haircuts yet…

  2. Kristin July 15, 2007 2:48 pm edit

    Thank you! :) :)
    You made my day! I appreciate all your comments too. :)

    Love the bed head, and the huge grin.

  3. Hannah July 15, 2007 3:22 pm edit

    You SO deserve this award! I’ve already checked out Kami’s blog, and will check out the other 2 sometime as well.

    Love Nathan’s bedhair!!

  4. 180/360 July 15, 2007 4:59 pm edit

    Hi! I just wanted to say that I agree that LVGurl totally deserves that award. She is definitely great at commenting and weaving her way through Blogworld! :)

  5. Michele July 15, 2007 9:22 pm edit

    Aww…Thanks! I also love the bed-head…Life would be so much easier if we could all leave the house with our hair looking like that!

  6. Kami July 16, 2007 8:40 am edit

    THANKS! As I said yesterday, you made my day as you do everyday when you leave sweet comments on my site.

    You deserve this award!

    LOVE Nathan’s bed head :-) But why is it not cute when I wake up looking like that! The injustice of it all ;-)

  7. Rachel July 16, 2007 11:10 am edit

    I still haven’t caught up on all your posts for the last 3 weeks but had some time today to read AND comment. Wonder of wonders. I think I found you first through Ashley, who must have found you through Kristin. And then I saw Elizabeth is schmoozed in there somehow too. The title of your blog intrigued me. It’s a gooder. I love your writing and how you use that gift to encourage, entertain and empathize with the rest of us. :)

  8. LVGurl July 16, 2007 11:21 am edit

    Awe, thanks!! *blush* I’m honored!

    I will do a post about this tomorrow! I’m excited :)

    Nathan’s picture made me laugh… so much spunk. And yes, Flobees exist, my cousin had one about eight years ago for her twin boys.

  9. Amanda Franks July 16, 2007 11:43 am edit

    Congrats on the award! Maybe it’s foreshadowing of other things to be won! I do always appreciate your kind words when you leave comments on my blog, so I definitely concur in your winning! The bed head is awesome! I just love it.

  10. OMSH July 16, 2007 8:43 pm edit

    I don’t want to schmoooze … but I nearly came unglued thinking you won.

    In the back of my mind I’m hoping that even if you don’t win, that someone – A SUGAR DADDY perhaps – will pay your way to get you there.

    Because I swear we totally need to jump on the hotel beds together and crap like that.

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