Playing Catch Up

I have to apologize that my blog postings have been spotty over the last few weeks. I don’t know exactly what it is, but I’ve just felt a bit overwhelmed and under the weather…which has left me in a brain fog and uninspired. I really need to play catch up today and reply to a few award nominations I’ve received recently.
The first I received over a week ago from Jackie at Change is Good Right? and I promised to reply to the “rules” at a later date. So, for the “Wonderful Team Member Readership Award” here we go….14 is a big number but I have some favorites I think are deserving:

Lady Goo Goo Gaga
Monica’s Tangled Web

themisadventuresofmisaki
Go Jules Go
Sincerely, Slapdash
Our Life in Action
Adventures of a Dog Mom
Lulu’s Musings
Life of Bun
Logos con carne
thehealthywarrior
Motherhood Is An Art
Long Life Cats and Dogs
Doggy’s Style

If you’d like to accept and participate in the award cycle, here’s the logo that you can proudly slap up and display on your blog:

A few days later I received the “A Lovely Blog” award from my two legged and four legged friends over at Our Furever Family.  I have been nominated for this before, however that doesn’t take away from my gratitude of being mentioned again.  As a sign of thanks — please, I urge you to pay them a visit over at their blog page.  I promise, you won’t regret it!

I will keep with the spirit of this award and list 7 more things about myself:

~I played a nun in my 9th grade production of “The Sound of Music”
~I won 1st place in my 5th grade science fair
~I’ve been to 5 Billy Joel concerts
~I once told Paula Abdul that she looked “tired”….yes, to her face
~I prefer Vodka over Tequila
~I’m severely allergic to cats
~My first car was a blue,1989 Chevy Beretta

I know that some of you don’t participate in the awards process and that is ok.  I really think it is a wonderful thing.  It’s great validation that other bloggers read and appreciate what you have to say.  I love the support system and whether I’ve received the award already or not, I will always be thankful for the thought behind it!

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Thank You Jackie

Jackie is the author of the blog “Change Is Good….Right?” and it is one of my favorite blogs that I attempt to visit on a  daily basis.  Jackie also is a great supporter of my blog, never missing a post and always leaving a kind comment.  She has chosen me to be worthy of receiving the “Wonderful Team Member Readership Award” and if I could award it right back to her, I would.  She is most worthy.  Thank you Jackie.

Due to the fact that I have a cramp in my left hand and a heavy workload at the office today (yes, I am whining) , I’m going to have to accept and make use of the 7 day grace period in which to choose and nominate 14 fellow bloggers for the same award.  I am mentally and physically exhausted from this week…..I just don’t have it in me today, please forgive!

I did want to acknowledge receipt of it however and extend my gratitude.  I’ve been loving every minute of this blogging journey and have met so many fantastic people along the way.  You ALL are awesome.

Rave: I’m Blushing!

I have to say that when I started this blog a few months ago it really was just a way to document and share my family’s travel experiences along with a few of my homemade recipes.  There was a point where a light bulb went off and it dawned on me that I could share just about anything in regards to my mundane, everyday life and it would be entertaining.  Why?  Because it seems like for the Dockerys, there is never a dull moment.

I did enjoy English class and I used to classify myself as a pretty good writer.  It does seem however, that if you don’t use it, you lose it because compared to the majority of the blogs that I read on a daily basis, my writing is similar to that of a first grader.  I’m sure that I will never make the NY Times best seller list or win a nobel prize but if I can just make one person laugh or smile while they are reading my blog, then it makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something.  My blog is also a journal of sorts and I love the fact that I can go back and relive my family’s memories over and over again.

So, the point that I am getting to is that I was uber-excited when I received two blog awards (the Versatile Blogger Award and the Beautiful Lipstick Award) from Lorna of Lorna’s Voice .  I really have never given much thought to my blog as being award-worthy!  Thank you Lorna, I am truly flattered and because of this, I’m inspired to do some research into how I can be a better blogger.  Your blog is one of the first that I started reading when I became a member of the blogging and WordPress communities.

I also thank all of my readers and followers that you choose to come back to my blog time and time again to see what crazy s*** I have to say!

From the bottom of my heart!