Category: Awards

Life’s A Circus

Circus Vargas

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You’re invited to come see the thrilling world of Circus Vargas! Take a look beyond the sawdust and spangles, a peek past the wonder and the mystique and discovercircus vargas why Circus Vargas is America’s Favorite Big Top Circus! Its family entertainment at its finest, and it is coming your way, San Diego. The blue and gold big top will be at Balboa Park February 17 through 27. Unveiling its greatest collaboration to date, Tabares Entertainment joins forces with famed singing Ringmaster Kevin Venardos for a production of musical magnitude in its most exciting, innovative edition ever! Acting as host and master of ceremonies, Venardos skillfully melds melody with movement, adds a bit of Broadway and a splash of razzle-dazzle for an unbelievably entertaining extravaganza! Singing an original score he himself conceived in conjunction with talented composer and lyricist, Larry Lees, Venardos adds an additional dimension to an already amazing cast of performers and sets the stage for this clever production! Arrive thirty minutes early for the interactive pre-show where children of all ages get a chance to be center stage under the big top. They will be guided through a crash course in circus skills with our host Jon Weiss and his lovely wife Laura. For more information about Circus Vargas and to purchase tickets visit, by phone at 877-GOTFUN-1 (877-468-3861) or at the circus box office which opens one day prior to the first show

If nothing ever changed, there’d be no butterflies

From Jen at MyBeautifulCreations and Harmony from HarmonyInMotion both bequeathed me with this lovely butterfly! Thanks to both of you.

Here’s the rules:
1. Put the logo on your blog
2. Add a link to the person who awarded you
3. Nominate 10 other blogs for this award
4. Add links to those blogs
5. Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs
6. Give a reason why you consider their blogs cool

I could definitely come up with more than 10 of you to award this to, but I see some of you have already received it. So for today I choose: Marlee, Funsize, Nannygoat, Robyn, Frigga, Marina, Lesley, Lisa, Jessica, and Karen.

Beacons Of Light

Angela at Memoirs of A Chaotic Mommy created this lovely award and gifted it to me (she explains HERE.) I have spoke often about my blog community and what it means to me.

At a time when I was lost and afraid, you lifted me up with your love, support, prayers and thoughts. Each of you took a moment of your time to reach out to me those first few days. You did so whether you felt like you knew what to say or not. You put yourselves out there, for me. And I can’t begin to tell you how much it means to me. Thanks for shining your light my way. A great big thank you again to Angela, who may not have thought that I would spread the light so far and wide, but here goes:

Ellen B, Sandy, Claudia, Jessica, DJ, Lesley, Allie, Penelope Anne, Nononsense Girl, Marlee, Flo, Susan, Jenn, Anna, Karen, Maggie, Wacky Mommy, Lisa, Chris, Eaves, Betchai, Lisa, Mrs. B, Pam, Tina, Frigga, Stine, Winter, Ivanhoe, Mimi, Lee, Eric, Storyteller, Janice, Barb, Honey Mommy, Patsy, Lilacspecs and Angela right back at you!

People who don’t get this community may never understand, but I will say it anyway: Without you, I know I would not have been able to handle this as I have.Truly.

Now I must go rest my hands….the linkage: it’s hard work.

This Is What Love Is

I am very honored to have received this award, I was informed via email that someone nominated me for this award on Posh Mama. Whoever you are, thank you so much. Click and read the comments HERE to see other PoshMama award winners.


From the adorable and fun-loving Chica and Pumuckl, who I met through Entrecard, I received this award. Last week I gave it to all my friends on by blogroll and now I will award it to some of my new Entrecard buddies so….Nodin’s Nest, Ivanhoe, The Pond, MumsGotta, and Confessions of a Pagan Soccer Mom please grab your Gold Card and enjoy!
Gold Card Award
The terms for this cool BFF Gold Card are described as followed:

1. Only five people allowed
2. Four have to be dedicated followers of your blog.
3. One has to be someone new or recently new to your blog and live in another part of the world.
4. You must link back to whoever gave you the award.


From Mrs. B at Confessions of a Pagan Soccer Mom I got this award. I also met Mrs. B through Entrecard and so I shall nominate seven new blogs I have found either on Entrecard or from a comment at a new Entrecard site. This is how I thank Entrecard for sharing so many new people with me. So, would the following wonderful bloggers please step forward: Life is Like a box of legosWhile Your Up, Tarheel Ramblings, Tinkerbell, A Rose By Name, Memoirs of A Chaotic Mommy,  and Honey Mommy; thanks for the love you share.

  1. The winner can put the logo on her/his blog
  2. Link the person you received the award from
  3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs
  4. Put links of those blogs on yours
  5. Leave a message on the blogs nominated

A Little Link Love

Last April (yes April!) I was mentioning how slow I am to respond to tags and memes, stating that I deserved a slow poke award. The lovely and talented Sassy Lucy aka Penelope Anne aka Momma Bear from Cafe At The END of the Universe instantly responded with some Slow Poke Awards for me! And then I took six months to share them with you.

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Lisa, from MommyingOnTheFly tagged me with this one. Since I met Lisa through Entrecard, I think I will take this chance to share with you five new blogs I found through Entrecard that I really enjoy. It was hard to choose just five, so if I left you out it’s not because I don’t love you: I do. I will catch you next time, I promise.

Here’s the details that are passed along with this meme:
(Do not replace, just keep on adding! Yes we hope it will be a long list! )It’s real easy!
*The benefits of Viral Linking:

  • One of the fastest ways to see your Technorati authority explode!
  • Increase your Google PageRank fast
  • Attract a large volume of new traffic to your site
  • Build your community
  • Make new friends!

Linky Love Tag:

Please take a few minute to visit the amazing blogs that have been tagged!

Little Sane Moments Of Time

I have doubts about my ability to hold it together often during the day. I am dealing well with my grief, but not my frustration and pain at having to watch my children suffer. I cannot imagine the depths of their feelings, except to guage the depth of my feelings at watching them. So I try to carry on.

Today, I am going to concentrate on the great depth of love, respect, caring and commradery to be found in this community we call the blogosphere. You and you and you (you all know who you are) have touched me and uplifted me in ways I cannot explain. Your comments, thoughts, perspectives, suggestions, prayers and blessings have been a God send. Additionally, a number of you have gifted me with awards of various kinds and for that I am also grateful. Now, on to the awards.

Decades A long while ago Maggie at Maggie’s Mind gifted me with the Arte y Pico Award. We had just recently discovered each other and I was touched by her noticing me, since she is such a great writer. Since then she has been a wealth of support and unconditional  love and for that and the award I am grateful. Thanks Maggie.

Next, Chuck over at Foster Me Up, gave away the Brillante Weblog and Super Commenter awards. This lovely, kind woman manages to come to my site even when she is ‘offline’ to leave hopeful, funny and kinds words. Her gift of friendship is what I am most grateful for and why I truly appreciated the next award she sent my way, the Perfect Blend of Friendship. Thanks Rhonda.

The new and rewarding friendships I have made here in the Den are something I never expected, but now I do not know how I could live without them. I have bonded with you, found common ground, shared ideas and support and generally just become dependent upon all of you. My dear and very supportive friend Penelope Ann at Cafe At The END of the Universe gifted me with the Blogging Friends Forever award and I am touched. I believe that we will remain friends for a good long time, blogs or not. Thanks Sassy One!

Another (new to me) friend is Lee at Tarheel Ramblings. He is such an intelligent gentleman, with an exceptional ability to put into words his thoughts and he takes THE most beautiful pictures. He says of the Million Dollar Friend Award: “A million dollar friend to me is someone who takes the time to get to know you on more than a superficial level. It is someone who is willing to put for the effort it takes to be a friend with no thought of what they’re going to get out of it.” Thanks Lee.

There is no way I could explain better what I have been trying to say in this entire post, than what he said there. Each of you have touched me, improved me, assisted me and the truth is I adore each and every one of you. So now I will take the terribly lazy easy a moment to bequeath upon each of you, who have been here through the good and bad times, all of these awards. Because, damnit, you deserve them. You really, really do.

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