Versatile Blogger Award – Sharing the Love

Wow, thank you so much Ms.MommyHSS.  I love your blog and you’ve been an inspiration to me.  Thank you for sharing your stories.

Seriously, I’m not sure if I could endure some of the stuff she goes through – Hurricanes? Emotional infidelity?  Army life?  I am truly honoured by this award – thank you.

Of course, I have to go off on a tangent now.

I want to say thank you to bloggers everywhere – you all have been such a support to me by simply sharing your stories.  Thank you for letting me walk in your shoes.  I cannot say how much blogging means to me, it is such a huge part of my life.  Testament to my devotion to all things bloggy is found in my post: To All the Blogs I’ve Loved Before.

And of course, even if your blog is not listed, I still love it.  Even if I haven’t read it, I still love it.  Because you’re putting something important to you out there and sharing it with the world.  I love that about you.

But, back to Ms.MommyHSS and the hurricanes, emotional infidelity and army life:

Please go visit Ms.MommyHSS, follow her blog and leave some love!

Here’s more information about the Versatile Blogger Award

If you get the award, here are the rules:

  1. Thank the person that gave you the award in a blog post & link back to their blog.
  2. Pass the award on to 15 bloggers you follow.
  3. Include 7 random things about yourself in your post.
  4. Include the rules in your post.
  5. Notify your nominees by leaving a comment on their blog.

Here are my top 15 in no particular order:

Lazyhippiemama  Smart save the Earth, theology, and get your hippie-on vibe.  All in one blog.  Even though I’m not American, she has my vote for president.

I’m not stalking you writes about her mildly entertaining random thoughts.  Which are actually pretty funny.

The Sensory Spectrum This is the go-to place for Sensory Processing Disorder.

Emma’s hopebook One family’s journey into Autism.  You will like Emma, I sure do.

More Than Words Teacher, writer, SAHM writes about life with her son Carter who uses augmentative and  alternative communication (AAC).

The Asperger Cafe  by the inimitable Asparagus Girl – super-smart and very funny.  And she has Asperger’s.

The Third Glance E, brilliant writer and scientist/PhD candidate gives a ‘peek’ into her Autistic mind.

violetsdiary is a mum, partner, and campaigner for disability rights and equality.  She writes about family, visual impairment and aspergers in this very thoughtful blog.

Heartfelt Balance Handmade Life  You know that feeling you get when you visit a cozy small town where folks are nice?  This blog gives you that feeling – it’s my chicken soup.  Even if never make a craft in my life, I really like visiting here.  Check it out.

Let Me Start By Saying Her tagline says: Being a SAHM, wife & writer would be easier if Life would stop chucking things at my head. Like lemons. And poop.  I really can’t add to that. Just read the blog!

Postcards from the edge of the Spectrum  I love this blog for the articulate insight into someone else’s mind.

Lifegasmic Dylan is very intelligent and articulate – in her ‘About Me’ she writes about Diversity, Versatility, Fluidity.  Check her out.

Coyotetooth13 Writer, dreamer, Tweeter, poet and brilliant mind.

Leftofurban – This is my Hubby’s blog.  Photos from an ADHD mind. Please don’t encourage him.

Hostess Note and Standard Canadian Apology:

You will see that the blogs I follow span geographic, political, social, intellectual and religious divides.  What I love about blogging is really seeing how you live your life, and actually how it’s alot like mine.  I’ve connected to you in some way.  It’s a small world out there, please be kind to each other.

I realize I’ve left out some alot of the blogs I follow.  I would be here all day if I included everything, and you would too.  Also, I promised Hubby I’d mention his blog.  Just don’t go visit it or comment on it, because then I have to hear all about it.  Even though his ‘time travel’ series is pretty good.  If you want to see who elso I follow check the short list in my blog roll or Twitter for an extensive list.

But wait, you say.  Where are those random facts?  This was actually one of the hardest parts, given my tendency to overshare on my own blog.  Seriously.

But here goes:

–          I love chocolate – I prefer semi-sweet (and will eat President’s Choice Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips out of the bag before I bake cookies).  Someone kindly bought me Godiva chocolate once and I really didn’t like it.  That super expensive chocolate bar actually lasted longer than the box Pot o’Gold I buy weekly.  Seriously.

–          I have not worn matching socks for nine months.  Seriously, that’s when Hubby took over the laundry after Baby #3 was born.  I have not had matching socks since.

–          My strategy to avoid the whole un-matching sock thing is to actually avoid wearing socks. I am so obsessively organized it kills me when they are folded wrong, or put into the sock drawer wrong – never mind mismatched.  Seriously.

–          In an ideal world (where I’m still stuck with mismatched socks) I’d have a fantastic profesional pedicure regularly… ahh… drifting into professional pedicure fantasty.  Reality is I slap on nailpoilsh while making the kids’ lunch.  Seriously.

–          You may gather I have a thing about feet.  I also have a thing about purses, and my toes curl at the thought of nice designer handbags.  So far I have only one post about my purse.  There may be more.  I avoid Pintrest because I do not need a place to pin handbags. (Or see new ones to lust after.)  I actually have them bookmarked in my favorites on Internet Explorer.  Seriously.

–          You may notice that I use the words ‘seriously,’ ‘actually’ and ‘never mind’ alot.  I do not use ‘alot’ alot.  (But I did there.)  I also use parentheses alot, too.  Seriously, I actually had to remove 47 ‘seriously’s’ from this post.  Well, actually not 47, but I had to take out alot.  ARGH! Never mind.

Note to Grammar police: I know ‘alot’ is not really a word or acceptable phrase in Standard English.  But this is a blog post, for Pete’s sake!  I like the informality.  Alot. (I also like sentence fragments.  For emphasis.)  And you know what? Alot of alots snuck into this post.  Seriously.

–          Whew!  Ok, the last random thing about me is that I have three and a half black cats.  Seriously.  (I actually have four cats total, but only one is black and white, the rest are all black.)  Only two of those cats are related.  Either way that’s alot of cats.  They were all rescues at one point or another.  I have written a couple posts about my cats, such as how I actually got a concussion while feeding them.  Seriously.

Please remember to visit these other folks and share the love, seriously!

XO Angela

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About Angela

Super-powered, Special Ed teacher and special needs mama to FOUR (!) children with an assortment of special needs; including Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and Prader Willi Syndrome. Our family features a heavy dose of good ol' ADHD). I blog about our halfpastnormal life.
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11 Responses to Versatile Blogger Award – Sharing the Love

  1. Thank you for the nomination Angela. It means alot 😃

  2. dylanlincalista says:

    Thank you so much 🙂 I’ve put up my post already. Cheers!

  3. funnygurl2 says:

    Thank you so much for the nomination, Angela! Now I can start an Awards page on my blog;)

  4. Stacey says:

    Thank you so much, Angela. Now, to get around to my post…not sure I can come up with 15 bloggers but I’ll try my best – maybe 10??

  5. Michelle says:

    Thanks for the shout-out, Angela!! Hope you have a great weekend. I’ll let you know when I “thank” you!

  6. spdmama says:

    Wow! Thanks for the props! I just came across this after clicking on your link. I’m honored to be included and will pass it on 🙂

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