Aw, Shucks…For Me?

Somehow, the power cord for my laptop stopped working and I haven’t been able to write for a few days. I think that little mouse that I trapped the other night has some buddies issuing payback in honor of the decedent. Even though I went to bed on Saturday night with a fully functioning cord, I woke to find it suspiciously frayed in one section. Maybe I’m just being paranoid.

Last week I was honored with not one, not two, but THREE awards! Lest the three lovely ladies who took the time to bestow their awards on me think I’m an ungrateful bitch, I’m saying thank you today. I’m writing this thank you post on my children’s ancient Mac and it ain’t easy!

If nothing else, I’d have to agree that my blog is versatile. Sure, lately I’ve been following a theme of disgust and humiliation, but historically speaking, I think my writing has run the gamut. I’ve bounced around between fiction, depression, ADHD, disgusting poop tales, dead rodents and true ghost stories. Well, my friend The Fancy Flea sent me this award early last week and I can’t thank her enough. It was timely. I had just posted the true story of my husband and I falling in love and followed with a heartfelt post about my last baby turning two. I then spent a few days being funny. Evidently, at least one reader only likes funny and let me know with a message that basically said, thank GOD I was being funny again because my last few posts were a real downer for her. Initially, I wanted to say something not-so-nice in response, but I held my tongue. If you know me well, you know what I wanted to say.

Seriously, wouldn’t the world be lovely if our lives were like sitcoms 24/7? Far be it from me to wish my husband a Happy (10th) Valentine’s Day by posting our love story or by wishing my baby girl a happy second birthday. Those aren’t funny. So, let’s hope my kids continue eating dog shit and swearing in public so no one gets bored reading about love and birthdays and other shmoopsie-poopsie crap.

At least The Fancy Flea appreciates me and “gets” that I’m versatile, dammit! Have you seen The Fancy Flea? Her photography is spectacular. Her talent provides me (and you) the opportunity to see the beauty of Australia through her eyes. She’s also incredibly kind. So, thanks Fancy Flea for appreciating me and all of my posts…even the not so funny ones.

Have you read anything written by Mollie at OK in UK? I’ll bet you have, but if you haven’t, you should. I mean, like right now. Mollie is a very talented writer and she’s living my dream of relocating to England. She possesses that dry wit that I love and she’s just plain cool. To think, Mollie included little ol’ me when she was passing out her Stylish Blogger Award. Thanks, man. I’ll stop being snarky for a moment and say that I am honored that you read No. 7. Now go over to OK in UK to enjoy her little one’s developing British accent and her brilliant post that exposes the lies behind the 5 second rule.

Straight from Mrs. Sherman at Mom’s Bookshelf & More came another Stylish Blogger Award. I’m honored that she picked me and so pleased that she finds the time to visit the slightly crass and off-beat world of No. 7. You need a strong stomach to visit me lately, what with my current theme of poop and dead mice. I’m glad she’s riding it out. Thank you Mrs. Sherman!

According to the rules of my new awards, I’m supposed to tell you some stuff about myself and pass the awards on to 7/15 bloggers who I love. And I will. Just not today because this damn Mac is killing me and it’s painfully close to Wine O’Clock. Pray that my new power cord shows up tomorrow. In the meantime, throw me a vote and cheer me up. This post isn’t funny and I fear it might piss someone off.

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