Sunday, April 15, 2007

So (Apparently) I've Been Thinking

The Southern Fried Mom over at Grits and Cheese has awarded me Thinking Blogger Award. I have to admit I must have reread her post at least four times to make sure my eyes weren't deceiving me.

I've watched this award weave its way throughout many of my favorite blogs, and I chalked it up as one that would never apply to this here blog. You see, as much as I had loved the idea that someone would consider me so, I'm afraid I haven't been provding the kind of content that could be considered "thoughful." So you could imagine my surprise when I saw I was awarded. Thank you. I am humbled.

But now? The PRESSURE. Now I feel like I need to actually say something worth saying. Oh crap!

First let me get the particulars out of the way. I want to pass this distinguished title (yeah, I don't know if I can say that with a straight face now that I've been included) to the following folks.

A Citizen at Hysterical and Useless for providing such thought-provoking posts in small manageable doses.

Paige at The Avery Lane Experience and not just because she inspired me to go buy some vitamins this weekend.

There's NOLA Notes not only for making me think of my beloved city, but also for setting an example of perserverance and not giving up on that city.

The Pissed Off Housewife and I don't always agree politically, but I sure do love her and love being challenged by her.

And finally, Beth at Books Etc. from whom I gain so much regarding her experience raising boys and her ability to make me fall in love with words all over again.

So each of you may now pass this award on to five bloggers who have made you think. And just link back to this post. That's it.

As for my thinking? I think all the time. It's actually a problem. My brain is always racing. Most of the time however it's full of random thoughts and anxieties that I can neither control or channel into multi-million dollar ideas. I often need to turn on the TV at night just so I can stop the racing thoughts long enough to fall asleep. I dream all night--vividly, and I almost always remember them in the morning. So I think I have the thinking down. What I need to master however is ability to transform those thoughts from paste to gems.

Tell me. What you've been thinking about lately? If you have nothing in mind, leave me a word association. Start with this word:

LEMON

14 Deserve Mamma's Love:

Toni said...

Congrats! Oh the pressure!
What have I been thinking about? Absolutely NOTHING! I have had a block for at least 24 hours! It sucks!

Lemon=pickle

Pendullum said...

Congratulations Mama...
Well deserved!!!
And I am thinking of allthe great links to more great blogs I am going to read...

mamatulip said...

Congrats, Mama!

And, woah! I love the new look!

Okay, word association with LEMON? Has to be John. I have a glass cutting board in my kitchen with a picture of a lemon on it, with a tuft of hair and John Lennon-style glasses. Underneath it says "John Lemon". I see the word lemon and I think of John.

Janet a.k.a. "Wonder Mom" said...

You totally deserve it.

When I see the word LEMON I think of U2.

I know.

Blog Antagonist said...

Congratulations! I've only been reading you a short time, but I think the award is well deserved. And thanks for linking some new bloggers.

Lemon? I guess I'm pretty predictable cause all I think of is "ade."

Stuntmother said...

Drop. Lemondrop. Too much easter candy I think. Sugar on the brain.

Congratulations on the award. It's well deserved, I think.

No pressure!

Suburban Oblivion said...

Congrats!!!

I've got a blog post swirling around in my head waiting to be written, but thats about it. My kids are on spring break starting today, I assume I'll be dumber by the end of the week.

Lemon- iced tea.

Pissed OFF Housewife said...

Oh dear, that's a lotta pressure.

I was planning on blogging about my pedicure-gone-wrong but that doesn't seem very think-y to me.

Pissed OFF Housewife said...

Ooh, also

Lemon = BMW

Slackermommy said...

Congrats! You deserve it.

Lisa said...

Congrats lady! And congrats on your hot mama and best parenting blog. Very cool too!

Thanks for the links to some cool blogs you like. Looks like I've got some new chicks to check out.

Beth said...

Congratulations to you and many thanks for passing along the award - with such kind words.

Will do the link thing ASAP.

Lemon? Not gonna go there right now...

Queen of the Mayhem said...

You completely deserve this! I love your blog....and YOU! :)

I'm with you on the overthinking. If I wake up in the middle of the night, I'm a goner....because once those wheels start turning, there's no stopping them.

LEMON-PUCKER

www.nolanotes.com said...

You are just racking up in the awards department! Congratulations! They are all very well deserving. And I am totally stunned and rendered shy by your selecting my blog! Thanks so much! You rocked my world today!

Lemon? All I can come up with is "30 Rock." Second guessing thinking I'm a thinker??

Enjoy all the accolades!