Friday, February 08, 2008

Love, Mamma Style

The ever-lovely Heather from Oh My Stinkin Heck is inspiring us once again to spread some blogging love with a pre-Valentine's Day exercise. With just minutes to spare, I wanted to get in on the lovin' and I'll start with our gracious hostess.

I never actually had a chance to sit down and talk to Heather at BlogHer--a situation I hope to rectify this year--but that didn't stop me from noticing this beautiful women furiously typing away at her Mac. She had the warmest smile and most gorgeous eyes that I just knew she would be friendly. And I can attest through following her for the last eight months she is. She is constantly looking for ways to help her fellow bloggers out with useful advice and linky love--even little ole bloggers like me.

Next, I'm sending out big, gigantic smooches to the wonderful woman who put up with me as a roommate in Chicago. More than a year ago, I started reading the words of Canape at Don't Take the Repeats as she chronicled the heartbreak of a recent miscarriage. The bravery of honestly sharing her emotions hooked me immediately, so you can only imagine the pure joy I felt when just weeks ago she delivered the beautiful Little Bird. I can't wait to meet him, because I know he'll be just like his amazing parents--kind, sincere and loving. And as further proof of Canape's beautiful heart she is also the founder of Team WhyMommy.

Speaking of WhyMommy...how could I spread some love without mentioning the brave and beautiful Susan of Toddler Planet? The forthright chronicles of her battle with inflammatory breast cancer over this past year have brought attention to the disease throughout the blogosphere and beyond and inspired many of us to value our lives just a little bit more. Thank you Susan for sharing your story with us.

I don't want to lead you to believe that all my blog reading is so serious. There are a number of bloggers who make me laugh out loud on a daily basis. Neil and his talking Penis over at Citizen of the Month is so worth the read. He's recently shared his blog with his therapist--brave huh? Among the guys too there are Whit, Dorky Dad and Mitch McDad (who loves to blog about vibrators) who provide me with the dude side of parenting. Their blogs make me wish they would each move their families into the houses on my cul-de-sac. The neighborhood cookouts would be classic. As for the girls, Jessica, Jenny and Lotta may be responsible for buying me a new monitor in the not so distant future for all the diet coke that has shot (shat?) out of my nose while reading their posts and comments. Not only are they hysterical online but they are each the kind of chicas you want to hang out with once you meet them in real life too. I haven't met Kristi yet but she too is going to need to pay up.

And of course there is no way I could be throwing around my love without mentioning a number of women who are near and dear to my heart. Have you ever met someone and known immediately that you would be friends forever?? Kristie and Lisa and I had been exchanging comments for some time by the time we met up in Chicago, but with that long weekend behind us, they will never be able to shake my stink. Real, down-to-earth, funny, smart and caring don't even begin to describe these amazing women. Love you girls!! And though I haven't met Sara, Megan, Andi, and Jennifer yet I just know I'm going to be stalking them for years to come. Consider this a warning girls.

If you would like to participate in Heather's festivities, you still have a half and hour or so by my clock. Thanks again Heather for giving me an excuse to let just some of the terrific bloggers in my community how wonderful they really are.

PS--If you aren't on this list and you regularly leave me comments, please don't think I don't love you. I do. I do. If you're not on this list and you DON'T leave comments, why should you be on here?? just kidding

15 Deserve Mamma's Love:

Kimberly said...

I love you too and I'm so glad we met at BlogHer. Funny meeting someone that lives in nearby Virginia all the way in Chicago.

Oh, The Joys said...

Thanks for the love, my love!!

OMSH said...

You're so good to me...thank you. :)

And?

Um...

You should probably check the contest results.

AWLN said...

Showing some love for you, my newest object of stalking.

Mitch McDad said...

You're right ML...our neighborhood gigs are pretty classic. But contrary to what you might expect, there are rarely vibrators present.

Lotta said...

Huge hugs!

Kristi said...

Uuuggghh...you brought up the-conference-which-shall-not-be-named-that-I-couldn't-go-to.

When you come to my conference, BlogmeKristi, I will definately buy you a drink. Or two.

Thanks for the love. :)

Queen of the Mayhem said...

I will SO be on this list if I make it to BlogHer! Right? (hee-hee)

I haven't read some of these....so I am off to check them out! Though....Dorky Dad is a fave of mine! :)

Oh...and OTJ...OF COURSE!

pootandcubby said...

Aw, thanks Mamma! You have my permission to stalk me any time. :)

-andi

jennifer said...

Oooh, I can't wait to meet, either. We'll stalk each other!

Lisa said...

Awww. You are so sweet! Am feeling the love. And you are inspiring me to do something like this too.

Hey, are going to BlogHer this coming year?

Sparkliesunshine said...

Congrats on your win!!!

Julie Pippert said...

Awww all the love. What a great list!

Well here's hoping I get to go to Blogher to meet everyone.

Ruth Dynamite said...

Big smooches to you, Mamma. Hope you had a great Valentine's Day.

Suburban Oblivion said...

Have I told you lately that I love you? LOL..Thanks for the love!!