Congratulations to all the winners! And congratulations to everyone who was nominated. It's so nice that when someone had to list "the best" they thought of you.
2 - There were a few moments where I felt discouraged by some comments but even then I knew that the commenters had a good point. A couple of weeks ago I wondered if there still were Catholic blogger awards. Five days later I decided to host one myself since I couldn't find anything else out there. And two days after that nominations were open. There were a lot of things I didn't think through and some more I would have never seen coming no matter how I thought things through. Now that I've done this once I think I have a strong inclination to do it again next year with a couple of tweaks.
But everyone has to promise to remember that I'm just a stay at home mom, busy with a lot of little things, okay?
And to the vast majority of people who emailed, facebooked, or tweeted at me - sending gratitude and encouragement my way: THANK YOU! It really did make a difference.
3 - Here's my latest post at Ignitum Today, The Path that Leads to Awesome. It's even more thoughts from me, inspired by Kid President's Pep Talk.
4 - Just a reminder that tomorrow is the Authentic Friendship talk at St. Phil's in Peoria. The talk will be given by Sr. Helena Burns and Lisa Schmidt and is being sponsored by First Saturday Peoria. I hope you can come!
5 - I've never wanted to try one of those green monster smoothies. Why? Because they look like this
5 oz baby spinach
2 C frozen blueberries
1/2 C soy milk
2 Tbsp cocoa powder
1 Tbsp ground flaxseeds
I've played around with the ingredients a bit depending on what I have and because I'm cheap. I've halfed most of them but the banana and never used the flaxseeds. Still delish.
6 - Does anyone have a good Oatmeal Scotchie recipe? I tried one yesterday and they are okay. I was hoping for something softer and less dry. Maybe I baked them too long? Anyways - the search is on!
7 - Did you notice I didn't start with a song? It's because I wanted to end with one this time.
BOOM!"Just when you think that you're in control, just when you think that you've got a hold, just when you get on a roll...Here it goes, here it goes, here it goes again. Oh, here it goes again.
I should have known, should have known, should have known again, but here it goes again."
You know what this means, right?