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Queen of ALLL Things

The Preppy Princess has given me an award. Apparently I am now the Queen of All Things. Aside from being kind and helpful, the Princess also runs a business and has already had a career in media. It’s wonderful to see someone who can accomplish so much. And her blog has just enough tongue-in-cheek to make me go back every day. Plus Gossip Girl. Thanks Princess.

The terms of this award are to pass it on to 7 bloggers and say 7 things about myself that make me aww-summm. Oooh. That’s really hard for High WASPs. Counts as showing off. So, here’s what I will do. We are all awesome because the simple state of being alive is astonishing. Here are 7 things that at this moment remind me I am alive, and therefore awesome.

Seven things that make me Awe-Summm

1. My sheepskin slippers are really comfy.
2. The house is completely quiet except for the hum of my refrigerator.
3. My roses need pruning again. This time I will wear armor.
4. Almost everything in my house is a reminder of something important, presents given in love, things acquired in need, a globe of the world, millions of photos of my children in their little guy days.
5. My fingers hurt from typing. I am aging. I don’t regret the diminishment of physical beauty at this point, but I feel every year when I move. Luckily even aging means you are alive.
6. I love my new garage door. After 25 years without an automatic garage door I now understand their glory.
7. My cellphone is on the kitchen counter. The last person I called was my best friend in Belgium. She and I have been mothers together since we met, 18 years ago. She moved to Belgium last year. She and I still talk almost every day. Having a best friend is a good way to remember that you are alive.

I now pass this award on to:

Confessions of a Plate Addict (Just what it sounds like. Don’t you love the Internet? Lots of tablescapes that brides might find useful)
Doux (Remarkably stylish, in both words and pictures, written by two young women. I’d even say it’s got a High WASP vibe for what that’s worth.)
Mamahood, among other things… (Mother in Hong Kong with possibly the cutest children ever, clearly dedicated to doing the best possible job)
Accordions and Lace (Planning an interfaith wedding and rather honest about everything)
One Barefoot Bride (A green bride, a graduate student,
My Life Interrupted (She takes care of two grandchildren AND is quitting smoking)
Weddings Fresh (A wedding planner who posts lovely simple images)
It’s a Dog’s Life (She’s my age. Do I need another reason?)

13 Responses

  1. i am honored!! thank you, and anything from you must come from a certain level of honesty :)

  2. Ohhhhh! Thanks for the award! I am honored that you thought of me! I loved your seven things. Many of them apply to me…funny! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. I’m gardening…a gift my family gives me each year…to be allowed to garden all day!! lol …Debbie

  3. Hey, this is really kind! Thank you for the nice words, especially from such a thoughtful woman. I don’t know if I can return this favour to others as…I’m not sure that there are 7 blogs that I read consistently! But I am really touched nonetheless.

  4. Thank you for the prod to call my best friend (a new mother!) who is too far away and who I don’t talk to often enough.

  5. Thank you so much. And thanks for coming around to read my nonsensical meanderings. Those in our age group (I did not say old) need to stick together. LOL!

  6. Oh YAY! We are so happy you think we’re stylish! We are just chuffed out of our minds that anyone who doesn’t share mitochondrial DNA with us reads the thing!! And we love your blog too.

  7. Thank you so much! It’s so sweet of you to acknowledge us. We adore your blog and I’m so happy that someone as fabulous as you thinks we’re actually worth reading!

  8. My goodness! What a -ah- privilege :) to be mentioned by someone whose writing I so enjoy! I *love* being Queen. hmmm… maybe that stems from the many jokes about Queen Elizabeth when I travel abroad.

  9. Thank you so much. I’m very honored!

    I want you to know that I love your eloquent posts and intelligent musings. :)

  10. I love #4. It made me look around my house and say, “yeah, me too!” And who doesn’t appreciate a garage door opener, an Any age; ask my kids.

  11. Oh a new garage door would be wonderful. Isn’t it funny the things we get excited about. xoxo

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