A Note To The Blogs I Read…

You’re losing me… But also not really!

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I am fixing up and sorting out my Google Reader, and I was “following” a lot of blogs using my Google Blogger account- and these also appeared on my Google Reader. But they weren’t alphabetically listed which was driving me to distraction! And no matter how much sorting and organising I did, it kept going back to the two seperate lists- a “Blogs I Follow” list and a “Google Reader” list!

So if you are a “.blogspot.com” blogger and you have a widget like this:

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You will not see me on it anymore, but rest assured I am still following you using my Google Reader!!

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Wow… I Am Alive Bunnies!

I can’t remember when last I went so long between posts! Between the cupcakes, ADHD support, the wedding planning course, planning my wedding, working and the kittens I am just barely keeping my head above water!

I don’t know what I would do without my precious love, my Glugster. I can quite literally cry on his shoulder when I need to, and he’s always there when I need him. He helps around the house (yes, we have a maid, but there’s still stuff to do) and doesn’t even get miffed when I bake all night instead of paying him attention!

The knucklehead has been away for about a week house-sitting for a friend of mine, so we’ve had a very quiet house. I haven’t forgotten that I promised a post about his progress over the last year, but it has been a surprisingly difficult post to write.

I am updating my cat’s blog with the most precious kitten photos and stories of their progress (yes, they have their own blog) and this is especially for their first mommy Shebee since she got so attached to them.

The wedding planning course is FAN-TASTIC! I am learning an awful lot as well as making some awesome contacts in the business, and I am working on a few new posts (about the course and a few other things) for my wedding planning website. There is also a series of weekly photographer interviews on the site that I am having so much fun doing! There are some truly fabulous wedding photographers out there lemme tell you.

I am continuously getting cupcake orders which is simply fantastic! My darling Glugster helped me jazz up my cupcake site with an easy to use contact form and I am actually getting email queries directly from the website! Its awesome! Thank you to all of you who have bought cupcakes from me! It truly boggles my mind that my little hobby has gotten so big!!

And in case anyone noticed :), I have been more than a little scarce on the reading and commenting circuit as well, and I miss knowing whats going on something dreadful! When I open my Google Reader and see how much I’m missing out on I get quite fed up.

Thank goodness I can keep up a little by using Twitter…

Blog Challenge

For this week’s Female2Female challenge, we could answer some really odd questions (seriously, who the fork came up with these?), and then tag four bloggers.

Oops- nearly forgot to include this!!
Oops- nearly forgot to include this!!

 

I was tagged by Blackhuff.

 

1.       If you could give the world one piece of advice, what would it be? Pay as much attention to advice, as you paid to receive it.

2.       If you could have a room full of any one thing, what would it be? I reckon I’d choose music.

3.       What do you value most in other people? Hhmmm… I will have to say here that it is people’s ability to survive. People often think they’re ordinary, but if they really look back on their lives they find things they have lived through, things that made them a better person.

4.       If you could only see black and white except for one color, what color would it be? I thought about it and I reckon it should be green.

5.       If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? I would like to be less prone to almost instant over-reaction… and if that doesn’t happen I would like to have straight, white, nicely sized teeth 🙂

6.       If you could choose one of your personality traits to pass on to your children, what would it be? My openness to experience or my agreeableness.

7.       What would you attempt if you knew you could not fail? I would immediately resign my salaried 9-5 type employment and open a bakery!

8.       Would you rather teach a young child to read or have to learn again for yourself? I think I would rather teach someone. I can’t imagine not knowing how to do it myself.

9.       What is the best advice you’ve ever given and received? The answer to both given and received I already answered in the first question.

10.   How would you like to die? Holy crap, what a question!! I think- if I could choose- it would be fast.

 

And then I think I’ll taaaaag… Charmskool (maybe this’ll get her to post again), Ydnic from Dance of the Fantasia Hippos, my BBF who posts at Me Myself and My Family, and Alida from Seize The Chocolate so she’ll have something to do when she gets back from Israel!

Today Is The Awesome

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I’m still here… Just more than a little snowed under!

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And since today is the International Day Of Awesomeness, there’s no better day to come out of hiding!

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I am decreeing that today you are obliged to tell someone you admire that they are awesome, so go out and spread the awesomeness.

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I’m starting with you. My ever loyal readers.

I reckon that any blogger, no matter how famous they get, remains more than a little pleased and occasionally surprised that people keep coming back to read. Okay, maybe not every blogger… but I often am. Thank you. Yes- I’m talking to YOU! You are awesome indeed!

So Much Of Recognition, It’s Like Wow!

Holy crapperpoodle! I have been quite blown away, bunnies!

 

I have always said that I cringe a little inside when people tell me they admire me, or they think I’m a role model of some kind… I think I understand why they say it, but I honestly don’t feel like I should get recognition for what I have always seen as just being a mom, or being myself.

I don’t do anything I do for recognition, especially not when it comes to ADHD support. I do it because I know what it feels like to go through the process alone. I do it because I know I have the ability to help.

 

What am I getting at? Well, let’s start here shall we.

 

On January 13th, I got an email with this subject:

You have been nominated as a remarkable woman!

Bunnies, I came THIS close to ignoring it, lemme tell you that!

I didn’t, and when I opened it I found the most incredible nomination motivation.

I didn’t know who nominated me, but I have since found out that my mommy darling got a random email asking for nominations for the Female Tribe and 1st For Women Phenomenal Woman Award, and she nominated me for the work I do in creating ADHD awareness and supporting parents of ADHDers. She then forwarded it to a whole lot of people, who also nominated me!

How mind-blowingly flattering is that!?!

Anyhoodle. To accept the nomination in the “Heroine” category, I had to send in a headshot and I had to write my own nomination motivation. Now that was hard!

It’s exceptionally difficult to write something about yourself- toot your own horn in essence- without sounding completely vain!

Anyhoodle, I sent off my nomination motivation and my headshot, and I blogged about it too, but thought nothing more of it.

On February 9th, I got another email congratulating me on being a semi-finalist! I was stunned and beyond excited! I started wondering if I could win it and how cool it would be! Then I went and read the other nominees and I was convinced that I had gone as far in the competition as I would be going.

I then had to answer another set of questions, which were far from easy to answer properly! They sent me questions like “What’s your inspiration?”, “What are your greatest strengths?”, “What are the challenges faced by South African women and how would you advise them?” and “How do you balance home and work life?

Hectic!

I answered all the questions to the best of my ability, and then found that all the questions and answers were posted on the Feather Awards website for all to see- along with my picture!! Talk about daunting. This was also when I found out there’s a Facebook page for the awards too, and after I tweeted it and mentioned it on Facebook, several people went to the site and left a message there for me. Talk about an ego boost!

On February 23rd, I got an email notifying me that I was one of the finalists in my category. Me! A finalist in the heroine category!

Lemme tell you bunnies, this makes the high school beauty pageant that I so wished I’d been nominated for, pale in insignificance!

The gala event- uber larny- is on March 25th 2010, which is when I’ll find out whether I’ve won my category or not. I have some hectic competition lemme tell you- but it’s so cool and so very humbling!

 

 

 

 

And then there’s this!

 

At the beginning of February, Female2Female announced the launch of their Phenomenal Woman Award search, and called for nominations.

I blogged about it, but I didn’t get to nominating anyone myself despite the many incredible and deserving women I know. And then last week, I got an email from Laura telling me that the judges had decided I was the winner! Me! Wow!

The nominations sent in on my behalf gave me such a lump in my throat when I read them. I REALLY do not feel like I deserve such an award… it’s very humbling. And then I read the nominations for other women, and I felt even less deserving!

There are some truly amazing women out there, bunnies.

 

I think I need to post some more about them so you can see what I mean.