Along with this great honour comes an invitation to engage in one of my favourite past-times: talking about myself. I may have used some of my best material back in February when I was given the Stylish Blogger Award, but I will do my best to come up with seven facts about myself that don't bore you to tears. No falling asleep on my watch, you hear?
1. I don't like coffee. Most people look at me like I have three heads when I say that. I am a parent, I am chronically sleep-deprived, and yet I do not rely on the bitter black stuff to keep me awake. I got through seven years' worth of university - including the occasional all-nighter - without becoming addicted, so I figure I can live without it. I do get by with a little help from Mr. Tetley on work days, though. I am only human, after all.
|This is me winking. It's not that bad, is it?|
P.S. That's a ponytail on my head, not a rat tail.
Ew. Remind me to get my hair cut.
4. I am a candy cruncher. I try to be the type of person who daintily savours a mint or hard candy for hours until it is just a tiny speck, but I always end up unconsciously biting into it and before I know it, the darn thing is gone and I am reaching for a new one. This happens even with throat lozenges. Must. Learn.Self-restraint.
7. I stalk other people's wedding photos on Facebook. Even people I'm not actually friends with. I can't help myself. I just love weddings! I think this penchant is partly due to a subconscious desire to re-live my own big day. I'm hoping this semi-normal. Any other wedding photo stalkers out there? Don't be shy, I've already paved the way by putting myself out there - so 'fess up!
And now to pass the bloggy award love on, here are a few of my personal faves:
Schwartz Chronicles: Lisa is one of the sweetest, most supportive people you could ever hope to know, and whatever parenting issue you might be going through with your young child(ren), she's probably been through it too, so you can be sure you won't be met with judgement, but rather empathy and some good old-fashioned commiseration!
Bees With Honey: Another absolute sweetheart, Bruna is the mother of three gorgeous girls, which makes her a seasoned veteran of parenting in my books. She hosts one of my favourite link-ups, Let's Bee Friends Friday, and introduces her readers to a different fantastic blogger each week.
The Adventures of OBB: My friend Kate is the same age as I am and she also has a young daughter at home. But she's dealing with far more than dirty diapers and toddler tantrums since her breast cancer diagnosis earlier this year. Despite the subject matter, her blog is far from depressing. It is inspiring, heart-wrenching, and beautiful all at the same time. Highly recommended reading.
See Theo Run: Harriet shares her experiences and thoughts on open adoption and life as a mixed-race family, as well as the general ups and downs of parenting one of the cutest, most active little guys on the planet.
Absolutely Narcissism: I hesitated to even put Sandra on this list because she's already so popular, and cool, and hilarious, and pretty, and totally awesome and... no, I'm not a stalker. (Well, not really. Much. But I kinda think she'd be okay with me being one anyway, since she's sort of been down that road recently herself.)