Wednesday, March 28, 2007


Thinking!
Thinking!
Thinking!


ME?

THINKING?

A Thinking Award???

Shucks!Me?

Really?
I would like to thank the Academy!
And My Superb, Patient, husband and my Wonderful,Wistful, daughter and my Wee Rascal of a dog...
Ohhhh... Can't think!
And All who were too kind in awarding me this meme...

I have been very blessed out in Bloggerland. I have been given a wonderful,stupendous award, and I have been terribly embarrassed by it. Embarrassed since it is a Thinking Award. A Thinking Award!!!

This Award has been given to me by Lisa,http://mylifeasacliche.blogspot.com/ and MomMa'amME http://mommaamme.typepad.com/,Ruth,http://ruthdynamite.blogspot.com/, Jenster http://did-you-ever-get-the-feeling.blogspot.com/ http://urban-urchin.blogspot.com/ and http://aftertheball.typepad.com/after_the_ball/. and http://steppingoverthejunk.blogspot.com/ I feel like Sally Fields... You like me? You truly like me??? Clutching my heart... You women rock my world!!!!


All of these powerful, smart amazing bloggers. They have given me this award, just mentioning them, makes me feel unworthy. as their posts are so worthy of such an honour. So, if you can dear readers, please visit their sites for truly, inspirational and Thinking blogging.

My entire blogroll should be nominated for this Thinking Award as all are wonderful writers who continually inspire me with your stories and your insight. I love Blog rolls as they are to me like a book shelf, and often when friends come to visit they look at my book shelf and pick up a book and read the cover... This is what blogrolls are to me...Not a clique or a club, but a live and vibrant bookshelf. I often go to one of my favourite bloggers book shelf and try on a blog for size. See if I can find another Blogger to read...
I digress. I am supposed to limit my vibrant bookshelf to five... as a Thinking Blog... But I am doing six... So much for me being a thinking blogger...

So that being said... Drum Roll, Please!!!!!

Moobs http://moobz.com/ his stories and insights can bring you to tears as well as to laughs in his observations of life. He takes you on Marathons which do not happen, he takes you on archaeological digs and he takes you on an incredible journey of trying to conceive. His writings are heartwarming and honest. Many a time you will leave his post but find yourself thinking of him the entire day.


Kim http://ifitwasntthisitwouldbesomethingelse.com/ This blog follows a smart, vibrant woman who has taken the great challenge or relocating her entire family to paradise. She is an honest and true author. She has taken us down the road of a great loss to suicide. She has taken us on the heartbreak of dealing with a child with a drug problem. Her writing is heartfelt and she can have you pondering about life after reading her posts.

Kim Ayres: http://kimayres.blogspot.com/ This blog is a sheer joy to read. He can take you on such a wonderful journey. I suggest making yourself a 'cuppa,' and sit right down and read Kim. His talk of weightloss is poetry. The way he can sum up a piece of cake or how he can make you hear his daughter's laughter will make you think of this bearded rambling man and have you thinking about cake and clothes in a whole new light.

ABlondeBlogger: I have just recently found http://ablondeandherblog.blogspot.com/ Who recently has had a tremendous loss in her family but has taken the time to shared all. It could also be looked upon as a great guide in helping in the stages of bereavement. She is a thoughtful homeschooling mom, who writes from the heart.

Izzy: http://izzymom.com/Now, if you have not read Izzy this is the perfect time. She is a great, great writer and always thought provoking from her take on toys to parenting. She is thoughtful, smart, woman who conveys honesty about child rearing, and imperfections and foibles in a perfect life. She is a mother and a great force out in the bloggosphere. She was one of the first bloggers I latched onto and have not let go of!

Catherine of http://onthebanksoftheriogrande.blogspot.com/ would be my last nominations. She is such an extremely talented writer. She is in the midst of preparing for her first book launch, one of many! You should drop by and take a read. I have loved Catherine's style and finesse with the English language. You will go to her site and not want to leave!

Now, my nominees... Your job is to pass this honour on to five others. I can not wait to read whom you have elected for the lucky recipients...
Oohhh...

I was just told that part of this award is to link by to the originator of this glorious award... So, here it is...Keep the ball a rolling...

http://www.thethinkingblog.com/2007/02/thinking-blogger-awards_11.html

Once again thank you one and all...And enjoy the new blogs...

49 comments:

Undercover Angel said...

Congratulations! Your posts are always thought provoking and nobody deserves this award more than you do!

Catch said...

Congratulations Pendullum...any award you win is well deserved....because you are tops in my book! I will check out your links, they all sound very interesting. God bless you Pen...Im happy for you and always wish you the very best of what life has to offer! Huggs!!

Kristin said...

No one deserves it more than you Pendy, darling... congratulations!

I do love these awards - they have introduced me to some wonderful bloggers...

Mel said...

What everybody else said! I totally would have nominated you for this, but I am not a thinkish blogga and so I haven't been nailed to do this. ::Evil smirk:: Neener!

Flutterby said...

Wow! I am not sure I could handle a "thinking" award. It would tax my few brain cells too much; mostly wondering why I would have gotten it, lol. Thanks for peeking at my blog and leaving a comment! I enjoy finding new reads through my comment links.

pinknest said...

congrats! i love the thinking photo.

Mamma said...

Very well-deserved indeed!

chelle said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!
Totally well deserved!
I will try to check out some of the links you listed ... time is short for me at the moment :D

wayabetty said...

WHOOHOO!! You so deserved it Pend! I was so fortunate to find you via Catherine Dix's blogroll. Congrats! And thanks for all the great stories thus far and here's to more down the road.

Catherine said...

Look at you, Miss Thinker! It gives me warm fuzzies to know that someone was wise enough to give you the accolades that you so deserve, Sweetie. TOTALLY. INDUBITABLY. DESERVED.

And thank you for adding me to your list of nominees. But mostly for the beautiful things you said. I sincerely feel blessed to know you in a bloggy kind of way. Smooches. And congratulations!!!!

PS. I look forward to passing this on! Just give me 24 hours to narrow it down. ;)

hautemama said...

Congrats! I love reading your blogs. Please don't ever get bored!!

MommyWithAttitude said...

Congratulations! And an award much deserved!

urban-urchin said...

you can add me to the list of those who nominated you....

Kim Ayres said...

A thinking blogger award for me?

I've had friends and family say to me before now "You know you're problem Kim? You think too much!" But hah! and hah! again, I say. I knew it would pay off in the end!

Seriously though, you have a lot of fine blogs on your blogroll, so I feel somewhat bemused, but also touched that you added me to your awards list of thinking bloggers.

Thank you.

I'm going to have to go away and think about this now...

Chana said...

Congrats! Thanks for stopping by and commenting on mine! Appreciate the feedback always!

Mom Ma'am Me said...

Well, you know how much I appreciate your posts and how they make me think, but it doesn't hurt in this case to say it again. :-)

And I'm excited to have lots of great new blogs to read! Out of your list I'm only familiar with Izzy so far. (And I agree, she's a great choice.)

jen said...

fabulously well deserved, sister.

Lisa said...

Yeay for you. And that is the coolest photo of you. LOVE your expression!

Kim Ayres said...

OK, I've got my awards up :)

Jocelyn said...

This is a fun award making its way around! Good job!

Oh, The Joys said...

So well deserved -- and what a fun photo of you!!

Lawyer Mama said...

Congratulations! Your posts always entertain me and leave me thinking about them for hours, sometimes days and weeks. You deserve it!

Nick said...

Well done on the award. I think a lot myself, but I usually overdo it and annoy the heck out of everyone. :-)

God bless

N

Happily Anonymous said...

Congrats! Unfortunately my blog would never garner this type of nomination.

Grim Reality Girl said...

Congrats! I love to read your blog. You deserve the Thinking Blogger award. You DO make me think. I look forward to your new posts.

BTW -- one of my highest honors is to be in YOUR blogroll and to have you commenting on my silly blog. Thank you!!!

Also -- love the photo of you! Could you be cuter? The expression is PRICELESS!

Sayre said...

Hurray! I love ABlondeBlogger and KimAyres - have been visiting them regularly for a long time now. And of course I adore your posts as well. An award well won. Now I have to pop over to Kim's and see who HE's nominated.

Moobs said...

COngratulations Ms P - and thank you for passing on the award lovin' though your award is recognising the obvious the one you gave me is positively generous and all the more appreciated as a result.

Open Grove Claudia said...

Great choices!! And congratulations! WHOO HOOO!! Let me join you in a glass of champagne.

And I love that picture of you!

Amber said...

Now THAT award is something I'll never have to worry about. Though I do think you should have modeled your picture after The Thinker himsef. :-)

Queen of the Mayhem said...

Congratulations on your award! I do enjoy reading your posts!



You must be doing something right!

IzzyMom said...

I thank you so very much for passing the torch to me but truly, you are the QUEEN of the Thinking Bloggers. I've never once read anything by you that didn't knock my socks off.

Would it be terribly unoriginal of me to make you one of my five?

(PS: I'm mailing your Wacky Packages on Monday!)

Stepping Over the Junk said...

YAY!!! That is so much fun. I love your blog and love how long and thoughtful your posts are. I generally save for when I can have my cup of tea with it. You are too cute, love that picture!

Rock the Cradle said...

I am SO glad. Congratulations! I'm eager to check out your nominees...

Great pic!

Swampwitch said...

First of all, congratulations on Your Thinking Award. I must visit here to see what you can do for my brain...
Second of all, thanks for visiting my place today. (The Asylum)
I can't wait to visit those you have suggested...soon...when my chores are finished...
I will have to sign in with my old BloggerBooger account, but my new place is:
http://anecdotes.typepad.com

Attila The Mom said...

Congrats!!!!! You're the best!

La Cubana Gringa said...

Thanks for stopping by and for all the great blog suggestions!! It's so great to find great bloggers and then their favorite bloggers and then THEIR favorite bloggers... :)

Kevin Charnas said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! my sweet... Certainly deserved and I'm not surprised.

Kevin Charnas said...

Oh! And by the way, that is an ADORABLE photo of you. I LOVE it.

and I missed you, baby...

scribbit said...

How can you post a funny picture like this and still look beautiful? Decidedly unfair.

Congrats on the nomination, you deserve it.

slouching mom said...

Congratulations! And I like the metaphor of the blogroll as a bookshelf.

Too bad I ditched mine last week on the high-school clique theory...

Thanks for your visit.

kim said...

I dont even feel like I belong in the same category as you or the others you've nominated. I truly dont know what to say... you've made me cry!

Mama G said...

New visitor here ... found you from Stepping Over the Junk. Wanted to say hello - now I'm off to look around. Don't worry, I'll make myself at home ..

http://chaoscontrol.wordpress.com

ablondeblogger said...

Awww, Pen, I am so honored! Thank you so much!

I think this is the first time a blonde like me got an award for thinking, lol.

And congratulations on your award...you truly deserve it.


((((((HUGS)))))) my friend!

yerdoingitwrong said...

Congrats!!! I was so excited to see your comment on my blog. I've checked you out before and have always been too chicken to comment. You are one of those 'A' list bloggers...I'm think I'm living on the 'D' list with the likes of Kathy Griffin. =)

Have a very Happy Easter!!

strauss said...

Congratulations on your award.
Your writing is so wonderful. When I see that you have a new post I grab myself a coffee so I can sit down and enjoy the entire journey. I love the way you write about people and your expereince and memories of them - always such a joy to read.

hautemama said...

I'm waiting with bated breath for another blog!

kim said...

I know that you are all thinky blogger and all so you won't care about something so superficial, but ---you are so pretty!

Love the bookshelf analogy!

carrie said...

A well deserved award indeed!

Congratulations.

You always make me think too!

Carrie

Vancouver mermaid/Montreal photographer said...

Just wanted to let you know I'll be changing my blog to private. If you'd like to maintain access to it, let me know via my comments....I can add your email to my 'approved reader' list.

If not, take care blog buddy,

Michelle