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Dean’s List

February 7th, 2013
Posted in Awards, College, Family, Friends, Life, School, Tim | 1 Comment »

I received a letter today that I’m quite excited about. I made the Dean’s List for the Fall 2012 semester, with an overall grade point average of 3.75! I don’t like to brag, that’s just not me, and I hope this post doesn’t sound as though I am.

In case you are new here, I was a horrible student from junior high through high school. I think it began with my fifth grade teacher who was a bitch, and yelled at me after I’d worked up the courage to ask her for help. I pretty much shut down after that. To this day, I have great difficulty in asking for help. I also stopped putting any more effort into school work than was absolutely necessary.

Since beginning college (back in 2008), I have worked hard to change my attitude, and I work hard. I push myself hard. I keep working even when I feel like giving up. And I found out that I’m not stupid (like my fifth grade teacher made me feel)! I am reasonably intelligent, and I am capable of earning good grades! Who knew??!!

I also have to give Tim credit for: (1) believing in me enough to convince me to take a chance on college; (2) for nudging me when I second-guess myself; (3) for being the best tutor I could hope for; (4) not complaining when I fall behind on the laundry or cleaning (and even pitching in from time-to-time). I also have many wonderful family members and friends who cheer me on and encourage me, and I feel truly blessed to have a whole team behind me who wants to see me succeed, and who believe in me even when I don’t believe in myself. You know who you are, and you have my eternal gratitude and love!

Letter informing me that I made the Dean's List at Kean University for the Fall 2012 semester.

My high school teachers would probably not believe this!

Blog Appreciation Day
Liz from This Full House (who is one of my favorite Jersey Girls, and the person who got me involved in the New Jersey Moms Blog) let me know that today is Blog Reader Appreciation Day!Blog Reader Appreciation Day was created by City Mama and The Other Mother. In honor of this important day, I would like to thank the following people for taking the time to stop by my little corner of the internet, to offer their words of encouragement, love, friendship and wisdom:

Bad Momma (Bad Momma)
Banana Blondie (Anna)
Classy Chaos (OH Mommy)
Cold Coffee…and Reruns (dkaye)
Huckdoll’s Hood (Jen)
If Mom Says Ok (Tara R.)
Immoral Matriarch: Catechizer (Maria)
Jogging in Circles (Kim)
Laski Gal (Laski Gal)
Melinda Zook (Melinda)
Misty’s Words and My Dogs Keep Me Sane (Misty)
Mom Knows Everything (Tammy)
Momo Fali (Momo Fali)
Singing with My Heart (Heather)
Such Simple Pleasures (Melissa)
The Inflatable Soapbox™ (Tim)

And anyone who I’ve inadvertently overlooked, as well as any lurkers I’m unaware of! Thank you all! :-)

New Bling!

April 5th, 2008
Posted in Awards, Friends | 3 Comments »

The beautiful, witty and talented dkaye from Cold Coffee…and Reruns presented me with the Caption This Award. She participates in Wordless Wednesday, the Daily Edition. There is a weekly contest that goes along with it, where you can enter by writing a caption for the photo of the day. A few weeks ago, I won! (Sorry for the delay in getting this posted!) Go to dkaye’s blog and play along. Maybe you too can have one of these cool awards on your site! :-)

One of my new friends, Dette, from Dance of Motherhood, awarded me with the You Make My Day Award. Thank you, this really makes my day, Dette!

The rules for the “You Make My Day” award are to re-present it to 10 people whose blogs bring you happiness and inspiration and make you feel happy about blog land. Let them know through email or by posting a comment on their blog so they can pass it on. Beware you may get the award several times yourself, and if you do, consider yourself really, really loved.

I choose to pass this award on to the following awesome bloggers:

  1.  Jen @ Huckdoll’s Hood
  2. Maria @ Immoral Matriarch: Catechizer
  3. Colin @ Life
  4. Misty @ My Dogs Keep Me Sane
  5. Caroline @ The Bingham Diaries
  6. OH Mommy @ Classy Chaos
  7. dkaye @ Cold Coffee… and Reruns
  8. Melissa @ Such Simple Pleasures
  9. Tara @ If Mom Says Ok
  10. Nissa @ Nissa’s Niceties


March 19th, 2008
Posted in Awards, Blogging | 22 Comments »

Roar Award

dkaye from Cold Coffee…and reruns honored me with this award. Coming from her, and because I’m still so new to blogging, this really means a lot! Thank you, dkaye!

The instructions are to share three writing tips and pass the award on to three bloggers that you deem “worthy of recognition and esteem.”
My three tips:

1- Be yourself. It’s much easier to just be who you are and when you’re genuine, readers will know.
2- Write about things you know a lot about, feel passionately for or that interest you. The words flow more easily and make reading your work enjoyable/informative.
3- Something I’ve learned recently is that I don’t need to post every day. Give each entry a chance to be seen. I now try to only write every other day. Besides, Huckdoll mentioned this pearl of wisdom on her blog too, so I know it’s gotta be right! ;-)

I’m not going to tag anyone for this, because it seems most people I know have already done it. If you haven’t, please feel free to do so!

I received this award from Colin at Life some time ago (sorry Colin!). Unfortunately, I don’t remember the rules. I’m passing it onto Misty at My Dogs Keep Me Sane, because she is a wonderful friend!

This beautiful award came from Petula at It’s a Woman’s World. Thank you, Petula! Purple and diamonds=two of my favorite things! :-)

This really cool award came from Mama Wise, a new friend I’ve made in the bloggy world!

I’m passing this award to: dkaye at Cold Coffee…and reruns, Jill at Caffeine Court, Melissa at Such Simple Pleasures, and Mimi at Mimi Writes. These women are among the many that bring a smile to my face on a daily basis.

Last, but certainly not least, Melinda at Musings by Melinda has a brand new blog award, and I am honored to be one of the very first recipients! She said that I am “THE Real World Mom”! Thank you, Melinda! :-)

If any of these fine bloggers aren’t already on your daily reading list, please take a minute to go see why they should be!

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