A great start to NaBloPoMo!

Yay, it’s November!

Never thought I’d say those words. Truly, I hate November. Of all the months, November continues to be the suckiest. Bad things happen in November.

But November means that the arrival of the Player to be Named Later is just three months away. Yay! And November means Halloween is done, so we can talk about getting ready for Christmas. Yay! And November means it’s National Blog Posting Month, or NaBloPoMo, where I get to scintillate and entertain you EVERY SINGLE DAY of the month! (I’ll leave it up to you whether that’s a yay or not.)

But yayest of all is this: Postcards from the Mothership has made the cut as a Best Parenting Blog finalist on this year’s Weblog Awards!! YAY!!

The 2007 Weblog Awards

Thank you SO much for the nomination, I’m truly honoured. And not only did Maggie nominate me, but the judges picked me – well, picked blog – out of a field of more than 45 nominees, to be one of the 10 finalists!

*pauses to beam proudly*

You know what this means, don’t you? The polls open later tonight, and you will be pestered incessantly politely asked to vote each day this week. I’m absolutely thrilled to see that one of my favourite bloggers, Bub and Pie, has also made the list of finalists. Another yay!

Winners will be announced November 8, although I suffer no delusions that I’ll be among the top three five finalists — oh hell, I’m just happy to have made the cut. I mean seriously – Amalah and Finslippy? Yeah, like I can compete with that. Really, I just want you to vote for me so I don’t come in last, okay?

And now, I will shamelessly ply you with photos of my adorably Halloweened children to make you more amenable to voting for me. Simon was a fuzzy caterpillar, and Tristan created his own costume of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (from Fantasia). Beloved had the peaked hat as a souvenir from a trip to Disney World many moons ago, and I invested a stellar 66 cents on a pair of white gloves for him. Tristan put the rest together himself. (The little monkey in the bottom left picture is Jordan, our nanny’s son.)

Halloween 2007

So you can see I have plenty to be happy about early on a November morning. What about you? What’s worthy of saying Yay in your life today?

Author: DaniGirl

Canadian. storyteller, photographer, mom to 3. Professional dilettante.

14 thoughts on “A great start to NaBloPoMo!”

  1. Congrats Dani!

    I love November… it is almost Christmas after all! This month, hubby will start baby boy’s nursery with Christos’s help. I’ll post pics on my blog when it’s done… he did a great job on Christos’s room – installed the hardwood floors, crown moulding, chair rail, thick baseboard, paini, etc! 🙂

    Other things I am happy about:

    That Christos had such a great time last night trick-or-treating! It was so much fun. Pics posted soon!

    Also happy that me and baby-to-be are alive after a serious car accident earlier this week that had me admitted to the Civic’s maternity ward for 8 hour observation. Thank you God for looking out for us. It could have been so much worse.

    I’m happy that month we’ll be taking a trip to Toronto with my parents for my mom’s art show at Sherway Gardens and to see friends, go to the zoo and SHOP AT POTTERY BARN KIDS my favourite store ever!

  2. Congrats on being a finalist! You deserve it. 🙂
    Such cute Halloween pics. I just love everyone’s Halloween photos and pumpkin pics. Halloween is one of my favs.
    Happy November!

  3. Hey, congrats on making the finalists! You’re in great company.

    Good luck with nablopomo. I’m not doing it this year… but it’s my personal goal to be a good cheerleader.

  4. Hey, November isn’t that bad — my birthday is in November. It’s a month full of Halloween candy, weather cold enough to want to make soup and pie and slowcooker dinners, it’s the lull between the insanity of back-to-school and the bigger insanity of Christmas prep. I like November! I get a lot of reading done in November.

    Congrats on being a finalist! Consider me voting for you. I’ve never even heard of Amalah or Finslippy. Well not a lot, at any rate. You can totally hold your own against anyone.

    I considered doing NaBloPoMo, for about a nanosecond. Starting tomorrow, I’m having 3 sets of different houseguests in 10 days. I posted this a.m. and I’ll be lucky if I post again before Remembrance Day. I bow down in awe to those of you who can post every day. I just can’t.

  5. This made my day! I was all in self-management mode as I started to read this post … Why didn’t they pick me? Why do I never win any of these big voting awards? Why why why? … and then I got to the link! yay!

  6. Love the Halowe’en pictures! I hope November continues to be good to you. Congrats on the nomination – it is well deserved!

  7. A big well deserved Yay to you for being nominated. So not a surprise, congrats!
    Looks like you had a great Halloween! I’m also looking forward to Christmas now too. It’s so much more fun once you have kids!

  8. Such a gorgeous photo of you with the boys!

    2589 words on NaNoWriMo, on my first day! I even turned off the comp and had some quality time with Himself! Slow and steady wins the race, right?

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