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Yesterday afternoon was one of the busiest days I’ve had in the past 4 years. We must have seen 200 patients, and while my busier days seem to fly right by, this day was dragging quite slowly. I sat down at my desk to begin working charts when my phone notification went off. Normally I ignore it, but something told me to go ahead and check it. I’m most certainly glad that I did, too! It seems that the lovely the mmmmm family has nominated me for ‘The Versatile Blogger Award’. I have to admit, this totally made my day. Ok, ok… It actually made my year. What can I say? I’ve never been nominated for any kind of anything when it comes to blogging, so once I read, and reread my notification, I was elated! I’ve just recently started blogging, so the notion that someone thought my blog entertaining enough to nominate surely made me feel fantastic – and grateful. I feel a bit under-dressed as I graciously accept my nomination, but hey – my “thank you” is just as heartfelt in my scrubs as it would be in any evening gown. So thank you, thank you, thank you! You’ve made my day!

It feels good when someone relates. I know it shouldn’t matter, but it gives me a whopping sense of elation when I see that little orange notification icon at the top of my screen. Forget the Golden Ticket, Charlie! This is way better! So, thank you so much the mmmmm family for making my ultra-dreadful day into a day of joy! I appreciate all who have come my way and thank you for reading and for the follows. You guys are awesome!!!

So, I’m hoping that I am not too late on this one. Here are the rules:

  • Display the Award Certificate on your blog.
  • Announce your win with a post. Make sure you post a link back to me as a ‘thank you’ for the nomination.
  • Present 15 awards to 15 deserving bloggers.
  • Leave them a comment to let them know after you have linked them to a post.
  • Post 7 interesting things about yourself.

7 Interesting things about moi? Well, let’s see…

  1. When I was 15, I managed to sneak from my home in SC to NC for Lollapalooza 93. I jammed front row to Arrested Development, Primus, and many other awesome bands. I even got my nose pierced! Once I returned home from my “church trip”, my new nose ring was promptly snatched out, and I was grounded for 6 months. It was totally worth it.
  2. I’ve never really lived anywhere long enough to establish a set social circle. This was one of the many “perks” of being a military brat.
  3. I drink at least 7 cups of coffee a day. If I wake up without coffee, my day is thrown into a total funk and everyone in my path is destined to share my misery.
  4. My son will never know this, but he is named after the lead singer of Duran Duran.
  5. I am excellent fisherman! Nothing beats fishing from your own dock in Southwest Florida.
  6. I spent an entire summer learning how to help build a staircase, lay sheetrock, and turn an attic into an extra bedroom. Of course, the incentive was that this extra bedroom would be my own private bedroom with my own Swatch telephone.
  7. I’ve wanted to be a cardiothoracic surgeon since I was 7 years old.

There ya go! A few tidbits about me. Now, without further adieu – here are my nominations:

Gotta Find a Home

HarsH ReaLiTy

Book of Mohs

Not Taken, Not Available

The Sadder But Wiser Girl



life on wry


The Open Suitcase

Grow up proper

A Word in Your Ear

Stories and Photographs of my travels, Tales of friends, family, animals and my life


Just a girl in the South who's better at helping others than herself.

Mike is happy.



Read our Mission. Find out how you can help us adopt James.

Bark Time

I don’t want a perfect life; I want a happy one.


The Cricket Pages

Project Light to Life

A bucket list blog: exploring happiness, growth, and the world.

The Open Suitcase

Vacation is a State of Mind

Dr Nicholas Jenner

Online Therapist, Author

Grow up proper

A raw view on life

Playing Your Hand Right

Showing America how to Live

life on wry

Life as a sandwich generation x’er, stacked with irony. As a ‘normal’ person peering out from the boundaries of suburbia, as a transplant from another state, maybe another planet. As a mother of teenage boys and freelance working writer balancing parenting with helping to care for my mother. And now as an only child of a mother with Alzheimer’s (which sucks).

Mastering The Art Of Pigging Out - My Life In Food - John C. Picardi

Author of the Plays The Sweepers, Seven Rabbits on a Pole and the novel Oliver Pepper's Pickle writes about his life in FOOD!

Book of Mohs

The adventures of an softhearted father

the adventures of ernie bufflo

things magical and mundane: parenting | disability | lifestyle | commentary

The Daily Post

The Art and Craft of Blogging

The Sadder But Wiser Girl

Moving at a million random anxious thoughts per minute