Thursday, February 02, 2006

Humbled, Honored

I am not sure how to word such a "thank you" but, I'll try.

Firstly, for anyone who does not read my blog regularly, my father is fighting for his life right now, he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last April and has been doing very well up until this point.

He is in a hospital in Michigan and I was able to visit him this past weekend for the first time in nearly 3 years. The original prognosis this time was that he had days to live without surgery, slightly longer with.

While I was there we talked as much as he was able to, he has a stomach pump running 24/7 at the moment, and discussed many things we had not been able to talk about for a long time.

One thing dad told me was the one thing every child longs to hear, he told me that when he read my blog he was "SO proud". I didn't realize he had been reading it and this revelation made me very happy, and sad, all at the same time.

So, without further ado, Daddy, this one's for you.

I cannot go on without thanking all of my friends, my fellow blogging buddies, my mother-in-law and her co-workers, my mom and her years of cooking lessons-even if she didn't know she was teaching at the time, my beautiful children, and my husband for his constant "you're the best blogger out there".

This award would not have been possible at all without Mamacita
. She had the nerve to nominate such a lowly little blog and I thank her for it-when I called dad today to let him know I could tell how excited he was, and Mama, you had a hand in that :o)

Thanks to all the judges for their extremely hard work, time, and lost sanity! Thanks Jim, for your vision, this was so much fun!

PLEASE, go read all the other nominated blogs and the 2 other winners (I sort of count us as a group), they are all so awesome that I had to check 3 times to be sure that I had actually won. A HUGE Congratulations to Paige at Domestic Diva and to Baking Sheet as well!

They are:

Naughty Curry – http://www.naughtycurry.com

Gatronomy Domine – http://gastronomydomine.blogspot.com

What the Hell Does a Vegan Eat Anyway? – http://veganmenu.blogspot.com/

Morning Coffee & Afternoon Tea – http://coffeeworks.blogs.com/

Kalyn’s Kitchen – http://kalynskitchen.blogspot.com/

Cake Fun - http://cakefun.blogspot.com

Wine Cask – http://winecask.blogspot.com

8 comments:

Paige (Domestic Diva) said...

Congratulations Anne! I'm so happy that the top honor went to you. You deserve it! I was just excited to be in the top three among so many great blogs!

And I'm pretty certain that your dad is extra proud of you today!

Kalyn said...

Congratulations on winning for Best Cooking/Recipe blog. It's wonderful that you can share this with your dad.

KFarmer said...

Oh sweetie- congratulations! : ) Smiles, smiles, and more smiles!

Mamacita said...

I knew you'd win. I mean, I just KNEW it!!!!!

Bossy♥'s YOU said...

wonderful job sweetness..so proud of you;)

I hope your dad starts feeling better soon...I have been holding good thoughts for him;)

Melanie said...

Congrats winning! My thoughts and prayers remain with you and your dad.

cmhl said...

congratulations!!!! you deserve the win.

and, on the salmon cheesecake above---- that kind of scares me!! woudl htat be considered like a cheese-ball thing that you dip crackers in, or would it be a dessert type thing? a fishy dessert?? I defer to your greater judgement!!

Anne said...

Thank you , thank you, thank you, thank you...A very undeserved win, I think, but I always think everyone else is better and I can stand to improve. Oh well.

cmhl...it's sort of like...quiche? Not sweet, not something you would use as a dip really, more like a brunch dish. Does that help?