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!
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