Seven is a Magic Number

Another award! Really? Really? Big thanks to I’d Rather Be in Iceland (which, I would too, BTW) for nominating The Waiting for the 7X7 Link Award! Eva writes about the glories of Iceland, which I can testify are indeed pretty worthy of all praise.

I took a lichen to Iceland. HAR HAR HAR!

Check out her blog and learn more about this cool little country! It’s so much more than just Bjork and puffins (although that should be enough to get you there).

So the rules are that I nominate seven* other blogs for the 7×7 Link Award and then tell you which seven of my own posts I like the most.

*Or in my case, eight. I just can’t follow the rules.

Here goes:

My Nominees:

Excitement on the Side She just had a baby! Like, LAST WEEK. A fellow North Carolinian, she gives me faith that there are indeed cool people in my state, but they just don’t live in my corner of it. And she’s hilarious and awesome.

The Adventures of the Little Blind Girl The world humorously recounted by a gal who “likes the world fuzzy.” Not to be missed!

& Squatch Makes Three An expectant dad blog! I like to think of his blog as the male version of mine.

The Mainland Humorous and witty tales from a guy who – mark my words – is the Next Big Thing.

I’ll Sleep When They’re Grown If this was what all mommy blogs were like, they wouldn’t have such a bad rep. Jell Jell is my hero! She just found out she’s expecting again, so now’s your chance to follow almost her entire pregnancy.

The Teacher’s Pen Juicy thoughts from a real teacher. None of it artificially sweetened. It’s what teachers are really thinking.

The Sonia Show The first blog I ever subscribed to on Word Press. Funny musings from a new mom in San Francisco.

Shoes on the Wrong Feet Sweet, thoughtful writing from a sweet, thoughtful mom of two.


Now, for some of my favorites from my own pen. Not all were tremendously popular, but they’re the ones I’m most pleased with and/or mean the most to me.

In the order in which they were posted:

As if this were the only reason our baby will be awesome 9.21.11

Baby Mix 10.26.11

Entering the Deep Beyond 11.4.11

Introducing: Dung Chim 11.18.11

Gingivitis Friday 11.25.11

The First Man in My Life 1.4.12

The Things You Miss 1.23.12

Congratulations to all the recipients! Have a great weekend, y’alls!


  1. Thanks for the nomination but I think the only way I will be the next big thing is if I gain 40 pounds. I’m actually on the way.

    1. Trust me, girth has nothing to do with it. I should know (I’m on the trajectory to gain at least ten more pounds by the end of March.)

  2. mommysaidaswearword · · Reply

    The First Man in My Life was one of my favorites ever. Congrats!!!

    1. Thank you! I obviously love that one too :)

  3. Lichen…har har indeed…ba doom boom.

    1. It was just too easy not to…

  4. That’s me! And you’re too kind. I wish I could be the male version of your blog. Yours seems to be thoughtful, insightful, and put-together. Mine is the written equivalent of a Jackson Pollock painting created by monkeys with their own poop. Blind monkeys.

    That being said, thanks for the award. I will cherish it.

    1. Hahahahaha! A good example of the wit I wish I could express in all my posts!

  5. You’re the sweetest! I am so behind at my awards posts. I will put it on my fake awards shelf so I don’t forget to pay it forward. Thank you, dear!!

    1. You’re quite welcome!

  6. Thanks very much, I’m highly flattered! I admire your blog so much, I don’t know that I’d be able to pick just eight favorite posts. Congratulations on your award, it’s well-deserved!

    1. Thank you very much and I love your blog just as well. :)

  7. Ahhh – why thank you my new blogger friend. It truly means a lot to me that you would pick my blog to give an award to. I think you must have started reading my blog shortly after I posted this where I thanked a couple other fellow bloggers for the 7×7 award. Don’t get me wrong, I love the warm fuzzies and blogging love but I am a bit lazy so will refer you to my old post on this one. :-)
    Ok, now I am off to read your post picks and other blogs you shared the award with. Thank you for the kudos!

    1. You’re quite welcome! Congratulations!

  8. Here’s some more blog homework! I like your blog and would like you to know that I nominated you for ” The Versatile Blogger Award”. Please see the link:

    1. Wow! Cool! Thanks! Exclamation points! :)

  9. […] The Waiting nominated me for the 7 x 7 Link Award, too.  She’s a great storyteller, and also an expectant mom.  She’s getting close!  So the rules are that I nominate seven* other blogs for the 7×7 Link Award and then tell you which seven of my own posts I like the most.  This is one of the toughest posts I’ve ever had to write.  No wonder I was putting all of this off.  I’ve now gone to day 2 of putting this thing together. […]

  10. […] next award I got was the “7×7 Award” from my aforementioned Sister from Another Mister, Emily at The Waiting. Then, subsequently, […]

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