Becky at Stuck in Frump, Striving for Fab has honored me with a new and exciting award – Blogging that Hits the Mark.

A little about Becky first. I think the title of her blog alone deserves an award. It always makes me smile. And I love the stories she tells about life with a husband and two boys. Sometimes light and silly. Sometimes deep and spiritual. Good stuff.

Another thing about Becky, she loves “A Christmas Story” and quotes it every now and again. Considering we watch it about a bajillion times from Thanksgiving until way past Christmas, how can I not love that about her?? Which reminds me of a story… but that will have to wait.

So she bestowed me with the Blogging that Hits the Mark award. I’m not sure what mark it is I hit. Sometimes the whiney mark. Sometimes the insipid mark. Sometimes the insipid whiney mark. A lot of times the mark is just plain silly. Regardless, I thank her for thinking of me.

Now who to pass the accolade on to. This is always the hardest part about getting an award. I want to pass it on to everyone. But, alas, I cannot do that. So I bestow this honor on Gretchen at Good Enough for Now. The blog description says:

This blog is a discovery and journey process for me. At this point, I’ve figured that my battles with perfectionism are futile. This side of Heaven, I won’t ever be perfect. And, that’s okay. I’m good enough for now. I hope you leave feeling good enough, too. Because you are.

This blog is very new, but Gretchen is not new to blogging. She writes with honest vulnerability and she truly does hit the mark every. single. time. I count her as one of my very good cyberfriends and am happy to pass this on to her.


  1. Dev on November 21, 2007 at 2:19 pm

    Congrats, Jen 🙂 I also love A Christmas Story and watch it almost endlessly from Thanksgiving to New Year’s.

  2. Shauna on November 21, 2007 at 4:09 pm

    Congrats Jen! You, and Becky, both deserve this.

  3. Becky on November 21, 2007 at 4:37 pm

    Awww, Jenster, thanks for the nice things you said about me and my blog. *hand over heart* I’m touched. YOU truly deserved that award because your blog is all at once deep, honest, silly, hee-larious, insightful amusing, and spiritual (but not insipid), and often very thought provoking. It’s always an enjoyable read. And your food writing abilities always seem to give me a hankering to eat what you’ve written about(with the exception of the whole bobbing for pig tongues thing, that is, lol!)…even the coconut shrimp from Outback…and I’m not a shrimp person.Have a Have a Happy Thanksgiving, my blog buddy, and may your Turkey be kept safe from the Bumpus’ 785 smelly hound dogs.

  4. Jaime on November 21, 2007 at 8:17 pm

    I love Ralphie! I also watch the movie a gajillion times, and also National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation! 🙂 Have a great thanksgiving!

  5. Trish on November 21, 2007 at 9:59 pm

    Congrats! Great way to start the Thanksgiving holiday 🙂

  6. Swishy on November 22, 2007 at 12:57 am

    Congratulations! I totally agree 😉

  7. Lisa on November 22, 2007 at 9:28 am

    WOOT! Congratulations!Happy Thanksgiving! :o)LOVE Ralphie!

  8. cubmommy on November 22, 2007 at 9:50 am

    Happy Thanksgiving!!!

  9. Gretchen on November 23, 2007 at 1:45 am

    Thank you, my friend. I’m truly honored. And…you hit the mark with me each time. I just finished reading your Turkey Day post, and laughed out loud at how alike we are: our Tday was just the 4 of us, too. And…though I actually DID do a breast, I went shopping too late to get one small enough. The darn thing actually took over 3 hours to cook, and was 6.5 pounds. Just for the breast. Of course, I made every side dish known to man as well. And…I’m burping and refluxing just as I should be after a day of blissing out on too much food. Time for bed. :)xxxooo,gretchen

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