Monday, March 22, 2010

Bonnie Becomes a BON

I am honored to be selected as a feature blogger of Words of Wisdom (WOW). Please check it out:

http://www.ourwisdomofwords.blogspot.com/

WOW, in its own words, is a support site for blogs of substance. Mmmm. I never thought of my blog as a blog of substance and I've actually given up trying to define what it is about. Sometimes it's better not to over-analyze these things. When I feel like writing, I write. And it might be a while between posts. If I have nothing to say, there's no post.

I love the concept of this site and I look forward to finding interesting new blogs to follow. It was created at the perfect time for me, since it seems that several of the blogs I've been faithfully following have abruptly decided to end. And I'm the type of person (nosy) who needs to know what happened! So if I start to follow your life and suddenly you say "I'm done" - well, I won't be happy about it!

I will admit that I found the acronym BON (Blogger of Note) to be very amusing. You see, as a Bonnie, when Sandy emailed me with the subject line "BON" I thought she was being especially friendly to me!

I have been blogging for 1.5 years now. I am a Compliance Officer at my job (in employee benefits) and I do a lot of technical writing, and let me tell you, it doesn't get any more boring than that. I have always enjoyed writing, and found it to be quite refreshing to write whatever comes to me and have people actually read it! My husband's cousin got me into it - she is much more creative than I am, but we both agreed that once you start blogging, you seem to view everything in your life in a new way and think to yourself "oh now THAT would make a good blog post!"

I tend to find the humor in things. Even in things that aren't funny. I am known for laughing at the most inopportune times, and when that happens, I usually can't stop.

As a Cancer, I love my home. I would be quite content to never leave it. I am mom to an almost 22 year old daughter and a 20 year old son. My husband and I will celebrate our 25th anniversary this September. And I am a loving mama to a 15 year old dog and 3 cats. I can't imagine my life without these animals hanging around.

My friends are very important to me and I would describe myself as a loyal person.

Finding my favorite posts was kind of a fun adventure. I did not realize I had written so much! But here they are:

http://mamaksblog.blogspot.com/2009/10/friend-for-few-seasons.html

This blog was meaningful to me because (1) friendships are so important to me; and (2) it touched on what we went through when my son was younger. It was not a fun time.

http://mamaksblog.blogspot.com/2008/09/water-aerobics-for-people-like-me.html

This is kind of how I see life. Most things are amusing to me. And while my water aerobics days are over ( just too painful to get into a bathing suit), it was fun while it lasted.

And finally

http://mamaksblog.blogspot.com/2009/08/pepper-is-15-today.html

A tribute to my wonderful dog, Pepper. I admit that the first thing I do every morning is make sure she's still breathing. It's getting harder for her to get around. She is one of the great loves of my life.

In closing, I want to wish a happy birthday to my oldest cat, Bing Krauss, who turns 11 on 3/26/10.



In final closing, here are the kids (there will be no pix of moi, because the last good picture taken of me was taken 30 years ago):

39 comments:

Sharon said...

Congratulations on your BON-ness. I have always known you were a writer of note.

I can't believe Bing is 11. I still think of him as a kitten, really. Of course, the fact that Pepper is 15 is astonishing to me, too. She is one of my favorite people, as you know, and I believe I am still one of hers.

Rachel Cotterill said...

I'm visiting from WOW - looking forwards to reading your selected posts :)

MissKris said...

Congrats on being chosen BON! I had the honor Wednesday and it is AMAZING how many kind and wonderful people responded. Enjoy your day in the spotlight! You'll be dazzled for days!

Two things stood out from your post here...laughing at inopportune times. I dunno what it was, but when friends of mine would get hurt I'd get the hysterical giggles as a kid. As I'd be bending over trying to help them up or whatever, I'd be giggling to beat the band and asking, "Are you OK?!" in the same breath. I attribute the weirdness of it to nerves, haha!

The second: There are few photos of me in existence, too...but every now and then, very rarely, once upon a time...I sneak one on to my blog.

Have a GREAT day...if it's anything like mine was, you can't help but end up feeling all warm and cozy and blessed at the end of the day!

WOW said...

We are thrilled to be highlighting you as BON(nie?) today! Hope you gets lots of great comments and find lots of great bloggers to follow.

WhiteSockGirl aka The Fabulous Bitch said...

Congrats on being the BON of WOW!

I hope you will get a lot of WOW lovin!

Jeanie said...

Congratulations,Bonnie -- and the links work! What did you do to fix them? I loved revisiting these posts -- they make me smile.

I'm so glad you decided to blog!

Berowne said...

If you're now a BON, you can call what you write BON MOTS.

An admittedly useless but well-meant suggestion. :-)

Christine said...

Hiya Bon! ;)

I'm off to read your posts and want to say Happy 11th Birthday to Bing!

and, lest I forgot to mention:

Congrats on your Feature, you deserve it!

Elle said...

Congrats on being WOW's BON today!! Hope you get lots of bloggy love!

Shannon said...

Happy BON Day to you! Wow that cat is getting up there in years..my sister-in-law had a cat live to be like 21 or something like that..lol..it was old. I will follow you now! Have a great w/e!

Jo said...

Congratulations, Mama K, on being 'BON'.

I'm afraid I'm a day late and a dollar short but I'm so happy the blog of note turned out to be you.

Your blog is refreshing; no euphemisms, just "this is who I am, who I love and what I do."

You're simply living the best life you can and by blogging about it, you have witnesses outside of family and friends who can attest that you are indeed here making this world a better place by acknowledging that a life well lived doesn't have to be a big show. It just is.

Nothing wrong with that whatsoever!

I hope you have a beautiful weekend ahead of you.

Peace and serenity,
~Jo
'The End Of The Rainbow: Life After Bankruptcy'

Karen said...

Congrats on being one of the first BONs!

(I'm pretending not to be bothered by the grammatical incorrectness of that acronym...)

Great blog you've got. Looking forward to checking it out a little more.

~Kristen~ said...

Well, Bon, congrats on your BON day!!!!!! :-) I am enjoying peeking around your blog. You are a great writer!!!

Now, I have to say, judging by how beautiful your children are I am finding it hard to believe that you would take a bad picture. They had to get their good looks from somewhere, and I am assuming it is from you and your hubby!!!

I can't wait to go read your selected posts, especially the one about your beloved Pepper!!! God bless her...15 years!!! I am totally obsessed with my dog and hope and pray every day I can have him in my life that long!!!

Everyday Kathy said...

Happy BON day!! So nice to meet you! I'm off to read some of your favorite posts now!

Kathy over at Everyday Bliss

croneandbearit said...

Hi sweetie! You are a perfect choice for a Blogger of Note - Congrats! I'm goin back now and check out your 3 selections. Hugs and blessings

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

Congrats on being the WOW BON! I enjoyed all of your selected posts. I have just one question: who's that red-headed puppy pictured with your profile?

Traci said...

Yay to a fellow Cancer! And you have always been a Blog of Note to me. So congrats!!!
:-)
Traci

fullsoulahead.com said...

What gorgeous kids you have! Congrats on your BON award!

: )

Now shake your BON BON and get a pic of yourself up!

ladybugfamily said...

Congrats on being chosen as a BON! I loved reading about you in this post and the older ones you shared. Great blog!

ladybugfamily said...

Congrats on being chosen as a BON! I loved reading about you in this post and the older ones you shared. Great blog!

Dazediva said...

Dropping by from WOW and congrats on your BON-ness (borrowing Sharons' word here hehe)

First time on your blog, and looking forward to checking out some more posts :)

Drop by my blog anytime later today, there's a lil' shout out to you on there :)

Low Expectations said...

Woo hooo for your BON day!

Happy Birthday to your cat! I also hardly believe that the last good picture of you was from 30 years ago!

I can't wait to read your other posts.

Jenny said...

Congratulations and WOW to you!
I apologize for getting here late.

I read your comment about not taking pictures and I wanted to share a blog post I wrote quite a while back with you:

http://jennymatlock.blogspot.com/2009/10/ansel-adams-said.html

Thank you for sharing your blog with us.

Together We Save said...

Wow - congrats!! I don't like to be in pictures either!!

souldose said...

CONGRATULATIONS, I checked out WOW and it is a huge honor which you deserve without a doubt.

Jenny said...

Hi Bon-Bonnie! Congratulations on being Blogger of note today! I'm off to read your other links now!

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