Dear blog readers,

I have a few items of business on the agenda for today.

First of all, thank you all SO much for the support and encouragement that you have shown me over the last few weeks as my blog has grown. I had no idea there was such an amazing network in the blogosphere. It's been very eye opening to say the very least.

Secondly, I apologize to any of you who haven’t heard from me in the last few days. Not to worry, I'm still alive and kickin.

Wednesday my cable company was down taking my internet and emails with it. That day I received about 120 linkups with my Wordless Wednesday and 90 some comments.

Thursday I had to work, but later tried to send thank-yous and return comments. That night most of my emails were returned, as Mediacom was still not adequately functioning. I have no way now of knowing who did and didn’t receive comments. For that, I apologize.

Today (Friday) was spent giving hubs some much needed attention he has been craving on his day off.

Tomorrow (Saturday) I’ll be trying to play catch up between soccer games and errands and whatever else may present it's surprise face. As I scroll through the 25,832 items in my google reader (that may or may not be exaggerated) and the endless emails I realize that it may in fact NOT be possible, as I am only human. I admit it- NO superpowers. Spouse is on 12 hour day shifts this weekend and my children are too young to ignore. Not to mention that they have activities that require my attention. I'm a mom first and foremost.

So, know that my absence is not because I don’t care or have forgotten you… my life has been nuts over here. Please bare with me. Just tryin to stay afloat.

Thirdly, I have received three awards that I have yet to share. I truly feel humbled and honored each and every time someone thinks of me as their award recipient. Seriously.

I have added them to my trophy case. You are welcome to peruse at your leisure. And make sure to check out these beautiful blogs.

The Sunshine Award from Parenting A Child With Autism

The Sunshine Award from Punk Rock Momma

You're Going Places, Baby Award from Webbisodes

And lastly, I have recently updated my about page. It is caught up, at least for the time being. Drop me a note and I'll pop over to your realm and get to know you better. Or email me at

I'd also love to hear what you are listening to these days. I am always changing up my music; I have a very eclectic mix. I love all kinds. I'd love to share some of your favs too to make your visit more enjoyable. So, what's in your itunes?

Well, my family beckons. Thanks for all you do!

Sincerely, Alicia (aka Lish)


  1. you are invited to follow my blog

  2. Girl, don't worry about it. As fun as blogging is, family comes first. Oh yeah, we're not going anywhere, :)

  3. It sounds like you're a busy lady this week!! :)

  4. Congrats on your awards. I love reading your posts and looking at your fantastic pictures :)

  5. Alicia,
    Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for your sweet words about my play room.

    I just wanted to say that I absolutely love the idea of "Friday Flip Offs". Even if I were to never write my own, there's still something cathartic about reading someone elses!

  6. You are one busy mama! We all have those days/ attention to your family. They need you more than us! Maybe ;)

    Now I"m going to take my own advice and hang out with my hubby...

  7. Congrats on the awards and thanks for stopping by.

    Isnt it silly how men are afraid of critters like rats and mice? Theyre some of the sweetest animals ever.

  8. So glad you had a day with your hubby. Hope it was great. (You don't have to respond to this : )!)

  9. Busy busy lady! I have some super eclectic tastes in music too... The one you have playing right now is one of my favorites! :)

  10. Alicia,

    You have your priorities right! I get being busy. Today is one of those days and I am, well, avoiding getting going. Sigh....

    I always love your sweet comments on my blog. I am so grateful for your kind words.

    Blessings on your Saturday. And good luck cleaning up those inboxes.


  11. congrats on your award! following from blogfrog

  12. Following you now from Lady Bloggers Society- would love for you to follow back! :)

  13. Thanks for visiting my page! I'm here to visit and follow yours from the Lady Bloggers Society too! Congratulations on the awards! Priorities are so important, and little kids definitely need our attention:D

  14. visiting from lady bloggers tea party... I totally understand that life can sometimes get in the way of blogging, but at least your not letting your blog get in the way of life... i'm off to check out more of your site.

  15. Big props to you on admitting you have no super powers. I have yet to admit this myself. Can't we do it all?! Lol. I hope you are having a lovely weekend. Congrats on the awards and thanks for Flocking to the Bird's Nest!