This morning was a bit nutty around my house and we all woke up late, to boot. I had a sick child suffering with a cold, a family member to call and say happy birthday to, a husband working from home and a lunch date to make around all of it. In the middle of the chaos I sat down at my computer to check my emails and there they were, tons of them congratulating me for making the shortlist of nominees for the Amara Blog Awards.
I was stunned...
...and also a little perplexed. You see, some of the emails referenced the fact that my category had changed and I was listed under Best US Interiors as opposed to the Best Colour Inspiration blog. Hmm.
I quickly clicked over to the Amara website to read the announcement for myself and there was my photo and blog link right next to my good friend Brenda, from Cozy Little House, shortlisted for Best US Interiors blog.
What?? Surely, it was an error, I shouldn't be there, so I decided to send a email to alert the powers that be.
I composed it among a sick child protesting the bus and another so late that I would have to drive her. My husband was asking us to quiet down, so he could make his business call and I was trying to pack a lunch and scribble a "please excuse my kid for being late today" note ~ too many tasks at once.
I sent the email and then proofread it. BIG MISTAKE. My MacBook decided to auto correct Hello to Hell. Very nice. That meant that my first sentence read, "Hell Karen, I believe that there has been a mistake with the shortlist."
Now, that's not very pleasant is it? Clearly not my intention. Oh boy.
I sent another "Oops! Silly autocorrect" email immediately and got in the car to make the end of first period English with a very late child in tow.
When I arrived back home, certain that the response would say, so sorry Kim, it was an error, I received a big surprise instead. Turns out I did get enough votes to place me in the top five!! It was just that all US blogs had to be put into the US category.
Wow. How thrilling!!
I am actually speechless...and if you know me, you know that is a very unusual occurrence.
Seriously, it never happens.
I am also very, very appreciative.
I am Thankful for every one of you who reads my blog, Grateful for the votes, comments and emails that I have received and Blessed by the friendships that have developed over the past couple of years through blogging.
I thank you all and wish you a wonderful fall.
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