Monday, February 22, 2010

That's Incredible!

One of the serendipitous surprises to have come from blogging has been the chance to meet and get to know wonderful people from all over the world.

My newest bloggy friend is a terrific woman named Kara Herron. She and I were destined to be pals, as is evidenced by the fact that, at the time we met, the background on her personal blog was the same as mine. I've known people to get married with less in common than that. Although I'm pretty sure Kara and I just want to be friends, at least for now.

Anyway, Kara has this extremely cool blog called "Incredible Women", and believe it or not, she has invited ME to be featured on it! All week! I know! What is this world coming to??

(Actually, I think her interview with Michelle Obama fell through, and she had to scramble to find a comparable substitute. When that didn't pan out, she called me.)

This is a quote straight from Kara's blog:

"One day, as I was surfing the internet, I came across a site featuring celebrity moms. Interesting. So, I looked through the site, thinking it would have some fun pictures, maybe some advice, etc. But, no, it just had silly things like what each celebrity was wearing, who she was dating (?!), where she was eating - you get the picture. It was disappointing that a big deal was being made about such ridiculous things.

"I began to reflect upon the women I know and realized that they are the real celebrities. They have raised great kids, conquered fears, prevailed through trials, and are beautiful, kind, giving women. Why not have a blog that features them?

"So, here it is - Incredible Women - a blog devoted to women who live quietly, but are doing outstanding things. I know you'll enjoy them as much as I do!"

All goofiness aside (hey, I can do that! I have special tools) I have signed up to follow this blog. I love the idea of celebrating ordinary women living quiet lives ("quiet" being a relative term around here, depending on the week of the month and the number of hormonally insane teenagers under my roof) without recognition and without much in the way of reward or praise.

Thanks for the invitation, Kara! I sure am glad you came into my Backordered Life!

17 comments:

Kristina P. said...

If she is anything like you, I will adore her!

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

Yea! Congrats!

The Garden of Egan said...

This is gonna be good! I hope she knows what she's signed up for.

It's gonna be a good week!

Kimberly said...

What a worthy endeavor!

Nutty Hamster Chick said...

Truer word have not been spoken. Or written. How insightful.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

How fun! I'll pop over and check it out. :-)

Homer and Queen said...

Could you be more perfect?

MommyJ said...

Sounds awesome, and definitely worth following along.

Sher said...

You're like super famous and stuff!

I'm going to have to go check out her blog now!

Lara said...

Ooh...a whole week of DeNae! Can't wait to read what you have to say!

HalfAsstic.com said...

That? is an awesome idea! I am new here at your site and now I am going to have to add that one as well! I will be seeing you there!
Congratulations!

Katherine said...

What a wonderful idea. I'm going to have to check out this blog. My life is full of amazing women, women like my mom who just quietly go through their life, and never get the thanks and celebration they deserve.

M-Cat said...

Something to brighten my week!

Life in the Highlands said...

I thought you said she was featuring "ordinary women," DaNae. You are hardly ordinary. More like extraordinary.

If she'd like to feature someone "ordinary," well, then, I know just the person...

Kazzy said...

I will have to go catch your incredibleness over at that blog. Great idea to feature normal, great women.

Karen said...

Couldn't agree more. It's a great blog and we need to celebrate each other.

And I was giddy when I saw that you were getting a week in the spotlight!

Jessica said...

You'll be great and I can't wait to read.
Oh, I checked out the "mop baby" pictures from the blog you recommended and they were fabulous! I laughed because I couldn't decided if I thought it was a great idea (house work done constantly) or a gross idea (the floor has got to be clean before the baby can go on it), but either way I wish I'd thought of it.