Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Welcome SITS gang!

Oh my GOODNESS, but I'm so very excited to be the Featured Blogger of the day today!!! Seriously, you have NO idea. I've been a huge fan of The Secret is in the Sauce since the day I discovered that leopard printed wonder of a site! I've met so many fantabulous bloggers over the past few months through SITS, and now it is actually my turn! I'm doing my best happy dance, which is only marginally better than this:



Yes, that's right, I'm doing a veritable dry heave set to music out of excitement today! Sweet fancy Moses!

If you want to know the nutshell version of me, check out the sidebar over yonder on the left. The really teeny nutshell version is this: I'm Heather, married to Hubby, one daughter - Kiddo, age 5 and who just started kindergarten. (Actually, today is her "special day" at school and Hubby and I will be heading over this afternoon to participate in her "All About Me" day, complete with her photo story presentation - all glued onto neon pink posterboard and accessorized with a zillion stickers. I get the extra honor of reading the story Kiddo selected - Dinosaurumpus!, a great, fun to read aloud book - to the class, too!) We live in the 'burbs of upstate (western) New York with our crazy cat and Kiddo's big, fat, carny goldfish, Swimmy. Swimmy and I have issues, as she has on more than one occasion tried to kill me. To quote Kiddo, around here we're all "nuttier than a can of cashews," so consider yourselves warned. (To give you one example, we frequently have Opera Day in our house, where everyone sings everything instead of speaking. Well, except for the fish - she considers herself above such things.) That being said, please feel free to poke around. I've got a music playlist down towards the bottom of the sidebar, but it doesn't start automatically, so never fear if you're like me and up reading in the wee, small hours when your loved ones (or other, more sensible types) are asleep. Oh, and way down at the bottom is a video clip that I find extremely entertaining, but that's just 'cause I'm a huge word nerd. What else? Let's see... Kiddo was adopted as a newborn, which is the same way I joined my family as a baby back in the day. She has Sensory Processing Disorder (henceforth abbreviated SPD) which is also sometimes known as Sensory Integration Dysfunction. You can learn more about SPD by clicking here.

I'll stop rambling on now (I can be a bit verbose, 'specially when I'm so dang excited) and just say WELCOME once again!! I'm off to swipe a tiara out of Kiddo's dress-up box because I feel like Queen for a Day today! Cheers!

82 comments:

JourneytoFamily said...

Congrats on your SITS feature! That's awesome that you included the Elaine dance in your post.

We're also an adoptive family: one domestic, one international and one biological too. I'm always happy to meet other adoptive parents!

Jennifer said...

Ain't it grand to be loved by millions! Ok, not millions but alot of people. I know I enjoyed my day in the sun. Thanks for visiting. I miss Dunkin Doughnuts! I love your blog. Stupid MallWart, Christmas in Sept, what are they thinking. Haha and here I was making Christmas cards today. So who am I to talk. Have a great week!

Lane Boyz Mom said...

Congratulations!!! Found you through SITS and now I'm off to read more about you and your family:) So far...I likey;)

Marla @ Stolen Bon Bons said...

Sounds like you ahve an exciting day ahead of you. Congrats on being SITS FB today.

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

Happy SITS Day to YOU!!!!
Go grab that Tiara girl , you deserve it.

April said...

Great site! You're definitely saucy!!!

Laurel said...

Wow - your enthusiasm is bouncing off the screen into my office/guestroom! Go girl - and congrats on your SITS day!

Le @ Third on the Right said...

hello there - great to be here - those SITS girls do a great job. Off to read now - enjoy your day - cheers le

momto1 said...

I am so excited for you today! Your SITS day! Hope you get lots of comments and new readers! Fun, fun!!!

Dena said...

Good Morning,

Congrats on being featured. SITS is great!

~Trish~ said...

Yay it's your day!!! I'm so happy for you!

~Jenn Danza~ said...

Congrats on being featured! HAAHA! Almost forgot about that dance! It always makes me smile. Thanks for the smiles this morning.

Opera day? Hay, that sounds like a fun day! I may have to try that here with my "almost four" year old!
Enjoy your day!

Cristin said...

Sweet Fancy Moses!!

I have Dinosaurumpus memorized!

Happy SITS Day!!

Becky Welch said...

YAY for you and your day!!!! I hope it is a wonderful one for you!! I will have to get Dinosaurumpus - we love books at our house as well!

Imperfect said...

Happy SITS day to you! Love the video. Too funny.

Pink Ink said...

A place that has opera day has got to be interesting. Congratulations on your SITS day!

Ginny said...

Congrats on your SITS day!

Ritch in Love said...

Congrats on your spotlight! I'll be back later today. I didn't sleep a wink last night and need to crawl back in bed. Just wanted to tell you that so far your writing is great!!

Jen said...

Congrats to you!!!!

Jennie said...

Hello, you crazy nut.... congrats on being the saucy blog today...I would be dancing too... love Seinfeld, too cool that you put that on....

Kim said...

You look like you are very ready for your "Queen for a Day" title! Hilarious blog....Keep up the great work and the laughs!

team hill said...

Congrats, on SITS. I really enjoyed reading about you and am about to go read more. Have a great day:)

Lorie said...

Good morning! Saw you featured on SITS and am off to check out your blog!

Brenda Jean said...

Congrats on your sauciness! It's okay to be nutty. I personally think it's a parenting tool. BAHAHAHAHA

Heather said...

Congrats on being featured! You write with such enthusiasm, love it!!

lemonologie said...

Congrats on your SITS day! Love the Elaine dance!

Amanda K said...

Congrats on being featured! That is funny that it is both your's and your daughters "special day" today!

Meaghan said...

Congratulations on being featured!

-Meaghan

T said...

special days abound in your household... congrats - nice to "meet" another word nerd - though I must admit to being better at Boggle than at Scabble :)

I LOVE the Elaine dance... after too many church dances spent making fun of bad dancers (because those boys just didn't make it interesting enough) I can attest that Elaine's dancing has some competition for the worst in the world!

Judy @ In His Grip said...

How exciting to be the feature blog. I wonder how much it will effect your stats on this one day. To still have a kiddo in school, or even still at home is something I long for. We are new empty nesters and are not really used to that yet. Have a great day!!!!

ourboysourlives said...

So you know me and you know I check out SITS daily...how great to be the days Queen...good for you....and good for giving a little adoption talk and for talking about SPD...
wwwwwwooooooooohhhhhhoooooo
you go girl

The Nice One said...

Congrats on your special day! I've got a kiddo with SPD, too ;)
Enjoy your day in the spotlight!

Eudae-mamia said...

Congrats on Featured Blogger!! Enjoy your daughter's day - sounds like so much fun. I have a new kindergarten kiddo myself. Sniff.

Em

mommaof4wife2r said...

heather, u so deserve this!!! i'm so happy! and, i love the cherry blossom background! it's so fabulous!!!

how is it with kiddo in school? i have 5 more years until they are all there...and then #1 will be a senior! yikes! i think i'm old...sulk.

Sandy & Rick said...

Congrats on your day in the spotlight. It seems like only yesterday that my oldest was in Kinder and now she is in 5th grade. :(

What A Card said...

Happy SITS day! I'm loving your blog, and could probably poke around here all day...

Beth said...

Congrats on featured blogger! Have fun at your daughter's school today!!

Aubrey said...

Hooray on your SITS day! Woot-woot!!

oº˚ Anissa ˚ºo said...

Congrats on being featured on SITS today! Much Love -- Have fun with all the comment love!

Rachel Ann said...

congrats on being the SITS blogger of the day!

You are a hoot!!!

I for one believe life should be a musical and people should be singing every day and every where!!

I am also a word freak!! I love all words and how they just roll off your tongue and how you can incorporate them into conversation having people think you are a nerd...but in actuallity they are thinking, "hmm....I wish I was as smart as her!"

ok, ok...enough rambling...have fun reading at Kindergarten today!

The Fishers said...

Congratulations on your SITs day! I love the Elaine video and love your blog! Enjoy your day being loved by many!

mannequin said...

Congrats Heather! You popular little Heather you.
It's always great to find a SITSster site; I'll come mingle, mingle!
I love your template!

kwr221 said...

Woot! You go girl! Hopefully, even in the midst of your newfound fame and notoriety, you'll still have time for the little people, and an occasional lunch date!

my word verification: gva buxom
no lie!

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

Oh Happiest of SITS days dear friend!! I love it when the SITSta is someone I know!!!!!

Gina said...

Congrats lady~!!!! :D

Jen Sue Wild said...

How fun for you!! Happy sits day!! .
Fun blog by the way..

Rhea said...

Beautiful background design on your blog! I enjoyed my visit today. Enjoy your SITS day and all the comment love!

Carrie said...

CON-GRA-CHA-MA-LA-SHUNS!! You deserve it! I *heart* your blog!

You can't forget about your old bloggy friends now that you're famous, m'kay?? " )

Ronnica said...

So it's Kiddo's special day AND your special day! How very, very special!

Breanne said...

Congrats on your SITS day. Love your background.

Lynda said...

Congrats on being the SAUCY SITSa today! You are very funny - I am enjoying your place a lot!

Katie said...

YAY! Congrats on your SITS day! I have been enjoying your blog for quite a while now. :)

Laura said...

Hello from SITS. I'm all snotted up with a cold and can't think of anything to say in comments.

KimmyJ said...

Congrats, SITSta - visiting your blog was a blst. I'll be back!

KDLOST said...

Congrats SITSa. Looking forward to reading your blog! :) Cheers!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Happy SITS Tuesday!!! Fun blog!

cricketphx said...

Congratulations on your SITS feature! I'm looking forward to doing some reading!

Outnumbered2to1 said...

Whoo Hoo! Congrats on your day, Heather. Enjoy.

angie said...

Congrats on your day! And thanks for the Seinfeld fix, I loved that show.

Leiann said...

congrats again on your SITS day. By the by I noticed that you said your daughter has SPD. And that it's somewhat like SID. My little sister has that. And it's so cool that you adopted your daughter. My sister and I are both adopted. Yeah for adoption!!!

Jamie said...

Congrats! Love your blog! I'll be back!!!

Tracy P. said...

Oh, it is SO your turn! Happy SITS Day!!

Susie said...

Congrats on your SITS feature. I hope you enjoy your day in the sun.

jennifer said...

Queen for a day! Enjoy your SITS day.

Jen

gingela5 said...

Congrats on being the Featured Blogger! You totally deserve it!

April Kennedy said...

Your excitement is contagious! I just did my own happy dance for YOU!

Melissa F. said...

Congrats on your big day :D

Pennies In My Pocket said...

YOU GO SITS Sitstah!!! I think youg blog is beyond fabulous! I LOVE your photo, too! You are a DOLL! Go get that tiara and wear it proudly!! .... and take a photo of it and post it! :-)

~melody~

Little Birdie Secrets said...

Congrats on your SITS day! Your blog is great.

Ashley Waldrop said...

Congrats! It's so nice that you and your "KIDDO" both had a special day today! I love the blog! You seem to be very outgoing and absolutely hilarious! I hope you and your "Kiddo" had a very special day!

Veggie Mom said...

Big Question Here, though, Heather: Can YOU dance as well as Elaine? Congrats, you Featured Blogger, you!

Marrdy said...

Congrats on your SITS day..now off to stalk you.

Ashley. Unscripted... said...

Happy SITS day! Look forward to reading your blog, LOVE the design.

And THIS mama's for Obama too.

Stacie said...

Congrats you Saucy Queen!!

Hope you enjoy your saucy day!

Jade said...

Congrats Heather on your SITS day. It's my first time at SITS and you are the first one I am commenting on! Wow lots of firsts today huh;)!

Love your blog- looks very cheerful!I also wish to adopt in the future butfor now would like to try first.

Barbara DeBose said...

Ok you are offcially one of the funniest bloggers I have seen! I love your writting style and your sense of humor. I am definitely coming back. Congrats on your feature.

Jenn P. said...

Congrats on SITS! I love your blog and your blog background!

AngiDe- Nana's Box said...

Happy SITS day.... or evening now I guess. Just wanted to fit in my CONGRAT's to you! Hope you enjoyed your day!

Come check out my giveaway!

Angie
www.nanasboxnonprofit.com

P.S. I love the quote in your header!

Juli Smith, SU! Demo said...

Congrats on being the featured blog on SITS! I so agree with the early Christmas stuff. AS a papercrafter and Stampin' Up! demonstrator - I have to think ahead - and I don't like having to do it either! So, basically, I try not to! Okay - I was posting Halloween projects all September - but hey, that's only a month in advance! lol

I hope you enjoyed your day in the SITStah Sunshine!

www.stampinjewels.blogspot.com
www.homeschoolblogger.com/lighthouse crew

Serahs said...

Congrats on being featured on SITS! What a cute blog! Stop by and check out my Vote Obama Soap!

Tinabean said...

Congrats on your special day!!!
I love your blog you are a seriously funny lady.
Enjoy your day in the spotlight!!!

BITR Country Girl said...

Congrats on your day! I LOVE your blog so much that I've added you to my blog list and my "stalk" (not really) list!