Thats Amore

I’ve been nominated for One Lovely Blog Award by my new friend on the crazytraintotinkytown. A great blog about starting a new life in Turkey. So whether you’re in need of some summer sun, or not, check it out!

I also received a Sunshine Award from Kate, the famous creator of Spineless Wonders over at beforiforget Always entertaining!

Finally, a Beautiful Blogger Award from fellow Jersey girl Laura Stanfill she reads and knits, but mostly writes, and she’s good!

I want to do something a little different and I hope no one calls the blog police…

I want to dedicate these awards to my husband, who’s been such a great sport. First losing me to ‘the book’ and now, ‘the blog’. He has also – recently – been scarred for life and I feel partly responsible  Something big part 1.

In his honor, I’d like to tell seven things about him:

1.  He was born in Norway and although he’s only lived a total of three years in America, he talks like a Yankee (I wonder why).

2. Have you heard the saying, “When the cats away, the mice will play?” My husband says, “You know what happens when the cat’s gone.”

3. Have you heard the saying, “I’ve been running around like a chicken with its head cut off?” My husband says, “I’ve been running around like a de headed chicken.” (he has a little trouble with sayings)

4. He never says, “I can’t.” Only “I can try.”

5. He never asks what I’m mad about… He just brings home flowers and waits for it to pass.

6. He snores when he drinks (I had to tell something bad).

7. He rocks my world!

Monday, we (just him and I) are leaving on a much deserved trip to Cinque Terra, Italy. You’ll hear all about it, when I get back…

Ever since the book launch in April, life has been crazy. There are simply not enough hours in the day for book promoting, plus we have a big family. He works a million hours a week and travels, I blog (I’m sure that needs no explaining). I lost my grandmother, we got a new grand-baby and lets not forget the photo shoot of the house… Exhale, Mag!

I’ve already warned him, “I will not be pretty, on this vacation!” I am not packing makeup, I’m wearing my hair in a ponytail everyday and I will be drinking Italian wine at every meal.

We are not bringing laptops, iPads or iPhones (well maybe a phone for emergency) and I’ve already made a list of all the things I want to talk to him about, while I have his undivided attention (he’s going to love that, not)


About maggiemyklebust

I grew up on the Jersey Shore and now live in Norway. I have also lived in Houston and the Netherlands. I have written a memoir called Fly Away Home.

Posted on June 21, 2012, in Family stuff, girly talk, silly stuff and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 36 Comments.

  1. Bon voyage!!

  2. Maggie, I have a HUGE smile on my face reading this. That photograph of the two of you is just beautiful, it really is! How wonderful to be getting away for a while together – marvellous. Love the Dean Martin track and video. Congratulations on all of your well deserved awards. I know your going on this holiday carefree and relaxed (without technology) but I hope you bring your camera! 🙂 Have a marvellous time!!!

  3. Have a great vacation! You deserve it and so does your husband!

  4. What a lovely post and one question ….. has he got a brother? Have a fab time in Tuscany you lucky girl and don’t forget to write about it

  5. annie siersema potter

    enjoy! xoxo

  6. Have a great time *oooh, all that Italian wine!*
    My favorite part of this post was where you mentioned the list of things you want to talk to your wonderful husband about. Made me LOL – sounds like something I do 🙂
    Enjoy your R&R xxx

  7. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting your husband for your book launch and from what I’ve seen (and heard), he is a Wonderful man and you, Maggie, are a very lucky woman! Have a fantastic trip and please have a glass of that Italian wine for me!

  8. Awesome post! Enjoy Italia!!

  9. Awwww… listening to Dean and writing this comment…..and dreaming….Have a WONDERFUL time. Yay for NO technology & lots of wine on your trip! I will miss you! ♥

  10. Maggie, impossible for you not to be pretty, even without make up. You are beautiful from the inside out!

  11. So fun to learn more about your hubby and see that sweet picture! Enjoy the wine and the vacation. A bestselling author I know just finished revisions to his novel while staying in a hotel there. He sent me a picture of the view. Amazing and inspiring!

  12. Wow… it sounds like I chose the right place 🙂

  13. itsallaboutpurple

    soo very sweet and a beautiful picture!!

  14. no make up, a pony tail, and red wine at every meal – you are a girl after my own heart 😉

  15. Is that you and your husband? What a beautiful couple1
    I have a bunch of these awards too but I love too many bloggers to choose. Since you lead the way I think I will come up with a new way and go ahead and put the Pictures up on my blog. good for you girl!!!

    • Yes, it’s my husband and I at my book launch in the Netherlands. Thank you.

      The first few awards I got I followed the rules to a tee. Then I figured, my blog, my rules and I do what I want.
      Besides most of the blogs you give the awards to aren’t interested in them anyway…

  16. So happy I found your blog! I love your humor!
    I’m looking forward to finding out how your trip was as I continue reading.

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