It’s Over

The voting for Favorite Grandparent Blog 2012 in the Reader’s Choice Awards ended last night, but the winner won’t be announced until March 30th. Whether I win or not, I FEEL like a winner to have had such wonderful support from my family and  friends in the blogosphere, on Facebook and Twitter. I planked you already for your votes, but there is that little matter of a “campaign promise” of posting a pic of me standing on my head if I won. Because I FEEL like a winner, here it is: (remember, there are some things you can’t unsee)

The other four nominees were all good at their respective blogs. I had only known of one of them before this, Grandma’s Briefs. I read her blog and love it. Grampy’s Little Acre Painting for Hailey, and Googie’s Attic rounded out the list.

It was a month of begging for votes everywhere I could think of, and no matter how or what I tried, the poll results showed me and Googie’s Attic trading places for first place every day. I said on several occasions that she was a formidable opponent, so I did what anyone would do: I googled her.

Googie is also known as Debbie Noland. She’s a writer from Sedalia, Missouri and author of “The Legacy of Plywood U: A History of State Fair Community College 1966-2002.”  Noland taught writing for 29 years at State Fair Community college.  She also wrote a column for the Democrat (a Sedalia newspaper) called “About Town.”  And she has published a children’s book, “Sweet Dreams: A Bedtime Rhyme.”

A very formidable opponent indeed, considering I didn’t graduate high school because I failed ninth grade English four times. I got my GED when I was in my thirties, though, and went on to Mercer University where I aced English Lit 101, which made my head swell with pride.

Thank you all again for your support!

About Karen

Karen Eidson is telling the world way too much about her, whether they want to know it or not. She writes about her life of living full time in an RV, eating a gluten free diet, things she does for fun, and things that are important to her. She makes you look at photos of her grandchildren, talk about her husband's survival of oral cancer, and shows you things she has made. You know you want to look.


  1. Haha, You are the coolest Grandma ever! Great photo 🙂
    Good Luck in the contest, you had my votes from day one!

  2. OMG! I LOVE this LOL!

  3. ROFLMAO!!!!!! You Really do fulfill your promises.

    Worthy bloggers indeed. But I still think You Won. And you’ll always be a winner to me anyway it goes.

  4. 🙂 You’re a winner in my book either way!

  5. Awesome! You ARE a WINNER in my book no matter what the contest yields!

  6. Karen, you crack me up! I love it! Good luck with the contest!

  7. Fab Grandma says:

    Y’all, I have to tell you that standing on my head was very hard to do! I had to do a video of it (which NO ONE will ever see, so I could get the pic, because I did not want even my husband to see what effort it took to stand on my head!

  8. so great!!!

  9. I tried hard for you! Hope you win!

  10. You are one brave woman! I’m not even 30 and I wouldn’t attempt standing on my head. LOL

  11. Hehehe. Did you get any great ideas with all the extra blood flow to your head? Good luck! Voted for you lots.

  12. Karen you are hysterical! Kudos to you, and to all of the opponents! It was a good race – and yes, I think you are a winner either way!

  13. You crack me up and amaze me at the same time, Karen! Thanks for the smile today!!

  14. Thank so for the laugh Karen! I’m rooting for you!

  15. OMG you crack me up. I puffy heart you!

  16. I love this!!

  17. I love it!!!!

  18. You really are FAB!!! Love you and to me you will always be my favorite Grandma blogger!

  19. You are awesome Karen I hope you are the winner just because you ARE a winner!

  20. Karen, I would break my neck if I tried that. I congratulate you on that accomplishment! I love your blog.

  21. You ROCK Karen!! I can’t wait to see if you won {even though you are a winner already!}

  22. Karen, you are not only the coolest grandma, but the sweetest person to list all of your appoinents accomplishments.
    I know you are a winner in my heart already! HUGGLES!!

  23. BEST POST EVER!! Fab Grandma indeed!! Congrats Karen!

  24. You go Girl! I think you won on day one.

  25. You are soo funny! Love it! Good luck to you!!!!

  26. Carolyn Sasek says:

    Love the pic, you wild and crazy woman!! Will be watching!! Hope you win!! ((hugs))

  27. Love it! Love your sense of humor! Go FabGrandma!

  28. Great attitude, but I have a feeling good news is in your future!

  29. I love it Karen! I surely hope you won!

  30. I’m with Edna above – I’m quite sure my neck wouldn’t support my rumpus. Plus I would need a crane to get in that position – I am so impressed girl friend!! Sure hope you did win!!!

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