Monday, August 31, 2009

Ride my Roller Coaster

On the same day we found out about Bambina's potential gene disorder I got some really awesome news. Obviously, it has taken second seat but it's still nice.

Now, I could be compromising my anonymity by telling you the award but what the hell. (OK, I really suck at maintaining it with the picture posting, real name slips etc).

I have been selected as one of "Native American 40 Under 40". The recipients are "outstanding young Native Americans who have shown excellence in community and/or profession.... who are already playing a significant role in shaping Indian Country for the future."

This is the first year of the award. Embarrassingly I nominated myself. I wrote the nomination letter and had a friend "nominate" me so it didn't look so bad. Not in a million years did I think I'd be selected. This award seems so geared towards reservation-living Indians and those who work in Indian communities. I do neither.

The awards ceremony is in Tulsa. I am thinking of flying out there for the night. It would be hard to manage with the toddler and newborn plus I have a huge presentation at work that morning (Yes, I have to prepare it and present it on my maternity leave) but I really want to go. I'd also have to be able to fit into a formal dress by then. I really don't want to buy anything new when I have many beautiful dresses in my closet.

15 comments:

AshPash said...

Congratulations on the award! I hope you get good news on the second test. Safe flying to Tulsa (I am a two hour drive from T town...was born there.)

Sprogblogger said...

Congratulations! That's wonderful!

Shelli said...

What an honor... congrats!!

Summer said...

Congratulations! Should be fun if you get to go and a nice break from mommy duties.

IVF 40+ said...

cool, congrats.

Bella said...

That is great! You should feel very proud of yourself! Having to present at work during your maternity leave is kinda BS. Hoping for good results on Bambina's 2nd test!

Ophelia said...

That's fricken awesome! I wish I could do something meaningful with my life and actually contribute to society!

Pepper said...

Congrats! Hey, if I qualified then I would have submitted myself too. Great minds. :-)

Kami said...

Congrats! I am sure you deserve it.

I would have similar thoughts about DE and PKU . . . I hope it is false positive. My midwife doesn't even do the first test because it has such a high false positive rate.

Bluebird said...

That's so exciting :) Many congratulations, and I hope you're able to make the trip.

jodie38 said...

Oh, congrats, Peeveme! Who cares how ya got nominated, the important thing is that you WON!! Can't believe your most recent drama, I quit looking for a week and miss everything. Fingers crossed for you all...

Chelle said...

A roller coaster - indeed! Congratulations on the award!

Hoping Bambina's test is okay.

musicmakermomma said...

That is awesome. Proud to "know" you, even if it is just on the internet! Sending good thoughts for your 2nd test.

Mad Hatter said...

Wow! I am so impressed! Self-submitted or not, that is one huge accomplishment...I hope you can go accept it in person! Looking forward to an update on Bambina - keeping you in my thoughts.

PJ said...

Excellent, excellent!!!

And congratulations on the birth! I sincerely hope that it turns out that Bambina is ok. Sometimes I think all of that testing causes more trouble than it's worth.