Friday, June 12, 2009

My Frauness

I was talking to a friend a few days ago who told me that she looked up "Frau" to learn what it meant. So I thought, in case anyone else isn't familiar with the term, I would do a little explaining.

My husband is of German descent and served a 2-year mission for our church in Germany. "Frau" is the German equivalent of "Mrs." or "Woman."

When I do something particularly domestic, like cooking a good dinner or cleaning the house, Dave is very happy and usually exclaims something like, "What a Good Frau!"

(I'm serious about the exclaiming part. He's a jubilant man.)

Most of you are probably Good Fräuleins all the time, but it's a special treat at our house.

When I first started this blog, the best address I could come up with was "bloggingistrendy" which I thought was clever until about one nanosecond after I shared the address with everyone.

So then I came up with "Good Frau," because it's what my David Dearest calls me. His mother once asked me why I chose a degrading name for my blog. But she decided it wasn't degrading anymore after I told her it was her son's nickname for me.

I think it's nice.

So, since I've been itching to change my address for a long time, I decided to take the plunge and buy a domain. It's only $10/year and Blogger redirects my old address to my new one (I'm not sure changing it to another blogspot address would do that).


My blogging friend Valentine sure knows how to cheer a girl up. It's been one of those days. I'll spare you the details, because if I shared the details they would involve a fair amount of self pity and a small amount of unspeakable things that my dog did. And I have made a personal blogging vow to not write about those kinds of unspeakable things.


Valentine has been good to me. This is the second time she has passed along a blogging award to me, and it's nice to feel special. :)

"These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."

I pick:

1. Rachel at "Trapped Between a Scream and a Hug."

2. Wonder Woman, who is "Taking on the World."

3. My new real-life BFF, Diana at "Worth the Waite."

4. Debbie at "Cranberry Fries."

5. Laura at "La Bella Vita."

6. Kristina at "Pulsipher Predilections." (Even though I know she won't post it. I'd still like her to know I appreciate her bloggy friendship.)

7. Jen from the Block.

And 8. One of my vintage friends, Nicke. She knew me when I was a teenager with my head in the clouds, and she still likes me. 


valentine said...

i am glad that i was able to cheer you up!

i enjoyed the back story of your name. i absolutely love your name, its funny, original and it has a special meaning!

Rachel Sue said...

You are so sweet! Thanks for the award! It just makes me feel special.

And I knew what Frau meant. After taking 7 semesters of german it's one of the few things I remember. That and kartoffel. Don't ask me why.

Rebecca and Nick said...

When you switched to good Frau, I had to look it up too. It was familiar, but I didn't know. It is very fitting! I love that David calls you that!

Kristina P. said...

Emily, you've been with me for a long time. And I truly don't appreciate every award I'm given. I sometimes feel ungrateful that I don't post them, but I've seen way too many feelings hurt!

But I always enjoy your posts, and come and hunt you down when you don't post!!

jen said...

you love me! you really love me!

Debbie said...

Ah I was guessing Frau meant friend. A bit off I was.

So sweet. Thank you so much for passing this on to me. :)

*LaUrA* said...

Oh gawl where have I been?!?! Thanks so much for giving me the friends award! You made my day!