Thursday, February 7, 2008

A New Award, a Link of Love, and More!

I'm thankful today for this lovely Blessings Award passed on to me by my dear friend Merle over at at 3rd Time Lucky. Thank you very much, dear Merle. It's beautiful, and it reminds me to be thankful for all my blessings: Family, dear friends, my loving and cute pets , all the beauty of God's nature sorrounding me here, and so much more! And I am suppossed to pass this award on to three blogging friends who have been a blessing to me. That is hard, because all my blogging friends have been a blessing, and I would like to pass it on to everyone. But since the rules say I must pick three, here are the three I have chosen:

My old friend Tina at Tina's Odds and Ends. Tina and I have been friends for 9 years, more or less, and when we wrote for Suite 101, she was always a faithful visitor and commentor on my topic, and I never missed visiting her topic. I hope you enjoy this award, Tina!

I also want my lovely, young blogging friend Pia to have this award. I love to read Pia's blog. She has strong faith, uplifting messages, and is a blessing to her visitors. I hope you enjoy the award, Pia!

And the third friend I have chosen to give this award to today is Patti over at Nonna's News. I enjoy Patti's blog. Her love of family, and everyday doings is fun and inspiring. I hope you enjoy this award, Patti!


Finally, I also want to thank my friend Michele over at Writing the Cyber Highway for the "link of love!" How nice was that? Thank you, Michele. Whenever I need inspiration, or a little nudge in the writing department, which is often these days, I pop over to Writing the Cyber Highway. Michele, and all the young, enthusiastic writers that congregate there, never fail to inspire me, and get me off my duff! Thank you, Michele!

I also heard from Susan Reynolds, my editor at Adams Media for, My Teacher is My Hero, book. She said the book would be published in April/May, and we'll be getting our copies and checks at that time. WooHoo!

And, John Cali emailed me that the Dog Stories book has now been published and will be on its way to the contributing writers soon. Another WooHoo! Writers get excited about seeing their work published. And bloggers, like myself, get excited about receiving beautiful awards from blogging friends.

Well, I sure hope spell check works, because I have to get this published, and then scoot to feed the animals. Have a great evening, and week everyone!

34 comments:

Talk..to..Grams said...

Good Evening Renie, Congrats on all your award!!

This is so neat that you are a writer! You and Mary rock like the kids say!!! Love and Hugs Grams

Patty said...

Good evening Renie,
Congratulations on your new award. And also congratulations on the two articles in the books coming out soon. Must make you feel good and also a little extra cash is always nice. Take care, have a great rest of the week and week-end.
Love,
Patty

Mary said...

Renie,

Congratulations on the books and checks that are coming your way and also on the beautiful award. We are lucky to be able to see our words in print. It's a wonderful feeling.

I'm so glad that you were able to get stories published in both these books. I hope you will tell us about them and show us a picture of the covers when they arrive.

Blessings,
Mary

Michele said...

Congrats on all your good news, Renie! You definitely deserve it. :-)

And thank you so much for the link love and very special, kind words you've written about me - I do appreciate it!

*reaches for tissue*

*sniffle*

Smiles,
Michele

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Carolyn,

Thank you for the nice comment and the visit. I am happy about the award, the nice link of love, and the two new books. I can't wait to get them.

Hugs,

Renie

Renie Burghardt said...

Thank you, Patty! Have a wonderful week and weekend. Can't believe it's Friday already tomorrow. Time really flies! LOL.

Love,

Renie

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Mary,

I will do that. Post pictures of the covers of these books. Thanks for the suggestion. I usually post my newest books on my sidebar. And it is true, we writers love to see our words in print.

Thank you for coming by, Mary. I hope your weather has improved some. Have a great weekend.

Blessings,

Renie

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Michele,

And thank you for the link love you posted on your neat blog. Which is looking really great these days!

Have a great evening as you Write the Cyber Highway.

Fond regards,

Renie

Jmkdreak said...

Woo HOO!
Congrat's, what a great day you had!


xoxoxox

Mississippi Songbird said...

Congratulations, Renie... You deserve it..Have a blessed week..

Pia said...

renie, thank you for this award. I feel so embarrassed by the things that happened this week and how i reacted to them, then seeing i got this award... i feel grateful and at the same time undeserving. but thank you for thinking of me. i humbly accept this award. thank you renie.

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Andrea,

Thanks for stopping over!

xoxo









Hi Stephanie,

Thank you for coming by. Have a blessed weekend.

Renie

Renie Burghardt said...

Dear Pia,

Sometimes in life, things just get to us. It happens to everyone. I'm glad you came and got the Blessings award. Enjoy it, and God bless!

Hugs,

Renie

Nonna said...

Congratulations on your award! And thank you so very much for passing it on to me! It was such a wonderful surprise when I was reading your post and saw you had passed it on to me! I am very grateful for the award.
It's been a blessing to me to have you as a blogging friend. I always enjoy reading your posts. You are a wondreful writer. Congrats on your publications as well!!
Have a blessed weekened!
Patti

Karen H. said...

Good Morning Ms. Renie,
"CONGRATULATION'S" on your Blessing Award. You are a blessing to me and I do enjoy reading all of your stories. "CONGRATULATION'S" on your stories that are fixing to be published soon. That is so exciting. I know the extra cash will always come in handy. I am doing good, just been enjoying my time with my DH. I was watching KAIT8 news last night and they were telling about the Pack a Pickup for today. After seeing all the devastation, I just broke down and started crying. So, we went up to our local Dollar General Store and we bought some supplies for the victims and I'm taking them to Jonesboro today. It is a good feeling to be helping others out this way. I hope things get back to normal next week and I'll get back to my posting on a regular basis. But this week I have felt the need to just spend my time with my DH. Take care my friend and have a great day. May God Bless You and Yours.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.

Tina Coruth said...

Renie,

Congratulations on you Blessings Award and your latest publications!!

Thank you for passing this lovely award on to me. I am honored and deeply touched. It doesn't seem possible that it has been 9 years since we met at the Suite! I always looked forward to reading your wonderful Nature Sketches articles. Seeing nature and the world through your eyes always brought me joy and inspiration.

Thank you, my friend!

Love & hugs,
Tina

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Patti,

Thanks for the nice comment and good words on my writing. I don't write as much as I used to, but I enjoy it when I do.

I'm glad you are pleased with the award. It was my pleasure to pass it on to you!

Have a great weekend!

Renie

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Karen,

Yes, seeing the devastation on the news brings tears to my eyes as well! My church is taking up a special collectionand for the tornado victims, Sunday, and I'm so glad they are. There are many ways to help, and people will pitch in and do all they can, I'm sure.

I'm glad you are enjoying your time with your DH!

Thank you for the kind comment on the award and my writing.

Have a wonderful weekend with your family.

Blessings and Love,

Renie

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Tina,

It really doesn't seem possible that it's been 9 years, does it? And I always looked forward to reading New Hampshire! And Mary's topic and Anne's, and Jerri's, and, oh my, I could go on and on. We had fun though, didn't we? The good old Suite days! LOL.

Tina, it was my pleasure to pass this award on to you! I hope you enjoy it, my friend. Have a wonderful weekend!

Love and Hugs,

Renie

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Congratulations, Renie.

Merle said...

Dear Renie ~~I am so glad that you were pleased with the award. Congrats
on your new books. You certainly keep busy. Glad you enjoyed the jokes and I found that "gripe sheet" and the blonde and her female boss both so funny myself while I was typing them.
Take care, my friend, Love, Merle.

Renie Burghardt said...

Thank you, Mr. Nick! I hope all is well with you.

Renie





Dear Merle,

Your posts are always fun and uplifting.

Thank you again for this special award. Have a wonderful weekend, my friend!

Love,

Renie

Mary said...

Renie,

Please drop by my blog and enter my Easter giveaway. It will be fun.

Warmer temps here the last couple of days but a cold front is moving in for tonight. Where is spring? LOL

ancient one said...

Congratulations on the books and your awards! You're a good person, Renie Burghardt!!

Renie Burghardt said...

Mary,

I just got home. Greg is here, and we have been to the cabin on the river, checking on it and enjoying the sunny 60s out there. But tomorrow will be cold again, especially in the morning, when I'm driving to church.

I'll stop over in a bit, Mary. Have a nice evening.

Hugs,

Renie

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Ann,

Thank you!

I try to be a nice person, most of the time. :-)

audrey` said...

Dearest Renie

Congratulations!
You deserve all the blessings =)

Hootin' Anni said...

Just dropping by today to send along my heartfelt thanks for such a lovely happy birthday wish! Y'all made my day so special yesterday, and I cherished every single wish left in my comments. You're a treasure!!! Thank you kindly!!!

Renie Burghardt said...

Dear Audrey,

That is so sweet! Thank you, my friend.

Love,

Renie

Renie Burghardt said...

Hootin'Anni,

I'm glad you had a wonderful birthday! Thank you for stopping by.

Best wishes,

Renie

Karen H. said...

Good Morning Ms. Renie,
Well, I'm back and ready for our morning coffee. I hope you have had a wonderful weekend so far. It is a bit colder today than yesterday. Yesterday was a beautiful day to be outside. I finally did a post this morning and hopefully I will get back in my normal routine of posting everyday again. Take care my friend and have a great day. May God Bless You and Yours. "THANK YOU" for the coffee.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Karen,

I had a very nice weekend, and from reading your posting for today,a bit ago, I know you had a nice weekend as well. I always enjoy your visits. Sunday is almost gone. And I'm tired! I think I will just relax for a short time, and go to bed early. Have a great Sunday night.

Love and Hugs,

Renie

Karen H. said...

Good Morning Ms. Renie,
I'm here for our coffee. I don't have any coffee ready yet. I have been awake all night and finally layed back down a little after 3:00a.m. and went back to sleep. I just now woke up. Is it doing anything in your area? It's not doing anything but being very cold here. It looks like we could see a little something according to the radar, but it's probably not hitting the ground yet. When you have time, drop by. I have some things for you on my today's post. Take care my friend and have a great day. May God Bless You and Yours.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.

Renie Burghardt said...

Good morning, Karen,

I'm sorry you were awake so much. I slept fairly well for a change. Scary warnings out there this morning. Freezing rain in the forecast for later today, sleet earlier. Ice scares me more than anything else. I am praying it misses us. Coffee tastes good this morning, doesn't it? I am going out soon and fill the bird feeders, before it gets slick out there. I'll be over a little later and see the surprise you have for me. Hope you weather stays good. I think the freezing rain is more in our area though.

Have a wonderful day, my friend.

Love and Hugs,

Renie