Friday, September 26, 2008

Awards, Woo Hoo's, Happy Weekend!

I am late acknowledging a couple of nice awards I received recently, so I am doing that now.

The Awesome Site Award was given to me by my young, lovely, sweet friend, Pia .
Isn't it cool? Thank you, Pia, I really appreciate you thinking of me.

And lovely Dawn passed this beauty along to me. Thank you, Dawn for thinking of me.

I would love to pass both of these beautiful awards on to all my friends on my Blog Roll. You are all awesome blogger's and wonderful bloggie friends!

My Woo Hoo is that I received my contributing writer copy of, Christmas Through A Child's Eyes, published by Adams Media, September 2008. Isn't it beautiful? I am thrilled to be included in this book. And the great news is that Paul Harvey has endorsed the book! Everyone is excited about that. (I am in another Christmas book as well, but that one hasn't arrived yet.)

This week has been pleasant and summery around here, which has encouraged the green tomatoes still on my vines, to ripen. The woods have become very dry though, as we haven't had rain since Ike blew through here, and there are "forest fire danger" bulletins out, which is always scary! (As if all the news about the economy isn't scary enough!) Have to get out there and do a rain dance again, and ask the Good Lord to send some rain our way soon!

Have a Happy Weekend, everyone.

Blessings from the woods!


ancient one said...

Congrats on the awards and on the new book. I can imagine how wonderful it must be to see your writings published.

The flowers are beautiful. We've been having wind and rain the last two days. I'm ready to see the sunshine again.

hippochick said...

Whoo HOO to you, Renie. The book looks awesome. Loved your pic of wild flowers. Have an awesome weekend.

~hippo hugs~

Gramma Ann said...

Hi Renie,

Congratulations!!! on being published!!

I loved the picture of the wild flowers, very beautiful.

Weatherwise, it seems you go from one extreme to the other...I hope your rain dance works and doesn't scare all your wild animals away! ;)

Have a jumping, hopping and dancing week-end.


Jmkdreak said...

What a nice book too. Very nice!
Nice picture too = )
Take one doing the rain dance, that
would be fun!


Brenda said...

Wow! That is great that you have been published several times this year! I would feel very good about myself if I were you. I am sure your children and grand children are bursting with pride also. And so are your blog followers!!! Congratulations!!!


P.S. Very pretty flowers!

Linda said...

Lots of congratulations coming your way.

First, for all your awards. You really deserve them.

Second, for you new publication!! Such a wonderful honor!

While you are doing your rain dance, please send some of the vibes my way. We were promised rain today, however we have blue skies, but cooler temps. We have fire warnings out too.

Old Lady Lincoln said...

Congratulations on the book with your story in it, very nice. We're suppose to get some rain tomorrow, but I'm not holding my breath. Weathermen are wrong a lot of the time. Happy week-end.

Linda said...

Congrats Renie!
Awards, Books, Flowers!
Hope your Weekend is just as Grand!


Mike Golch said...

Congrats on your awards.I would like to add an award to your collection as well the you rock award on my site ois your to come and get.

Janice Thomson said...

Congrats on the book Renie!
Gosh haven't heard the name Paul Harvey for years - I used to listen to him regularly :)
I'd be happy to send you some of our cold rain - brrr- autumn's definitely here on Vancouver Island.

The W.O.W. factor said...

What an honor Renie...all the awards and then being part of the Christmas book...where can I find one? are they out yet or soon?? It looks like one I should have! Besides...I want to read your story!
Have a wonderful weekend, relax and enjoy life!

Mississippi Songbird said...

Congrats on the awards and Congrats on the beautiful book.How Cool!
and happy Weekend
Bunches of hugs!

Deborah Wilson said...


The Christmas book is beautiful - don't forget to post the other one when it arrives.

No rain here either - but I think that I will skip the rain dance - at least for the fall weekends!

Patti said...

Wow!! Congratulations on your awards and especially being included in such a wonderful book!! The flowers are so beautiful!
I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

JennyLu said...

yes, it has been dry but the weathe is PERFECT for the peceans to rippen!
Hope you have a swell weekemd

Dawn said...

Congratulations on the award!! I will accept your Awesome Site award just cause I don't have that one yet!! You are so generous!! How awesome that you are a contributing writer in that book! It is a beautiful book!!! Have a great weekend!

Rachel said...

Congratulations on your award and your book!! How wonderful!! Loved your pictures!!

It's very dry here and tonight the eastern part of the state is getting a little rain. We have a 30% chance of some of it reaching here. I sure hope it does!

Sammy said...

Hi Renie!

Congratulations on the new book! Wonderful! And what a beautiful cover!

Thank you for checking in on me today. I really appreciate it. It was a good reminder for me to post too, which I just did!

Have a wonderful weekend!


Sandy said...

oh nice awards and hope you have a great weekend to! That is so great being published.

Rain dance, yes that's what we need to do out here!

audrey` said...

(((HUGS))) Renie!!!

How are you?

I'm so sorry for being away for so long.
I was just being lazy ^grin^

Take care.

Mary said...

Congratulations on having your story included in the book. It is beautiful! I haven't written anything for an anthology for quite some time. I really need to do so again.

Love your awards. You are very deserving and thanks for passing them on to all of us on your blogroll.


Sammy said...

Me again! I just wanted to thank you very much for the beef noodle soup idea. That sounds really good and I will definitely try it. Tonight I made a soup with ground beef that turned out very well. It's a whole new world, but so far, so good!

Have a great week, Renie! And thank you for your kind comments.


Merle said...

Dear Renie ~~ Congrats on the awards that you so richly deserve. I hope you got some rain. We desperately need some.Glad you liked my new Header, I like it too. Glad you weather and mine are very pleasant just now before we settle into very cold and very hot weather. I am glad you liked the Woman with only one flaw. and also the jokes. How nice that Greg came and cut your grass, and took you for a jet ski ride. Enjoy the warm weather and have a wonderful week dear Renir, Love, Merle. said...

Rennie,Congratulations on having your story included in the book. That is so neat! You and Mary are real authors! I love it!
Congrat on the nice awards! Thanks for passing them on!
Your picture of fall in the Ozarks is beautiful!! Hugs, Grams

Patti said...

Have a great week Renie!!!

Merle said...

Hi Dear Renie ~~ Congrats on your story in the new book. I forgot to say that before. I have left you another award on my blog. Take care, my friend. Love, Merle.

Anonymous said...

Renie congrats on the whoo hoo. I can not imagine your happiness. I would love to write for short stories but not sure how to start. starting point is all I need. My mind spins.
I so enjoy seeing all yoru photos, I miss that part of the country every time I see a beautiful photo of fall colors, or snow covered hills or deer in the pasture. We have them here but not as close as you are.
I finally got my computer to let me follow your blog.
Best wishes Pretty Lady

2 LMZ FARMS said...

Just wanted to drop in and say hi. Things have been hetic around here we are trying to finish up in the fields. Hope you and yours have a blessed day