Friday, January 16, 2009

Lucy's Birthday and Bloggy Love....

Happy Birthday Lucy!! Our wild little poodle is 1 year old today! We got her when she was about 3 months old and she has just been a delight.
Then I have had a bunch of bloggy love. Deb at Posted from Home tagged me with a meme to post the 5th photo from my 5th folder. Well, here it is..... opening weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. What a blast we had! Look at the date on the field April of '97. Thanks so much Deb.
Jody at Jody's Cottage tagged me with a fun little game. Here are the rules:

1. Grab the nearest book.

2. Open to page 56.

3. Find the fifth sentence.

4. Post the text of the next 2 to 5 sentences, along with these rules.

5. Don't dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual book. Pick the CLOSEST!

6. Tag five other people to do the same!

I had just picked up several books from a thrift store for 25 cents each and this was the top one.

Did she put on her happy face and say that they hadn't changed a bit? Did she lie and say that she was well and happy and working on a new book that was, like the others, sure to be a best-seller?


For a moment Ellie thought back to the day in the DMV. That day she'd been sarcastic and arrogant. Oh, yes, the arrogance of believing in herself, knowing that she was going to conquer the world. In other words, she'd been herself.


The book is The Summerhouse by Jude Deveraux and it looks really good. Thanks Jody that was fun.


Next, I received the Lemonade Award from Joanna and This Southern Girls Nest. Thanks so much Joanna I sure do appreciate it!


Also, Annie from Lemon Annie gave me this beautiful Butterfly Award. Thanks so much Annie I love it!

As you all know by now I never play by the rules, so if you would like any or all of these awards or tags, please feel free to take them. A huge thank you to all my bloggy friends for awarding them to me and I hope you will go visit them. You never know when you might find a new favorite! Have a fabulous Friday!

48 comments:

April said...

First of all, Lucy is precious...HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! ♥

Secondly, I enjoyed your reading your answers to the tags...those are alwasy such fun! In fact, I'm behind on some I've been tagged with...I'll try to post them this weekend!

Hope your weekend's GREAT! Enjoy! Oh, and by the way, I learned how to make a heart ♥ by reading your comment on Sally's blog. Thank you...I was wondering how to do that!

Lorrie said...

Congrats on all your awards Darlene. I love Lucy's picture--so sweet. Have she and Midnight become good friends since they're both so young? I hope so.

Marilyn said...

Happy Birthday Lucy! You are precious. Marilyn

Kitty Scraps said...

Good Morning Miz Darlene,
Lucy is adorable! Is she apricot? My Mom had an apricot poodle years ago who was a complete terror! So glad your Lucy is as sweet as she looks *smiles*

Congratulations on your much deserved awards, see, everyone knows how wonderful you are so that's why you keep getting awarded and tagged *smiles* But remember, you're my virtual bloggyland neighbor cause I claimed you first! *bigger smiles*
Have a wonderfully blessed weekend my friend, I'm off to work...

duchess said...

Happy Birthday cute little Lucy.
Hope you get lots of doggie treats.
Congrats on the awards, Darlene.
Have a great weekend.

Christina said...

Awwww! Happy Birthday Lucy.

Love your new rug! Looks like you had lots of fun at Home Goods.

I've been to Allen, TX before. Long, long ago--in high school.

Smilingsal said...

Happy Birthday to Lovable Lucy!

I enjoyed the tags.

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Hi Darlene! Congrats on all your well deserved awards. And happy birthday to Lucy!

Lisa Ann said...

Happy birthday to Lucy. She's adorable.
Congrats on your awards!

Caren said...

What a great day to have a birthday for Lucy...it's The Son's birthday too, yep, my wild little "Puppy" is five today! (Yes, "Puppy" is one of my nicknames for him! ha ha!)

My Italian Greyhound turns ten tomorrow, We have a lot of Capricorns in this house!

Hope you have a great weekend!

The Muse said...

Nice happy upbeat post :) Congrats! and of course happy Birthday to the love pup! :)

Michelle said...

Sweet puppy!

Our Complete Family said...

Aw, happy bday to your sweet pooch, Lucy!
Good deal on your book buys, too!
And congrats on your awards Darlene!
Happy TGIF day to you deary~ Les

Lindsay-ann said...

Happy Birthday to Lucy. I hope she has a lovely day. Congratulations on your awards and I enjoyed reading your tags.
I hope you have a great weekend.
Lindsay

beth at aunties said...

Lucy brought back many wonderful memories of own beloved Moby who also was an Apricot Poodle.
He was the sweetest little companion and protector. He has been gone 3 years now and I miss him very much;) They are so smart and wonderful pets.
Thanks for the book review and I enjoyed your picture. What a fun family outing.

judicreations said...

Hi Darlene
Congratulations on all those worthy awards! You do deserve them. Thank you too I would love to take an award.

Happy Birthday to your puppy. How precious she is. We had a gray poodle named Misty when I was living at home. Sweet. I hope you do something special with her today...

I like Jude Devereux and will keep that book in mind.

Hope you are having a great Friday!
Judi

Bella Casa said...

What a sweet little birthday dog...adorable!!! :)

Jill Scott said...

Happy Birthday Lucy Lou! You are so cuuuuuuuute!

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

Sophee`a says Happy Birthday to her lil sis~LOL

Just stopped by to say Hi and Congrats on your AWARDS!

AJ said...

Happy Birthday Lucy:) Congrats on your awards!!

Joanna said...

Happy Birthday Lucy!

Rambling Girl said...

Gosh, Lucy is so cute. I have been wanting to get a little doggie for inside but just haven't convinced hubby yet. He has alergies and sometimes animals in the house flare it up.

Congrats on your awards...I got that also and still have to post about mine...

I see you take lots of pics just like me...lol...but I love doing that also...just need to shop for my camera...

Oh by the way I saw where you commented about House of Whimsey ever opened an etsy store you would be ther...well it goes for me to...hers and you to...love the snowman you made back at Christmas and all your nice little projects you share.

Ashlie said...

Happy Birthday to Lucy! Congrats on your awards, too! I think that meme is so neat, I've seen it on a few other blogs. It's interesting to see what you'll find when you grab the nearest book!

CatHerder said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LUCY <3

Dawn said...

Happy birthday to Lucy. That is a nice picture. :) I like the way the lighting is on it.

Congrats on your awards and I've tagged you as well.

I hope you enjoy your weekend.

take care,
Dawn

Shelia said...

Oh, Darlene, what a precious little Lucy! Happy Birthday, little fuzzy face!
Congrats on all your awards.
That would be so awesome sometimes if we could meet! I'd love it. You're just too precious!
Be a sweetie,

Shelia :)

Sandy Toes said...

Happy Birthday to Lucy!
-sandy toe

Ruth Ann said...

Happy Birthday Lucy! She is soo cute! We're planning on picking out a little Golden Retriever tomorrow...we won't be able to get her though for a couple of weeks! I cannot wait! I'll share pictures once I get her! I'm finally back to blogging...and it feels GREAT! Have a great night!
-Ruth Ann

Penny said...

I saw the picture of Lucy on someone else's blogroll and just had to click on over. My poodle girls Bridget and Ginger wish Lucy a big ole happy doggie birthday! Tailwags to your pretty Chelsea and Midnight too.

Eloise said...

Happy Birthday, Lucy! You are one cute puppy.

Congrats on your awards, Darlene! They are much deserved.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

What an adorable fur baby! Happpy B-day Lucy girl! Congrats on your awards. cherry

rebel said...

How sweet Lucy looks. Happy Birthday sweet little girl.

Deb said...

Happy Birthday sweet Lucy! What a precious little face she has. Thanks for playing along with the Meme Darlene :-)

Ramona said...

Good Morning Darlene ~
Lucy is a sweetheart! And congrats on your awards...totally deserved my friend! Your pets pose so well for photos...I think that they could be in the movies! Move over Lassie.

Have a great weekend and stay warm!

Ramona

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Happy bday, Lucy and what a fun meme.
We have a HomeGoods in town and I
have never been...guess I need to.

Ginger said...

Happy Birthday to Lucy....she is adorable.

nikkicrumpet said...

What a sweet little furbaby! They bring such joy into our lives. And congrats on your awards!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Congrats on your awards!! That is wonderful Darlene! And happy birthday to your sweet puppy...how cute is she?? Hope you're having a great weekend! :)
Carrie

Daphine said...

Happy Birtha Lucy! She's sooooooooooo CUTE!

Congrats on your award!

BTW, we will definitely do lunch one day when you're back in Allen.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Joanna said...

Hi Darlene,

Hope you had a wonderful weekend...I have tagged you, you can read about the rules here...http://thissoutherngirlsnest.blogspot.com/2009/01/picture-tag.html

Shannon said...

Congrats on all your awards! You have a great blog.

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Happy Bday to Lucy! Love your TAG and Congratulations of the awards!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet Lucy, Darlene! And congrats on the awards. I also enjoyed reading you MeMes.

Happy Sunday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

judicreations said...

Hi Darlene...guess who?
Its me! I haven't been able to do anything all day online...I've beeing busy doing things therefore but just took a break and voila I'm here! I'm moving along fast too so I don't quite understand this.
I hadn't checked my phone so now I'm interested to see whether its staticy still or has it gone too? This would be good. Not having the blogging ability this weekend has sure made a difference in the list of things I had planned for the weekend..*g*. I got so much done!!
hope you have had a great day and weekend.
Judi
xo

Gretchen said...

Happy Birthday Lucy! I love poodles and would love to have one again some day.

Gretchen

Nancy said...

Happy Birthday, Lucy! Congrats on the awards and great tag too! Blessings, Nancy

Carol said...

Oh is Lucy precious!! I want another one. Uh-oh! Give her kisses for me!!

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