Saturday, April 2, 2011

"B" is for book, buy, blogs, boys and BGSU...

*book and buy: I received an e-mail late last night to preview the website that allows the selling of my book: Life through the Eyes of Hurricane: Doggie-Dog! Isn’t that wonderful news? It actually brought tears to my eyes knowing that this dream is coming to fruition…stay tuned!

* blogs: starting my blog was one of the most incredible things I have done. I have met a number of awesome people and shared in countless experiences I might not have been privy to; life on a prairie in Nebraska, the Iditarod in Alaska, life in the Pacific Northwest as well as Ethiopia and India. Thank you to all of you for including me in your life!

*boys: my husband, Scott, son Nicholas and dog Hurricane. My boys take such good care of me in their loving and nurturing of me. When I had the lump removed from my tongue on Monday, Nicholas gave me a foot and leg rub, covered me with a blanket and lay beside me as he gently stroked my face. Scott continually amazes me with his tenderness and protectiveness in addition to his willingness to cook, clean, grocery shop so I can cultivate my writing. Hurricane, well he keeps me entertained always with his antics.

*BGSU-which stands for Bowling Green State University; where I graduated with my undergraduate degree in teaching special education. I’m proud of my alma mater. Go Falcons!

Happy ‘B’ Day and ‘C’ you on Monday; Sunday is an obligatory ‘off’ day!


Wanda..... said...

Congratulations on the granddaughter has a similar dream.

Siv Maria said...

Hi Tracey, Nice to meet you. Thanks for visiting me. I like what I see here too so you got yourself a new stalker :) I love dogs and Hurricane what a fantastic name. If you come back for a visit you should read my post on my furry friends. Have a great day

texwisgirl said...

congrats on your book! awesomeness!!! your boys are sweethearts!

bendedspoon said...

Happy for your Blessings! :)

Lana D said...

Your story about Nicholas reminds me of my son Ethan. The other day, I was feeling a little blue and he told me, "Mommy, whenever you feel lonely, just think happy thoughts!" Then he gave me a great big hug and patted me on the back and told me he loved me "THIS MUCH!!!" Such wisdom from such a wee one - he will be five next month.

Stopping by on the A to Z hop. I hope you will have time to stop by my "house" too.

Cheers (and congrats on the book!) -
Lana D.

KathyA said...

It is wonderful news! Congratulations!!

Arkansas Patti said...

Great about your book. When will we get a crack at it or did I miss that post?

Catherine said...

Those are some lovely 'B' words Tracy! And how wonderful about your book! it's so exciting when a dream comes true ~ good for you!!!

Have a terrific weekend girl!
xo Catherine

The Words Crafter said...

It's one of the most wonderful things - having a caring husband. Congratulations on the book! Wow *cheering and happy dancing*

Take it easy :)

Jeanie said...

Boy, lots of good things going on for you in your "B" words. Congrats about the book.

Nancy said...

Please keep us informed when the book is available! I'm so excited for you!

So happy your boys pamper you when you are down. They appreciate you, and that's a good thing. :)

Rae said...

Great news about the book. Congratulations. Happy "B" day to you.

Kim said...

Great news on the book. Very exciting.

Hart Johnson said...

Oh, great B stuff! Hurricane looks fabulous! And nice to have your book up for sale--that is wonderful! Best of luck with it!

Bish Denham said...

That's great new. Congratulations!

Eliza said...

Congratulations on the book :-)

Donnie said...

Great news and I hope all is well with your surgery.

Out of My Mind said...

Well, hello! And how did you happen upon my site?

I am glad that it made you laugh as this is my main goal. The world is getting WAY to serious and we all need to find ways to laugh or at least smile.

And, congrats. on the book. It is always nice to have one's work validated.


Seams Inspired said...

Congrats to you and your book! What an accomplishment. Enjoyed your 'B' post and look forward to reading more.

PS...My sister had a growth on her tongue removed a couple of weeks ago. She said Post-Op was very painful. Hope you're feeling and recouperating well. Happy Saturday! :o)

Out on the prairie said...

It is nice to be pampered and have things going your way.

Happy Days said...

WOW Tracy!! It must be a great book! Congratulations!! That I know was long and hard work! were rewarded in the best possible way!! yea!! Love the name of the book! Give Hurricane a pat for me!! ...debbie

Kimberly said...

Fabulous B words, love them and congratulations on the book - wahoo! That is so awesome.

I hope you have a quick recovery and there are no more worries with it.

Kristine Asselin said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog Tracy! I love your "B" words. :)

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Congrats to you, I know how happy you must be to see your dream come to life. THank you for sharing your adventure with us!

Hope your weekend will be good.

Ginny said...

We are both blessed to have such loving and willing husbands!! Please let us knw the biopsy results. I don't remember ever seeing a close up photo of you! Some bloggers refuse to post themselves. You are radiant and beautiful!! Your beautiful heart shines right through your face.

Jules said...

Those are some pretty awesome B's my friend. Big yahoo on the book :) Couldn't happen to a nicer person.
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Old Kitty said...

You have a book out?!?!! OH that's brilliant!! Yay for B for your Book!! CONGRATULATIONS!! Awwwwww and of course B for your lovely Boys!!

GO FALCONS! :-) Yay! take care

Debra W said...

First off, dear one, I hope that your tongue is feeling better and that you are healing well! That must have been very painful so I am glad that you had your wonderful boys to take care of you!

I love the picture of you and Hurricane! Such sweet faces! Congratulations on the book news! That is truly exciting and I cannot wait for the update. I am very happy for you:)

Blogs are WONDERFUL! I adore my blogging friends and am so grateful for their presence in my life. You are one of those very special people! I am so glad that we found each other!

Thank you for your love, support and prayers for Jack and his beautiful family. It is so hard knowing that this next part of his journey will be his final transition. I find it hard to accept a world without Jack in it. I know that he is being very well taken care of and loved by so many. He has touched so many lives and will continue to do so through his mommies and his sister, but still... Thank you.

Have a lovely weekend.
Hugs and love,

Daisy said...

Great choices for "B," Tracy. Getting your book published must be so exciting--Hurray! :D

I'm a graduate of BGSU too!

L'Aussie said...

You found lots of B words. Beautiful. Thanks for coming by. I've been trying to follow you but blogger must be struggling! I'll come back.

Thanks for visiting Bangladesh!


L'Aussie Travel A - Z Challenge Posts

Patty Ann said...

congratulations on the book. What a wonderful journey!

Munir said...

Congratualtions on getting your book publishe:) You should be very proud of yourself.
About writing a blog, my feelings exactly:)

Shelia said...

Hi Tracy! "B"s are good! And congratulations on your book! Now I know someone famous! :)Thanks for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Dawn said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I'm am so happy for you on the "B"ook!!!!

J Boyer said...

Hi Tracy,

I just have to tell you how much I enjoy reading your blogs. They are truly wonderful...not only because I relate much to what you're writing...but because I love your writing style....sensitive, personal, touching, inspiring.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us.

Talli Roland said...

Fantastic! Massive congrats - a great batch of Bs, too! :) said...

u have a passionate blog. Congrats for the texts and book

Ellie said...

Wow. Congratulations on your book publication! And thank you for sharing with us the important things in your life.

Ellie said...

Oops...wrong link! Ellie Garratt

Rural Rambler said...

That is the bestest news about your book Tracy! And your boys are the bestest too for being sweet and considerate :)

I am looking forward to "C"!

Bossy Betty said...

A great, positive post! Bravo!

Ami said...

What an awesome picture!

And I bet you think I forgot all about the pillowcases you won on my blog approximately 100 years ago.

I did not forget.

However. The ones I dyed for you did not make me happy and I wouldn't send them out as a prize.

So in a couple weeks I'm gearing up for the big annual tie dye event with my kids at work.

And I will make every human effort to do some for you this time that turn out right.

Susan said...

I'm so glad I found you! I really enjoyed reading your blog. I came for "day-B", and stay to read back through lots of previous days! I'll be back for more. :)

I'm in the A to Z Challenge, too:

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Honey this is my third time today to pop over and try to leave you a comment. For some reason this comment box would not open for me. Oh how happy I was when it did because I am so excited that your getting your book out there for all to buy and enjoy. You must be beside yourself with excitement. Please let me know where I can buy your book...I can not wait to read it.
I know this may not be a good time to ask you but it would help promote your book if you did a Blogazine guest post on my site then you could tell everyone about yourself and your book.
If your too busy I understand but I would love for everyone to hear about this. Are you familar with my blogazine guest stories. It has been way too long since I posted one. Under my headboard is the page you can click on and find others that have written their stories.
Once again I am thrilled for you.

Julie Musil said...

Your book news is awesome! Congratulations. And I agree with you about blogging. What an amazing group of people.

Canyon Girl said...

I'm so happy about your book! And I feel the same way about blogging, it has been a wonderful experience for me too. And all your boys are so sweet and kind. Loved this post.--Inger

Hold my hand: a social worker's blog said...

Hi Tracy,
It's so wonderful to meet you. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment. Congrats on your book!

Looking forward to reading more of your posts!!!


SquirrelQueen said...

It sounds like you have a fabulous batch of boys at your house.

Have a wonderful week!

AshR said...

Congratulations on your book! That's quite an accomplishment!

Lin said...

WOW! I sure wish you the best with your book!! How exciting!

I love how the boys rally around you. Isn't it nice to be loved like that? :)

Rita said...

Congratulations on your book. I love what you wrote about blogging. I love it and it has changed my life; so good to include you on my group. Enjoy reading you.

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