Dog On It – Lucy and the Library Lady

dog reporter 2Not long ago I read a post where the blogger was interviewed by her cat.  For the life of me I can’t remember the name of the blog or I’d link it, but my dog Lucy got wind of the idea and wouldn’t rest until I let her have a go.  I’ve recently  gotten behind on award thank-you’s,  so I thought I’d combine them and do one interview to answer the required but difficult conditions of talking about myself.  Lucy, my faithful companion will now conduct the interview.

Lucy:  Ahhhhemmm.  So, Library Lady . . .  who is favorite family member?

LL:  Oh that’s easy, my husband John.

Long pause and stink-eye from interviewer

Lucy: Are you sure about that ?

LL: Yes, of course.

Lucy: And who, might I ask, takes John for walk everyday and makes sure he doesn’t get lost, and who has also learn to fetch newspaper so you don’t have to go out in snow every morning?

LL: That would be you, but my answer is still John. He’s my husband.

Lucy: But – but I am dog! – spluttering noises –  I am highly offended!

LL. Well I’m sorry, but you shouldn’t even ask questions like that, I mean I love you too but – wait a minute. What kind of interview is this anyway?  We’re supposed to be talking about me. Here, have a dog treat and try to calm down.

Crunching noises.

LL: Don’t forget your crumbs.

Lucy:  O.K. we try again.  Tell me ten things you like to do in  non-work time:

LL: Now, that’s more like it. I like to read, go for walks, watch old movies – preferably with Cary Grant, Omar Sharif, or Sean Connery type actors. I like to go out to restaurants, especially Mexican or Chinese.  I like to hang out with family and  friends, and travel, and sing in the choir.  I like Chocolate chip cookies right out of the oven with a glass of cold milk . . . whew, three more to go . . . I like to go to the ballet, and ride horses, and I used to ski until it got too expensive. There!

Lucy: You like to throw ball for dog don’t you?

LL: Of course there is almost nothing I’d rather do.

Lucy: Raised eyebrows and perked up ears.

LL: Not now though.

Lucy: Sigh. You also like to sit in messy room and stare at box.

LL:  Messy room . . . the office?  Oh, you mean writing! Yes I love to write.

Lucy:  Stare at box is called writing?

LL: The box is a computer, and I’m not just staring, I’m thinking.  I’m creating characters and dialogue, and story lines.

Lucy: Looks to me like sit with butt in chair and forget about favorite dog.

LL:  Aww – pat, pat –  I never forget about you, but you have to admit you’re asleep most of the time.

Lucy:  True, I easily bored, like now. Let’s go for  walk.

LL: O.K. but first I’d like you to type this up and post it.

Lucy:  Check. You want pictures?

LL: Yes, just make sure you show my best side.

Lucy: No problem.

BEST SIDE

BEST SIDE

SELFIE

SELFIE

dog reporter 2Now for the rest of the story.  The following are some of my favorite bloggers (ie, great writers and my most loyal commenters). They also nominated me for some blog awards.  Thanks guys! Check out their FANTASTIC blogs.

http://zainabjavid.wordpress.com/ (Dragon Loyalty Award)

http://livingwithshadows.wordpress.com/ (Also Dragon Loyalty)

http://vakunzmann.wordpress.com/ (Sunshine Award)

http://audreyhepburnbooks.wordpress.com/ (Also for the Sunshine Award)

http://kateloveton.wordpress.com/ ( Versatile Blogger Award, and the Sisterhood of world Bloggers)

Now here’s some more of my favorites:

http://mwaycott.wordpress.com/

http://kindnessblog.com/

http://jenniferwindram.com/

http://letscutthecrap.wordpress.com/

http://teepee12.com/

http://myliteraryquest.wordpress.com/

http://oldestdaughterredheadedsister.com/

http://shonthumb.wordpress.com/about/

Thanks everyone for  your support.  I love your blogs and appreciate  all your good words!

Gold Medal Winners!

winnerIn honor of the Olympics, I thought this would be a great time to spotlight some Gold Medal posts from my favorite bloggers. The first is by N.R. Hatch at Spirit Lights the Way.

Spirit Lights The Way

We are magnets.  When we emit positive energy (thoughts, feelings, and vibrations), we attract more positives to us.

Bueno!  Life, she is good!

Mangia!  Mangia!

When we dwell on the negatives, we attract negatives ~ sapping our energy and strength in the process.

If you’re tired of living under a perpetual rain cloud, keep reading! 

Yes, Eeyore, you too!

If we want to attract heath, wellness, and vitality to ourselves, we must stop circulating (and re-circulating) toxic, negative thoughts and feelings.

Here are 10 Ways to Attract Positive Energy into your life, while boosting your immune system, curing dis-ease, and counter-balancing daily stress:

1.  Love and accept yourself as you are right now.  Start a list to remind yourself of all your wonderful qualities.  Add to it every day.

E.g.,  I am the most positive person I know.

2.  Free yourself from past resentments and disappointments about who you were yesterday.  Stop engaging in self-blame and guilt for past acts and omissions.  Today is the first day of the rest of your life.  Revel in it.

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Sunshine Award

sunshine-awardThanks  znjavid!

I love that you thought of me for this award. She and I have had fun chatting about her children’s book, my husband’s clothes, and the differences between grocery stores in Dubai and Salt Lake City. Check out her blog at:
A Mom’s Blog http://zainabjavid.wordpress.com/

Rules for the Sunshine Award:

1. Use the Sunshine Award logo in the post.
2. Link to whoever nominated you.
3. Write ten pieces of information about yourself.
4. Nominate ten fellow bloggers, “who positively and creatively inspire others in the       blogosphere”.
5. Leave a comment on the nominees’ blogs to tell them of the award.

Ten things about myself:

  1. I love children, books and dogs.
  2. If I had to choose between warm chocolate chip cookies, or fresh out the oven bread – to live without for the rest of my life, my brain would explode.
  3. If I had a million dollars to donate to the charity of my choice I would give it to the Best Friends Animal Shelter, and Alzheimer’s research.  (The latter may be a selfish bequest as I’m a little concerned about my own memory lately.)
  4. I like to walk, and appreciate my walking buddies who stand on my driveway at 6:15 A.M. and guilt me into coming out in the cold.
  5. My favorite book is Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.
  6. Favorite movie is the same, but only the Timothy Dalton version.
  7. I love Downton Abby but am so mad at them for the Matthew situation that I’m threatening to boycott season three.
  8. I’m working on a historical fiction/inspirational/romance novel entitled Days of Grace. It’s actually done but I have to work up the nerve to submit it.
  9. I love Masterpiece Theatre. Favorites are Duchess of Duke Street, Larkrise to Candleford, and Bramwell.
  10. I love to write and can get lost for hours when I’m at it.

My nominees for the Sunshine award:

The Kindness blog http://kindnessblog.com/
Spirit Lights the Way http://nrhatch.wordpress.com/
Father Says http://wisdomfromafather.com/
Jennifer Windram http://jenniferwindram.com/
Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister http://oldestdaughterredheadedsister.com/
Crumbs Off the Table http://crumbsoffthetable.wordpress.com/
serendipity http://teepee12.com/
Wabisa Images http://wabisabiimages.wordpress.com/
Cancer Isn’t Pink http://cancerisnotpink.wordpress.com/
Mommy Verbs http://mommyverbs.wordpress.com

Happy blogging everybody!

Just in case anyone else is as computer challenged as I am.
http://quirkybooks.wordpress.com/2013/03/26/how-to-put-a-blog-award-on-your-wordpress-blog/