A Birthday and a Prize

About three weeks ago, Stella and I shared a blog post and mine had to do with a wonderful book I had read.  That was The Round House by Louise Erdrich. 

This book has won The National Book Award for Fiction which gives the writer a small statue and a $10,000 award AND a much wider audience.   Here is  photo of the very happy Ms. Erdrich.

Do yourself a favor and get The Round House at your local library or bookstore.  I am betting you will like it very much.


Yes, its mine, and this morning when I  clicked on Google I found this and when I clicked on it (to see what the occasion was

It said

Happy Birthday, Jo  !

Now usually its in honor of say, Albert Einsteins 200th birthday or some other VIP but on my computer, on my birthday, it was just
for me.  So thank you to whoever is responsible for this.  Google?
Kathy B?  One of the Sues?  Mary?  Mike?  I have no idea, but
it was great fun.

Stella and I are going to the PO to mail a package to a friend, then come home and bake  that big birthday cookie I saw on Mennonite Girls Can Cook yesterday and the rest will be the same kind of surprise this morning was.

Cheers and hugs all around,



  1. too slick! you must sign in to google chrome and have your birthday as part of your google profile? very cool! happy birthday, dear jo!

  2. I have it on hold at the library. :)

  3. I've put the book on my to read list. I can't believe how many books are piling up in my Kindle. I need to take a weekend and just read all day.

    Have a most wonderful day and enjoy that cake. Have an extra piece for me while you're at it.

  4. Adding the book to that ever growing wish list. Happy Birthday, Jo - twas not the Momster. Hope you have a wonderful day.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  5. Oh, Happy Birthday!! Oh, even the pics of cake look good....
    Have a great day!!


  6. You must be even more special than we thought to get Google to celebrate your birthday! Happy Birthday to you!


  7. Happy Birthday, Miss Jo!!

    -Bart and Ruby

  8. Happy Birthday Jo. Have a wonderful day. We are just a bit disappointed that Google did not also tell us that it was your birthday - surely an event worth celebrating across the world.
    Gail and Bertie.

  9. Happy Birthday Jo and we hope you have a fun day. Enjoy your baking and we hope you have lots of treats. Love the Google happy birthday. Have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

  10. I'll say Happy Birthday once again and also say that I wish I could take credit for the Google birthday greeting. I hope you find out how that happened because it's really cool!

  11. Dear Jo, Stella and Zkhat...first of all, thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog. Your comment made me laugh outloud! Yes, Mothers often are best handled with a slamming door. I look forward to reading 'The Round House'. AND Happy Birthday, fellow Scorpio!

  12. Happy Birthday Jo. Sending you hugs and birthday slobbers. Mum's put the book on her to read list. That is, if we give her any free time hehehe. Say hi to Stella Up Over from us. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  13. •°*”˜˜”*°•.¸☆ ★ ☆¸.•°*”˜˜”*°•.¸☆.
    ╔╗╔╦══╦═╦═╦╗╔╗ ★ ★ ★.
    ║╚╝║══║═║═║╚╝║ ☆¸.•°*”˜˜”*°•.¸☆
    ║╔╗║╔╗║╔╣╔╩╗╔╝ ★ BIRTHDAY JO!!
    ╚╝╚╩╝╚╩╝╚╝═╚╝ ♥¥☆★☆★☆¥♥ ★☆.
    I hope your day was a fun and enjoyable one, full of all your favorite things!!

    THANKS for the recommendation of the book, I'll add it to my list--It's that time of year that I love to read.

    Take care, and THANK YOU for your friendship!

  14. We hope your day was filled with small indulgeneces, special memories, a bit of pampering,and much celebration of the wonderful person you are! The WDA wish for your "new year" is that you always have just enough...just enough to not want; just enough to be comfortable; just enough to remember how blessed you are by the Universe; and just enough to know a contented heart. We honor and celebrate you, dear friend!

  15. Caffeine is not a good thing for dogs, Jo, but please understand I drink a cup of coffee composed as such: 1/3 cup of coffee (decaf in the winter) and 2/3 cup cream...so the lap or two each of the boys (none of the others will touch it) get I believe is relatively harmless. Dr. Julia sort of shrugged (over coffee with me) and said "we all have our guilty pleasures, right?" No, they do not get hyper.

  16. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  17. I missed your Birthday! I wish that my computer had been smart enough to forewarn me before I left on vacation. In any case, Happy Birthday to You!!!!!!

    You are as famous as Einstein :)