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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

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♬ •♩♪ Happy Birthday to You….♬ ♪

♬ •♩ ♪ Happy Birthday to You….♬ ♪

♬ •♩ ♪ HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR TOOTSIE TIME…♬♪

♬ •♩ ♪ Happy Birthday to You….♬ ♪

Today is special for a couple of reasons....the first is that it is my birthday today. I am now celebrating my 40th year of life. ugh
The second...TOOTSIE TIME IS 3 YEARS OLD TODAY!!!

Yes...Tootsie Time is 3!

I have had such a wonderful time with this whole blog adventure...and for three years I have been typing away every chance I get to visit and to post.

Three short years ago today, (May 12 2008) I started Tootsie Time as a birthday gift to myself. I began slowly writing and was so thrilled when I had a whole 20 followers...today...I have over 650 followers! I had no idea when I began that this was going to be so much fun and so very rewarding.

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Me when I started Tootsie Time

My life has changed dramatically over the past three years…for the better…I never dreamed I could be the person I am today! I am proud of who I have become…and of the happiness I have been blessed to find!

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When I think about how much this little adventure has given to me I get a lump in my throat. What began as something to distract me from some upsetting issues in my life, has become a hobby that gives me more than I had ever imagined.

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Many of you have been my shoulders to lean on during this most difficult time of my life. Without all the love and support from my online family, I would surely have given up. My friends and family are very important to me…online and off.

Thank you for all of the inspirations, motivations, hugs, and support, good times, giggles and tears that we all have shared.

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Blogging is a great way to express ourselves, connect with friends all over the world, and learn about the differences we all have. Without each of you, I would not have become the person I am today! My life has changed dramatically over the past three years…for the better…I never dreamed I could be the person I am now!

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I am proud of who I have become…and of the happiness I have been blessed to find! The followers I have are more than just friends...they have become family to me. I am a very lucky girl!

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Here's to another year of fun and posting with you all!

Thanks for following, commenting and sharing with me… for being patient when I don’t make it around…and mostly for being my friends!

Until Next time….¸♬´¯`♬Happy ¸♬´¯`♬Blogging!¸♬´¯`♬

*)*)*) to my special three…you all have played a HUGE part in the strong confident, HAPPY, independent, creative woman I am today! I cannot thank you enough! mwhah! *)

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www.tootsietime.com

Up next….FERTILIZER FRIDAY!!!

33 comments:

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

Happy Birthday Toots!!! ...and today is the beginning of the very best days of your life!!!
Have a beautiful day!!!

Designs on 47th Street said...

Wishing you a VERY happy birthday, dear Glenda and more happiness than you could imagine during the upcoming year ~~~ you YOUNG thing you! :)

Hey, I am starting to plant my flowers. Hopefully I will be linking up again soon!

Donna

Ima Weed said...

Happy, Happy Birthday, Tootsie !!! Yes, the best is yet to be.

One said...

Happy 40th Birthday, Glenda! I'm so glad to hear your story. May all your wishes come true. Happy Birthday to you...

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

Happy Birthday and Happy Blogaversary!! I've always enjoyed your blog, seeing your furniture makeovers and your greenhouse and your sense of humor! I have had little time to blog lately but hopefully will have time to start joining up with FF again.

Mary Ellen said...

A very happy birthday to you!!! Isn't it amazing how quickly the time has gone since we have been blogging! You and I started about the same time- I think my blog started in June so I am a bit younger than you (tee hee)

Happy Birthday friend and many more to come!

bee blessed
mary

Mary at Deep South Dish said...

Happy Birthday adorable and many, many more!! Hope it's been a great one. BTW, the pics with the pigtails ROCK!

Thanks for all you do in sharing your love of gardening and transforming things into beauty!! We all love ya gal. :)

~~Rhonda said...

Glenda, happy birthday! And happy blogger birthday! Congratulations! That's exciting!! I hope the coming year holds all good things for you. And many happy gardening hours! ~~Rhonda :)

Shirley said...

Happy Birthday wishes to you, Glenda, and to Tootsie Time!! I'm glad to hear that blogging has been an answer and a source of solace for you. Here's to many, many more posts, laughs, good times, and years.

Jenn's Cooking Garden! said...

Happy Birthday to you sweet friend! Congrats on the 3rd Bday of your blog! Im celebrating my 2nd year this month too!

Helen said...

Totally spectacular .... every photo, every word, every emotion. You continue to grow in every good way possible. Happy Birthday and Happy Three Years. I am proud to have known you through them.

Deb said...

Happy B-day!!!

FlowerLady said...

Happy 40th Birthday Glenda, and Happy 3rd Blogiversary too.

Blessings, peace and love to you,

FlowerLady

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Happy Birthday and Congratulations on 3 years!

Missy said...

Happy Birthday Tootsie! May you crops never wither! Have a wonderful and blessed day today!

Karen said...

Happy Birthday, Tootsie! What a fun post, and congratulations on the anniversary of your blog, too. I know there's something always going on over at Tootsie's, so when I need inspiration, off I go to see what's happening in your world. Have a wonderful day!

Betty said...

Happy Birthday Glenda! I always knew you were strong and that you had what it took to get through it and emerge on the other side of that tunnel. But I know it wasn't without its hurts my friend and I hope you always knew I was there for you, just as you have been there for me.

siteseer said...

Happy Birthday on both counts. Forty is a great age lol. Your blogging is a beautiful place and I love all that you put out there to share and experience.

Dirt Princess said...

It has been a pleasure and a blessing getting to know you! You are a wonderful, amazing person! I remember the first time we spoke on the phone. I think we were both in shock over each other's accents! LOL!!! Now it doesn't phase me. You have been through a lot, and like I always tell you. God has a plan for you. He see's the bigger picture even when you don't. This was a great post!!! Have a great day. Did you post this after you were born???? LOL!!! Love ya

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Happy birthday!!! You look happy in the greenhouse photo. Love it! Glad to have found you too. Enjoy!

Lona said...

Happy Birthday Sweetie!!

Becca's Dirt said...

Happy 40th birthday Tootsie. A milestone birthday. Hope your day is a special one. Happy anniversary to Tootsie Time. Great post. Blogging has become a very special part of my life. I too have made so many wonderful friends and have learned so much about gardening from all of you bloggers.

aidensmom said...

Happy Birthday girl!!! You are absolutely amazing and I am glad to have you as a friend. Enjoy your day girl!! God Bless.

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

A double celebration!!
Happy 40th Birthday..you are so young!!!
Happy Blog Birthday too!
You look wonderful.
Have a Super Birthday!!!
Warmly,
deb

Sue said...

A very Happy Birthday to you, Tootsie!! I feel you've always given US the gift--of seeing your beautiful flowers and yard. I hope you have another wonderful year!

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOOGIE; IT HAPPENED 40 YEARS AGO AT 8:30 IN THE MORNING; AND WE WERE THE HAPPIEST TWO PEOPLE ALIVE, WHEN YOU ARRIVED.(ALTHOUGH I DID EAT THAT BUCKET OF KFC BEFORE YOU DECIDED TO ARRIVE. UGH....NOT GOOD. BUT HERE YOU ARE AND WE LOVE YOU SOOOOOO MUCH. YOU HAVE COME A LONG LONG WAY, I WISH THE BEST FOR YOUR FUTURE AND KEEP ON BEDAZZELING US ALL WITH YOUR TOOTSIE TIME, AND ALL THE WONDERFUL CREATIONS YOU MAKE. YOU ARE GREAT, AND I AM AMAZED AT ALL THE FRIENDS YOU HAVE MADE ALONG THE WAY. WE ARE SO BLESSED TO BE PART OF YOUR LIFE. WE LOVE YOU AND HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY. LOVE FROM GRAMIE AND GRAMPIE.

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOOGIE; IT HAPPENED 40 YEARS AGO AT 8:30 IN THE MORNING; AND WE WERE THE HAPPIEST TWO PEOPLE ALIVE, WHEN YOU ARRIVED.(ALTHOUGH I DID EAT THAT BUCKET OF KFC BEFORE YOU DECIDED TO ARRIVE. UGH....NOT GOOD. BUT HERE YOU ARE AND WE LOVE YOU SOOOOOO MUCH. YOU HAVE COME A LONG LONG WAY, I WISH THE BEST FOR YOUR FUTURE AND KEEP ON BEDAZZELING US ALL WITH YOUR TOOTSIE TIME, AND ALL THE WONDERFUL CREATIONS YOU MAKE. YOU ARE GREAT, AND I AM AMAZED AT ALL THE FRIENDS YOU HAVE MADE ALONG THE WAY. WE ARE SO BLESSED TO BE PART OF YOUR LIFE. WE LOVE YOU AND HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY. LOVE FROM GRAMIE AND GRAMPIE.

Zinnia said...

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Dragonfly Treasure said...

Happy Birthday! I am so glad I've gotten to know you. Here's to more fun times!
*hugs*deb

Netty said...

Happy Birthday Tootsie! I wanted to post yesterday, but blogger wasn't working for some reason. I hope you had a great birthday!!

Sue said...

Tootsie-I'm glad I checked back to see---and noticed that the Blogger problems of the other day continue to frustrate. Anyways-I did wish you a Happy Birthday. Hope it was wonderful! You've always been such an inspiration to me-your gardens and flowers are amazing. And so are you!!
Hugs!

Val said...

Happy Birthday!!! You are an inspiration to so many!

Justine said...

{{{{{{{{{{Glenda}}}}}}}}} It's not fair that you look better at 40 than you did at 37!!!! But I'm happy for you and I'm so glad you're a part of my life, even if I do keep ducking out to wallow in my own self pity. LOL

Love you girl

Justine :o )