Thursday, January 28, 2010


I did it. I passed my Master's thesis defense this evening with no need for revisions. I can go immediately to the nearest print shop and have my thesis bound in a hardcover in order to go to the library, my adviser and myself. My next dream: to see one of my childrens' books in hardcover one day!

If you were following me last week, out of nerves I went to my defense on the wrong date and had to live with the suspense for another week. However, your kindness, friendship, prayers and well-wishes sustained me, and I want to give you all a big MERCI for your support. You are all queens and kings (Tristan, Ruben) in my heart!!

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Ce week-end, mes amies!


Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Congratulations Dear Anita.. I knew you would come out of this with wings on...
Bless you! Penny

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

Wonderful news! Congratulations! I have no doubt you will be a success in all you work towards! I am so very happy for you!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

that book spread is just exquisite. Not only the image - but the coloring technique is nothing short of magical!

Velva said...

Congratulations to you! I can imagine the pressure you felt. Now, it was all worth it. You did it!!! That is awesome.

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

I am so happy for you and PROUD of you!!! Congratulations, I had no doubt whatsoever my friend! Bravo!!!!!! This is only the beginning.......much excitement and success to come!
love you, deb

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

geesh - I can't leave your blog today LOL

I just discovered that GORGEOUS button you made to link people to my blog.

Anita, you are just too sweet for words.

Thank you.

BellaRosa said...

Anita amor, Congratulations!! I am so happy for you, I have been thinking of you and hoping for nothing but the best for you! Now you can relax and have a wonderful weekend!! I also want to thank you for visiting me and your sweet comments :) Besos,Rose

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Anita....Yay!!!! I knew you would do it! I am sure you are one happy woman! You deserve a relaxing but exciting weekend! I will be waiting one day soon to read to my grandchildren, your book! I can' wait! Big, Big Hugs!!!~Patti

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Bonnie said...

We are all thrilled! Sadie, Kitty and I and everyone in Blogville are doing the happy dance for you!

XOXO, Bonnie

KeKe said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I knew you could do it!!! Time to celebrate my friend!!!!!

Love & hugs


In the Light of the Moon said...

Congrats to you Sweet Anita!!Bravo for all your hard work!!Warmest Regards,Cat

Patricia Cabrera said...

OH my Goodness Nita... I am so excited for you!!!!!! i have been trying to leave you a note for while but this computer of mine is just nopt behaving and it should.. Nita..... I am jumping like fresh popcorn and wish you would be close so we coudl go out to CELEBRATE,grin!!!!!! I am going to write you a note via email now.... yeahhhhhhh

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!! You did it!
And someday your children's books will be in hardcover on the shelf right next to your thesis. So many bloggerellas out here are happy for you tonight.

Smiles, Debbie

Marie said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I'm so happy for you and had absolutely no doubt you would do it!

You Go Girl!

God Bless You,

Violet said...

Hurray!!!! Congratulations! What a huge accomplishment! And I love the photos you posted and the sparkly crowns!!! Perfect : ) ~ Violet

Chemin des Muguets said...

Bravo Cherie,

This is the best news of the day. But, I never doubted your success. That is why I truly believe you will see one or more of your children's books in print.

Time to celebrate,


Jacqueline said...

My oh my...all the Queens in Training work did the trick! Sir Tobias is passing out the GLOGG! I'm so PROUD of you! You've climbed the mountain and glory has been found. Awesome Anita...just awesome!

Christel Hutson said...

hhhmmm excuse me, but was there ever any doubt? ha ha Congratulations Anita what a great accomplishment, we are all proud of you. And elated as well! xoxox Christel

Debbie said...

Wow Anita, you must be so relieved and proud. I so admire your ability to accomplish something so amazing. Congratulations my friend.


Paula -Teaberry Cottage said...

Congratulations!! Looking forward to reading your children s book.

koralee said...

Yahooooo sweet friend...I knew all would go well! Go celebrate! Have an amazing weekend. xoxoo

Fete et Fleur said...


Me....bunny said...

I NEVER doubted you for a minute...seriously! Congrats've earned and deserve it.


Rattus Scribus said...

You did it. I never doubted it. You deserve it.

What's next? World peace?

Three cheers, a hoot, and a rrrr.

Tootsie said...





anouk said...

Congratulations Anita.
Cheers and Kss!

Desde mi ventana said...

Congratulations Anita!!!!.je me sens hereuse par toi et j'espère que tu reposes ce weekend.
Gros bisous,

The Dutchess said...

Let me hug you dearest...and Mozes wants to hug you ,and Elvira,and Gustave...Miss Moussie already did ofcourse..we are all so proud of you..have a wonderful day..:))))))

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

Oh yay yay yay!! Congratulations and Big Bisous!! So very happy for you Anita! You are magnifique!! Now for a break! What will you do next!? So many happy wishes and congrats coming your way!
Bon Weekend!

Presépio no Canal said...

I told will be great!!!
CONGRATULATIONS!!! Muitos beijinhos!!!
So, where is the party? I will drink a glass of Port wine in your honour, my dearest friend!!
Great Anita, you deserve it!
Beijinhos. HIP! HIP! HURRA!

GrandmaK said...

It is wonderful!!!! MY HEARTIEST CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! Could not be more happy for you!!!! Now, if I could just purchase one of your books for children for my grand kids! Just have the very best day!!!!

LiLi M. said...

Of course!!! We all knew it, the only one in suspence was you Anita, we all didn't expect anything else from you! Now congrats on this milestone (do you say that too?) in your life! I think you should follow your sister in law's advice now. Big hugs, bon week-end and bisous (naturellement) LiLi

KarenHarveyCox said...

YAY!!! Congratulations on passing your Master's thesis defense. I know how hard you worked on this, and you should feel wilding excited. All that work paid off and now you have achieved your goal.

I can't wait to see your children's books on the bookshelves, because I'll be the little old lady on line waving my book in the air, waiting for you to sign my book.

I am proud of you Anita, you are an inspiration.

Eldiess' said...

So happy for you in your success!

Barb said...

Oh Anita, I had no doubts!
Many congrats, you deserve them my friend.

I already know you will see your books published. I can't wait to pick them up for "the ladies".

Have a blessed weekend when you come down from the clouds-hehe.

big hugs,

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you! Have a great weekend! Twyla

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Anita! I know your books will be next in line for your successes! Hope you can rest a bit this weekend.....Julie

The Victorian Parlor said...

Yay!!!!! I am having to muffle my squeals of joy as I am at work (I work in a school). Congrats! I knew that you would be able to do this and now you can relax and enjoy the fruits of your studying and hard work! I am so very excited for you!

Now on to the children's book which I have a feeling will be yet another success in your life:).



Debbie said...

Anita, thank you so much for your sweet words on my depressing little post. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I've always been an open book ... sometimes that isn't a good thing but we are who we are. Thank you again and so glad we have reconnected after all these years. P.S. Please tell Ruben to post something soon! lol! I miss his thought provoking and intelligent blogs.

love you!


{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Yipppppeeeee! I KNEW you'd do it! I'm so thrilled for you......How rewarding after the long road to your Master's...... I'm doing the "Happy Dance" for you dear one....


BonjourRomance said...

Félicitations dear Anita,
Never doubted your success for a moment! I am so happy for you.
And you will publish that children's book, bien sur! Onwardx to the next challenge. You and hubby simply must celebrate!
Bon weekend my friend!

Marie-Ange said...

Bravo ma chère Anita.
Je t'embrasse de tout mon coeur.

Teacup Mosaics said...

OH I am so happy for you. I have thinking of you all week. Enjoy and celebrate this weekend.

Madame Samm said...

Although I came across you through Christel, I wish you all the success that comes from creating your reality. Awesome my dear. I am always proud to see women achieve the success of a dream.
blessings madame samm

Cathy said...

Congratulations Anita,

YOU GO GIRL!!!!! What an amazing accomplishment.

xo Cath

La Petite Gallery said...

What a fantastic accomplishment.
The book is just beautiful.
I want to hug you and say Congratulations and much success in your future life.

Patricia Cabrera said...

oh my dear I just had to come here again ... I am still rejoicing for your victory. Thank you so much for encouraging me with my little world.... more I learn about you more blessed I am.warmest hugs on your way....

Debbie said...

Anita, thanks again for your encouraging words. I had to email you to tell you that a friend of yours also left me some really wonderful words of encouragement. She signed her name Cherie ... do you know who I am talking about? If so, please tell her I SO, SO APPRECIATE her taking the time to leave me a comment. It really did mean so much to me to hear from one of my anonymous readers.


annie said...

WAAAAHOOOOO!!!!!! Congratulations to you!
It takes a LOT of hard work and tenacity!
I don't even know you and I am SO proud of you!

LuLu Kellogg said...

I knew you would be brilliant :)
Congratulations Lovely One.


Ulla said...

CONGRATULATIONS MY DEAR! Now for a long cup of tea and a nap???

claudie said...

Félicitation dear Anita. Dreams do come true. i look forward to reading one of your books soon.
Sending love, and that loaf of bread!!!!!! OMG. We could all eat off that one for days, while sipping some fine wine of course : )
Love You
Love Claudie

Anonymous said...

Congratulations anita! What an accomplishment. I am so happy for you ♥ I look forward to reading one of your children's books one day. Thank you so much for your kindness and concern for Charli and me. Charli is mending nicely and is now back to her normal little self.

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

I knew it would be great!!! I am so glad for you, proud of you, celebrate! I celebrate with you now in spirit! blessings dear friend.

Charlene said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!! GOOD FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!! Now, Breathe! Hugs! Charlene

Nishant said...

the coloring technique is nothing short of magical!

Work from home India

à la parisienne said...


I am SO HAPPY for you! Félicitations pous la grande réussite!
Je sais que ton mari est si fier de toi!

Bon week-end!