This is going to be a VERY long post… so grab a drink… sit back and relax… and dont forget your reading glasses…..
First¬†… I would like to thank everyone for their well wishes while I was gone… it was to say the least an interesting trip…¬†¬† more of that on¬†several different posts to come
While I was unable to blog and I did miss my friends…I did NOT miss my computer…. funny how the break away from it was rather nice
Now I received several different awards and I have been lax in thanking everyone and posting them so I am going to do that first…..
The first two awards… I received¬†from the lovely Jen at: http://www.pearstreetstudios.typepad.com/¬† ….¬†I have known Jen for over a year now and as always she is a real sweetie and I thank her for thinking of me!!
This second award I received from Rosie at: http://www.rosieswhimsy.wordpress.com/¬† it has been a true pleasure getting to know Rosie these past few months… she makes some of the neatest wall hangings and hangar cozies I have seen … and more
And I have been tagged by Heather at:¬† http://www.jeweledelegance.blogspot.com/¬† …. this¬†darling makes some gorgeous jewelry and you should go visit her to see¬†all her¬†lovelies ….she is¬†an inspiration¬†
Now with both Rosie and Heathers ¬†little surprise I am supposed to tell 7 and 10 weird things about myself…. I dont find myself weird… a bit ecentric perhaps… but I will try to do my best… I am just going to do what I can and if I dont reach either 7 or 10 then so be it…..
So here goes:
1)¬† Ok first off… Unless you have seen my feet you would not know about this and I am amazed I am admiting this to the world… but…. I have web toes …..¬† yes …. on my¬†right foot…¬†my two middle toes¬†are fused together…¬†¬† my Daddy used to tell me that is why I was such a great swimmer… I like to believe that one hehehe …. arent Daddys the best?
2)¬† I am a bit of a germaphobic ….. Not like Howard Hughes or anything but I do wash my hands a lot… seems I look at someone who is sick and I get sick
3)¬† When I go to a motel I bring my own sheets and pillows blankets etc…. sometimes even my own blow up bed…¬†¬† I watched Inside Edition one time about motels….¬† Big mistake!!…all I can say is dont do it!¬† If you ever want to stay in a motel or hotel again that is…..and dont watch the one about food if you ever want to eat again either (when that one came on I turned the TV off….I learned my lesson about the motel thing)…actually the blow up bed has a lot to do with my back… it has memory foam in it and I find sometimes the beds at motels and hotels sink in the middle…
3) When I get a bad stomach ache I drink olive juice…. yes¬† …. I did say that… ok so this one might be rather weird…. but for some reason it settles my stomach…. sometimes I want lemon juice and salt in soup or something like that….I can always tell when I am not feeling good when I start craving any of those things¬† ….
4) I am a hopeless insomniac….which makes for a very big grouch…. hehehe
5) I have a vast collection of books…..¬† I would say at least a hundred probably more but I am sure not going to sit here and count them…. I like to collect 1st editions….¬† mysteries… some biographies ….¬†lots of best sellers…..¬†have I read them? Not all… a few….¬†¬†however…. some day I plan to do nothing but
6) I have vast collections …. most people collect one thing…. not me….. I collect …. books…..¬† hummingbirds….. coffee mugs…. shot glasses…. etc….you might say my home is a serious dust magnet
7)¬† I am allergic to dust mites… lol…¬† go figure
8)¬†¬†I am claustrophobic….. me and little spaces do not get along…..¬† wide open is a must for me…
9) I LOVE cold….¬†¬† I dont like heat…. give me winter anyday as opposed to hot and¬†stuffy…
10)¬† And last …….I am afraid of heights…..
Ok so there you have it…now you know what a truly strange bird I am….. so on to the winner of the second chance giveaway
First… I asked Betty Crocker to help but she was busy baking…. she did however allow me to use her bowl again….
Since Betty was¬†elsewhere¬†I had to do something different so I decided to mix things up a bit…so the entries were placed in this cocktail mixer
Then shaken not stirred….
And of course poured on the rocks….
Hehe¬† …..¬† Just kidding…
And the winner is….
Congratulations to Phyllis !!¬†
This giveaway has been such a blast I plan on having more… it was too much fun
AN FYI…. I promise that we will give both Natasha and Phyllis prroper congrats on a future post.. along with links to their sites……Natasha is out of town so I didnt want to overwhelm her with a ton of responses which she cant answer…. while in and out she mentioned something¬†about 300 emails… so once she is back… we will congratulate BOTH ladies
Now someone sent me this and I loved it so much that I decided I had to share this with you….
¬† Life is too short for drama and petty things!
So laugh insanely, love truly, and forgive quickly!
¬†Don’t break the elastic!
In April, Maya Angelou was interviewed by Oprah on her 70+ birthday. ¬†Oprah asked her what she thought of growing older. ¬†And, there on television, she said it was ‘exciting.’ ¬†¬†Regarding body changes, she said there were many, occurring every day…like her breasts. ¬†They seem to be in a race to see which will reach her waist, first. The audience laughed so hard they cried. She is such a simple and honest woman, with so much wisdom in her words!
Maya Angelou said this:
‘I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.’
‘I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.’
¬†’I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life.’
‘I’ve learned that making a ‘living’ is not the same thing as ‘making a life.’
‘I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.’
¬†’I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw some things back.
¬†’I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.’
¬†’I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one.’
¬†’I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. ¬†People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.’
‘I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn.’
¬†’I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.’¬†
Now you are supposed to send this to at least seven people in your email…
If you don’t…the elastic will break and your underpants will fall down around your ankles! ¬†Believe me, I didn’t take any chances on MY elastic breaking….¬† I posted it for the world to read!!
LAST BUT NOT LEAST…..¬† A LITTLE TEASER…
This will be a series of posts to come