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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Giving Thanks

I have not been feeling very happy lately. Worrying about money doesn't help. Having a sweet, little guy smile at me just because does. Having to take my son in to meet with the high school drop out prevention specialist doesn't; having him call me when school is out to say he is staying after class to catch up does. Having a daughter wanting outside of our realm doesn't; having a daughter make me a card saying she loves me does. Hearing that a friend's marriage is losing its strength doesn't; knowing that she is strong does. Knowing a neighbor has hospice doesn't; knowing that they are there to help ease her pain does. Having a husband give his all at work doesn't; seeing the twinkle in his eye when he comes home does. Having family members passed on and holidays different doesn't; learning to appreciate having the family we do have and friends does. Finding my pants fit tighter doesn't; knowing I have food to eat does.

I am thankful. Thankful my husband and I take time out to meet up and share the happenings of our day. Thankful my oldest is not in Iraq. Thankful my middle son is happier at school. Thankful my daughter is maturing. Thankful my kitties like to sleep at the foot of our bed. Thankful my sister and nephew will be home Sunday. Thankful baby Aden is getting better and will be leaving NICU sooner than expected.

I am happy. I have hit some pot holes along the way. Thank goodness I know to climb out instead of dig deeper.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Jolly Rancher

This is the prize I won from Jewelry on Etsy Team Holiday Sale Treasure Hunt. I received this yummy bracelet from MonkeyBuns.
This is such a vibrantly colored bracelet with a really strong silver magnetic clasp. Really cool!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Super Giveaways from EtsyMom Team

EtsyMom is having this Super Giveway for the entire month of November. I just visited the current shop with a giveaway. Boodybabies. When I clicked on her shop this diaper tote/mini handbag totally caught my eye.

Amy Butler is the artist of this fabric pattern. The print is entitled August Fields. This bag is not only beautiful, but practical.

I tend my friend's little guy during the week. I would love to carry around his necessities in this adorable bag. It would make a great tote when it is not carrying baby items.

The prize for this blog giveaway are these two cute Minky dot burpcloths. They are adorable. Love the polka dots and dots for sensory development. Adorable.

I would love to win these.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

"A friend loves at all times."

Angelasheartwork is having a Blog Giveaway!!!

Beautiful photos and Christ-inspired poetry and verses.

One of my favorite listings of hers is Proverbs 17 Verse 17. The photograph is of her two female kitties. They had been through a life changing experience and the photo shows them comforting each other. This reminds me of my best friend and me. (Love you Lori.)

Be sure to check out her shop on Etsy and her blog!
Angelasheartwork (shop)

Angela's Heartwork (blog)

Best wishes Angela on your pregnancy and little boy on the way!!!