Friday, December 10, 2010

I Won a Giveaway and Almost 300 Followers!

Happy Friday everyone! Boy, has it been a long week for me! This time of year just seems to get me down sometimes. Not really sure why. My life is great. I have a wonderful husband, an awesome son, a nice warm home and a job, that although gets on my last nerve sometimes, is a job none the less and one I'm grateful to have when there are so many among us who don't have one. So why do I seem to get the blues so bad??? Does anyone else feel this way?

I logged on to blogger this morning to "catch up" on some of my favorite blogs and discovered that I am the lucky winner of the Christmas stitchery pillow on the By Your Hands blog! Click here to visit this wonderful blog. That did a lot to help with the blues right now, let me tell ya! Here's a pic of my wonderful pillow:

Isn't it gorgeous?? I cannot wait to get it!

I also discovered that I am now at 299 followers! How awesome is that??!! I never thought when I started blogging that anybody would be interested in my crafts, recipes, or just general rambling so I am honored and awed that almost 300 of you are! In light of this accomplishment, if I reach 300 followers before the end of my giveaway (which is on Sunday), I will add a second winner! So stayed tuned for that cause I ain't telling what the second winner will get just yet.

The hubby and I had a little "date" night tonight. My son had a Christmas dance at school this evening so we took advantage of the opportunity to spend some quality time together. We had a nice dinner at our favorite Chinese restaurant then went to a small drive thru Christmas light display set up at a local park. I took some pics but haven't gotten them down loaded to my computer yet. I'll share them as soon as I do. Tomorrow, he and I are taking off on a day trip to the Great Smoky Mountains to finish up our Christmas shopping. It's about a two and a half hour drive from where we live. I am really looking forward to getting away for a day with my sweetie. We are staying until dark so that we can see all the fabulous Christmas lights down there. I'll be sure to pack my camera and take lots of pictures to share with y'all.

Well, that's about it for now. I've got a great last minute Christmas gift craft to share with y'all that's great for a neighbor, coworker, or anyone that you need to whip up a quick gift for. It's so cute and it only takes about five minutes to make! My kind of craft! So be watching for that coming up in the next couple of days.

I almost forgot something. My Mom is having a total knee replacement done on Monday and I would like to ask those of you who pray, to please remember her in your prayers. She lives in Arkansas and it's killing me that I cannot be there with her for this. She is a bad diabetic and has some other health problems and I am worried out of my mind about her. My brother lives with her and he will be there to help take care of her but I wish I lived closer so that I could be there too. This is part of the reason for my blues this week I think. I just want this to be behind us. She will be in the hospital for about five days if she does well and then will have some rehab to do after that. So any and all prayers on her behalf are greatly appreceiated!

I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!

Until next time. . .


  1. Donna~I got your swap goodies.Loved everything.Posted on my blog if you get a chance to peek.Your date sounded nice,sometimes the simply things are the best! I'll keep your mom in my prayers.Looks like you topped 300 now.Woohoo congratulations.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  2. Adorable pillow, congrats! It is fun to see our fan number grow, keep up the good work!

  3. Congratulations on your win. I have had the worse luck this year on winning anything. Oh well... that is the way it goes. I am also saying a prayer that everything goes okay for your mom. Wendell is scheduled for surgery on the 4th. I am not looking forward to it at all.

    I also tend to get depressed this time of year but just try to remember what the real reason is for the holiday. We will try to buy a little something for the grandson and plan a nice dinner with our kids but that will be it. Just going to try and enjoy each others company.

    Hope you have a fun day with your sweetie. Take care and know I miss you on the forum.

  4. Donna, I see you have 303 followers as I type this! yippee! congrats hun! And love the pillow you won! How cute is that?!!
    Your trip to the Smoky mts. to Cmas shop sounds like sooooooo much fun!Gosh, I was there when I was like 6 years old!! Have fun!!!!

  5. That pillow is adorable! I'll have to come up with a similar idea!


  6. Congrats on winning the pillow, it is adorable! Sounds like you two had a most wonderful date. How fun that would be!

    I will be praying for your mom. Did she already have surgery or is it this Monday coming up? Either way, I will be praying for her now. Please update when you find out how she is doing. I'll also be praying for you to have peace of mind about the whole situation.