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Sunday, January 9, 2011


Good Sunday afternoon!!!  I hope you're all enjoying what's left of a beautiful weekend!!!  And thank you all for your gracious comments respecting my mother and sharing a moment with me.

I hope, if you that haven't already done so, to please remember to comment using the phrase " a little bit othis, a little bit of that" to be eligible for my blogaversary candy -- it's open to everyone!!!  You have until 5 p.m. (CT) today to get your comments in.

What an interesting evening I spent yesterday.  I've developed this nasty cold I've been nursing with plenty of fluids, soup, and cold meds to prevent it from getting any worse.  As a matter of fact I felt well enough to get started on the pendants for my resin pendant winners, and even took some time to get familiar with my Imagine yesterday.  I do think getting to know it better, I'll be able to come up with more interesting projects than my first one; but it's just not DS -- which I just love!  In between, I kept looking at the pictures of my mom and crying.  I really don't cry easily, so I know most of it is emotion, but the rest has got to be hormonal!!!  LOL!!!

I should have stayed home with this cold today, but I HAD to be in church to to just give thanks for all the wonderful blessings!!!  I took my mom's pictures with me for everyone there to see and cried everytime someone said a kind word or made a warm gesture; I sure hope I didn't spread any cold germs!  I did keep my mouth and nose covered, and tried to keep some distance from everyone.

I have to say my mother was not only my mom but my very-very best friend and I'm so grateful she was here long enough to see me married, and for my son to get to know his grammy well enough he remembers her.  I know I've gotten accustomed to being "physically" without her, however, these pictures have made me realize I've never let go -- I never will and no regrets!  I don't want to get gushy but, a message to you; if you have your mom, don't take it for granted, treasure every moment.  That's all on that subject!

I'm not uncomfortable but I know I've got to work on this cold so I'm off to take more cold meds and get a nice hot cup of tea, but I'll be back later with the numbered list of candy participants and to let you know when the drawing will be!!!

I'll be seeing you!  Hugs!


Sandy from Ukiah said...

I am sad to hear that you got that nasty bug that is going around.. I have been trying to keep away from it, but everyone here has it... So glad u have the pictures of your mom.. and the special memories. You are definitely blessed my friend. sending you hugs

Toni said...

Hope you feel better and recover fast

Dawn said...

" a little bit of this, a little bit of that" LOL
You are so funny my friend.
I hope you take care of yourself.
I hate to hear you are sick.
I think I am over whatever I had hanging on since after Christmas.
I hate this season when everyone has yucky illnesses.
Take care OK?
Hugz with my mouth closed and not breathing...lol

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [10 Jan 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Curt in Carmel said...

Honestly, how in the world did I miss your Blogaversary????!!!!???? I don't care so much about missing out on your "candy", but I do care that I didn't wish you a timely "HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY" I'm so glad that I found your blog. You are a bright spot in my day! Best, Curt