Tuesday, June 10, 2008


Today I came home after a long day at the hospital with Gene. I was tired and a bit cranky. I get that way when I have to get up early.

But when I walked in my sister, Patty, told me there was a package that came for me. I quickly perked right up and went into the dinning room so I could rip the package open. No, I'm not one of those people who slowly and carefully opens a package. I'm more like a little kid that tears right into it!

I was thrilled when I saw it was from Shay at Uniquely Yours. I had won her give away of this great book called Child of Wonder by Ginger Carlson.

She also sent a nice little note and her business card.

If you have not been to UNIQUELY YOURS you should go take a look. Her art work is wonderful.

Thanks Shay. I can't wait to read this book.

I've decided I'm going to start a new blog dedicated to my brother Gene and his journey to recover from his stroke. So, I'm going to be working on that blog the next few days. Which means I won't be back here until Friday the 13th, at which point I will be posting the WINNER of MY GIVE AWAY!

If you have not signed up for it yet, you still have time. Just click on the button over on the side and it will take you to the post to leave your message.

So until Friday, be well, be safe and enjoy life.



Linda ★ Parker's General said...

I have a sister, Patty, too!
Eerie coincidence? Maybe not, but I love looking at and reading your blog!

KimmyJ said...

Great idea for a Gene blog. Can't wait to see it.

Connie said...

I love getting packages in the mail or anything that isn't addressed to "resident or occupant" actually!! LOL
Come on over and visit with me, sweetpea.........

Diana Lyn said...

Good Morning Joanne, Pink is the only way to go! Yes OUr friend will be home tomorrow night! I have missed her , But SO glad she was able to go help Sweet Victoria! They got so much done! Love the giveaways, thanks for the post! Talk to you soon! Hus Diana lyn p.s. dn't you just love that picture!

Connie said...

Joanne, hubs does the roses/gardening in this family if we wantanything to grow!! I don't have anything CLOSE to a green thumb! You can do a great laundry room, honey. Just look at it and get going. That's what I did. Also, I'll post pix of our backyard soon. We're trying to get it inhabitable! This house is less than 3 years old and we're still working on the backyard. Put in 2 trellis this week. Long way to go there, my sweet cherub!! Long for more pix in a day or so.....maybe even today if I get tired of making another little clothespin bag! HAH

Connie said...

He does come in handy, but I know I drive him nutsy some times, make that most of the time! I'm still thinking on the decor of the undersink!

bj said...

I love the idea of a blog for your brother. How sweet and kind of you!
I will be watching for it....
hugs, bj

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Joanne!
What a fabulous idea! I'll be anxiously awaiting the new blog. I know you'll do a wonderful job on it!
Hugs, Sherry

Eleanor said...

I love getting packages too! Even an unexpected letter or card is fun. Pity I live so far away in South Africa! I do hope your brother will make a great recovery. Love Eleanor at Thatchwick Cottage

Anonymous said...


Congratulations on being the winner! That is exciting! Hope things go well with your new Blog! I know you will be busy with that, but if you have time,


I hope you have a GREAT day!