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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

One More Day!

Reminder: Tomorrow (2/10) is the last day to get signed up for our giveaway! If you haven't done so, HURRY! Kit did a beautiful job on this lovely necklace and with a little co-operation from the weather, the winner will receive her prize before Valentine's Day. Also, be sure and visit Mountain Berry Gems.

I am so ready for spring! I am wondering if we will ever get all the broken limbs and damaged trees cut, stacked and out of the way? I have noticed we have green appearing in the fence rows! Such a welcome sign of better things to come.

Suzanne over on Chickens in the Road has an awesome recipe for Brown Sugar Scrub posted today. One of the comments suggest adding a few drops vitamin E. I am sure that would make it even better. If you haven't visited Suzanne's site before, you really should check it out. You'll be glad you did! She always has lots of wonderful ideas that would make awesome gifts. Enjoy a bit of "ordinary splendor" by having a cup of coffee and paying Suzanne a visit.

What else is going on? I have developed such a cough, no one is resting around here. My barking is keeping everyone awake, but it is keeping me from talking as much. I am sure all concerned are glad for that. No, I haven't been to the doctor, just doing the home remedy thing. The good news is, I can see my cheek bones once again! As they say, "every cloud has a silver lining."

In Galatians, Paul reminds us to "not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not." I always thought I understood what he meant, but recently I have seen a whole new light shed on this subject. Why is it, when we attempt to bless someone, someone else (with good intentions) is standing at the ready to correct us? My heart longs for a time when life will be simple. That when we extend a helping hand, there will be others also willing to help, rather than slap our wrists. My experience is minor (although worrisome) compared to the missionaries in Haiti that now are standing trial for "only trying to help." This world is indeed a complicated place.

There will be better days!

I am presently working on our next giveaway. Check back and be ready.

May your days be full of sunshine and your hearts warm with love!



  1. I'll be checking out that Brown Sugar Scrub. Thanks!!

  2. Cheryl,

    Congrats on your nomination for the Okie Blog Awards!

    Prayers for healing and feeling better soon!

  3. Hey! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Going through your blog, sure seems like we have a lot in common. Just look at the fallen branches as future wood if you have a fireplace. We are still using wood that fell during the '07 sotrm in our area. Also, on the cough, when you go to bed, slather Vick Vaporub on the bottoms of your feet and put on an old pair of socks. Don't get up and walk around or the socks will absorb it and not your feet. It works like a charm for us...and I've only had one person tell me it didn't work. Have a great and blessed day!! Oh...and you might also like the book, Not So Fast...akkk, can't think of author. It is about slowing down our paces and enjoying life. I am reading it now and love it!!!

  4. Oklahoma just can't seem to catch a break on this weather. we're getting our share here in NE Arkansas too.

    Please enter me in your giveaway.

  5. We have a home recipe that we use to get rid of caughing. Its called oinon syurp. really easy to make and you only take 2-3 TBS of it through out the day. If your interested in trying it.


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