Deer at my door

February 2019 $50 Your Way Giveaway!

AACKKKK!!! I’m late! I’m late (everyone chime in here………) for a very important date!

Yes, my monthly update is late posting. Mostly cause I’m retired and can’t seem to remember what day it is!!

Monthly update includes physical therapy. Yup, the foot and lower back continue to hurt after the fall down the stairs in October. So, twice a week I drive down the mountain and actually see PEOPLE!! It’s so exciting! Foot is feeling so much better, lower back too! AND get this! I FOUND I have abs!!! How do I know this? Oh, no not because I can see them but because they hurt!

Next up is crafts! Oh holy moly I’ve been a crafting fool! I love that I can turn off the light when I’m done and leave everything out on the table if I so desire. (AND of course I do desire!)

I finished my second Diamond Painting. I am officially obsessed. I already have my next one set up and ready to work.

The Husband spoiled me yet again with an amazing Valentines Day gift (being as spoiled as I am I did get it early!) The Husband bought me the Cricuit MAKER!!!!!!!! I am SO EXCITED!!!!!!! If you haven’t seen the Maker yet this thing does everything from cutting out material and MARKING it at the same time! to cutting out leather, wood I can even etch on metal! My first project will be a cover for my newest baby. So, the next Diamond Painting will have to wait. I have pillows, t-shirts, covers and stuffed animals to make!

Last but not least I have to share a picture of Bear and the deer at my craftroom door. Bear is such a good girl!! No barking, no jumping at the door, she just sits and stares as they stare back!

Now for the real reason that you are here…….

GIVEAWAY TIME!!!

My monthly $50 giveaway is my way of saying THANK YOU for being a follower! I really do appreciate the fact that you are here. THANK YOU!!!

This months giveaway has the same exact spiel as last month and the month before and the month before that! The year before and well, you get the idea. For as long as this giveaway is popular, I’ll continue to do it. I am truly thankful and feeling blessed that you stop by. This giveaway is open worldwide for PayPal option only. (I’m not sure the other GC would work worldwide) This is a Giveaway that is hosted only by me. So, by coming back often and staying around for a while, looking at more than one page, really helps me. Of course, any extra clicks on advertisements is always appreciated.

We are going to try Gleam this month. If you like it we keep it and if not we go back to Giveaway Tools. I’d love to know your opinion!

Gleam went over like a lead balloon. A big ole fat lead balloon. Since we are only in by 2 days I’m moving all the entries over to Giveaway Tools. PLEASE! PLEASE!! PLEASE if I missed moving yours email me, [email protected] I will add them right away.
Added bonus for you early birds I added a couple extra entries.

Thank you!! Good luck little Peanuts!

249 Comments

  • Alison King

    I came home to find my husband making chicken wings and they were delicious. Now I am watching the TV show when calls the heart. It’s a sad and emotional episode.

  • Terri S.

    It’s been a beautiful, sunny day here but temperature is only 29 degrees going down to 13 degrees tonight. I am longing for spring…green grass, flowers and leaves on these bare trees around me. ???

  • Rosie

    Snowplows just finished up, wasn’t too bad, but sidewalks still slippery and not shoveled so hunkering down. Have plenty to do, although cabinets are just about empty! Good to use up winter rations, as sometimes they get pushed to the back and forgotten!

  • Kate Sarsfield

    Shhh! I’m making a special St. David’s Day arrangement for Mum for tomorrow. She’s fast asleep so hopefully I can get it finished before she awakes. March (and all it’s associated madness) here we come!

  • Michele Soyer

    Well it is the countdown to carnival here…big events weekend coming up….I remember the years when we flew down and spent every night and the days going to some fete or other.. Jouvert morning chipping down the road in a steelband…those days are long gone…I make the traditional foods and desserts..have a few drinks and take the days off!

  • Alison King

    It’s hump day! It’s raining outside and I wish it would let up. My husband also starts his time on night shift tonight, which I am not too fond of. sigh.

  • Tamra Phelps

    Michele, I’m so glad your eye is better! And Kate…I’m doing some ‘hoicking’ myself…now all I see is guacamole, lol.
    I started the IV today. I’m hoping this finally is the answer!

  • Rosie

    Day is going ok. Trying to catch up on some things. More storms off and on not just next two days, but over the next five, not sure when I’ll be able to go to the store.

  • Michele Soyer

    Well the eye doc visit went very well.. the bleeding behind my left eye has healed over.. doc was amazed.. more surprised than I was…placed Nov scan up and the bleed was very large.. new scan completely closed over with scarring…thank you grace of God and the saints….Tamra you are one complicated gal.. grateful that new treatment is being given… Get well Kate…

  • Kate Sarsfield

    Sarah: Good luck with the new car! It really is exciting, isn’t it?

    Tamra: Another antibiotic resistant strain – will we never learn? Least it’s been ID’d though. Onwards & upwards 🙂

    As for me, I’ve still got the head cold (I never want to see guacamole again – think about it) but a bit better so time to hit the laundry mountain while this weather lasts.

  • Sarah L

    I GOT MY NEW CAR!! (sorry for yelling but I’m really excited.) I drives very similar to my old car so wasn’t hard to get used to. It is a few inches longer than my other car but still fits into the garage. So pretty. So shiny. So BLUE.

  • Melissa Storms

    I had a pretty good day. I hit my local thrift store which was having a bag sale on clothing and found a brand new with tags Columbia fleece vest in my size, a silk and angora sweater in perfect condition (even though I will be unraveling for the yarn) and a Pendelton wool jacket.

  • Tamra Phelps

    Kate, that does sound pretty spectacular!
    Well, I finally have a bit of an answer to my UTI from hell, lol. Turns out, it is anti-biotic resistant e.coli—so I have to have an IV of antibiotics twice a day for the next ten days. Hey, whatever works. Maybe it’ll help with the gut issues, too.

  • Kate Sarsfield

    We had an absolutely gorgeous day today thanks to weather coming in off the Sahara. It was like June. I’ve just spent the last half hour watching & listening to the noisiest thing to happen in the village ever: hundreds of starlings gathering in nearby trees. Honestly, it was deafening and then whoosh, they all flew away at the same time. Got to hand it to nature – she certainly knows how to put on a spectacle!

  • Rosie

    Day is going good. Looking at weather for the week, snow tomorrow and next day after, but wasn’t expecting to hike to town today because of weather later this week. We’ll see. Notice it is getting lighter earlier and staying light a little later – spring is coming! Yea!

  • Sarah L

    I’M GETTING A NEW CAR!!! (OK, used car). 2016 Toyota Corolla with 35,000 miles. Test drove it today, fell in love with it. Picking it up tomorrow after I get the insurance for it.

  • Alison King

    Today has been pretty good. After work, I made myself some grilled cheeses for a snack and then went for a walk around the neighborhood with my husband and dog.

  • Tamra Phelps

    Well, I had my appt. with the gut doc, lol. Considering how bad things went during my last colonoscopy (right lung collapsed, wound up intubated with chest tubes in), he wants to first get a CT scan of my lower abdomen/pelvic area to see if there are any anomalies he can find without the colonoscopy. That’s fine by me!

  • Kate Sarsfield

    The sun is shining and I’m feeling a bit better and the wonderfully talented Olivia Coleman won the Oscar! She’s probably not well known over in the States but here, if you want your tv show or play to be a hit then she’s top of the list! And so unassuming.

  • Rosie

    Day is going good. Strong winds all day today 50-60 mph, so not going to town. Made some hummus, and going to make some flatbreads to go with it, thinking of trying seeded.

  • Michele Soyer

    Off to do some shopping then the eye doctor.. Arghh…better fix my negative attitude to one more positive….everyday has a bit of rain ( some more than others) then the sun shines thru…channeling my mum…..

  • Tamra Phelps

    Michele, I like the idea of mango flower allergy. It does sound exotic, like Kate said.
    I’m sitting here with the same old gut pain. I have an appt. tomorrow about that colonoscopy they want to do. I just want to get it done.

  • Rosie

    Day is going good. Got the crockpot going, and it is raining cats ‘n dogs. My niece is having her first baby on the way to the hospital.

  • Michele Soyer

    To Kate and Tamra both of you are receiving good health vibes from one sitting here sneezing and coughing too!! Is this mango flower allergy or a new cold… who knows but tomorrow is an outing day so I better fix up…..

  • Sarah L

    Went to a friend’s house to meet her 3 cats. I will be cat sitting for them next week. Then shopping at Sprouts and a quick trip to the pool.

  • Tamra Phelps

    I’m fed up with the side effects of the iron they have me on. It makes me feel worse than I felt before taking it. I told them, no more. Find what’s wrong with my gut and fix it…no more treating the symptoms.

  • Stephanie Grant

    My day so far has been amazing. It’s a lazy Saturday here in North West Arkansas but the weather is finally decent. I’ve got the windows and door open letting in some fresh air after this mornings thunderstorm.

  • Alison King

    I am enjoying this lazy Saturday morning. I need to get myself up and go to the grocery store today. Also, I’m trying to decide what to get there to make for dinner. I can’t decide what would be good.

  • Rosie

    Day is going OK, no snow, so getting ready to walk to town. Big controversies now starting over the proposed state budget, my state is in deep doodoo, unfortunately many thing impact seniors terribly.

  • Kate Sarsfield

    This is why you should never go to the Doctor: all I did was pop in to collect Mum’s blood results (all excellent – yay!) and now I feel like rubbish. Sinuses, head, neck glands, sore throat, cough … and feeling very sorry for myself. I had no definite plans for today and I’m sticking to that! Blankets beckon …

  • Michele Soyer

    To Tamra good for you! Best of luck…It is dark and rainy…hydroponic gardening in the garage and patio today…then breakfast for lunch…

  • Alison King

    TGIF TGIF TGIF!!! I am enjoying my Friday. The weather is beautiful out. I think I will take a walk around the neighborhood with my dog in a little bit.

  • Tamra Phelps

    I’ve had a pretty good day. I can step up onto the step and then come back down, lol. Did you ever think that would be something to brag about??? I have a tentative date to go home: March 15th. It may be a little before or after (they have to arrange certain things like getting a walker, my own wheelchair, a home visit, etc.) But I am just weeks away from going home!

  • Rosie

    Day is going good, got some of the chores mostly done, now need to finish up the biggies. Trying to figure out the weather, to know when to walk to town, probably today, as more storms Sat & Sun. Spring is coming, yeah!

  • Michele Soyer

    Today is my husbands birthday…Miss him so very much and contrary to all the best intentions of family and friends it doesn’t get easier at all….to be very honest after my chores I plan on sitting down and listening to some of our favourite music and read some of the poems he wrote to and about me back in the day….A dear friend called early this morning to let me know she remembered him and missed him….

  • Jeffrey

    My day is going great, I just finished lunch. This morning I got in a run before the rest of the family got out of bed and then we all enjoyed breakfast.

  • Kate Sarsfield

    Just as I thought I’d finished washing Mum’s bedding, last night/this morning her ‘bag’ leaked so now I start all over again! Thankfully it didn’t affect the electric blanket which amazingly still works! Hey ho, such is life 🙂

  • Alison King

    I’m doing well this morning. Just been hanging out around the house and waiting to go to my doctor’s appointment later this afternoon.

  • Rosie

    Day is going OK. It is sheer ice, there was an ice storm overnight. I’m hoping I don’t have to go out today, don’t think it is going to melt enough to be safe. Lots to do, though!

  • Michele Soyer

    Glad I worked outside yesterday today is rainy and gray….perfect time to get comforters and drapes washed and pressed and ready for March changeover….

  • Alison King

    Today has not been a good day. I have been having horrible hip pain. I cannot stand it. I’m going to the doctor in the morning. Hopefully, I can get some relief.

  • Tamra Phelps

    Well, 5 days until I see the doctor who’s going to do the next colonoscopy. I am not looking forward to it. But it has to be done.

  • Rosie

    Day is going OK. It will start snowing pretty soon. Went to the store yesterday, so hunkering down, then it is supposed to be many hours of ice. Have plenty to do, so happy to be stuck to stay inside!!

  • Kate Sarsfield

    I’m soooo tired! At least Mum is better & I’ve just about caught up with all the laundry. Haven’t tried the electric blanket yet though – here’s hoping it still works! I have to get into town later for a few bits & bobs and take a big box of books to a charity shop. Knowing me I’ll come home with more than I brought in!

  • Michele Soyer

    Thought I would get more done yesterday but chatted with my neighbour and an hour passed me by…breakfast and if the weather holds back out to do some more cutting and trimming….

  • Tamra Phelps

    Kate, I hope your Mum is better. Vomiting is no fun!
    Today in therapy, we tried walking with one hand on the wall rail, and it was a weird sensation, lol. I did manage a few steps. It’s sort of like starting over again, lol. But at least I don’t need to master that before going home.

  • Rosie

    Sunny but cold out. Getting ready to walk to town. Having a problem with my foot that needs surgery, but can’t afford it. Not sure what I can do to get around if I can’t walk places.

  • Kate Sarsfield

    I’m still washing but I did manage a couple of hours sleep. A man’s coming to service the ride-on mower at lunchtime then I’m hoping to have a nap before choir tonight. Mum’s fine today, just tired.

  • Michele Soyer

    Going out to fix that pipe after breakfast….Then trimming and cutting back vines growing on some of the trees ….someday in my fantasy world I shall have a groundsman…LOL

  • Kate Sarsfield

    It’s 4 in the morning & Mum’s been vomiting since 11pm. Thankfully she’s sleeping soundly now while I’m washing bed linen, towels, clothes etc. Yuck! Poor thing, she’s worn out. Luckily I’m a night owl 🙂

    Michele: If it comes to a battle between you and a pipe, I know who I’d put my bet on to win!

    Tamra: Good luck with Barry today! So proud of you 🙂

  • Michele Soyer

    Well another pipe to fix out by the barn.. but Kate thanks to you I now know what jubilee clips are and where my husbands stash is…..I will win the broken pipe war….

  • Tamra Phelps

    Tomorrow, in therapy, we are going to try walking without the walker–me holding the wall rail with one hand and a person on the other side. Xi literally have no idea how it will go. But I trust Barry, the physical therapist. If he wants to try it, I’m game.