Sunday, December 20, 2009

Sunday thoughts and the WINNER!!!

What a week this has calls for a moment of relaxation and enjoyment.....that's what fueled this giveaway anyway. I thought it would be nice to send something to someone that would cause them to pause and reflect, to pause and be inspired, to pause and celebrate the joy, peace and good cheer that Christmas is supposed to be about. Instead we scurry around, and in my case, take on TOO MUCH. I am making notes to myself and putting them on my November 2010 calendar to NOT overbook December, so that I will have some time to do the simple things I would like to get done, and then to enjoy.

But the BIG deal of the day is the WINNER of the giveaway. I called my friend, Mr. Random Number Generator, and he came up with a number that led me to Marla of Always Nesting, as my winner! Congratulations, Marla. I will be mailing out a package of goodies to her early this week, so that one day this week or next, she will be able to prop her feet up , sit by the fire and be inspired. If it happens after Christmas, then that's okay, too, because we all can use some relaxation time after the holiday, right? I'll get that right out to you, Miss Marla...I hope you'll enjoy!

Oh, and I did get groceries purchased for my family.......two sons and daughter in law will be arriving tonight! And you'll never believe what crazy, odd-brained notion came over me in putting my groceries away. A project that I was crazy to begin, but did anyway. I'm changing out my pantry, which is not nearly big enough, and is so hard to manage, so that it holds all my dishes and the cabinets where the dishes were, now holds all my food. I couldn't really see what was in there, so consequently you'd think I was planning food for an army OR that I was preparing for a Hurricane or Snowstorm of the century. Part of my new year's menu will be using up all that food!!!!!!!!!!!! I am cleaning out and throwing out, too. I thought I was well, but now am sure that the virus knocked me off my ROCKER!!! LOL...
Enjoy your day, friends, and may the PEACE of Christ rest in your hearts today.


Anonymous said...

I WON, I WON, I WON, I WON!!!!!! This is soooooo exciting!!!!! I won!

Thank you soooo much! My heart is flip flopping right now I'm so excited. :) :) :) :) Lots of smiles!

Lisa said...

Congrats Marla! Enjoy your goodies!
Thanks for a great giveaway!
Hugs, Lisa

Just a little something from Judy said...

Believe it or not, I understand actions like you shared. Sometimes I can't believe the tasks I undertake at the seemingly oddest times. I smiled as I read this.

Congratulations to Marla! How fortunate she is to have won this beautiful giveaway right before Christmas.

Hope you are making it through this weekend and that you can finish all that you need too. Enjoy your family.

Nancy said...

Look at your girl. I hope you don't have another relapse!!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to Marla. Oh I know what you mean when it comes to overbooking. I have better for the last two years I guess at 72 I can back off and things will go on without me. I am ready and waiting.
Blessings to you and your family.

Elle Bee said...

Congratulations to Marla!

The pantry/cabinet switcheroo sounds like a daring but worth-it venture!

Elle Bee said...

Congratulations to Marla!

The pantry/cabinet switcheroo sounds like a daring but worth-it venture!

karen said...

Congrats Marla. You deserve it.Merry Christmas!!!!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Congrats to the winner!!

Sounds like something I would do, with company coming, tackle a huge project. Hope it works better for you! Enjoy your family visit!

jenjen said...

Congratulations to Marla! Good job with your pantry. I start cleaning and then start big projects at the last minute too. But it feels so good when it's done!


Renee said...

I'm so glad you're feeling well enough to be productive. Now then - when you are ready for a break I am ready to make up our lunch date! Miss you,
Renee @AddMoreChocolate

Pamela said...

Sorry to hear you were under the weather as well! I am hoping to be back to full power soon!! Its been a week now and I honestly could take a nap four times a day and go to bed at 6!

Twice as Nice said...

Hi~I just came by for your sugar cookie frosting recipe. Twin and I are going to be baking today with the kids and I wanted to try it.
Have a very Merry Christmas!