Sunday, April 6, 2008

Lots of Thanks Today...

Ahh, so as I sit here having my morning cup of coffee - I slept in today...woke up at 9:30 a.m. to the doorbell ringing, followed by dad's voice at the bottom of the stairs. My DEAR dad brought us breakfast this morning, and he let himself in since we were all out cold - ha! He and my sis took a drive this morning to the town where we grew up, about 25 minutes north of here. There are a lot of little authentic Mexican stores, filled with wonderful treats. One of the old favorites is steamed beef that you eat rolled in a corn tortilla with some fresh homemade salsa. And he also stopped in at the Mexican bakery, and brought us a bag of fresh baked pieces...yum! No wonder we can't lose any weight round here. THANKS DAD, you are truly an ANGEL.

Secondly, I have been meaning to say THANK YOU to dear Lynn from Vintage Nest who sent me a special little gift in the mail. Oh, she is sooooo cute, and quickly found a spot in my kitchen where I can see her everyday, and she brings a smile to my face. Now, Lynn knows I like roosters, and she asked me first if I would like this knowing I love tassels, and black and white check. OF COURSE Lynn, especially because YOU thought of me! So....it came in the mail, and it's perfect! So, hugs my dear Lynn, you are such a sweetie! If you haven't stopped over to Lynn's blog, she has a wonderful Vintage Boutique that you just have to browse, she finds wonderful treasures, and she also makes the most adorable crowns, for you DIVAS - these are LOVELY, Lynn is warm and fun, and always a treat to visit!

And last BUT certainly NOT LEAST is my Excellence Award that my dear friend Adrienne from With a Grateful Heart blog has awarded me. Ahhhh, Adrienne is a warm, loving, caring person, and I thank you so much for this award. I will certainly display it proudly on my blog. Adrienne is a wonderful daughter, and truly cherishes the time with mom. THANK YOU Adrienne for reminding us how important it is to spend special moments with our loved ones, you are truly an inspiration. Stop on over to meet Adrienne if you don't already have the pleasure. And so I couldn't decide who to forward this award to, as all of my blog friends have excellent blogs, and so how can I choose? So, I extend this to all you wonderful friends out there who bring a smile to my face!
FINALLY, THANK YOU for all of your wonderful ideas for my guest room. Everything is on hold right now until the painter starts his work. So, I will post pictures as the project progresses....still haven't finalized the color choice - UGH, why does it have to be this difficult! THANK YOU.

17 comments:

  1. I like just 'hanging out' in a secluded corner of your kitchen, being entertained by the assorted little treasures that abound, absorbing the conversation between you and your ever-growing circle of gentle and kind Friends ... You, Dear Rose, are a blessing to my Heart and Spirit. Loving You is as natural as rolling off a slippery log. [smile]

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  2. Hi there. Sorry I haven't been around in a while. I plan to start posting again.
    Hugs,
    Nan

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  3. Congratulations on your well deserved award Rose! You're right, Lynn is a sweetheart, and what she sent you is soooooo cute! Sweetie, when you get a moment to stop by, I have something for you over at my place too!
    Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

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  4. Dads are the best, aren't they? I am so glad you had what sounds like a terrific weekend and I hope it continues into this week.

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  5. Congrats on you award & for having such fun in Cancun. I've been a long time ago & it was a pretty place.

    Can't wait to see your new guestroom makeover.

    Rhoda

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  6. Congrats on you award & for having such fun in Cancun. I've been a long time ago & it was a pretty place.

    Can't wait to see your new guestroom makeover.

    Rhoda

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  7. Congrats on your award :). What a cute little treasure you got in the mail. Blogging friends are just the best :).

    Hugs - Karen

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  8. What a gr8 Dad and a great award for you--both well deserved!

    :0)
    Tara

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  9. A perfect award for you dear lady!
    Lynn is such a sweet lady...what a fin gift! I can see how she would bring many smiles!!

    Hugs,
    Sue

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  10. Hola Rose
    How are you?
    I'be veen very busy, so I haven't updated my blog and visited my blogland friends either.
    I just saw your vacation pictures. Wonderful!!!
    Hugs,
    xoxo
    Marcela

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  11. My Darling Friend, please forgive this intrusion … but knowing your compassionate Heart, I am compelled to send this to you. Please read it, and follow your Heart’s leading. I have unwavering trust in that. I Love You, Your Servant, John-Michael

    Oh my darlings, you sure know how to make a girl cry. I have just come home briefly to check in, there are too many messages to answer but I appreciate each and everyone one of then so very much.

    Unfortunately, I have been given a bit of a bum steer in terms of Jack being able to stay in Hospice with me. That is actually not the case, apart from a night here and there, so the woman that told me it was possible has really got a lot to answer for as I pinned all my hopes on this. Anyway, Jacks Dad came down and can stay at my place this week at least but that's it. After that who knows and yet they are saying I need to be in Hospice for a lot longer yet.

    The pain last night, defied description I have never felt such pain in my life including child birth, I was a sobbing mess, eventually they had to knock me out and I finally got some rest. Anyway they are comparing scans and trying very hard to work out what is best to do. I know I desperately need chemo, the longer I go without it, the bigger the tumour is growing and pressing further on the nerves. So now not only do I have megga pain that is not responding to treatment, I have a child not welcome at Hospice and my life is completely screwed.

    I spent the night in tears and most of the day too, I don't have think I have any left but who knows, I will let you know how tonight goes. I am a broken woman.

    There is talk about Jack having to move up with David to Warragul and change schools and everything. I said NO WAY I am not giving him up when I am not ready to die and I am not giving him up twice. I will work something out. There is no way he needs to go to another school, he needs the security of his local school here and his friends and having close contact with me.

    Anyway my friends, it is a lot to contemplate tonight, I will do my best and I will not be letting my son go away from me no matter what. Please keep praying and sending me your love and care, I need you all so desperately right now. I hate to have to go, but I must leave now to go back to Hospice as they need to medicate me there, it is too dangerous to be on the medication I need to be on at home.

    I will be thinking of you and I will post again either tomorrow or the next day, I promise.

    Love to you all, my heart is full of you love and hugs to each and every one of you. Xxxx

    posted by Jen Ballantyne at 18:40 on 9/04/2008

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  12. Rose, it sounds like you had a great time. I love Mexican food, it is wonderful.
    Hope you have a good Friday. Love Nita

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  13. Hi Rose....Awww....he looks right at home in your kitchen. Thanks so much for your kind words. xo Lynn
    P.S. the crowns are for big girls (divas) not little girls.

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  14. Rose, I can't remember if I told you I have another site. I am keeping Red Tin Heart, but I have a personal journal too. If you want it please e-mail me.
    Love Nita

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  15. Congrats on your award - you deserve it! What a sweet gift you received from Lynn. She is such a sweety!
    Hugs,
    Penny
    ps - come enter my 200th post giveaway :-)

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