Wednesday, March 27, 2013

I'm on a roll!

So, I enter every giveaway I can find.  I do not work outside the home, so I have the hours it takes to participate in these giveaways.

Yesterday, I won 3 giveaways;(1) piczzle, which is a company that you send a picture to and they make it into a puzzle. (2) e=cigarettes, which is for people who want a little nicotine, the "smoke" that comes out of the cigarette is water vapor (3) a book "What's color got to do with it", which explains how to use color in your home (I live in an apartment, so everything is beige).  And a "Make your own gummies kit".  I bet my grandkids will have a blast with that!

I have a neighbor that is very good to me.  I have constant chronic pain, so there are a lot of things I just can't do.  She takes my trash out for me, and keeps my porch cleared of snow and ice.  She has a tiny yorkie named Twinkles.   She loves puzzles and she loves Twinkles, so I am going to have the piczzle made for her, as a small token of thanks for all she does for me.

I really appreciate the bloggers that run these giveaways, I can just imagine the amount of time involved.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

I'm a WINNER!!!!!

I woke up this morning to an e-mail saying I had won a squawking Hallmark hen, that lays eggs while she squawks and dances around.  I know the grandkids will have fun with it, and I am anxious to see the 3 year old play with it.

Then, just a few minutes ago... when I should be asleep... I get another e mail telling me I had won an AquaChef Oven, valued at $160.  I was like "Wow, this is fun!"

I am not a cook, I will probably get more use out of the chicken :)

Also, today I received a blouse and sandals I had won from a previous giveaway.

It was a good prize day!

xoxo  Vicki

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Ever just been 'weary of the day'?

I have had several days, where I have gone to bed early because "I am weary of the day".  I have been exhausted since my Brother passed away 3.5 months ago.  My mind never shuts down.

I didn't see or talk to my Brother everyday, because I only get to West Virginia on holidays, so we would only see each other a few times a year.  But, we always parted with a hug and an "I love you".  Now, he is a constant thought in my mind.  When I am able to sleep, I cover up with his favorite shirt.  It comforts me to have something of his.

Thankfully we spent Thanksgiving together, so I saw him just a couple of weeks before he passed away.  If not for that, I would not be able to remember the exact time I saw him last, or the last conversation we had.
I am so grateful that I have this memory of him.

My Sister and I are making sure that we communicate often, even if it is just a "Love you" e mail.

My Dad has lost his Brother and his Sister, he said to me "It doesn't feel good to be the last one standing".  So, now I get his drift.  My Sister and I have both said "I'm not going to be the last one standing"!  I guess time will tell.

It has been a rough few months.  My Brother passed away in December, 2 weeks later my Daughter had surgery (recovering very well) in January my Dad had a "mild" heart attack.  Which I think a heart attack is "mild" only when it happens to someone else.  If I should have a heart attack, there would be no 'mild' feeling attached to it!  :)  Then in February my Granddaughter is admitted to the hospital for a virus that they cannot identify.  But, it made her very sick and took ten days for her to start feeling better. She is completely well now.

Is it any wonder that I am weary of the day?  But, being weary does not mean you can sleep.  I have had times of being up for 48 hours.  They make a pill for that.. my Dr. gave me some.  Well, it's 3:30 a.m. and here I am.... not exactly the effect I was hoping for.

I read an article that said more people had better results with a sugar pill than the ones taking an anti-depressant.  If that is the case, maybe I should just eat a candy bar a couple of times a day!
That is a better way to get sugar as far as I'm concerned!  Why take a sugar pill, when you can just eat chocolate?  ;)  I can rationalize anything!

So, I leave you with this, if you have a loved one that you don't see often, or maybe aren't getting along with, make amends, send "love ya" e mails. Be able to remember the last time you communicated with them.  It brings one comfort.

xoxo,  Vicki