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Thursday, February 7, 2008

HELLO TO ALL MY SISTER FRIENDS...and my first win at a giveaway..

Hello to all: I came home from the hospital yesterday (Wed.) and I am doing really well. The surgery went great and we are praying for success. Once again, I have P.A.D., which is the old fashioned hardening of the arteries, a build up of plaque, in my legs. I've had 4 bypass surgeries, stints and deep cleaning of the arteries and I am hoping this will slow down the build up of plaque. These surgeries and heavy duty, aggressive meds should do the trick. I'm planning on it, anyway.

Thank you once again for the lovely prayers that have been soooo answered. God is good.....all the time.


And, now.......for MY VERY FIRST WIN ON A LOVELY GIVEAWAY........

The lovely LUCY BLOOM ( isn't that the most romantic name, ever!!) picked me for one of the runner-ups of a fabulous PINK AND GREEN giveaway.

The package came while I was in the hospital so I had it to look forward to when I came home. Great timing, little Lucy Bloom!

Sweet, sweet card and exciting hot pink tissue paper......

AHHHHHHH....just look at all these romantic, heart and roses items, all done up in PINKS and GREENS. See those little pegs?? I LOVE those...I love every single thing in this little box....See the little rose, lace edged envelope, all tied up with a satin, soft pink ribbon? Let's open IT ..................

AH....HAAAAA! I knew it....I just knew there would be some delicious and fabulous chocolate in here somewhere and.......THERE IT IS !!!!

kdid800489&&%iudiuf...oh, excuse fingers are slippery from the luscious chocolate on them and they are sliding off the correct keys as I type!! :0

Oh, and please click on the picture and read the sweetness note written on the other side of that lovely card...... Oh, my!! What a lovely package you fixed for me, LUCY.

I am so excited about all of this, LUCY. I am mulling over what to make with the lovely fat quarter...such beautiful fabric! How fun this was to get; it all is making me smile like a school girl!! Little things mean a lot and this sweetness has really made me feel good! THANK YOU, LUCY BLOOM, VERY, VERY MUCH.
Again, may I say THANK YOU for prayers. I pray, too, that all is going well in YOUR world!!


Karen H. said...

Good Morning BJ,
"WELCOME BACK HOME" and "PRAISE GOD" for another successful surgery. Hopefully now this will fix the build up. Those goodies that Lucy sent you are beautiful. I'm sure you are indulging in all that chocolate. I bet it is good. I can almost taste it here. LOL. Those pink and greens are so romantic looking. I know you are going to enjoy everything that Lucy sent you. You will have to show us what you do with the fabric she sent you as well. I haven't posted yet. My DH is going to be home until early Sunday morning. I am spending alot of time with him at nights. Take care my friend and have a great day. Take it easy and don't overdo yourself. May God Bless You and Yours. Dang it, I forgot to say "CONGRATULATION'S" on your first Giveaway win.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.

janie said...

BJ, Glad you are back home and doing well. I hope and pray that it continues for you.
What a lovely gift to come home to. Sooooo pretty, love the colors. Enjoy!! Glad you are back, Janie

Suzy said...

Hi BJ,
I wish you a great morning and I am so glad you are safe and sound that you are back - our sweet BJ.
Please say a big thanks to your daughter for informing us on how you are!
I am really glad you are fine!

Love and hugs, Suzy

BittersweetPunkin said...

oh BJ..what wonderful goodies..Congratulations on your win!

Take it easy and recuperate like a good patient...glad everything went well!

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Welcome back, BJ. So glad all went well. Now listen to your doctor and take your meds so you can recuperate all the faster :-)

Your package is lovely. What a wonderful stash of ultra feminine goodies!

((hugs)) Rosie

Alice said...

Sooo good to see you posting again
!! We've all missed you. Looks like so much fun getting the sweet pkg. in the mail. Take care and see you later. Love, Alice

Cowboys & Custard said...

Hi Bj
So glad you are back in the loving arms of your family..and that all went well with your op.
Walk don't run... take time to rest up and heal slowly but surely..
I am so pleased for you that you won Lucy Bloom's giveaway.. couldn't have gone to a nicer lady..

Much love

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

We missed you Bj,
Welcome back. I am glad everything went good. OMG!! the give away that you won is so beautiful.Some people are just so creative, I missed that day in school!!!

PAT said...

It's good to see you back and doing ok, BJ!

What a wonderful package of goodies was waiting for you on your return home!


Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Good Morning Sweet BJ,

Yay it's over!!! I'm so glad that you are finished with the surgery and that everything went so well. Now you'll be all ready to enjoy Spring!! I'll be praying for a super speedy recovery :)


Adrienne said...

Welcome home. I'm glad to hear that things went well and that you are home to recover. We will pray for good results - now and in the future.

Congratulations on your win. What a wonderful package! You needed that. I'm glad you shared it with us.

Thank you for visiting my blog and for leaving your sweet comments. I enjoy coming here often to see what you have to share. I'll be back soon.

SweetAnnee said...

Oh Bj..
so glad your back home. And what a sweet thing to come home too!! We ALL need chocolate.
and arent' those clothes pins SWEET!!???
if you don't hang laundry..they are great for
chip clips too.

take care my friend..Deena
and pamper yourself!!

Lucy Bloom said...

Hi BJ, so glad your op went OK and you're back safe and well. I'm so pleased you loved your Giveaway goodies - and such a wonderful post about them - thank you my sweet!
big kisses,
Lucy x

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

What a beautiful prize -- pink & green is one of my favorite combinations! Congratulations!!
So sorry about your leg problems; I hope you feel better every day! :)

Alison Gibbs said...

Hi BJ, hope you are improving day by day.
What a wonderful prize. So many pretties. Enjoy them all.

Michelle said...

BJ, Welcome back honey, I missed you! I hope this surgery fixes all the problems and you don't have to go through that again.

What a wonderful giveway goodie box! Congratulations!!


Glenda said...

Hello BJ
You have a lovely site. I found you through My Romantic Home.
I am new to blogging and having fun looking around at everyone's site.

Thank you

Kathleen Grace said...

What pretty things! And what a treat to have waiting for you when you got home from the hospital:>) Hope you are feeling better soon!

Mary said...


I have missed you and didn't know you were having surgery. Praise God that all went well. I will be praying for you.

I love your giveaway gifts. Pinks and greens are so lovely. Reminds me of spring and it's been really wacky weather here, so a touch of spring brightened my evening.

Take care, dear friend.

Linda said...

Dear BJ, I'm so happy you are home and doing well.

How fun to have a surprise waiting for you when you got home. I love all the pretty treasures.

Take care and I'm wishing you a very speedy recovery. Hugs and prayers, Linda

Tara said...

WElcome home, glad to see you are up and at em--well, enough to post, that is! Relax and take it easy--thansk for sharing your gifts!

Cottage Contessa said...

Yay BJ, welcome home sweetie! I'm so happy to hear that everything went so well. Congratulations on your lovely win, and thank you sweetie for your lovely birthday wishes. I really appreciate it. I've missed you! Have a lovely restful weekend sweetie, and take care. Hugs!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Sunnispace said...

I'm so happy to hear about the success of the surgery and will continue to pray for your ongoing recovery. Thanks so much for the update!

What a great package to receive during your recovery. I'm sure it gave you a wonderful boost of happiness!

Have a great weekend!

the feathered nest said...

Welcome back and I'm so glad your surgery was successful! What a fun package to receive, filled with such pretty treasures!


Holly (Nickname) said...

oh BJ!
I had no idea you were in the hospital. I am so glad that you had others praying for you. Had I known what was going on, I would have prayed for you, too! I hope this finds you feeling peaceful, rested and healing nicely.
enjoying those yummy oatmeal cookies...
xxxooo Holly