Sunday, March 31, 2019

Update & A Giveaway

Hello Friends! I thought I would pop on this afternoon so we could have a chat. We had a spring snow yesterday evening. It's still cold, so it is lingering today.

Not to worry it won't last long. It's beautiful, yet makes me want to be snug at home. That is exactly what I plan to do for the rest of the day. I will put something warm on for dinner, do some puttering, and maybe watch a movie. Those are are my plans anyway. We shall see since Chuck has mentioned going to see his grandmother.

Megan and I are in the last leg of school. It looks like if we buckle down we can be done in four weeks. If we work a little slower then it will be more like six weeks. We are both ready to wrap it up. I have some projects on the horizon and don't want to start them until I have more time.

Although we have some snow today the weather is changing. The bulbs are pushing up, the trees are budding, and there have been some days of sunshine. Oh, how the sunshine improved me mood and motivation. It makes me want to throw open the windows and get busy! I still have show patience as it's still early for those continuous warm days. They are coming and that gives me hope!
It has been approximately eight months since I wrote this post. I am doing much, much better. I still have my moments. Sometimes it feels down right crazy. Like recently I had my annual eye exam. I ordered my new glasses and once they were in I made an appointment to pick them up. The morning I was suppose to pick them up I had crazy anxiety about going. I actually thought about cancelling and staying home. I talked myself through it and was fine by the time I went. Unless this is something that you experience it's really hard to understand. Thankfully those moments are few and far between.
I recently told someone that when I look back to where I was a year ago I have come a long way. I still feel like I still have a ways to go, yet I feel tons better. All I can keep doing is moving forward one step at a time.

Along this journey I have found tremendous support. The blogging community is one of the best! People I have never meet and only know because they open up online to share about their life, their family, their faith and their love for home have become friends. I can't thank all of you enough who have supported me by commenting on my blog, sending me e-mails, text, and even personal notes in the mail.

I know that a gift isn't enough of a thanks, but I want to do something to show my gratitude. The above picture of the give thanks sign and the home sweet home dish towel will be part of my "I give thanks" giveaway. All you have to do is leave a comment asking to be entered. The drawing will be closed at 8 pm on Friday, April 5th. The winner will be announced no later then Monday, April 8th. I would love to give a gift to everyone who has supported me, but as you know that isn't possible. From the bottom of my heart thank you for all of your love and support.

Oh, and please leave me an e-mail address so I can get in touch with the winner. Thanks!



16 comments:

  1. Keep going, you are doing great. Remember to breathe and know you can do it. One step in front of the other when it gets tough. Super nice give away. Email if I'm lucky is tammy2jim@gmail.com .

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  2. Aww, that is so sweet, Wendi. Giving thanks for *your* willingness to share so truthfully from your heart and life.

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  3. I am so glad things are better for you than they were. One step at a time. God is good. d-forgiven58@hotmail.com

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  4. I, also, have really struggled with anxiety this past year over several situations... and I'm really having to learn to give the fear over to God...I love reading about your progress in this area! Keep blogging, fellow Hoosier!

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  5. Oh I am so very happy you are in a better place than you were this time last year!! You are on the right path and every time you talk youself through a tough situation, with God's help, it's a victory. Thank you for giving away such a lovely gift to one of your readers. My email is kykathy@aol.com.

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  6. Wendi! I’m so glad to hear you are doing better. It’s been an adult long struggle for me, but NOT one that we can’t see victory over. We know our sweet Jesus! ��
    Breahnroyal@gmail.com

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  7. So, thankful you are doing so much better. I am so ready for warm spring..last few days have been cold ~ Blessings to you sweet friend.

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    1. Sweet give away, Op me out. Give a chance to others.

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  8. I'm so happy to hear that you're doing better! I always love seeing new posts from you.
    How sweet of you to offer such a nice gift to your readers! maryannshouse at gmail dot com

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  9. Your blogs are always uplifting and comforting. Thank you.
    tootsweet61@comcast.net

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  10. Glad to hear you are doing better! I love the give Thanks sign ( :

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  11. The above comment is from Bonnie

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  12. Hello my friend!!! We seemed to have played phone tag a few weeks ago. I am glad to hear all is well. You are such a fighter! You go!!!! gotjoy4@hotmail.com Thank you!!

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  13. Hey friend. I meant to tell you my blog has a new address. It is still with blogger I just bought a domain. www.heartsandhome.org

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  14. Wendi! I had no idea what you were going through, and I'm so sorry. I just read your post which was last July, which is about the busiest time of year for me, and when I blog very little. I would have really been praying for you had I known. You can be sure you will be in my prayers now. I'm thankful to hear the good report that you are doing better! Praying that the Lord will continue to help, strengthen and encourage you. May the Lord bless you richly today sweet friend!

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  15. I am so happy to hear you are getting support from this wonderful blogging community! They have all been special to me as well. Hang in there, Wendi! Sounds like you are making progress. Your sign is beautiful - sorry to have missed out on the giveaway but congrats to thw winner ♥

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