Saturday, February 26, 2011

This post is all about me . . .

. . . and how lucky I've been lately.  I know how we all hate it when other bloggers brag show their giveaway winnings.  Well, maybe hate is too strong a word but . . . admit it, we are jealous, envious, feel unloved and unlucky.  Really, the random generator thingy could just as well of chosen OUR number! I always used to say that if there were 100 prizes and 101 people to win thoses prizes, I would be the one that didn't win.  My luck has changed recently and I just have to yell a little 'WOO HOO'!

OWOH was where my number came up more than once.  Considering each giveaway probably had over 200 comments, I think that my lucky star was shining very brightly.

This bundle of goodies were from Kristin at Twinkle, Twinkle.  I spent a splendid afternoon opening each little gift. 

This lovely necklace is from Beka at Secondhand Bek.  Madonna and child.  Precious!

Fun very cherry earrings from Vicki at Cherry Chick Jewelry.  It was a dreary the day I got these and they certainly made me think of summer!

Now, I could sing these gals' blogs praises because they each deserve lots but I would love it if you would go visit them and give them a looky-lou.  It will be worth every bit of your time!

This win was from Cat of La Dolce Vita.  She is such a sweetie that she wanted to share her 'key to my heart' necklace with someone for Valentine's Day.  I'm humbled when I see her creations.  She is just the most talented artist!  Cat, you have my constant admiration!

Okay, I'm finished bragging, showing off, giving credit where credit is due to wonderful blogging friends.  Thank you ladies for being so generous!

(creation from Twinkle, Twinkle)

I am truly smiling!

We have been dealing with elderly parents the last couple of weeks.  I know many of you realize this struggle.  Scary days and nights.  Knowing what needs to be done but in denial about actually doing it.  Health issues have been resolved (for now) and long discussions with family are complete.  Decisions were not lightly made.  The loving couple are now tucked safely in a place they can be together because that is most important to them.  While our fears for their future are not totally calmed, we (and they) are content.  

Just wanted to let you know where I have been.  

Now, I wish that your lucky star finds you!


peggy gatto said...

you made out like a bandit!!!!
You have a wonderful attitude re your parents, stay positive and take care of yourself!
I have been there.

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

I guess it must of been your turn. You won some great things! Congrats!


Sarah said...

Connie, I'd say your luck is changing. Congratulations on all the wins. I have a pair of those very cheerful cherry earrings too. Vicki sent me a pair for Christmas in our box swap. Such fun!
I do know of what you speak about your aging parents. This journey is a challenging one. Take care. ~ Sarah

sonya said...

Wow Connie! You DID win! Wonderful prizes, such talented ladies. I don't ever win either, but I won Barb's OWOH prize from Treasures From the Heart! I was so excited!
Thanks for sharing your great prizes!

Suz said...

I love to hear you brag and you are so deserving. I received several goodies, too, and haven't received some that I won. Such fun!

I am sorry about the parent situation. I lost my parents at a younger age and Jud's are 87 and 88 and doing fine, at the present. I know it will be very hard. Sending you my gentle thoughts and prayers.


Linda said...

What fun giveaway wins!! Lots of goodies! I'm sorry for what you have been going through- it is a very hard time...I'm glad they have been able to stay together! Thinking of you...XO

WhiteWhispers2u said...

How exciting!Fabulous win. I know how you feel I never won much of anything until last Dec my luck has turned around.I have won 4 fabulous giveaways since.I even bought a Lotto ticket but didn't win.
Enjoy your treats! ~Cheers Kim

Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns said...

Oh what a lucky girl! Congrats on winning those treasures!!
Glad things are content, this is not an easy part of life as I and many of my friends are approaching those difficult days & are finding out.
big hugs Connie,

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Connie,
congratulations on your fabulous wins!!!
So sorry to hear about your parents and hope all will be fine for now.
Sending big hugs,

Sherry Edwards said...

Congratulations on your fantastic wins Connie - and I'm only a tiny little bit jealous - lol! I too was lucky to win a few things so it's not all bad for me!

Donna said...

Wow, congratulations on all of your winnings! Luck was shining on you, LOL. I didn't get a chance to enter anything this year because I just got too busy. I'm sorry that your aging parents have not been doing well. {{{{hugs}}}}

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Wonderful wins Connie! I swear it goes in cycles! I will win, win, win and then nothing for a long stretch. Sorta like! Dealing with family issues of elderly parents is difficult. My Mom is 'ok' at the moment but I know my time will come. hugs, Linda

Vintage Girl/Marivel said...

congratulations! Lovely gifts.
I like the necklace.
Best wishes

Cherry Chick said...

Connie...Good karma...perhaps you just needed a few surprises to put a smile on your face. Thank you for the mention and there's nothing wrong with it being all about YOU sometimes. ;-)
Take care...

Dorthe said...

Hi Connie,
congratulations--I can tell you, that thise were all gifts I would have loved winning,too-and commented on,too !!
Hope your sunday is quiet, and cosy.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Congrats, Connie, on winning those sweet gifts. Making those kinds of decisions are among the hardest. Glad it all seems to be working out well.

Lynn Stevens said...

Beautiful gifts for a beautiful and deserving lady, Enjoy your riches my friend!