Wednesday, March 9, 2011

I can at least 'Pay It Forward' . . .

My computer is still in recovery.  The experts must have had to call in the specialists because I haven't heard how my poor baby is doing.  Is she missing the trips we used to take together to lovely blogs where we always found friends, inspiration and laughter like I am?  Does she miss me spending so much time with her while posting, editing and copying?  I know she is bugging those experts to FIX HER!  And tomorrow I'm going to be on the phone begging for my darling Dell to COME HOME!  I cannot live without her for another day!  My fat fingers just don't work on a tiny Ipad touch!

I've seen this event around a few blogs and I thought to myself - 'Self, you could at least pretend to being able to join in the blogging world with this.  You don't need any of your own photos to show.  It doesn't sound like the homemade gift needs to be something out-of-this-world.  (Sorry folks, I don't do the out-of-this-world kind of creating.)  And you don't have to have the finished product right now, waiting to be mailed.'  So, my self said 'go for it'.  So I am!

Thank you, Suzan, from Old Grey Mare for the inspiration!

Here's how it works....

The first FIVE people who comment on this blog post will receive a handmade gift from me.

In return, you must FIRST write a blog post explaining Pay It Forward 2011. Then.... send out a handmade gift to the first 5 visitors who leave a comment on your post. Take your don't need to send them all today or tomorrow.

This is such a sweet way to connect with friends or meet new ones, by sharing things we create with our hearts.

"It's not the size of the gift that matters, but the spirit of paying it forward."

I would like to thank all of you who left such sweet notes of love on the passing of my mother-in-law.  Comforting words that I appreciate.

And as to that pesky tooth . . . unfortunately it must come out tomorrow.  I'm already shaking with dread to walk into that dentist office but I know it must be done.  I'm afraid there will be many trips to the dentist in my future.  I am trying to act like a 'big girl' but really I'm just a big 'scardy cat'.  Wish me luck!

Now, go brush and floss!


Karen said...

Hey Connie, glad to see your post. You've had a lot to deal with lately. Pay if forward sounds like a fun event, but I don't have a blog so can't participate. Just wanted to say "hang in there". Dentists are usually pretty careful and actually painless anymore, at least mine is. I thought of you this week-end. I was in Kearney at the antique mall and found four awesome pieces of white Hull/McCoy pretty reasonably priced. (They were having a sale) Yes, they came home with me! Anyway--good luck with the tooth and hope your computer comes home soon. KJ from NE

Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns said...

Hi Connie! I, in my busy little world, have missed a bit here and there. Sorry to hear about your mother in law, and that you've had a tooth problem, oh how I love to hate the dentist too!! Then to have computer issues, when it rains it pours doesn't it?
Hope your appointment goes okay!
Paying it foward sounds like a really fun blog event, I am so swamped right now I'm afraid to even contemplate it this time around but kudos to you for jumping in!
big hugs,

Lisa said...

Let me see what I come up with!!! I've not done this before, don't yell at me if I'm slow!
I hope you got that tooth taken care of! I know the feeling well! Just got home and need sleep and a clear mind.

be well

Trisha said...

I would love to participate-we could make it a swap and I could send you one of my Pay it Forward gifts. Let me know if you want to do this!