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Sunday, October 3, 2010


Good Morning!

Thanks so much for stopping by to see me this morning. My friend, Pat, over at the wonderful GYPSY HEART was so sweet to think of me with a....

Thank you so much, Pat, for thinking of me with this sweet gesture!!!

I found Pat's blog a  few weeks ago through the FOLLOW FRIDAY- 40 and over blog hop hosted by the sweet JAVA over at NEVER GROWING OLD . We've become fast friends.  Pat has a wonderful blog over at GYPSY HEART and never fails to warm my heart and make me laugh...and she often makes me hungry as she is a wonderful cook who shares her recipes and photos.  Yum!

The rules are to name 15 people.  You guys know what a "rule follower" that I am, right?  I'm switching it up a bit today.  I like to pass the awards on to those who haven't received the award before and that takes a lot of research on my part.  There are, also, those who don't want to receive the blog awards and that makes it even trickier.  There are a gazillion lovely blogs out there and  I love and appreciate you all! 

This weekend we are busy cleaning out!  We are giving to charity and dumping what is not good enough to pass on to others.  This simplifying our lives right now is liberating!


And this helps make our work a lot more pleasant, as well.....

Courtesy of...

So thank you, in advance, for forgiving me for not following the blog award rules this time.  We are just too busy!!  I hope wherever you are that you are enjoying beautiful weather and a wonderful weekend!

Thanks, again, Pat!  


  1. We have a Goodwill store quite near us, in fact it's the closest store to our house in that one direction, and we constantly have a box or pile going.

    I haven't bought much in the past few years, but I've purged quite a bit. I'm wondering how we could still have so much!

    Yesterday, we were at a lovely apple/pumpkin farm, and I looked at the Christmas stuff and told my husband, "I'm not buying even on ornament this year!" He didn't believe me, but it's true. Sticking to that one.

    Keep plugging away, lighten that load!

    Happy Sunday from IL.

  2. (And, I like the way you graciously broke the rules!)

  3. Congrats on the award. You deserve more for all the giving you are doing. The weather must be putting you in a giving mood.

  4. Congrats on the award!! And on the sale! Looks like a fantastic forecast for packing, and sorting, and, well, just about anything!!

  5. You are most deserving my friend! I am so happy I found you & your blog.

    Good for you with all this purging! It really is very freeing isn't it? I can only imagine how busy you are.

    Take good care in the process and yes, I'm thrilled with these fall temps too!


  6. What a lovely award and I totally agree with its recipient! Those temperatures are so wonderful! We're getting a little bit of relief but it's still much too hot for my taste. I hear the early mornings here have been in the low 70s which sounds nice but I haven't been up early enough to catch them, ha! I hope the week ahead is a great one for you :)

  7. It's wonderful to get rid of old stuff!!!!! It gives (at least me) a feeling of freedom somehow....How exciting that you are moving, where are you going to live now??

  8. Congrats on the award and I hope you make it through the next few days with as little stress as possible!

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner

  9. Nice weather forecast! I need to do my own cleaning out, and I'd better get busy before snow flies!

  10. Rules are meant to be broken sometimes, good for you!

  11. congratulations on the award...you deserve it! and as for your house selling so quickly, wow! that's awesome too! lots of excitement in your world right now!


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