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Monday, September 19, 2011

Weekend, surprise party and winnings!

Good morning all - It's a lovely and sunny morning here in Central New York...a bit on the cool side, but if Summer lasted forever, then we wouldn't be able to have Fall with all it's beautiful colors, smells and sights.

Mr. Whimzie and I had quite a full weekend.  We got to sleep in a bit on Saturday, then we were off to the 'old' house to help son, Drew, close up the pool.  I took this picture on the way.  With that mostly done, we then headed home and I fixed a quick dinner (you can find the recipe posted on our new food blog, The Crow's Crusty Loaf.)

We then started working in the yard.  It takes a good 3 hours for me to mow here at the new house.  Hubby trimmed branches so we could see the view from our windows/porch better.  We talked about all the ideas we had for the outside of this place.  I think it has been one of the first times we have been able to enjoy working in the yard...as up til now it seems that everything is so rushed.
  Yesterday after church, we finished up in the yard, then headed on over to the old house again, to grab a few things.  I dug up three of my roses to replant later today.  The big event yesterday was a surprise party for my dear friend, Jeanne, who turns the big 50 this week.  The surprise worked like a charm and she had a lovely time at her party.

Over the weekend, Mr. Whimzie and I talked at length about a few things, and we came to the conclusion that I will be giving up my part-time job at our old church.  Instead of 5 minutes away, the drive now takes me nearly 25 minutes, and with the added time and the price of gas these days, it just isn't feasible to do it any longer.  The decision is okay with me though, as it means more time I will have to devote to my online sales, which I haven't had much time for at all the last few months.

When we arrived home last night, I discovered that I had won another giveaway...this time from Patti over at Winding Vine Wanderings.  Patti generously allowed me to pick ANY item from her Etsy shop....it took me quite a while to narrow down my choices, but in the end I kept being drawn to this adorable cupboard tuck pillow (loved the crows on it).  Isn't it lovely!  Thank you Patti!

Off to shower and start my day!  Hope you have a blessed week all.


  1. Morning Wendy, Sounds like you had a great weekend. That food looks great. Off to check out your cooking blog. Love your winnings. That is a precious cupboard tuck pillow. Perfect for the season. Take care and have a great week

  2. Sounds like you had a busy weekend!
    Love the glasses on your friend ~ cute!!!
    Congrats on your win ~ it's beautiful!!!
    Have a great day!
    Prim Blessings

  3. Hi Wendy,
    Those sure are pretty clouds in the sky! Love the cupboard tuck you picked for Patti, great choice..


  4. Congrats on your win and I am very happy for you that you are able to give up your part time job and work more on what you love. Gas prices are so crazy, sometimes it makes it hard to work far away from home.

  5. Sounds like a full, but rich, weekend...Glad things are slowing down a bit for you - it's about time!! Congrats on the awesome win from Patti!! Love your choice! Have a great week! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  6. Glad you got to enjoy your new yard for awhile this weekend. Hope you have a great week!

  7. Sounds like a very good weekend to me. ALot accomplished. Lovely photos. Happy Birthday to your friend!
    And more time to stitchin and online sales. Oh happy day!
    Blessings to you friend!


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