It has been a week of frustrations, excitement, pain, and laughter. A true roller coaster of sorts.
The surgery and recovery is obviously my focus, but life has a way of making things bright when they may otherwise be difficult.
Most importantly, my daughters have been getting along wonderfully!
I have been stumbling across interesting and amazing blogs, which have spurred my creative side.
I was the lucky winner of two wonderful giveaways from the One World One Heart Giveaways.
Yarnplayers Arts' Tatting Giveaway
Marilee's necklace is absolutely beautiful, and I can't wait to wear it with a LBD for a nice evening out. Check out her etsy shop, too. You can find lovelies like this:
Visit her shop here: Yarnplayer's Etsy Shop
My second win was from Tracy at Side of the Road. I was excited to enter this since I am currently planning to redo my bedroom in black and white with red accents. How lovely will this look hanging in there?!
You can buy her gorgeous pieces here: Side of The Road's Etsy Shop.
You can snag some really pretty things, such as the barkcloth heart below.
And, to top it all off, I just received an email from Marta at Marta's Meanderings that I was the lucky winner of James Patterson's Run For Your Life. I am looking forward to reading this, as I've liked his other books. A great addition to my library.
Marta is also giving away a copy of Dan Simmons' The Terror here:
The Terror Giveaway
Check out her other reviews, too, while you're there. They are well-written and her blog is refreshing!
Overall, the blessings I have had this week have comp[letely overshadowed the obstacles before me. I am utterly thankful.
Enjoy this day of love, and spread happiness wherever you go.
- ▼ 2009 (41)
- I first joined the Marine Corps in February of 1999. I was stationed at Camp Pendleton for three years and in Okinawa for one. I left active duty in 2003 and joined the Reserves that year. I had my first daughter in 2005, and moved from California to Massachusetts in 2006. I left the Marine Corps at that time, and had my second daughter in 2007. I reenlisted in the Corps in September of 2008 and went Active in 2009. I'm currently stationed back in California, loving the weather and the life!