Friday, January 16, 2009

January Thaw in the Bluff Country...

What's a little sub-zero weather? Who cares if it got down to 40 below zero??? There's a whole lot of warmth in the Bluff Country! I, unquestionably have the nicest, kindest, most thoughtful and generous friends that anyone could ever hope to know.

While I was still floating from the incredible gift that Tammy sent me, I noticed a box, sitting on my front steps, when I came home from work last night. By the time I drove into the garage (automatic door opener, thank God!), got into the house, let the dogs out and got out of my layers of outer wear; I completely forgot about the box out on my front step.

I did, however remember it, as soon as I woke up, this morning. You will not believe what I found...

This was the first thing I lifted out of the box.
Quickly followed by her sister,

I was so excited about the unbelievably soft, cuddly lambs that I introduced them to "Ali Baa-Baa" and did a "photo shoot" before I even discovered the salted nut rolls and Pumpkin cake!

OMG! Aren't they CUTE???

My very dear friends (and unofficial sisters), Corinne & Marie sent me this heart-warming care package.

Along with this note:

I feel like the luckiest woman in the world. I don't know why God has chosen to bless me with such wonderful friends, but I am eternally grateful.

DREAM says...

"Mom sure has nice friends!"

That I do, Dreamer. That I do...

Post Script: My spirits are lifted and my heart is deeply touched not only by the friends who send me gifts ~ but by ALL of you. Those of you who leave me comments on this blog and those of you who don't leave a trace but take time out of your busy lives to visit it. Thank you all. You brighten my world!


  1. "We get by with a little help from our friends." Amen!

  2. This note has put a big smile in my heart. :)

  3. Thanks for sharing the up as well as the down.......

  4. Terry1:15 PM


    Your new little "flock" is ADORABLE and I hope I get to meet your wonderful friends who made them someday!


  5. Wow, that cake held up darn GOOD in the mail! It looks yummy!

  6. Lol - I had the same attack of the Gratitudes this morning, myself, and am sleeping with/on the same little black sheepy. Aren't they just the cuddliest things ever?

    I'm taking my 'comfort sheep' to the hospital with me this week, just in case I need something soft against my face (I have a feeling that hospital pillows won't have quite the same effect)...

  7. I am glad those things brought a smile to your face :-). I still can't believe that cake made it in one piece!!!

  8. I just love the new additions to your flock...I'm with sure do have nice friends! ....don't worry Dreamer you are still her best friend with a tail.

  9. What a beautiful post, and what beautiful gifts! Im so glad your friends are so smart and know just how to show you how much you mean to us all.



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