March 1, 2012

In Which I Unload ... and Announce the Winner

Can I unload on ya'll?  I'm not usually a Debbie-Downer here, but I just feel the need to unload. (I added some peaceful images from Country Living.  *smile*)

I had to take my oldest daughter to her Orthopedic doctor for a check up.  (She's had Scoliosis since she was 5 and is now 13 and has worn a back brace since then.)  She has a new back brace and we've been hopeful that her back would either stay the same or get better.  Well it's not better.  The curves are worse by a few more degrees.  So she'll wear it some more, continue doing some stretches a Physical Therapist friend gave her to do, pray and hope some more and in four months go back for a check up.  If it's worse then surgery will have to be the answer. 

So we got to the doctor's office and I realized I left my wallet at home.  It was no problem at the office since they had everything on file, but I had hoped to run some errands after the doctor. I wanted to pick up a gift for my soon-to-be 8 year old, pick up some cake making supplies, get gas, etc..  Well that wasn't going to happen (we live 45 minutes from all of those places and I was only 10 minutes away at the doctor's office). So we came home.  I'm kind of glad because I'm exhausted.  Physically.  Mentally.  Exhausted.  I would probably still be gone if I had to go run more errands.  Hubby's going to pick up the slack for me after school and a few other things will just have to be crossed off the list. The family is much better off with me being home, anyway, so it's for the best. 

So ... if you all will pray for Rebekah's back.  Pray for me, too, please.  I think the weather (or it's schizophrenic behavior around here) is dragging on me along with a few other things ... relationship issues between people I love ... are weighing heavy on me lately.   (For the record hubby and I are fine, my children and I are fine, my children and their daddy are fine as well.)  So.  Prayers would be welcome.  

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O.K....on to some fun stuff.  Can I just say I love reading your comments and getting emails about your favorite recipes on the site!  Makes my day I tell ya!  So...with out further adieu the winner of the Gooseberry Patch Rush Hour Recipes cookbook giveaway is...

Comment number 13 ...
Tammy from Jeromesville, Ohio!

Please send me an email with your address and 
I'll get Amazon to pop that in the mail to you right away!

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Thanks so much to all who entered!  
If you didn't win you can hop on over to Amazon to order HERE!

Be on the lookout for another Gooseberry Patch giveaway later this month!!


Jenn said...

Yes, I will say prayers for your precious daughter. I think maybe the Lord made you forget your wallet. He knew you needed to be at home resting. All that running around poops me out. God Bless you!

Jacqueline @ said...

Dear Carmen, this is my first time to visit your blog, and I am blessed. I certainly will pray for your daughter Rebekah and her back. I trust the Lord has a plan to bring glory to his name, dear sister. May He give you joy in the journey and strength for today. "The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe." Prov. 18: 10

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