Friday, November 18, 2011

~ Ramblings ~

I've had a bug of some sort this week...have not felt 100% at all. I haven't baked, cooked or done much of anything. Not fun!  Reading blogs and responding has taken a back seat, along with everything else.  I'm going to try and catch up this weekend!

Winter temps arrived for a couple of days, however, we're supposed to be back in the high 70's on Sunday.  One day it's the a/c, the next the heat is on. Crazy!

I've never, ever had such a difficult time trying to do a bedroom. I've almost lived here a year and it's still not finished. I cannot tell you how many comforters I've bought....and taken back!  If you need any lessons in "taking back", I'm here to help. :-)  I had a king size bedroom set prior to moving and there was no way it would fit in my very small bedrooms. Honestly, I was tired of it anyway and I gave it to a good friend's grandson.  I then purchased queen size bedding and it's tall/oversized, to say the least. A regular queen size will hardly fit and the last 2 king sets I purchased were too big. Oh yes, and the chocolate brown bedding I purchased fit just fine but the brown just isn't me.  I just ordered a king size quilt from Overstock so we shall see.  I'm thinking and hoping and praying and wishing and dreaming that all my pillows, new & old, will dress it up and I'll use my drapes I already had.  Cross everything, ok?  I might finally throw a Southern hissy fit if this one doesn't work!

Have you been making a list of all you're grateful for this week?  I love to keep a Gratitude Journal and this time of year it just feels more important to do so.  So many are planning impeccable tablescapes, houses decorated to the hilt and meals that would be fit for a King. I think of those that have nothing, little children that are hungry and our military personnel in horrendous situations. We have sooooo much don't we?

I hope that each of you have a fabulous weekend!  Thanks so much for stopping by ~ YOU are wonderful and I'm extremely grateful for each of you.

God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say "thank you?"
  ~William A. Ward


  1. Hi Pat.. I'm so sorry to hear your not feeling well... you know I'm thinking this bug is traveling the world.. my son in Juneau, my family in Saudi, and Ohio, Me and my sister all have had the same symptoms. What ever it is it's lasting about a month now...
    Garlic Soup always works.. 10 cloves of garlic cooked soft in chicken broth. You can add veggies if you need to but it will help the cold or what ever it is get out of your system faster!All is good here in Palm Beach and I'll be going home on Sunday..
    take good care of yourself

  2. sorry to hear you're feeling low, try that soup of sandys , I am,

  3. Hi Pat! Hope you are feeling better soon. I have had the same decorating dilemmas in the past in our bedroom. It can be frustrating. I have a good feeling about the last one coming, that is usually the way it works. Feel good, enjoy the week and Thanksgiving too.

  4. Feel better soon, dear Pat. I have heard there are some viruses going around. Relax, sleep in, do nothing!

    Love the last quote...very true!


  5. Pat, I hope you are feeling better. I am hearing you loud and clear. I have been putting my be thankfuls on my facebook all week. I meant to do it all month and should do it all year, but I live in the retail world this time of the year, so sometimes it's just not possible to put in writing, but I do "think" about them!! Get well and hope your next week is great!

  6. Hi, Pat! I hope you're feeling better by the time you get this. We do have so much to be thankful for. Thanks for the reminder. Enjoy this warmer weather we're getting!

  7. Bless your heart! You know that's what Texans say! And I mean it! Your bedroom will FLOW just as soon as you feel better. Remember this will come to will NOT stay. You feeling 'low' I mean. Pace yourself. There IS no deadline. Prayers for better days and health soon.

  8. Pat, I certainly hope you get to feeling better! Your so, so right. We have so much to be thankful for! I also hope you have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving!

  9. Pat, I hope you feel better soon! I'm so sorry that you've been feeling poorly. Take care of yourself and enjoy your holiday. <>

  10. I am so sorry you have been a bit under the weather. Me, too! Not fun! I finally have the clay pot pie recipe up and finally found the printables for the tags. The link takes you right to the printables. Sorry it took so long. Love to YOU, sweet friend! Get to feeling all better, okay! xo

  11. Pat- So sorry to hear that you aren't feeling well! I hope you are better in the next few days. I hope the stuff you ordered from Overstock works out for you! xo Diana

  12. Hi Pat...

    Thank you for stopping by earlier to leave a comment for me. How nice of you considering that you are not feeling well yourself.

    Your post here is a wonderful way to think about all we have to be grateful for at this time. Thank you for wording it so beautifully.

    Take care and fell bettr soon.

  13. I hope you are feeling better Pat...
    My husband and I have both been coughing for weeks. I think I am finally over it but he still feels bad. It just makes your head throb to cough so much.

    I hate making decisions about make overs....I have found through many trials and errors that you will KNOW the right one when you see it...
    Good Luck!

    Haven't heard hissy fit in a long time. My mother used that term all the time! (could it be me who was throwing them)? ha

  14. Thanks for the reminder to be thankful for all we have, as I have been feeling a little stressed about all I have to do to prepare for next week! Take care of yourself, and have a blessed Thanksgiving!


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