The comments were posted, the votes were in and the drawing was held. And the winner of my very first blog give-a-way for the cute little joy plaque below is . . .
Gramee, from The View From Gramee's Porch
Thanks so very much to everyone who posted comments on my blog while I was out of town. It meant so very much to me. I loved hearing from you all. Being so far from home, it was such a comfort to get on my blog and read the comments that were written.
And Carolyn, I took your advice and kissed on the Eiffel Tower!! There was my sweet, dear husband standing next to me, looking so incredibly handsome, with rain pouring down all around us. It was so very romantic, I couldn't resist!! In fact, I am pretty sure I kissed him twice!!
But now we are home and it is . . . BACK TO REALITY!!!!
This is my life today. Or at least it should be. I have piles and piles and piles of laundry to do.
But guess what!! Our well pump is broken and being fixed so there won't be water until this afternoon!!
And that is only the beginning. We arrived home late Saturday night to discover that in addition to the well pump---my oven didn't work, the air conditioning in the basement (which is where my three daughters have bedrooms) was out and our swimming pool pump had exploded while we were gone. So, as I said . . . we were quickly back to
R. E. A. L. I. T. Y.
But we are also very grateful to my good friend Jenny for bringing us dinner yesterday. It was so very yummy and so very appreciated.
And thanks to our neighbors and good friends the Purtymuns who got our mail each day, cleaned dead mice out of our swimming pool, rescued chairs that had blown away in a bad storm, shocked our pool regularly to keep it from going green since the pump wasn't working, and even mowed our lawns as a very nice surprise!!
You all bring such great . . . joy to my journey!
And now I am off to call repair men. Ugh!