I have tried every day this week to upload pictures to a post of swap goodies that I have received and care packages from sweet blogging pals. Each time I try it shuts the internet down and then it closes the program and reopens it but I lose the words I have typed each time. I am so frustrated!! I have had computer problems, had the laptops at the computer hospital and then had internet issues so the cable company had to come out and work on that. Anything that could go wrong has went wrong this fall. My health issues, both my Mother and Mother-in-law are having health issues as well. Grand fur baby Kenzie Mae had to have a tumor removed from her nose and thank God it was not cancer. Sarge had to have several of his teeth removed in the front but he is doing well now. Bella and Cocoa also lost a few teeth when they had their teeth cleaned. Now, everyone has super white teeth and great breath!! If anyone has ideals on how I can upload my pictures please email and let me know. So until I can get my pictures posted, I will just send out a big Thank you to the following ladies!
Sandi from the Primitive Skate (http://theprimitiveskate.blogspot.com) was my partner for the Fall Gathering swap that Amy from Bumble Bee Lane (http://thebumblebeelanecottage.blogspot.com) hosted. Thank you Sandi for all the amazing goodies! Sandi is a very talented lady and does the most adorable paintings on found items or repurposed items. She sent me a cute little coffee pot with a scarecrow and cute fall scene on it. She also included a few of her cute snowman painted items because she knows I am a big fan of her snowman art and I am a snowman collector!! I can't wait to I can post the pictures online because words can not begin to describe how cute and awesome all the goodies Sandi sent me were!!!
Ceekay from Thinkin of Home (http://thinkinofhome.blogspot.com) was my partner in Debbie's from Garage Sale Girl (http://garagesalegirl.blogspot.com) Halloween/Fall cookie cutter ornament swap.
Ceekay out did herself with the design of the ornament she made me. It was Halloween themed and was super cute. She also sent me an antique cameo pin , crafting supplies, and of course some Halloween candy. Thank you Ceekay for the amazing ornament and package!!
My sweet blog friend, Shirley from Zetta's Aprons (http://zettasaprons.blogspot.com) sent me an amazing package with three handmade Halloween goodies. She took a vintage pipe tobacco tin and added a paper mache head, arms, and legs, and made me the cutest Halloween black cat ever!! She made me a Nightmare before Christmas ornament for my Halloween tree, and a witches hat gift box filled with chocolate! Thank you Shirley! You are the best!!! Knowing that you pray for me each day means the world to me!!! Hugs!!
Donna, from Dirty Martini Queen's Musing, (http://dirtymartiniqueensmusing.blogspot.com), was my pal for a Valentine's Day swap. She knows how much I love my three spoiled rotten dachshunds and knows that I collect dachshund theme items. She saw a brass dachshund at an estate sale and said she just knew that I need it. She also found Halloween themed kitchen towels with a dachshund wearing a witches hat on it and said I need those too! Thank you Donna for thinking of me!!! It made my day and made me cry when I opened the packaged and read the sweet not that she included!!
I was also lucky to win a one of a kind work of art on a blog hop. It was called the Giggleswick Halloween Blog Hop and Giveaway. I found out about the blog hop and giveaway from my friend Brenda's blog. Her blog is the Rusty Thimble (http://therustythimble.blogspot.com). I won a kitchen witch made by Arlene Sander. Her blog is Dreamed by Arlene (http://dreamedbyarlene.blogspot.com).
Please keep me in your prayers. I am still having falls. I am using a cane and walker now. I have fallen so much in the past couple of months that I have damaged my left knee more. There is no more cartilage in there so it is just bone on bone . The doctor said I needed a total knee replacement but I said no. I do not do well in surgeries and the surgeon doesn't seem to happy at the thought of operating on me. We talked and I am going to try physical therapy to see if that can help. I am also trying to loose more weight and that will help with my moving around better. So keep me in your prayers along with the rest of my family. And please if you know why I can't post my photos please email me what I can do!!!