For 2017

"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Saturday, May 29, 2010

It is a wonderful life . . .

"No man is a failure who has friends." - Clarence

I am a lucky gal - I have a lot of wonderful friends. And not just because I receive such nice wins and gifts!

I follow Becky and she had a give away of three sets of books - I won the set of The Magic School Bus. My grandson LOVES the Magic School Bus - so this was a wonderful surprise that I won them. He was so excited, but this time camera shy!



He's hiding!



I also follow MizMollye and she sent me this lovely hand made (it's gorgeous) journal book!



I can't even imagine where she started on this book!



So I want to send them much thanks and tell y'all to check them out! Great and interesting gals.

As as always I like to leave you with something to think about -

What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset... - Blackfoot



Happy birthday to G. K. Chesterton - wikipedia

Born Gilbert Keith Chesterton
29 May 1874(1874-05-29)
Kensington, London, England
Died 14 June 1936 (aged 62)
Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England
Occupation Journalist, Novelist
Genres Fantasy, Christian apologetics, Catholic apologetics, Mystery

Influences
Christianity, Catholicism, St. Thomas Aquinas, George MacDonald, William Blake, Charles Dickens, Robert Browning, Hilaire Belloc

Influenced
C. S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Marshall McLuhan, Graham Greene, Evelyn Waugh, Jorge Luis Borges, David Dark, Gabriel García Márquez, Karel Čapek, Ernest Hemingway, Agatha Christie, Ronald Knox, Anthony Burgess, E. F. Schumacher, Orson Welles, Dorothy Day, Franz Kafka, Brian McLaren, R. A. Lafferty, Philip Yancey, Rich Mullins, Terry Pratchett, J K Rowling, Neil Gaiman, Gene Wolfe, Alan Watts, Don Miller, Garry Wills, Susanna Clarke, Carl Amery, Hannah Arendt, Slavoj Žižek, Aka Morchiladze.

18 comments:

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

You are indeed blessed, and such great wins. I know your Grand is one happy little..lol..shy boy. Can't they be so cute trying to hid when you want to make a picture. Hope your weekend is sunshiny and blessed.
Molly

Susan said...

Hi Little Chicadee! SOOOO happy you got the books from Becky for Andy. Soooo glad about that. Here I am in Ohio, Sandie. Love the fact I can use the hotel computer. take care! Sincerely, susan

Angela said...

Wonderful wins Sandie! I'm sure you have already read Andy those books! My kids love the Magic School Bus cartoon that is! lol That is what I call our school bus too! They get a kick out of it and I'm sure they wish it were like the one in the cartoon they watch.

Have a Wonderful Weekend!
Angela

Marydon Ford said...

How lovely your gifts, sweet friend. Love the 'shy guy'.

May your Memorial weekend & celebrations be safe & enjoyable, filled merriment ... as you solemnly remember those that have passed before us & our military that protect(ed)s our freedoms. LET FREEDOM RING!!

TTFN ~ Hugs of love, Marydon

rose said...

cong on your getting the books. love the pic of your grandson. have a good weekend. rose

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Yay, yay, hip-hip-hooray!
Lucky duck it was YOUR week!
Congrats on the wins, AND, the friends!

Homemade Quilts by Granny said...

Congrat on the win....its so great to have all these blogging friends...have a safe weekend. Trish

Linda said...

I am so happy you won those great books for Andy! Love that journal Miz Mollye sent you. Isn't she just the sweetest! Well maybe you are the sweetest!! Happy Weekend!

That corgi :) said...

I bet GS really enjoyed you winning those books! my kids used to enjoy the Magic School Bus books to; cute and eduational at the same time!! lots of good folks out here in blog land isn't there? always someone is giving away something or sending something to people; a great community we have :)

betty

Annesphamily said...

I love the Magic School Bus! My kids were great fans of the show as youngsters. I miss those days and you can always learn something fun at the MSB!

Thanks for your sweet comments always. I love knowing you! You are so dear!

Mollye said...

Pretty girls get pretty gifties. What more is there to say! :)

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Sandie~I know I've said it before, but it bares repeating....I adore your blog and how you keep my old brain thinking.
Those books are definitely a fun read. I like books that really trigger the imagination.

My son and DIL have a Corgi...Miss Eva. They're visiting this weekend, so I just had to show them that video of the adorable dancing Corgi.
I read the story... Saying Goodbye To Mom and we played the question game , which wasn't as obvious as we thought. A good time was had by all compliments of "Chatty
Crone."

I hope you don't mind I borrowed and posted "Capture The Moment to my Facebook.

Sweet wishes,
Sara

BECKY said...

Hello Miss Chatty/Sandie!! I'm so glad your sweet grandson loved the books, and how cute that he decided to be shy for the photo shoot!! I agree, there are some wonderful people out here in blog land and I'm happy to know you. Even the short period of time it's been, I know you're a sweet friend! Congrats again on winning in my give-away. I'm going to try and have a little something every month, too.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

How cool is that,,,
that you got the pressies!!

I loved your little quotes on what life is. Very nice
love
tweedle

ocmist said...

Congrats on the wins, and enjoy your wonderful gifts! I used to watch the Magic School Bus with some of my students and even with my kids at home sometimes. They've got some great things in them! Linda

Kat said...

Congratulations on your win Sandie. Enjoy.

Buttercup said...

And we are so lucky to be your friend! Thankful for all of my blog friends. Blessings I didn't know that I needed.

Mimi said...

HI!!!!
Great giveaways for sure!!!!SO glad your Grandson got to have those books, I love to see kids read so let them read what ever interests them and then they will get a love of books because it offers them a time to slip into something else or some one else!!!!!A whole new world is out there in books!!!!
happy Memorial day
hugs,
jamie