For 2016

"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

Friday, November 13, 2015

The winner of OUT OF THE MIST is:

The winner of the kindle edition by Susan Reinhardt is:

Terri I will send this on to Susan so she can forward it to you!


Now does any one have a Kuerig machine - here is a site to get a free Star Bucks Hot chocolate Sample from my sister Carmen - enjoy!
http://www.starbucksathomesamples.com/home.html?SessionGuid=e75e1dcd-48d4-4c9b-ab6a-8c34f71b0212

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THE LAUGH:









THE LIFT:


59 comments:

Cranberry Morning said...

Congratulations to Terri! Love the turkey with the Eat Beef sign. :-) Have a good weekend, Sandie. xo

jack69 said...

I always like the laugh and lift on your site. I always get a warm smile.

Fron Shinglesville, FL

betty said...

Congrats to Terri :) Such funny cartoon with "pass the stuffing" :)

betty

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Congratulations to the winner!
love
tweedles

Jim said...

Congratulations to Terri !!! Cartons were all good, Sandie. I'm partial to the 'Wizzard Kids,' always.

Susan said...

So happy to see this post, Sandie girl! Happy for Terri. Lovely flower photo! Hope your weekend is a blast. Susan

Sandee said...

Congratulations Terri on your great win.

Have a fabulous day honey. ♥♥♥

Denise said...

congrats to the winner.

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Congrats to the winner

Carol Z said...

You always make me smile. So glad to be visiting today.

Inger said...

It's so good to see you here again. Hope all is well with you and your family.

mail4rosey said...

Look at those pretty flowers. :) I had a Keurig...five of them to be exact. They promptly broke once a year, usually a day or two after the warranty ran out, lol. Not kidding. I love the Keurig machines though, they're super convenient. :)

Lady Jane said...

Congrats Terri... I love her blog. Funny stuffing cartoon. So glad to visit you again.

Lynn said...

Pretty flowers there.

Granny Annie said...

PASS THE STUFFING!!!!! Love it:-)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I don't have a Keurig. Congrats to Terri!

carolann said...

Great to see you back.

Betty said...

Congratulations to Terri.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

I love the scarecrow one! It was just the chuckle I needed. Have a happy Thanksgiving, Sandie. :)

Small Kucing said...

Congratulations Terri :)

mail4rosey said...

I'm here to say Happy Thanksgiving!

Munir said...

Congrats to the winner.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

Betty Manousos said...

happy thanksgiving!!

hope your thanksgiving is filled with blessings, joy, and of course, great food. xoxo

Cranberry Morning said...

Love the cartoons, Sandie. Have a blessed Thanksgiving with your dear family.

Starry Dawn said...

Hi Sandie,
I love your pretty flowers.
I love flowers, and glad to see you back BLOGGING.
God bless you.
Starry.

Sharon said...

I so miss my Chatty laughs!! Thanks for these today! And what a beautiful photo of those flowers! Kinda nice to see the colors of Spring at the beginning of this winter!

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We had great fun, ate too much food - but also took the time to remember all our many blessings. The Lord is good!

GOD BLESS!

carolann said...

Great to see you back.

Starry Dawn said...

Congratulations to the winner!!
Love to see you back BLOGGING!! Will you stay doing your writings?...
Are you ready for Christmas, sweet dear friend?...
May your Christmas be filled with joy, health and wealth!!
May your New Year be filled with many blessings too!!
Greetings from Starry.

mail4rosey said...

Well, now I'm here to say Merry Christmas. :)
Wishing you a super happy overly blessed wonderfully delightful holiday season. Whew, that's a mouthful and I meant every word. :)

Betty Manousos said...

merry christmas!

wish you and yours all the best in 2016!!

xoxo

Donna said...

Merry Christmas!!!
hughugs

António Jesus Batalha said...

Ao passar pela net afim de encontrar novos amigos e divulgar o meu blog, me deparei com o seu que muito admiro e lhe dou os parabéns, pois é daqueles blogs que gostaria que fizesse parte de meus amigos virtuais.
Pois se desejar visite o Peregrino E Servo. Leia alguma coisa e se gostar siga, Saiba porém que sempre vou retribuir seguindo também o seu blog.
Feliz Ano Novo.
Minhas cordiais saudações, e um obrigado.
António Batalha.
http://peregrinoeservoantoniobatalha.blogspot.pt/

Small Kucing said...

Hi Sandie

Dropping by to wish you Merry Christmas and a Happy 2016

Betsy Adams said...

Just stopping by to say HI....Thanks for your nice comment on my blog post today...

Hope you and the family had a fabulous Christmas ---and blessings to you for a wonderful 2016.

Hugs,
Betsy

Vee said...

Have you decided to turn over a new leaf in 2016? Thank you for popping by to say "hey." Happy New Year to you!

SweetMarie said...

I have a bella and it does use K cups. :)
love your flowers!
Happy New Year!
hugs,
Marie

Stephanie said...

LOL Thanks for the giggle this morning and a belated Happy Holidays!

Betty Manousos said...

happy new year my friend!

wishing you and yours all the best in 2016!

big hugs!

Betty Manousos said...

love your flowers!

Jackie said...

Jan. 10, 2016
I miss you and am thinking of you!

Jackie said...

Jan. 19, 2016
I continue to think of you....and hope that you are doing well.
Love,
Jackie

Jim said...

Savage's words tell it well. Listeners could do better by taking them to be of help in planning.
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baili said...

loved your place dear it is full of charm and joy thank you soo much for wonderful blog and sharing have a blessed year

Cranberry Morning said...

Just checking in on you, Sandie. I hope you are having a good spring, or near spring. We've had some wonderfully warm days but it's getting colder again. It was fun while it lasted and such a delight! We're off to visit the daughter and son in law in Texas all next week. I can't wait!

May God bless you this day!

xo

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

I thought of you today and hope you are doing well.

Arleen

Lynn said...

Hope you are doing well - I still have you on my blogroll. Hugs! Lynn

Louvregirl said...

Sandy!

You had commented that you loved this particular poem. I have revised it! we have not heard from you but I want to leave this/give this as a gift. I changed the title, too. I hope you like it. Karen :-)

***

Night Travelers

The further I walk
the higher I go
The longer the climb
it seems the less I know

I cannot be that which I am not
I cannot hold in my hand what I've not got

Through darkness
Through rain
under a thousand night skies
That which is hidden
compels me to climb

I strain at the summit
I chafe at the bit
but the higher I climb
my path dimly lit

The further I walk
the higher I go
The longer the climb
it seems the less I know

Through darkness I press
unable to see
around the bend
what's in front of me

Light up this pathway
please be my guide
I've no where to run to
and no where to hide.

The higher I go
the thinner the air
the harder my struggle
to make it somewhere

If I sit down will you find me?
If I tarry will you see
all the fear and toilsome burden
that I carry inside of me?

I labor through the darkness
with stumps I make my way
I am a night time traveler
with no place to stay

The further I walk
the higher I go
The longer the climb
it seems the less I know

Through darkness
Through rain
under a thousand night skies
That which is hidden
compels me to climb

***

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Love you!!!

xo

Sheila... just wanted to drop by and give you and your blog a cyber hug.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hey, I emailed you back, but I'm not sure you got it.

Talked to Becky and love and appreciate you both SO much.

xo

Sheila

Andrea said...

I miss you, Chatty, and I wish you'd start blogging again. I have been gone away from blogging for 17 months but I'm back now. Hope you will "be back now" too, real soon.

Blessings~ Andrea
XOXOXO

Donna Volkenannt said...

Congratulations to the lucky winner. I love your photos; your jokes made me smile.

Im Downtown said...

Please come back to blogging! I miss you -

Cranberry Morning said...

Hi Sandie, thanks for stopping in at Cranberry Morning. I won't know how I'm doing until my two month follow up appointment on August 1. X-rays will reveal whether or not bone had grown in around the prosthesis. Right now i do nothing but wait. I use crutches to walk anywhere, and can't put a speck of weight on that right leg and must sit at a 45 degree angle, so I'm mostly in bed reading, listening to nt wright on YouTube, making travel plans for my husband and son, and waiting for two months to pass. If all goes well, i should be into recovery of walking by the time snow flies. But i do have a lovely spot in our library which opens onto our screen porch, nice views, and a kitty to keep me company. I hope you are well. It was such a delight to get your sweet comment. xo

Cranberry Morning said...

Thank you for stopping in at Cranberry Morning, Sandie. It's always so sweet of you to think of me. I do appreciate it. I'm not sitting much these days, so not long on the computer. Instagram is easier because I can post photos while lying down. :-) Hope you are well and having a good summer. I love the quotation at the top of your blog. xoxo

Patti said...

Hi, Sandie, after a long absence, I returned to blogging a couple months ago, and I just now saw your face on a comment at Writing Straight from the Heart (my first visit to that site). I thought, "Oh, wow, I have to pop by and visit Sandie." But it appears you are no longer writing. I understand...I have taken my own breaks through the years.

I do hope all is well with you.

Blessings,
Patti Gardner

Sandi said...

Love the flowers!

Feel sad for the turkeys...but they are delicious.

Annesphamily said...

Hi my friend, I tried several times to leave and send message at Facebook. I lost my aol/aim account so I am now at gmail. I hope you come visit soon. Hope you are doing well. Hugs and prayers for you and yours. xo

Small Kucing said...

Congratulations to Terri.

Lol..stuffings...

Algodão Tão Doce said...

Lindo blog, amei suas postagens! Já fiquei por aqui!!!Maravilha!
Visite-me:http://algodaotaodoce.blogspot.com.br/
Siga-me e pegue o meu selinho!!!

Obrigada.

Beijos Marie.