"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

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The Stomach Virus hits Chatty - so here it is - late...

So many things to do today - one was to pick TWO earring winners so let's do it.

1 Karin
2 Alice
3 Carol
4 Lucy
5 Tanna
6 Joyce
7 Noreen
8 Lisa
9 Tammy
10 Renea
11 Nonnie
12 Vee
13 Debbie
14 C. Jane
15 M. Debbie
16 Nancy
17 SkootsmoM
18 Cheri
19 Taryterre
20 Susannah
21 Ginger
22 Deela
23 Ann
24 Barbara
25 JP
26 Catherine
27 Sherry
28 Becky
29 Catherine
30 Linda
31 Lavender Dreams
32. Jeannie
33 Joyce
34 Susan
35 Terri

Okay and here is the grandson picking the two lucky numbers:

Playing Mindcraft and picking numbers at the same time.



And the two winners are:
1.Simple Sequins - Renea  10

2. At Home With Jemma  - Joyce    6

Please send me your addresses and I will forward them to Sandy!
Don't forget to visit her site for Valentines day.

Now for some snowmen entries - 3 winners will be picked on the 31st of the month!

This is from Lavender Dreams - Diane sent in a Florida Snowman:

Betsy from Joyful Journeys - From Tennessee

Linda From Ala Carte

From Sheila at Quintessential  Magpie

Nonnie - Randoms Thoughts With Nonnie


Debbie at Words on Wheels

PLEASE SEND SOME MORE IN!  See Here! Top three will get a surprise!
My grandson will be picking January 30th.

I may have missed one if you sent it today - but I will add it this Friday.  Keep them coming!

Hey this is totally random, but this is how I work.  When we were in the hospital last week - the nurse told us a story about LIFE SAVER CANDIES -  remember them?  You can't get them now but at Christmas time.  Anyway do you know why there was a hole in the middle?  I never knew this.

In case it was swallowed - there was a hole in the center so you would not choke - you could breathe through it and it would save your life.

I thought that was soooooooooo interesting.


Do dogs get the stomach virus?

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Shelly said...

Oh, I hope you are feeling better! And I never knew that about the Life Savers- I love knowing things like that!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Hope your better now. Congratulations to the winners.
Love all the snowmen and like the Lifesavers thing!

Jackie said...

Oh no...
A tummy virus. No fun at all for you. I hope that you are completely over it.
Hugs to you,

jack69 said...

Nice of you to do the give aways. I also enjoyed the snow men. and I hope that Disco doesn't get the stomach virus...
Get well soon!!!
Love from down here where it is getting cooler again.

Paula said...

Hope you are feeling much better now. Love all the snowmen. Interesting about the Lifesavers.

Sandy said...

Congratulations to the winners! Hope you enjoy your earrings and wear them in health.

Aunt Betsy said...

Oh no! Hate to hear that you have that nasty tummy bug. It went around my family twice. Is Andy better? And yes, dogs can get it. My beagle did. :( I have a snowman photo to send it, just have to take the picture.

Beth said...

I hope you feel better soon!!

Congrats to the winners.

Sandee said...

Congratulations to the winners.

I didn't know about the life savers. Wow, but it makes sense.

Feel better soon honey. Scritches to Disco. ♥♥♥

betty said...

Oh ick, Sandie! Hope you feel better, but I guess it was a "given" that you would get the stomach virus since GS had it. Congrats to the winners! What cute snowmen so far!!


Linda @ A La Carte said...

Hope you are feeling better soon! Congrats to the earring winners!
hugs, Linda

I'm still looking for another snowman to enter!!

Miss Debbie said...

cute snowmen!

Terri D. said...

Sure hope you are feeling better, Sandie!!

Susan said...

Sooooooo sorry, Sandie. Try to rest and get better sooner than later. Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Praying you feel better soon, Sandie!

Congrats to the winners!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

We hope you get better soon! Gosh- you must feel terrible!

Starry Dawn said...

Hi Sandie,
I did not know you were in the Hospital last week.
I am so sorry to hear your news.
I pray you get well soon, dear.
Your post is very interesting as always, Sandie.
I do not play much lately, you know.
However, I still read good things.
I'll be back again, my friend.
Stay well, Sandie dear.
Keep warm!
God bless you, and those you love.
All the Best,

CalamityJr said...

So sorry you're not well. Thankfully GS looks much better. Congratulations to the earring winners!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Hope you kick that virus to the curb real soon, my friend! Take good care of yourself!

Pondside said...

I hope you are feeling better by now! I don't know if dogs get the stomach virus, but they sure do throw up in the middle of night!

Betsy Adams said...

Bless your heart... Hope you feel better soon.

Love that snowman china (Sheila's)...SO creative!!!!


NanaDiana said...

I do remember that about the Life Savers. My brother almost choked to death on one of those round peppermint hard candies when he was about five. After that Mother only bought Life Savers. I didn't know that you could only get them at Christmas! Remember butter rum ones?

Congrats to the winners and the snowmen are all fun! xo Diana


Hope you feel better soon. Congrats to the winners. I LOVE the snowman made from plates.

SweetMarie said...

congrats to the winners!!! I hope Sandie is better soon! She'll be in my prayers and thoughts!
hugs to her!

BECKY said...

Congrats to the winners! I loved those earrings! And I'm so sorry you've had the stomach flu....Ick! Nothing is worse than that in my opinion. Get well soon!

Ann said...

sorry to hear you got that virus too.
All those snowmen are great. There are some very clever ones there.

Debbie said...

I hope you lick that thing quickly! I have some friends who have had the stomach flu this year, and it has been a DOO-ZY!!

I loved the snowmen. I want to do that china one in the biggest way, and the one eating the child or person is hysterical.

Linda O'Connell said...

Hope by now you've bounced back from that virus. Cute snowmen!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I love those cute cookies with the melted snowman on them. That was interesting about the lifesavers. I get my kids a lifesaver story book every year for their Christmas stocking stuffer. It's become a tradition. Nice to know they won't choke anyway. Hope you do feel better. Lots have had the flu around our part of the woods too. I'm thankful I got my flu shot.

LL Cool Joe said...

I think I missed what the snowman thing was all about but your entries made me smile!

Get well soon!!

Sandra said...

o h nooooo on the virus and sorry you have been sick... yes dogs can catch what we have, i once met a german shepherd at the vets office who had MUMPS, he caught them from his boy.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

I'd rather have a two week cold than a one or two day stomach virus. Yuck! I hope it is over and you are feeling better.

I love all those snowmen. With all the snow that has hit the US in the past 24 hours, the population of snowmen/women should skyrocket.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

That Tennessee snowman on the bench is awesome!

I hope you feel better soon :)

Joyce Olson said...

Oh Sandie,
Tummy and a virus are just no fun-
get better soon my friend-sending you a hug!

I am so thrilled and feel so lucky to have won a pair of those beautiful earrings!! My New Year is starting off with a zing!

Granny Annie said...

Happy for you contest winners.

Hope we can't catch your virus from reading your blog:) Get well soon.

Vee said...

Exactly true about the Lifesavers. It was why my grandfather chose them for a hard candy when he quit smoking so he could share with us grandkids. He always told us that story.

Cute snowmen. I may have one somewhere.

Hope that you are feeling much better and congrats to your winners!

Sharon said...

Hope you're feeling better.

The snowmen were adorable! And I loved learning about the Life Savers. How clever. My favorite flavor is the ButterRum. But my family says it gives me really bad breath. Do I care? Do you need to ask?!


mail4rosey said...

Cute helper you got there. AND LOL at the snowman to keep the neighborhood kids out of the yard, hahahaha

A Quiet Corner said...

Oh darn, I didn't win! But congrats to the two winners and for heavens sake, get well! A friend of mine here had to go to the ER with the flu!...:)JP

Theresa said...

Life Savers say what!? That is such an interesting fact!

Congrats to the winners. I am super thrilled to see Renae up there as one :)

barbara woods said...

i like the kid sticking out of the snowmans mouth. hope you'll sre getting better. Why were you at the hospital? i finally got to comment!!!!

Lucy said...

Sorry you have been under the weather. It is bitterly cold here but may warm up by Fri. I liked the snowman with the kid sticking out. Creative people on here.

Sweet Tea said...

Dogs can get a cold and they can catch the flu, so it would figure they could get a stomach virus. Hope poor Disco doesn't get it!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I sure hope you're feeling better today. It's miserable...I know! Congrats to your lucky winners! Sweet hugs!

The Boston Lady said...

Glad you are feeling better! Love the tidbit about the lifesaver candy, never knew that! Ann

Betsy said...

The headcold has just passed through and now there is a stomach virus out there too?
better, tums seem to help when I get one. I sure hope you are feeling better soon

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

YAY! I WON! I love your scientific method of selection, Chatty.

(I'm baaaaaaaack)

The whole world now know I have boob dang cancer! Let it, I don't care.

I am a strong, sassy, snarky gal that says "BRING IT ON FAT CANCER! I'M KICKIN' YOUR UGLY ARSS!"

Dar said...

ok, now I really have to find my snowman for you...sounds like fun. Congrats to the earring winners!
So glad you're feeling 'more better'!
I never knew that either, about
' Life 'Savers...awesome.

Lynn said...

Hope you are feeling better!

Nonnie said...

Hope you are feeling lots better now and nobody else gets sick. I think a couple of my dogs have had stomach virus before.

Gee, I missed out on the earrings by just one little number. :-( congratulations to the winners.

Munir said...

Congrats to the winners.
I hope that you are feeling better.

Anonymous said...

I did know that about life savers. Its the same reason that one of the very first solid foots you introduce to babies is cheerios.

Dee said...

It is rough when everyone is sick at the same time....not sure about Disco getting it...hopefully not. It is nice to see simple sequins as one of the earring winners :) All the snowmen are cute...your grandson will have a tough time choosing.

Dee said...

Forgot to ask if my snowman got through to you?

Catherine said...

Dear Sandie, Congrats!!! to your winners.
The snowmen entries are such great displays of imagination!!
Tammy is going to enter too.
I am glad that you and your grandson are feeling better.
I don't know if dogs get the virus too..good question.
Blessings dear. Catherine xo

Lee said...

Glad to see you're on the mend, Sandie.

The snowmen are great! Our heat is being doused at the moment by some showers...and that is wonderful! I feel like running around outside in the rain...but I'll save the neighbours from the sight! I don't want to scare them to death! ;)

Retired English Teacher said...

I loved the snowmen pics. Some people are just so creative!

I've cleaned up after a few dogs that must have had some sort of a virus. Yuk.