Wednesday, November 30, 2011

YOOHOO!! Penny, where are you???

Penny, you won!!!  I need your mailing address so I can send you your prize!!  If anyone knows Penny or has contact with her, would you mind telling her she won and to send me her addresss??

Thanks so much!


Monday, November 28, 2011

Interesting Phenomenon

Hi, everyone,
This post will be a slight departure from the norm for me.  I just had to share a couple of pictures my hubby took today of an interesting phenomenon where we live.  Over the last year or so, a large solar energy farm was constructed just outside of town.  The tower you see in the pictures is evidently some type of solar concentrator, for lack of a better word.  It is surrounded by several acres of huge mirrors pointed skyward.  These mirrors reflect sunlight onto this tower.  An employee told my husband that birds that fly through the reflected rays are killed instantly.  On days with higher humidity, there are rainbow colors in the rays.  We just find this very interesting and thought you might like to see for yourself.  We think it looks like an angel, so we call it our solar angel.  Hope you enjoy the pics.

The beam of light you see shooting out to the left hand side of the tower indicates to the employees that a mirror is out of adjustment.  Ever seen anything like this in your neighborhood?

If you'd like to know more about this solar project, you can see construction footage, etc, at this link:

Saturday, November 26, 2011


Hello, everyone!!

The winner of the Thankful giveaway is:

I am grateful for my family. My grandchildren, DH, DS, DD, siblings, mom and all the extended family. Also grateful for all my friends. I am very grateful to my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, who has loved me and blessed me so much.

Congratulations, Penny!!   Please send me your mailing information and I'll get your prize on its way to you.

SURPRISE!!!!!  EVERYONE IS A WINNER!!!!!  That's right!!!  There are 15 of you!!!!  Please send me your mailing information if you are one of the 15 folks who posted a comment during the giveaway period and ALL 15 of you will get a prize!!!!  You all inspired me so much with your thankful comments that I just couldn't pick one winner, so everyone wins!!!  Just my small way of saying THANK YOU and bless you!!  You all mean so much to me!!  And, it's the season of giving, so this is my small way of showing my appreciation to my fabulous blog followers!!

So, send me your mailing information and your prize will be on its way!!!

Blessings and hugs!!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Another give-away coming!!

Hi, everyone!!
It's November already!!  Time to start thinking about what you are most grateful for!!  This will be another mystery give-away, but trust me!  It will be well worth your time to leave a comment!!  Just ask Janice A!!  To be entered to win, simply leave a comment under this post sharing something you are grateful for.  I will pick the winner at 9pm on Black Friday using

To get things started, I would like to say that:

I AM SO GRATEFUL FOR ALL OF YOU!!  I appreciate you hanging in there with me so much!!  I know I sometimes go a long time between posts and I'm sorry, but between my own health issues and helping out my 81 year old parents, I am often quite busy.  But please just know that I do care for and appreciate every one of you!!

Grateful hugs!!!

OK!  Now it's your turn!!

Friday, November 11, 2011

A HUGE thanks to our military and our veterans!

Today I am reminded how grateful I am for those presently serving the cause of freedom around the world and for our veterans, and those who paid the ultimate price.  Freedom isn't free and I am especially grateful to live in a country where, regardless of its' many problems, is still the greatest country on earth!