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Thursday, December 13

What's Happening Today?


Well, first of all I'd like to announce the winner of my little contest where my readers had to guess what was in the packages that I wrapped for my grandsons to have on December 25th. These will not be going with us to Florida. All the travel games, window writers, movies and stuff that we're giving them are all in a big Disney World bag that we brought home with us last time. Each day the boys will get to pick something out of the bag to do that day. The gifts that I posted are to keep them occupied until the 27th when we leave.
And the winner is... Drum Roll please...

Kristen of Mama's So Called Life. The packages contain Lego. A bionicle for the younger one - Santa is bringing that to the older one - and a Lego Fire Boat for the older one. Hopefully, this will keep them busy until we leave.


In other news, when I woke up this morning, the world was white. I took Meeko for his walk. Here are our footprints in the freshly fallen snow.

And here is the scene we saw of our neighbor's property. Notice the snow on the cedar hedgerow. It was so pretty.


Meeko was enjoying the snow so much that I couldn't resist taking this photo. Notice his eyes. He looks as if he is in paradise and to him, this is paradise.

He loves the snow and is never happier than when he is playing in it. We had a little game of snowball fight. I throw the snow and the tries to catch it in his mouth. If he misses, he pounces on it. He is so funny. Don't mind the old boxes on the porch. They are waiting for recycling day.

Please continue to pray for my beautiful friend Deena from Can I Be Pretty in Pink. Deena had surgery for breast cancer yesterday. Her friend, Church updated us in the comment section of Deena's blog last night and this is what she had to say:

Church.... Deena thru first phase surgery and in flap phase now. Sentinel Lobe cancer positive, all nodes hard. It is 6:30pm 12-12-07. Chemo and radiation will begin in 4weeks. No nerve damage. Her daughter Nicole is very scared and wants to relieve her mother of this path. This 25 yr old is a mother herself. She is also trying to help stabilize Deena's husband, Rich, who is distraught at results. Let's keep this young woman in prayer also along with the whole family. I will post more if I get anymore info tonite.


I phoned Deena's daughter, Nichole, last night and she told me that Deena is going to have to undergo treatment in the form of chemotherapy and radiation. Nichole and Deena's husband, Rich, also need prayer, as they are going through a very difficult time right now. Thank you all for holding Deena and her loved ones up in prayer.




Christmas Dividers

Denise at Shorty Bear's Place honored me with the Bodacious Blog award, as did Sharon at Sit With Me Awhile. I didn't know Sharon had given it to me until I visited her blog to tell her that I was giving it to her. Thank you, Denise and Sharon.
I would like to share this with the following people:


Carolyn at Talk to Grams


Denise at Samaritan Women

There are so many others that I would like to bestow this award on because their blogs are all bodacious, but always limit myself to five. Thanks to all my friends and readers who leave words of support and love.




Thank you, Denise, for sending me this beautiful button. It is adorable. ~Blessings to all, Mary~

25 comments:

  1. Thank you Mary for the neat award!!
    You are so kind to give it to me!
    I will try and get the award up some time soon!!!
    We are suppose to get 3 to 6 inches of snow tomorrow after noon! I will have Kelly look at your pictures!! Your dog is so beautiful!! wow!! Hugs, Carolyn

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  2. Carolyn,

    Glad you liked the award. I know how busy you are, so whenever you get it up is fine.

    Thanks for the comments on Meeko. He does love the snow.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  3. Mary....what a wonderful button Sharon made for you...it's so fitting I think. You totally deserve every accolade and gift handed down to you. You know that, don't you?

    Thanks so much dear lady for thinking of me and the award. I'll go add this to my blog. You're a treasured friend and I am always so thankful for meeting you.

    Have a blessed day.

    PS....I know I told you this before but that Meeko is gorgeous.

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  4. Anni,

    You're very welcome for the award. I love visiting your blog. The graphics and the text are always wonderful.

    Thanks for the compliments on Meeko. He just loves the snow and I never tire of showing him off here.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  5. Mary, What a sweetheart you are to give me this award..Thank you. You have been such a light in my life these days. Thanks for caring as much as you do about me and everyone else too.
    I just read about Deena and am so sad for her and her family. They will all be in my prayers. How my heart goes out to her daughter Nicole, what she must be going through.
    Please take care.
    Hugs & love ~Mary~
    PS I'm doing ok.

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  6. Mary,

    You have such a kind heart, my friend. You also brighten my life. I have so many great friends here and I appreciate each of them. Your kind words and prayers are very much appreciated.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  7. I will continue to pray for your friend Deena.

    Meeko is one lovely animal. Just beautiful

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  8. Good Afternoon Mary,
    Well, "CONGRATULATIONS" to Kristen for winning your little giveaway. It was fun and I enjoyed guessing. Also, "CONGRATULATIONS" on your "BODACIOUS AWARD". You truly deserve every award you receive Mary. You are such a wonderful and caring person. I so appreciate that in you. And, "CONGRATULATIONS" to all the ones you passed it on to as well. I will still keep Deena in my prayers. That is such a bad thing to have to go thru especially right here before Christmas. I can relate tho, because I had an Aunt that had Breast Cancer and she had to take the chemo and radiation. That was way before they had the technology they do now tho. This was back like in 1979-1980. I used to stay with her at nights some while her husband worked. He didn't want her to be there by herself. It was very heart breaking to see her go thru all of this and all the suffering she went thru. Finally, God called her home in January of 1980. I just love looking at the pictures of Meeko. He is just precious. It makes me want a dog just like him. I rememer my Sister's dog, Butkus, used to love the snow when we would get snow. He was like a kid. LOL. Well, take care my friend and have a great Thursday. May God Bless You and Yours.

    Love & Hugs,
    Karen H.

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  9. Congrats on your new award...your blog is certainly "bodacious."

    Meeko looks like one happy snow dog so I'm certain he loves seeing the white stuff come down. Here, in Southern California, it's in the low 60's and everyone is complaining it's too cold.

    I'm so sorry to read that Deena is ill and had surgery yesterday. I will most certainly keep her and her family in my thoughts and prayers as her treatment continues.

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  10. Jackie,

    I never get tired of hearing compliments about Meeko. I tell him that all of my blogging friends thinks he beautiful and he perks up his ears and gives me that "malamute smile."

    Thanks for the prayers for Deena and her family.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  11. Karen,

    Thank you so much for your compliments on Meeko and the award. You are so sweet.

    Thanks for praying for Deena. She and her family are going through a very difficult time right now.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  12. Joan,

    Meeko just loves the snow. Winter is his favorite time of year. In summer, he stays indoors more as the heat is hard on him. He likes the AC.

    I appreciate your prayers for Deena. They are much appreciated.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  13. Hi Mary and congrats on the award! Thats a fun one. I love the picture of Meeko in the snow - he is a beauty!
    I'll keep your friend and family in my prayers.

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  14. Mari,

    Thanks for the comments on the award and on Meeko. He loves the snow and has a lot of fun rolling and playing in it.

    Thanks for keeping Deena and her family in your prayers.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  15. Congrats to Kristen. I love your dog Meeko, he is very beautiful. I would love to play in the snow with him. I continue to pray for your friend Deena, may God closely watch over her and her family. I am glad you like that button, I love you.

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  16. Denise,

    I love all the buttons you've sent to me. Thank you so much. I can always count on your to brighten my day.

    Meeko is a lot of fun if there is snow on the ground. He loves me to toss snowballs at him and he tries to catch them.

    Thank you for praying for Deena and her family.

    Enjoyed your visit, as always.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  17. Congratulations on the well-deserved award! I love the snowy pictures and seeing Meeko in his element. Just lovely ... from a distance.
    Hugs and blessings,

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  18. Well, thank you very much you bo-da-cious lady you.:)
    Great minds do think alike.
    I loved the snow pictures. And I can imagine your beautiful dog does love the snow.
    We had a husky when we were growing up and I always felt so sorry for her in the heat of the south.

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  19. Sharon,

    It gets pretty hot here during the summer and Meeko kind of hibernates in the house where it is cool. He does like to spend time outside in the early morning and in the evening. He really does love the snow and I have to say winter is his favorite time of year.

    Thanks for dropping by. I enjoyed your visit, as always.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  20. Mary

    You have been tagged..
    12 Christmas-Things-About-Me Hoopla!!!!!!!! Looking forward to reading you list..........

    And Thanks for the award.. I love this blogging thing... It has really filled a gap in my life.. My heart breaks for Deena.. I will pray all the more...

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  21. Denise,

    I was visiting your blog and saw that you had tagged me. This should be fun. I will get it done in the morning. I can hardly wait to read your Dad's list. Thanks for tagging him. It should be very interesting to read his list.

    Enjoyed visiting with you, as always. Thanks for your prayers for Deena and her family. It's very much appreciated.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  22. Congratulations to Kristen!

    Wow, you do have snow ;-) Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos! And what a handsome Meeko!

    Deena--and her family--remain in my prayers...

    Smiles & Blessings,
    Michele
    Writing the Cyber Highway

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  23. Michele,

    We do have snow and more in the forecast for the weekend. As long as we have time to clear between snowfalls, it's not so bad. It's really pretty with the world looking so clean in her lacey white gown.

    Thanks for praying for Deena and her family.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  24. I am SO thrilled that it's Kristen who won your contest:-) She's such a wonderful person and really deserved this!! Doing the happy dance for her! lol Love the picture of Meeko in the snow...he's so gorgeous. We got a bit more snow yesterday but today it's sunny albeit very frigid...-14c right now. Congratulations on the award dear Mary and congratulations to the ones you passed it on to:-) I will indeed pray for your friend Deena and her family. That is so very sad. Please keep us updated!! Hugs xoxox

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  25. Mary,

    The snow is pretty! I always enjoy photos of Meeko. He looks right in place with the snow. :-)

    Congratulations on your well deserved awards!

    Thank you for the update on Deena. I will continue to pray for her and for her family.

    Hugs,
    Tina

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