Before you read my post I wanted to update you on my MIL's condition. Her leg is healing very well. The Dr. is really pleased. Glory to God! But unfortunately, she went back to the hospital again today. She has pneumonia in both lungs now. There was no sign of it until today. I went to the hospital this evening but she never woke up while I was there. We would so much appreciate your prayers once more.
Ignore them...they're just stuck-up
I looked out the window and what should I see, but 4 birds separated by a tree.
I love this photo. The two birds on right came out of the water to make friends, I guess. One looks like he's saying "what's up with them"? And of course I picture the taller one saying something like "Oh' just ignore them, I've been here for 20 minutes and they haven't said a thing."
Poor birds. They don't know the other two on the left of the tree are metal. I still laugh when I look at that photo. Which brings me to my title of this post......
Have I found my balance? I decided that Balance was going to be my word of choice for this year, you can see that post here. So have I? Have I found my balance? Well not exactly but I didn't expect to in just 2 short months. But I haven't given up either. I'm still working on it, searching for it each day. I have found more time to pray. More time for me, to just sit and read or relax. I haven't figured out the whole diet, exercise part of balance yet. To be honest I do a lot of day dreaming about it and not enough doing.
Balance has always been a tough one for me because I'm sorta AADD. My mind swirls at a hundred miles and hour. It never wants to shut off even though I want it to. And I tend to get bored easily. My biggest problem right now is feeling sluggish. That's where the diet could come in. Whereas, I used to couldn't stop moving, now I'm having a hard time wanting to move. I'm sleepy all the time. I never find time for crafting, which I love by the way. But the important thing is balancing my moods. And I'm doing a fairly good job at that right now. I hope to do a blog series on the changes to feeling better, that I want to make. I'd like to do more writing and that would be as good a place to start as any. I think this quote by the novelist Ellen Douglas says it all.......
"To be a writer, is to bear witness to all that you have seen and heard"How many times have you wished that your Mother or Grandmother would have kept a journal of their lives? Even the mundane can be fascinating to the next generation. I can just imagine the stories that they would tell.
My story doesn't consist of one particular area. I have lots of passions and many curiosities. I love sewing, crafting, decorating, talking (you figured that, right?), saving money, turning old into something new and sweepstakes and giveaways. I hope to share a little of it all with you.
Remember the other day when I told you I had more giveaway wins to share? Well, here's another. And it fits my balance theme perfectly. It's just what I needed to pamper myself with. I had not heard of MOR Cosmetics before I read about Tracy's review and giveaway at Ascending Butterfly. I was so excited when I got this message from her. "You will receive one Dear Mr. Patridge Limited Edition Gift Set from MOR Cosmetics! ARV $48!".The scent is "Cinnamon and Clove" which I love. It's such a warm scent, perfect for those nice fall/winter evenings. And look at the beautiful tin it was packaged in. This is a 5 Star collection and I'm lovin' it!
Inside is a huge bar of triple milled soap, which makes it last longer. And the way it's going, I'm going to still be working on this one bar until September. It leaves a really soft scent after you shower. Then there's the really rich and lush scented hand cream that I have on my bedside table but it's the perfect size for your purse. And oh' my goodness..........the candle is fabulous! I'm not kidding. It's in a tin of it's own and the smell is awesome. It's not one of those dinky candles that smell good when you sniff them but doesn't smell at all when you light them. The wax is so silky creamy you could actually rub it in and feel the oils. OOHH, wouldn't a warm hand wax with this leave your hands silky and smelling oh' so good?
You may think I'm silly but I really wish I could get a roll of the paper they wrapped the soap in. It's gorgeous too!!! Embossed with gold in a partridge in a pear tree motif, I'm really wanting to wrap all my gifts with it. Maybe even frame it. Laugh if you will, but see if you don't feel the same way if you get a set of this.
So thanks again Tracy for hosting the generous giveaway. Click on her name above or here to visit her blog. She's as sweet as can be and has a great blog full of giveaways, fashion and more. This candle and lotion sit right next to my bed and make me feel pampered which is the first step in feeling balanced. Also thanks to MOR Cosmetics for generously sponsoring Tracy's giveaway. I'm definitely a new fan!!!
Hope y'all find time to pamper yourselves some too. We all need it and 15 minutes out of a 24 hour day is not too much to devote on you! Big hugs....Tracy :)
Disclaimer - I was not paid or asked in anyway to write this post. It's just how much I loved the product I was lucky enough to win. Transparency is everything!