Friday, November 02, 2007

Like the sign says....

Harvest Blessings *VBS* The door hanging was a gift from my first DDIL. She often gives me Autumn related things for my October birthday. I suppose that tends to be a birthday hazard...LOL. If born in April or May, I'll bet you get spring or early summer type presents. And how about you mid-summer gals? Stuff suitable for hot weather? And Christmasy things for the late-in-the-year gals?? I'm curious to know *VBS*Today my thoughts are about blessings. Something it's often easy to lose sight of. Or to pay lip-service to..I know, I know, DON'T END A SENTENCE IN A PREPESITIONAL PHRASE!..but I do...often..*G*.
Rebel at heart, you know *G*And also a bad speller!
Counting my blessing yesterday. I thought about Sprig(Sandy to you) over at Rabbit Stitchings(see sidebar for link) and got a small package off to her, my very dear friend. And I thought about dear, dear Kathie in NJ...somehow I just KNOW what a sweetie she is, and wish we could 'cut up stuff' and stitch together, sometime. I got her little package winging it's way out of WI. Each of you, that I have come to know. is a blessing to me...in many different ways.
Today I rose to the challenge and managed to stuff an entire computer paper box and mailed off to the 5 little S. grandkids that live in Southern WI. Halloween goodies, some thrift store finds, new color books and crayons, the little doll and pony wrapped in the quilt for the 2 yr. old, paint by number for the older boys and a snuggle quilt for the whole family to use on the couch. It was too much for TWO flat rate boxes...ug! If I couldn't send it for the $19+ they would have cost...how much WAS it going to cost me? Yikes!
Well I'm happy to report another blessing...*VBS* It's called Parcel Post and I mailed that 11 pound package for $8.10...I was delighted!!!!!! Way to go Finn!!
Blessing do seem to come in many sizes and shapes, don't they??
I had a wonderful lunch of homemade soup, bread,bars and beverage at the local nursing home...I ate with friend Jean, custodian Brian(an old friend's husband), and a few gals I know only slightly. We had a wonderful time at our crowded table for 4. It was a short lunch...I was the only one who didn't have to return to work..LOL, but that's ok. The atmosphere was one of love, family, friendship and caring. One knows all those dear elderly ancestors are truly safe living there. I left with a lighter step and a smile on my face. Now who needs more blessings than that????

11 comments:

Quilt Memories said...

I would love to meet you sometime, I know without a doubt I would like you.You sound like the most thoughtful, loving person. If you are ever in NC or Va, let me know and I will try to get together with you if that would be agreeable with you.Take care and God bless!!

Anonymous said...

sounds like you had a wonderful day! glad you got out for lunch, to me that is always a treat :)
thank you in advance ! something you did not need to do :)
you know that! and you know we would have lots of fun cutting up fabric to make the scrap quilts we both love.
Kathie in NJ

Quilt Pixie said...

blessings are one of those things that I think are always there... sometimes we're better at attending to them and being aware then others....

Rabbit Stitchings said...

You so shouldn't have sent me something Ms. Finn, but since you have :O), I am so on squishy alert!! :O)...

Screen Door said...

Definitely a great day. Sounds like fun.I've been thinking alot about everyday blessings. Yes -- we are most assuredly thankful for healings of the sick and safety in storms but everyday blessings are important too. Your door signs reminds me to be thankful for friends, neighbors, that light switch and the dryer purring in the background. Enough rambling... enjoy your weekend. I'm picking up my sewing machine that has been in the shop for 4 months...

Tracey in CT said...

Sounds like a wonderful day to me!
And as another with an October birthday, I can attest to the fact of getting Halloween things as birthday gifts (and my Dec. 20th brother will chime in about Christmas theme birthday gifts, or total lack of birthday gifts).

andsewitis Holly said...

A happy day. I usually ask for and receive footrubs for my birthday. Those are good any season, don't have a shelf life, and never spoil :)

Norma said...

My birthday is in August and as a kid,it was a great time to give me clothes..........for SCHOOL! As a teenager, I loved it but the younger me didn't think it was so great. Never happy are we?

meggie said...

Great post Finn!

cher said...

what a happy day-it is always good to stop and count your blessings-they will surely outnumber everything else in your life. my birthday and the time of year really never connected until I started asking for plants for my garden!

Kucki68 said...

Not getting summery or autumny stuff though I am born in August. But everyone knows there is BOOKS to be given to this girl.