Our sweet peas are holding on in this warm weather although they don’t really smell nice anymore. They’re still pretty though!
Happy Monday everyone. I hope you’re all enjoying what’s remaining of summer. We sure are here as we’ve been having some beautiful weather for our end of summer enjoyment. As anyone who has read for my blog for any length of time knows I do not like winter so I’m just hoping that this warm weather will hold out and the ‘s’ word (sssssh – snow – can’t say it too loud) will not even think about showing up until around December. While I don’t love the fall I do like that it’s a bit cooler out especially for my walks with Sam except that now that he’s cooler when he’s walking he can keep going forever and I can’t. He’s having his hair cut today so that it grows in some in case the weather changes quickly to cold. Guaranteed he’s going to be some upset with me by the time he gets home. I’ll get my camera out and take some pictures when I get him home. Since Sammy just turned two and I saw that Jenners got herself another puppy I went back to reminisce and look at some old pics of Sammy when he was a baby and I wanted to share…
Wow, I can hardly believe he was ever this tiny!!! He’s 28 lbs now! Wasn’t he just the cutest!
And here’s my baby two years later. Still gorgeous as ever. Sorry for the bad quality of the pic. I took it off my iPod and should have used my iPhone instead.
For those following along with my dad’s health I want to say thank you so much for your prayers. I appreciate them so much. He’s now waiting for a surgery date for a pacemaker. As both his upper and lower parts of his heart don’t work properly the pacemaker will be attached by wires to both. I’m really scared about it but I know it’s his only option and I’m more scared of him having a stroke. I’ll keep everyone posted – he should be going in within the next month, but in the meantime I’d appreciate it if everyone could keep up the prayers. I’d also like to thank those of you who have stuck by my blog while I haven’t been visiting yours or blogging as much as usual. I appreciate that as well. I’ve met so many great people since I’ve started this blog four years ago and I’m honored to call many of you friends. Love you guys!
Again, I’m late with book winners. I hope to be able to get the blog back on its feet properly after all this with my dad is properly settled. Until then it may be up in the air. As a note I’m just sending in the book winners from the last draw – sorry. Somehow I totally managed to forget about them. Here are the newest ones…
Magic Gone Wild by Judi Fennell — Viki S
Spider Brains by Susan Wingate — Carol from Carol’s Notebook
The Twelve Rooms of the Nile by Enid Shomer — Lara
The Things I Do For You by Mary Carter — Steph from Steph the Bookworm
One Last Thing Before I Go by Jonathan Tropper — Lisa G
Giving Up The Ghost by Eric Nuzum — Patricia N
The Trouble With Magic by Patricia Rice — Anita Y
The Kingmaker’s Daughter by Philippa Gregory — Carl and mamabunny13
The Salt God’s Daughter by Ilie Ruby — Ann H
The Crown by Nancy Bilyeau — Beverly S and Anita Y
Written in Ashes by K. Hollan Van Zandt (eBook) — Nan
The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson — Andrew
Wow, that is quite the load of winners isn’t it! That will teach me not to keep up better than I am. Well congrats to you all and I hope you’ll enjoy your books. That’s all for me today. I’ve got a few things that were booked this week so the blog will be a bit busy again. I hope you all have a great week ahead!