Friday, February 15, 2008


Good Friday Morning' Yall,

I do hope that everyone had a great Valentine's Day yesterday and was able to be with your Valentine. It is currently 44 degrees with a windchill 41 of degrees. The winds are out of the West at 6 mph. Yesterday was a beautiful day. The high made it up to 51 degrees but the wind made it feel a little more chilly. I do think they have taken the Wintry precipitation out of our forecast as I had suspected all along. LOL. Now they did say we MIGHT get a wee bit, but nothing major. But who knows, things are quick to change here in Arkansas.

Guess what? I WON Mary@ Easter Giveaway. I sure did and I'm so excited about winning. I just couldn't believe it. If you will remember, I had posted about her Easter Giveaway a few days ago and had some pictures of the cards she had made to be given away. Now, I have to choose from so many beautiful ones and let her know so she can personalize them for me. That's going to be tough on me because her cards are so beautiful. "THANK YOU" Mary for hosting this beautiful Giveaway. I can't wait to get the cards now. I wil be sure to let yall see them when I receive them.
I would like to ask for everyone's prayers for our oldest daughter. She is still sick and wasn't able to go to School yesterday. I had checked her fever yesterday morning around 5:30a.m. and it was 101.2. So, I gave her some Ibuprofren and she went back to bed. I knew they were having their Valentine's Parties at School today, so I called out at the School around 1:15p.m. yesterday to see if I could bring her out there to the party if she didn't have any fever and they told me I could. I checked her fever again around 1:30p.m. and her fever was 101.8. I told her we wasn't going out to the School. I had her come in the kitchen so I could give her some Advil and I was giving it to her in the cup that comes with the bottle. She was holding it and then she started spilling it. I looked at her and she was leaning towards my counter by the sink. Then all of a sudden she passed out and fell to the floor. She was only out for less than a minute and I was hollering at her to see if she could hear me. I was about ready to call 911 and she woke up. You talking about being scared, this Momma was scared out of her wits. She sat up and sat in the floor for a bit and then she started throwing up some phlem. She sit there for a few minutes and I helped her up and she wanted to lay down on our couch. I helped her to the couch and covered her up. She did finally take the Advil afterwards. My Parents had dropped by a little later to bring the girls their Valentine's gifts from them. They had brought in some groceries for us and some Sprite and little cups of Jello for the girls. While they were here, she ate one of the orange-flavored jello cups. My Mom had went to the store across the road and bought me some boneless skinless chicken breasts and some egg noodles for me to make some of my Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup. Since we wasn't able to go out to the School party, our youngest daughter had brought our oldest daughter's Valentine's cards from her classmates home to her. She had gotten some candy as well, but I wouldn't let her eat it then. I told her to wait until her fever breaks and she is feeling better. I fixed the Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup and she ate some of that. Now it wasn't a huge bowl by any means, but it was enough to get in her and hopefully help her. I am planning on taking her to the doctor sometime today. She got white as a ghost yesterday right before she passed out. Anyway, I would so appreciate prayers for her.
Yall are probably thinking I'm crazy for having another Valentine's picture at the top. Well, you see, it wasn't Valentine's Day for me. My DH was out on the road, so if we are able to and depending on how our oldest daughter is feeling, we will do something tonight. Just being with my DH is Valentine's Day for me.

Yesterday after I had posted my post yesterday and was out visiting, I had received some more beautiful Valentine's Cards. I got quite a few of them. So, instead of trying to post everyone of there on here, I figured out how to do a Slideshow of them. So, below you will see a Slideshow of my other Valentine's Cards I received yesterday." height="240" width="320">

I do hope that you enjoyed it. "THANK YOU" to each and everyone that gave me the beautiful Valentine's Cards. I do appreciate each and everyone of them.

Okay, as you know today is Phriday Phavorite Photo Phun hosted by Anni@ If you would like to join in the fun, please go visit Anni and let her know. Then, post a Phun Photo to your blog.

This is a picture of me and my DH a couple of years ago. This was while we were still in our other house. He had a beard in this picture because it was in the Winter time. He only grew a beard because I had asked him to so I could see what he looked like in one. One of the girls had snapped this picture of us. I was sitting on his lap. It may not look fun to you, but anytime I am with my DH and we are joking or kidding around with each other is fun to me. We may not have the most exciting lives, but we are content with what we have and are very much in Love with each other and very Happy with each other.

Now, the moment everyone has been waiting on. LOL. Yall remember me telling what I received in the mail on Monday from my dear friend Linda@ She lives in Sunny California. Here is what she sent me. Are yall ready for this? LOL. Do you really want to see it? Are you sure? Okay, here goes my beautiful gifts she sent me.

No, it's not the curtains. LOL. It the beautiful Heart-Shaped Valentine Banner hanging across the top of my curtains. Each heart has the word L-O-V-E on it. At the top is a little rose. I have it hanging from one end of my curtain rod to the other end. She made it herself. Isn't it just beautiful? She did such a great job on it. Oh, that's not all, I have some more things she sent me. Are you sure you want to see them also? Okay, get ready. Here goes.

Just look at the beautiful goodies she sent me. There is a note pad that is laying down and it has a little pink heart on the outside of the package. There are 3 pencils that have hearts on them as well. There are 2 red pencils and one white pencil. I'm going to give our girls one each of the red pencils. There is also a little package that has hearts on it and it is little napkins. Standing on the napkins is a Pearl Bead Wire Letter with the letter K on it for my first name. Then, there is the beautiful card she sent me as well. "THANK YOU" so much Linda for sending me these beautiful gifts. I do appreciate each and everyone of them. My inital has a lace hanger so I can hang the letter K up on something. I got all this in time to enjoy for Valentine's Day. "THANK YOU" again so much Linda. If you have never been to visit Linda, please go by and visit her. She is such an inspiring woman and makes you feel right at home at her place. So, there you have it my friends, my Friday Show & Tell that you have been waiting all week to see. I hope I didn't torture yall too bad. LOL. Now, if you would like to participate in Show & Tell Friday, please go visit Kelli@ She is the hostess of each weeks Show & Tell Friday. I know I should have put this at the beginning, but I was all excited about showing you what I had received. "THANK YOU" Kelli for hosting Show & Tell Friday.

Well, I guess that's about it for another jam-packed Friday. LOL. I'm not sure if I will post any over the weekend. I want to spend my time with my DH and the girls also. So, if you see that I haven't posted, don't worry, I will be back on Monday. It will probably be jam-packed as well. LOL. I know yall get tired of my long post's, but I can't help it. Imagine if I only posted once a week what my post would be like. LOL.

Before I forget, today is my friend Anne@ Birthday.

"HAPPY BIRHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR ANNE, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU"!!!! And many, many more. If you have never been to visit Anne, please drop by when you have a moment and wish her a "HAPPY BIRTHDAY". She is a good friend that has gone thru some hard times like I have. Things are looking better for her as well.
Well, guess I'll go for now so yall don't get bored or frustrated at me. LOL. I'm waiting for my coffee to get ready and hopefully my DH will be home shortly. Last time I talked to him was around 2:30a.m. and he was fixing to go to bed. He was close to the edge of the State of Illinois and he told me he would call me before he got into town. Take care my friends and have a great day and weekend. May God Bless Each and Everyone of You.



Hootin' Anni said...
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Hootin' Anni said...

I just finished making a new profile image to 'fit my new design on my blog'...a rootin' tootin' Hootin'!!

So am testing it out --

Love the photo of you two. That is just too darned sweet!!! Terrific. And I can see WHY it would be one of your phavorites!!!! For sure.

Congrats on the win. You're gonna have fun with all the goodies from Mary's...I know you will. And the Valentine banner? ---that is way cool.

Happy Friday dear Karen.

Brandy said...

Bless your heart! I am sure you were scared to death! I hate it when my kids are sick and it sounds like she really needs to go to the doctor! I will be praying for you both! I am sure you need the prayers to because of all the worries. I hope you and your hubby get to go out tonight, its great to be with your man! I know I enjoy being with mine! Take care buddy!

Anonymous said...

Oh Karen, you poor thing I can only imagine how you felt as your daughter was laying there oh my goodness my heart would have stopped. I will certainly say a prayer for her today and please stop by and let me know what the doc says when you take her.

Thank you so much for the birthday wishes my friend. You made me cry it meant so much to me. You are truly a good friend and I thank you for that. We are blessed to know each other here in blog land and I am glad for that.

You take care and give your dau a hug for me and tell her I hope she is feeling better real soon.

genny said...

Interesting stuff. Have a nice day Karen. TC

Mine The Joy Of Life Forever

Joyce said...

Hi Karen, I pray the Dr. can give your daughter something to lower her temp. Congratulations on winning the cards. I can not wait to see pictures of them. Weather here is dropping to the low single didgets. Take care and enjoy your Valentines day with your Hubby.

Love and Hugs,

Penless Thoughts said...

How great you received these in time for Valentines!!

Hope said...

Hi Karen,
I left a big long comment before and blogger didn't post it even though it said it was saved!! GRRRR

I wanted you to know I'm praying for your daughter. I know you were scared when she passed out especially since hubby is away. Please let us know what the doc says.

Love the picture of you and hubby. You look happy and sweet together!

You did a great job putting your Valentines on a slide show. I enjoyed that. I love all the wonderful things you got from Mary and glad I finally got to see them! LOL That little "K" is a treasure!

Well, I'm tired now after posting all this twice. I'm gonna copy and save it all this time just in case. I really shortened this post a lot after losing the first!! :)

Love and Hugs,

Angela said...

Love the sweet pic of you & hubs:-). Live,love,laughter. Always a good thing for the heart & soul..
I'm still not feeling up to par so to speak, but I'm alive and that's what matters the most;-).
Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Leeann said...

I am praying you are able to get your daughter to the dr. today and he is able to help her. I know that scared you so much. I still hate knowing either of my sons is sick and they are grown! The worrying never stops.

I loved the picture of you and your cute! Enjoy your time with him and I'm praying your daughter is good as new by the time he gets home so you can enjoy your weekend with each other.

Your friend,

Mary said...


All of your gifties are lovely. I especially like the Valentine banner. How thoughtful of Linda to do this for you.

I'm sorry your daughter is ill. I do hope you take her to the doctor. Fainting isn't a good sign, although this flu that's going around brings weakness with it. Be sure to let us know how she is doing. I'm praying for your family.

Congratulations on winning my giveaway. I know you will enjoy the cards. As soon as you have time to let me know, I will print them and ship them out quickly so you will get them.

Take care and enjoy tonight with hubby.

Love and blessings,

Denise said...

Congrats on winning the give away, so happy for you my friend. I will be lifting your daughter up in my prayers. You and your husband make a very cute couple. Take care, I love you.

Jewelgirl said...

I hope your dau is feeling better!
Sorry she missed Valentines Day
at school! Our Valentines Day
"gift" was 10+ inches of snow and
they let the kids out 2 hrs early.
LOL but shoveling is getting old!
I hope all goes well for your dau!

Angela (Gran) said...

I know that your heart skipped a beat when your daughter passed out. Karen....I pray that the doctor can get her well very soon. I will be praying for her sickness and for you and your DH's Valentine celebration.

Take care of you...blessings, love, family and laughter is what I wish for you and the family this weekend.

You are a sweet and dear friend!

Love you,

Sandra said...

Congrats on winning the giveaway :)

Love the picture of you and hubby that is so sweet.

As for your daughter, I would have been terrified,Jasmine was sick with a fever of 103 for 4 days and I was going crazy, but she didn't pass out though. Goodness that would have just scared me to death. HOpe you get to take her to the doctor so she can start feeling better :)

Have a great day Karen,
Love and kisses,

Anonymous said...

So good to see a picture of you and your hubby, I'm so happy that you are both so content. It must be hard with him being away so much.

I will definitely pray for your daughter, that must have been scarey when she fainted, poor thing.

The heart shaped banner and other goodies are just great.

Hugs and love
Sarah x

Linda said...

Hi Karen, I loved the sweet picture of you and your hubby, I can see the joy and your love in the picture...enjoy your Valentine today.

I'm praying your daughter is feeling scary for you. Take care and blessing to all. Hugs, Linda

ancient one said...

Hello Karen,

Please let us know how your daughter is doing. Our prayers are with you!

I loved the comment you left about the jonquils... you are not the only one who calls them Easter lilies... I had never heard that until I started blogging.. but have heard numerous bloggers say the same thing.

I'm so happy you won Mary's give-away! You will have some beautiful cards!!

Hope you and your husband have a happy (late) valentine's day!!

Diane J. said...

Karen, I hope your young'un is better now! Hopefully it's not anything too serious, bless her heart. That would have scared the pee waddin' out of me, too!

Emmy's on her way here, so I'll have to try to post something after she leaves and after I get done with supper. Hope you have a great weekend with hubby! ;o)

Love and hugs,


Sally said...

That was a scary experience for both of you. Fainting is not fun. I sure hope she's feeling much better, and y'all can have a good weekend. :)

Betty said...

Hi Karen,

Prayers have already been sent up on behalf of your sick daughter. I do hope she is feeling better by the time you read this.

Congratulations on winning the Easter giveaway. Also, congratulations on the lovely gifts Linda sent you. See how loved you are.

I loved the slide show of all the valentine cards you received. You are so smart to figure out how to make the slide show. I'll experiment with it one of these days.

Jackie said...

Good afternoon Karen. Love the Valentine slide show. You really got some nice ones.

I hope your daughter feels well soon. It is no fun being sick and missing school and of course your friends.

Have a wonderful weekend with your sweetie and I will see you later.

dabrah said...

Hi Karen
I hope your daughter is feeling better. With your husband at home, at least there will be both of you together to care for her. I think the picture is so sweet. You have a nice weekend now that you're all together.

Cecil said...

Karen... I have been really busy so I haven't been on at all here lately... sorry I missed your visits. I will be on more now. I hope your daughter is ok now... that is scary... I go through spells of insomnia and I had a few nights last week that I couldn't sleep butI am doing better now.. And of course I am working so I am still tired ... but ok.. I appreciate you coming to check on me... Hope your dh is having good luck on his job and the traveling... I will go for now.. thanks for the goodies... I'll stop by later and get them.. I guess I'll go for now... Take care... Hugs.. Cecil

Dawn said...

I hope your daughter is better today. That's scary stuff! There are 3 different flu strains going around here. Little Feisty has been really sick today, so I have the little tiny twins fo the night, so they don't get sick. I don't expect to get much sleep! Guess I should go to bed so I can at least get a little.

BittersweetPunkin said...

Hi sorry I am late getting here. I do hope your lil daughter is feeling better!! Is she??I will keep her in my prayers,,

I love all your goodies you Blessed are you?
Have a great weekend!

Cottage Contessa said...

Oh Karen sweetie, I'm so sorry to hear that your darling girl is still sick! I remember my daughter fainting once a few years ago too, and you're right, it's awfully scary! I will continue to pray for her. Congratulations on winning such a lovely prize and award. Have a wonderful weekend with your Valentine!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Susie said...

Your daughter's fainting spell sound scary. Sending prayers for her speedy recovery.

Tammy said...

Hope you are having a good Saturday *smile*

Hootin' Anni said...

Karen...just wanted you to know that I replied to your email [I'm sure you're busy with family and all ---]

So, if you don't see it in your 'inbox' check the spam folder.

Greeneyes said...

Hi KAren ,
I hope your Daughter is feeling all better now , it must be really scary for her to pass out like that , I hope the Dr can reslove the problem. I will keep her in my prayers to keep her and your family happy and healthy.
Take care.God Bless.


Denise said...

You are so sweet..... and I love the picture...... now if you are wanting to learn to make an awards page just let me know and I can walk you through it via email.. go look at mine that I have made and I will help you...... I think I read on another blog that you would like to learn....... it is EASY!!!!!!!! and if you like I will create you a banner!!!!!! Yeah!!!!!!

and !!!!!!!!!

When you get a minutes head over to my blog .... We have finished the Tee shirt contest and now is time to vote..... so hope over to my Samaritan Women and click on my Sew The Word and VOTE.......

It will be fun to see who wins and the shirt that will follow.......

Kelli said...

I will say a prayer for your daughter, poor thing. It's so hard to see our children sick. Congratulations on winning Mary's giveaway, you lucky duck. :0) The heart banner your friend sent you is just beautiful, what a sweetie!

Mary Isabella said...

I am so sorry you little girl is sick. I will pray she gets better real soon. The chicken soup you made will help nourish her back to good health. Have a great weekend,my friend..Mary