Sunday, September 23, 2012

Prayers needed, giveways won, and a sweet ending

First, I am asking for some prayers on behalf of two dear friends.  



One is undergoing lung surgery this Friday, the other is recuperating from open heart surgery.  If you can squeeze in an extra prayer for my friends' intentions, I would be very grateful.  Thanks.

Then, I want to share some blessings I received.  I won a kitchen items giveaway from sweet Katie at Katherine's Corner



The cute sign, a gardening magazine, wooden spoons, set of two cotton dish towels and a package of guest towels.  Thanks, Katie!

Shannon of A Cozy Place Called Home (formerly Cozy Home Scenes) emailed to say I was the winner of her Progresso Soup giveaway.  Thanks, Shannon!



Two yummy new flavors, Light Chicken Pot Pie and Light Potato with Bacon & Cheese, a mug with lid and spoon, water bottle and tote bag.  Although enjoying retirement, I love to take day trips and I will be using these.  I also have been praying for a part-time job, maybe this is a sign??  :o

Please click on the links to visit these lovely ladies' blogs.  Shannon is starting over with a brand new blog, you can read all about it on her first post. 

And a sweet ending, I discovered a new way to enjoy the Hildegardplatzchen cookies.  This was in my freezer



and resulted in this



An 'autumnal' ice cream sandwich (fastest photo ever as it was melting quicker than I could say autumnal!)


xo

37 comments:

  1. Happy to add my prayers. Lots of services this week and a lot of time to pray. I will add a prayer for a part-time job for you. I'll be stopping by the blogs you suggest. They look great. Thought you would enjoy my post this morning. What a beautiful neighborhood!

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  2. Congratulations on your fabulous wins. Your ice cream sandwich looks delicious.

    Sending healing thoughts for your friends.

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  3. Prayers done. Your friend with the lung surgery might have a painful recovery. My mom went thru that. I hope your friend has someone to be at the hospital a lot for them. Again, prayers will be continued!

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  4. Prayers are going up right now for your friends. Isn't it great that we can ask friends for intercessory prayer when we need to?

    Your winnings are great! Congratualtions!

    Snack looks pretty good too. I thought you were going to say it didn't last long because you ate it - not because of it melting! ha.

    Judy

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  5. Always room for extra prayers! You're covered from here. Congrats on your winnings!

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  6. Prayers being offered here. Congratulations on your giveaway wins!

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  7. count with my prayers Barbara!
    i love these giveaways you win:)

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  8. Dear Brabara, i will pray for your friends. Congratulations on giveaways win and your sandwich looks very very delicious.
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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  9. Barbara I will certainly keep your friends in my prayers.

    What fun winning the giveaways! All I can say about that ice cream sandwich
    is " I can't"!!! LOL!
    It sure takes that cookie to a whole new level!

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  10. Congrats on your wins, I love that sign... actually I live by it:@) Wishing your friends speedy recoveries.

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  11. ....oh sorry! Was totally distraced by that container of dulce de leche..........
    xo Cathy

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  12. Terrific wins! What a great way to enjoy the cookies. Hope that you moved fast.

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  13. I will be happy to say a prayer for your friends! Every bit helps! I am in awe of your ingenious new dessert! I bet it was really good!

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  14. I'll be happy to pray for your friends! Congrats on you wins...Yea for you!!! Your ice cream sandwich looks divine...yum!!

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  15. Congratulations on your wins. Great gifts you have received!
    That ice cream sandwich looks very tasty. Hope you finished it before it melted.
    I will keep your friends in my prayers and wish them both complete and speedy recoveries.
    To answer your question, I am a few hours from Raleigh and wish I could attend the blogger's conference. Unfortunately, I have a previous engagement that weekend. You will have to tell me all about what I miss :(.

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  16. Congrats on your winnings! I love the Dulce De Leche ice cream, but I have never heard of, and couldn't pronounce the the name of the cookies. I do believe in the power of group prayer. I will include them in my prayers. Joni

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  17. Adding your friends to my prayers! The Power of Prayer is amazing! Congrats on your wins...it's fun to get stuff in the mail for sure! Hugs, Linda

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  18. You've got my prayers! Katie's giveaways are always fun -- congrats on your wins!!! :)

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  19. Dearest Barbara,
    OMG, two of your friends had been through or will be serious surgeries! I will pray for them as well, my friend☆☆☆

    Congratulations on your 2 winnings of giveaways. I really loved the way you set your cute sign, kitchen itemsand ice cream sandwich; And the "Progresso Soup giveaway"(*^_^*)
    Oh, I hope you'll find the good part-time job for you!

    Haha, "fastest photo ever". It sure must have been and I hope you didin't waste the ice-cream. Whum, good idea making ice cream sandwich(♥˘◡˘♥) I should try it(^_^)v

    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan and sending your friend my prayers on Friday, xoxo Miyako*

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  20. Of course your friends will be added to my prayers, love your winnings and that cookie!!! wowo!
    mary x

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  21. Your friends are in my prayers. I do believe in the power of prayer.

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  22. I'm happy to add your friends to my prayers. I also want to congratulate you an your recent wins. I know that you will enjoy them. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  23. How thoughtful to ask for prayers for your friends...I'm honored to pray for them on your behalf. I love the way you're always winning things Barbara ...I smile every time because no one deserves them more. Congratulations!!! That cookie sandwich looked YUMMY!
    Blessings to You!
    Geneva

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  24. Looks yummy, that last photo! And I love your plate!
    Brenda

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  25. Barbara,

    I will keep your friends in my prayers.

    Congratulations on all your giveaways!!

    Dee

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  26. What an ingenious idea...that autumnal ice cream sandwich! Looks soooo good.

    I will say a prayer for your friends.

    (Thanks for your words of encouragement to my daughter Kati...I will pass them along to her.) :)

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  27. Healing thought s are being sent to your wonderful friends. May they rebound quickly. Congratulations Barbara. You deserve to win, so just enjoy.

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  28. Prayers and positive energy for both of your friends!

    You are a lucky lady ~ such wonderful prizes. I LOVE Haagen Daz ice cream! Have you ever tried the Mango? Oh my....

    xo
    Pat

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  29. Prayers are sent.
    Congrats on the prizes and I too have had that yummy ice cream , did not have the cookies tho........looks so good.

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  30. Long thoughts and prayers are headed your way.

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  31. Just want you to know that I stopped after reading this and prayed in advance of the lung surgery and for recovery for the heart.

    As for the ice cream sandwich... oh my word I think it sounds delicious. I saw that a previous post details it so I'm going to read it.

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  32. Best wishes and positive thoughts for your friend's surgery this Friday!!

    What a delicious ending :)

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  33. Just said a prayer for your friends. Congrats on the wins! That ice cream sandwich looks so good:)

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  34. I wish both you friends a quick recovery. I will had them to my list. Sad, but my list sure is getting long these days. Congratulations on your wins, great stuff. Good luck on you job search. I love working part time, 2-3 days a week keeps me sane, especially now.

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  35. Ice cream sandwiches should definitely be consumed year around...

    And you know I'm praying!

    XO

    Shannon

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  36. Barb,
    Count my prayers in..

    Thanks for your recent comment about advertising on Blogs. I am just a bit frustrated with the inquiries that i keep getting bombarded with and I was wondering if people really make that much money on blogging. I guess you can if it becomes a job but I do it for fun and as a stress reliever from my real job so I surely do not need a second job! LOL!
    Thanks so much for your input!!
    I appreciate it!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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