"All the best stories in the world are but one story in reality -- the story of escape. It is the only thing which interests us all and at all times, how to escape."
--Author Christopher Benson



Friday, September 17, 2010


Welcome to Feel Good Friday! 

Erika had found that a lot of her bloggy friends reading posts about being positive, so she thought she might try her very own meme.  She just wanted everyone to feel good and have some happy thoughts as you begin the weekend.  

It is never too late to join!!! 
 I have posted the prompts here to give you some idea of what this meme is about:
Pick one of these prompts and write about it on your blog!  You can: 
  • Just make a list. List 5 things that made you really happy this week. No matter how bad or boring you think your week was, I bet you can find 5 things.  
  • Write about something that happened to you this week that really made you smile.  Was it your child, husband, or maybe a complete stranger did to you?
  • Write about something that YOU did for someone else that really made them happy or laugh.
  • Is there something you treasure so much that every single time you look at it, it brings you happiness?  Post a pic and tell everyone about it.
  • Having a hard week and can’t find one good thing about it?  Well then, what is your happy place?  What do you think of that makes you happy? A past vacation?  A childhood memory?  We want to know!
Then head over to 
and link your blog so everyone can visit and see all about what made you 

Feel Good!!!

Here's what made me feel good this week!

1. BlogFest was a BLAST!!!  Found some neat new blogs and some new memes too.  I had so much fun putting together my giveaways.  They go out in the mail tomorrow.

2.  I won some prizes at BlogFest too!! An Amazon.com gift certificate, A Barnes & Noble Gift Certificate, a book light, a journal and book.  My youngest daughter has already claimed the journal and the book. 

3.  I was moved and inspired this week by all of Erika's posts. It was so courageous for her to share her story with us and she helped me more than words can say.

4.  I found a new MEME for bloggers over  40  eek! which I am going to join today.

5.  This one is a little bit of a story.  First this was my Facebook status on Wednesday:  

If you thought you felt the earth move this morning about 4:45 am, it wasn't an earthquake, it was just me, got up to let the dogs out and ended up "splat" on the living room floor. Must have made quite a racket, Jayme came running from his room downstairs, woke Jeff out of a sound sleep, but Betsy and Kaden slept right through it.

I am fine, have a little bruise on my forehead and for the life of me I don't know what I hit my head on. I am so thankful Jeff and Jayme were here to pick me up because they was no way of getting myself off the floor.  I am mad at my dogs though, they are over 5 years old and should be able to make it through the night without having to go out.  If they don't wake us up, there is usually a puddle in front of the door in the morning. Having two dogs makes it hard to figure out which one is doing it. I did do some research and last year Oreo was sick and spent a few days at the vet and she ended up getting spayed as they did exploratory surgery trying to figure out what was wrong with her.  According to the websites I read this can cause problems with their bladder, so does this mean another pricey vet visit.  She is perfectly fine otherwise, eats well, plays well, just leaves these puddles a few times a week, and I am still not sure that it is her.  Wish I could devise a way for one to pee blue and the other green so I knew for sure. :)  I love them both even with their faults.

Now the feel good part:  I had several comments on Facebook asking if I was ok and giving advice such as: it is easier to clean up a puddle than heal a broken bone. I received several emails and phone calls as word was passed around and the only place I mentioned it was on Facebook.  It is so good to have friends that truly care about your well being.  I am truly blessed.



 Yes they are angels when they are asleep!! 

I hope you all have a WONDERFUL WEEKEND!! 

And a Feel Good !!! Week.



DizzyC said...

What a week!
I enjoyed the blogfest too, although I was a follower rather than a participant.
I love the over 40's meme too.

enjoy ur weekend!


Jenn said...

Thanks for visiting me today! :) I will be looking forward to your Thursday meme! I have to admit...I love to answer questions and surveys. I don't know why, but I do! That's why these kinds of things appeal to me!

Julie said...

Good afternoon and Happy Friday Follow from Java. It was nice to meet you. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I'm sorry your puppies pushed you down, that wasn't to nice of them but then again, kids are kids no matter if two or four legs. Love them dearly anyways. I am glad you are okay.
If you'd like stop by my main blog at www.umengine3.blogspot.com .... it's a little about life here in my part of the world.
Take care Lori and have the most blessed afternoon possible.

The Girl Next Door Grows Up said...

Boo to your dogs for knocking you down! I totally undertsand though, having Jack our shepherd who thinks he is a lap dog. He is constantly on me pushing me over.

OK so I was reading the books on your sidebar and see that you are reading Mary Daheim, now that is the one with the 2 sisters right? OH I love those books!!!!!!!

Have you ever read Valerie Wolzien? The 1st one is Murder at the PTA Luncheon - fabulous series!!!

And you should check out the Mom Bloggers Club there is an over 40 group there too.

Finally, thank you for what you said.

Have the bestest weekend ever :-)

....Petty Witter said...
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....Petty Witter said...

Hello I was introduced to you by Sharon's Garden and thought I'd stop by to say hello. Nice to meet you, I've enjoyed visiting.

katsrus said...

Glad you are alright. Your dogs are so cute. I had a great time on Blogmania.
Sue B