blogging from the heart and a winner


Thank you all for the encouraging comments.  I know I am not the only one who wonders about the relevance of their blog.  You all confirmed what I already from the heart and others will "get" it.

What's touching me now, what's tickling my funny bone or gnawing at my gut is going to resonate with someone whether they are there now or have been there before. 

We were designed to be social creatures and one of the great things about blogging is that even when our family and local friends think we are extremely weird and needy, there are women out there who are just as weird unique as we are.  At the risque of sounding like Dr. Phil, we all need to have our feelings validated once in a while.  If you have both in the flesh and cyber supporters in your life as I do, you are blessed indeed.

I guess in the end we just want to know that we are not alone...we are not as crazy as we feel sometimes.

Now on to the give away.  I had my grandson help me choose a number and we went with his favorite NASCAR driver...#88. 

That's you,  Sally from Drinking from My Saucer.  Congratulations!  Send me an email with your mailing address and I will get the loot shipped out to you.  (

Tomorrow is moving day for my daughter and grandson so I am sure I will be popping my needy self in at some point for a little encouragement.  Have a wonderful Wednesday.

xo, Patty


  1. Enjoy your day. Your blog is always so restful. Such pretty!

  2. Oh dear me. I will be thinking of you!!!
    XO Kris

  3. Congrat's to numbe 88! (cute)
    Thank you for having a giveaway! Moving is A LOT of work! At least there isn't SNOW there!

  4. I will be thinking about you tomorrow!

  5. Hi there, I understand what you mean about blogging; however when we first moved to a new state and I didn't know a soul, was so desperately lonely, blogging filled my heart and life. There are times when I feel overwhelmed by trying to get to so many to read and say hi, sometimes I fail but I can't imagine not connecting.
    I hope your day goes well; sorry that your daughter and grandson are moving-may you have peace.
    Hugs, Noreen

  6. Congrats to Sally! She is a lovely blogger buddy. Beautiful photos of beautiful flowers. xo

  7. Wow! Such lovely flowers! We are starved for blossoms up here. It is "snaining" again. On May Day!

  8. I just "clicked" to make sure I was really the right "Sally @DrinkingFromMySaucer!" LOL What a treat, and thank you so much!! It's a beautiful day here, and it was just made even nicer! {Do you ever have a feeling in your GUT about winning something? I did about this giveaway!!!} E-mail will be on it's way to you soon! I'll be thinking of you tomorrow Patty. Hope it's a beautiful day for a move and that everything goes smoothly! xo ~Sally

  9. Patty - It is nice to get a little encouragement ever so often. We probably ought to do it to our fellow bloggers a little more often.


  10. Congrats to Sally, and this post made me smile as you wrote weird, needy and unique. Your flowers are beautiful.

  11. I always think if people aren't a bit weird they're not normal! Well done Sally x Jane

  12. Congratulations to the winner! Your flowers are beautiful, we are finally starting to have buds and hopefully blossoms soon! Happy May Day!

  13. Congrats to the winner - and I hope moving day goes well for all of you!

  14. Nice post. Glad others, like you, think similarly to me.

    Happy for the winner, too. Susan

  15. Happy moving..Lovely flowers Patty

  16. Congratulations to Sally!..I agree with your post.. If you take a look at my blog I just put a video that was 'from the heart' yesterday.. I've gotten a lot of feedback on it so I think I will keep going in that direction as well.. Good luck with the move!

  17. Congrats to Sally! Good luck with the move, Patty. I hope all goes well.

  18. Patty,
    Remember that you were there when your daughter and grandson needed you...
    and you always will be!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend, dear friend!!!


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