Thursday, February 5, 2015

Thank you for all your support and kind words on my last post. When you're in the thick
of yucky things in life, you go into a doom-and-gloom-panicky mode, right? I know we've
all been there for different kinds of reasons. The good news is: our water and well issues
seem okay now. The bad news is: the owner of the well company never called us back, 
even after leaving numerous messages. Great customer service! We will keep trying. We
 still have a few questions. And my dentist appointment where I got the first part of my crown
went...well, I don't want to say fine, because it certainly wasn't pleasant while I was there
and in the middle of it. But at least I like this dentist and he is understanding about 
my nervousness. He gives me little breaks and told me to raise my hand if I was feeling
uncomfortable. This is my fourth crown. I've earned queen status by now, don't ya think?
 I go back in three weeks to put the permanent crown in and to get more Novocaine on the
 other side to attempt to remove a cavity underneath another crown. 

On to more pleasant things...I was the winner in Connie from Crafty Home Cottage's
giveaway! Connie is not only a sweet, friendly woman ~ she is also artistic and does all
kind of crafts and needlework. Connie sent me a red and white dish towel with the 
cutest stitched house and heart. The bottom is trimmed in red and white rick rack.The colors 
go perfectly in my kitchen and the little house reminds me of Comfy House.


 There was also a matching quilted and stitched pot holder which I have hanging on
the side of my fridge. (Hello, old family photos.)


 Connie also sent me this beautiful red and white banner. Each little pennant
has a stitched heart. Adorable! I wanted to hang this in my kitchen, but the only
possible place would be my china hutch and it's too narrow.


 So I ended up hanging it on the wall above Tim's bed/the guest bed.


The sun is shining brightly here today but it is bitter cold. It was -5F when I woke up
this morning. I think this cold weather calls for some baking and cooking, so I'm off
now to make a dairy-free apple cake for Saturday. My mom and aunt are coming to
my house on Saturday - we're going to have a card-making day - and they're both
lactose intolerant. I thought it'd be nice to have a little treat with our coffee. And 
tonight's dinner will be stuffed manicotti, so that will take some prep work, too.
Happy Thursday, everyone. 
 

36 comments:

  1. In the middle of extensive dental work myself and renovation of my late mothers house. I feel your pain all the way around. Love the pot holder, towel and garland.

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    1. Thanks so much, Regena. I hope your dental work goes well and isn't painful.

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  2. Congratulations, such adorable gifts for your kitchen and home from Connie - she is talent with her needle!
    Glad you got through the dental work OK, no matter how it goes it definitely is never, ever a fun thing! Glad you have a thoughtful dentist.
    Have a lovely card making day with your loved ones - make the most of every moment you can spend with them - you will have lovely memories I know. Hope the baking goes well, can't go wrong with apple cake.
    Happy weekend Melanie -
    Hugs, Mary

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    1. I did have a great time on Saturday, making cards and scrapbooking with my mom and aunt. They both loved the gifts from Connie, too!

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  3. I am glad that things are improving water and teeth wise. What lovely things for you to have received! You definitely deserved to have something nice in the post!! xx

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    1. Aw, thanks so much for saying that, Amy!

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  4. Wow, congrats on winning! You got some adorable gifts! Glad to hear thing are going a little better and hope they continue in that direction!. Enjoy your craft day with you Mom and Aunt!

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    1. Things are going much better now - thank you, Cathy! I did indeed enjoy my craft day.

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  5. Congrats on winning the giveaway. You received some really nice things and that dish towel does fit in perfectly with your kitchen. I'm happy that at least some of the issues are getting resolved with your home. That's good news... :)

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  6. I really hope those well problems are almost solved...and the dentist...you did GOOD!

    What a neat giveaway you won. The little houses are precious, and yes, they mean Comfy House!! The best gits are handmade.

    Your day sounds great...baking and cooking. Today was my day to brave the cold. I hear we are to get up to 30 tomorrow. Bikini weather! :)

    Jane xxx

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    1. I think the well problems are solved (for now)! I'll let you go ahead and get into a bikini first. ;-)

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  7. How fun to win all those items Melanie. It is like having Christmas once again in January. What cute things she made for you.

    I too have a fear of dentists so I just don't go. I have to be in total pain to go. Glad to hear things are almost done and then you will hopefully not have to go again for a while. Your water problems are not sounding fun. We have a problem with damp at our front door and that alone is a pain without having well problems. Is the cold weather causing the problems?

    Hugs from Holland,
    Heidi

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    1. Oh dear, I'm sorry to hear you don't go to the dentist. No, the cold weather doesn't have anything to do with the well problems. And things seem to be fine for now - yay!

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  8. A card making day. That sounds like lots of fun with pie and coffee!
    Brenda

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  9. Hello again. You know, I had to Google pescetarian because I had never heard of that before. You're right, that's currently what I am because I have been eating seafood. It's funny because I always thought a vegetarian just didn't eat the land animals... chicken, pork, beef... etc. Also, I do love beans and sometimes for lunch I have one of those Amy's frozen vegetarian bean burritos. They are delicious... :)

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    1. I've never had one of those. I try to avoid frozen meals because of the excessive sodium. Though I know Amy's is an organic line, so their food is better than the conventional stuff.

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  10. How pretty that towel looks in your kitchen / all three are such nice gifts! :)

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    1. Yes, they are! The towel is perfect in my kitchen.

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  11. Hi Melanie,
    I hope you al are having a nice card making party, it sounds like fun except for the snow and temps.
    Your Chicago area weather is on the news everyday and I always think of you when I see it.

    Your new red accessories and yellow LaCrueset are so cheerful in the sunshine. I hope your snow goes away soon and you have an early spring.

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    1. Well, at least crafting is a great indoor activity to do when it's so cold outside, right? On Saturday, our temp actually got up to 42 (a heat wave!), so a little bit of the snow melted. Back to very cold temps this week.

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  12. So glad to hear that your water worries are less, at this time, Melanie, and how happy you must be to be free (for a while, anyway), of those dreadful but necessary dentist appointments. Your giveaway goodies are very pretty, and look really nice in your home. How lovey and cozy that card making session sounds, with your mom and aunt, and how thoughtful of you to bake up that cake, just for them!

    Happy weekend! Stay warm!

    Poppy

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    1. Thanks so much for your sweet comments, Poppy!

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  13. Hi Melanie, wow, thank you for the shout-out . . . I am delighted that you like your gifts and that they went with your home, so well. I had a crown this last year on one of my back teeth. The tooth never gave me any trouble until I got the crown. That lasted for maybe three months, but now everything is fine . . . I was a bit worried there for a while:) I'm happy to hear that your well problems are better . . . we all deserve good water.
    Have a happy day.
    Connie :)

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    1. Thank you again, Connie for these most beautiful gifts. I appreciate your hard work, creativity, and generosity. {{hugs}}

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  14. (((((Melanie)))))

    I am so sorry that I missed your comments on my site! They were going into spam along with our sweet Sheri's! I added your blog to my sidebar and thank you so much for your visits and kindness! It is wonderful to "see" you again too! You are a sweetheart! And I am right with you on the dentist. (((hugs)) Your kitchen is gorgeous! May your Sunday be too!

    xo,
    Kim

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    1. I'm glad you found my comments! I'm so glad I "found" you and your blog again after such a long time.You are so kind to say my kitchen is gorgeous...it's outdated and I'm not handy with re-doing things myself (such as painting cabinets), so I just try to fluff it up as best as possible. ;-)

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  15. The things you won are so pretty...love the touches of red. And the valentine accessories add a very festive vibe for February.
    Mary Alice

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    1. I've always loved touches of red. Thank you, Mary Alice!

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  16. If you'd care to publish the name of your well company, I'd love to send them an email on your behalf asking them to contact you and follow up with their customer service and fixing what they clearly broke. Maybe all your other followers would like to also. :)

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    1. Thank you, Laurel but that won't be necessary. We eventually were able to talk to them and they were apologetic and everything is fine now.

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