Thursday, August 16, 2012

A Little This & That...Summer 2012

Wow! What a crazy summer this has been. I'm really looking forward to fall and some cooler weather.

Big thanks to those who have entered to win the newest GBP cookbook!! I had so much fun trying out the recipes...and I'm looking forward to trying some more from this cookbook. So many amazing recipes! Tomorrow a winner will be picked! :)

I hope that everyone had a wonderful summer. It seems like it went by so quickly. Emily will be heading back to school on the 27th. I'm going to miss having her here at home...but she is excited to see her friends. I even think our school shopping is done. Which is great, and I'm actually early.

This summer has also been a difficult one. My dad, after battling cancer for 10 months, passed away on July 6. My comfort is that he is no longer in pain, it was getting very bad for him, and the dosage of morphine was so high, and not helping. His one wish was to pass away at home in his favorite recliner, and he was able to do that. He sat down, and fell asleep, and quietly passed. I miss him so very much.

I'm now in the process of sorting through his belongings. It's a challenge, since I live 2 1/2 hours away from his place. My favorite treasure that I found in his attic was old family photos, newspaper clippings (my grandpa was a champion corn husker back in the 1930's), and my dads baby book.

I've also started back working at our local diner again. I enjoy it. It's great work, enjoy those I work with, and, well, the extra paycheck doesn't hurt either! ;)

That pretty much sums up my summer, and I apologize for not updated my blog more often this summer. I'm planning a few things for this coming fall, and look forward to sharing with everyone!

Good Luck to those that left a comment on my cookbook giveaway post!! I can't wait to draw the winner! 

1 comment:

Jenny said...

I'm so sorry to read about your Dad.

Sending you a very belated hug and prayer.

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