Happy April! $50 Your Way! PayPal? GC? Monthly Giveaway!

So, my monthly update starts with some exciting news! My baby girl turns FORTY on the 5th!! F-O-R-T-Y! People! I have a child that is FORTY!! That blows my mind!! How did that happen!? HOLY MOLY!! I do NOT feel old enough (or mature enough!) to have a child that old! I’m barely mature enough to BE forty!

My postcard MYSTERY is still a mystery and me telling you that they had stopped for a month prompted them to start-up again.  As close as I can tell 3 postcards remain. Still to this day no one will fess up. My top suspects are Sherry, Dan, Selena and YES, it’s driving me bat sh*% crazy!! Again I say. Brilliant. Joke. Brilliant.  I carry these friggin’ things in my purse which means the song pops into my head AGAIN. So I’m singing a song I hate almost daily. It’s making me nuts!!!! Tell me who it is!!!!!! NOW!! I demand it. I mean PLEASE tell me who sending these!! You’ve made me NUTS!!

Still working with my Cricut Machine. It’s so much FUN!! To celebrate Selena turning 40 the family is headed to Florida and Disney-world. Complete with matching t-shirts for all. (Yes, mostly in sparkle vinyl) All with Alice’s blessings.
Disney T-shirt Design

Then of course we MUST have princesses!! Check out these designs.

We put that Cricut machine through its paces for this trip. A new designer t-shirt for everyday! My all time favorite though? Everyone has a t-shirt in their favorite color of this design! I can’t wait for a group shot to post for next month!

So, that’s my monthly update and now in to the Giveaway!! My monthly $50 giveaway is my way of saying THANK YOU for being a follower! (Yes, I do just copy and paste the remainder of this post. I’m lazy! AND tired!!)

The March Giveaway has the same exact spiel as last month and the month before and the month before that! The year before and well, you get the idea. For as long as this giveaway is popular, I’ll continue to do it. I am truly thankful and feeling blessed that you stop by. This giveaway is open worldwide for PayPal option only. (I’m not sure the other GC would work worldwide) This is a Giveaway that is hosted only by me. So, by coming back often and staying around for a while, looking at more than one page, really helps me. Of course, any extra clicks on advertisements and of course going through PBnWhine for your regular Amazon Purchases is always appreciated. Going thru my blog does not cost you any additional money!!

The April Giveaway has the same exact spiel as last month and the month before and the month before that! The year before and well, you get the idea. For as long as this giveaway is popular, I’ll continue to do it. I am truly thankful and feeling blessed that you stop by. This giveaway is open worldwide for PayPal option only. (I’m not sure the other GC would work worldwide) This is a Giveaway that is hosted only by me. So, by coming back often and staying around for a while, looking at more than one page, really helps me. Of course, any extra clicks on advertisements and

Win $50 Your Way!  Tons Of Ways To Enter The $50 Your Way Giveaway!! Comments!! I LOVE COMMENTS and SHARING!! Hint hint!! Okay, so technically, I love all the entries and I’m thrilled you do any of them! Every once and awhile I may add a new entry so be sure to double-check occasionally.

Since I’m the sole sponsor of this giveaway, you can expect that all of the entries are about me, me, me, me…. and of course ME!!

I am so thankful for my wonderful followers here on Peanut Butter and Whine!! I really do feel blessed that you stop by!!

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The main entries are the same every month, so if you a regular follower you’ll just breeze through the list.

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  1. Thank you for doing give away

  2. Linda Treadwell says:

    It’s April fool’s day and I’m pregnant at 58! Lol j.k.

  3. I am working today and then helping a friend move so its been a busy day and its only 12:00! I wish I was joking.

  4. My day is going great so far. It was a little cool this morning. It has warmed up a little bit.

  5. My day is going OK. I got up early and started a bunch of cooking, I have a huge batch of bread rising, and a ton of chickpeas in the slow cooker to make hummus. Going to do more, hope soon.

  6. I don’t know how you can keep up to giving away $50 every month!! You’re very generous and a whole lotta fun, too! I never tried a cricut before, it sounds fun, I love crafting.

  7. My favorite is the Anna Long 00312! Although their “long” is my “short”!!! So cute!

  8. Connie Lee says:

    My day is going very good, it’s Saturday and the sun is shining. I have finished the housework for today and sitting back playing on the computer for a while.

  9. My day is going well. It’s rainy so me and the dogs are inside. I’ve finally decided that for dinner I will cook a penne pasta dish with chicken and asparagus in a cream sauce/ Doesn’t that sound delicious!

  10. Tamra Phelps says:

    I think Mother Nature is playing an April Fools joke. It’s Spring, right? So, why is it so cold today?? Not funny, Mother Nature!

  11. Kate Sarsfield says:

    April Fools’ Day & the makeup girls decided to prank some of the cast for the dress rehearsal today by painting our eyebrows on upside down!

  12. Angela Saver says:

    I’m having a great day just drinking coffee and hanging out with my hubby!

  13. Good day today! Still working on spring cleaning, got a lot more work ahead of me… But tomorrow is Sunday and I am taking the day off! 🙂

  14. Sarah L says:

    Quiet day at home. Just got email that I won a bunch of candy.

  15. We had a snow storm. Had to remove the snow, a bad day. I hate snow. 🙁

  16. Kate Sarsfield says:

    I had to sing at a funeral this morning & I’m not used to getting up early on a Sunday! Now I’m off for a snooze then into town for the opening show, a matinée, kicking off at 3pm (agh!).

  17. bianca roman says:

    My day just started..It’s 8A here in Florida, although, I’ve been up and back to sleep and up again since 5 something, because of a bad dream. I’m hoping I can rid myself of this headache, so I can get things ready for the week.

  18. Kara Marks says:

    My day is only starting, but so far so good. Happy April!

  19. I like a quiet Sunday. It is a little warmer today, I’m wearing a coat, but kids are running around sleeveless!

  20. Tamra Phelps says:

    It’s just a typical lazy Sunday here. That’s fine by me!

  21. I am having a productive Sunday! I finally cleaned my house and did the laundry.

  22. Sarah L says:

    Quiet day at home. The sun is shining and we didn’t get snow.

  23. Thanks for the chance to win! I got done running errands and am finally home 🙂
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  24. Terri S says:

    My day went very well. I really didn’t do much today. I was on my computer most of the day today.,

  25. I love Sundays! I had fun. Played around with some projects, and read my book! Very relaxing day! 🙂

  26. It’s been a good day. Got some spring cleaning done, even opened the windows for some fresh air. Nice day!

  27. Tee Anderson says:

    I was glad to have a relaxing day after a busy Saturday. I got to watch some of my shows tonight. Yay!

  28. Tee Anderson says:

    Tomorrow begins another busy with work, kids homework and soccer practices. Is it Friday yet?

  29. LAMusing says:

    I’m re-painting my bedroom. I now realize I;m getting a little too old for this, since every muscle hurts!

  30. Cheryl B says:

    Spring break is finally here. Happy Monday!

  31. OK. New hassles to deal with, just annoying, and time consuming, nothing serious.

  32. Sarah L says:

    Good swim class. Then a trip to the library to pick up a book I had put on hold.

  33. Kate Sarsfield says:

    Just back after the dreaded second night performance & it was a blast! Not just one, but two standing ovations!

  34. Not in the best mood right now. My Twitter account got locked and although it says it sent me a verification code to unlock it, my cell isn’t getting it. Been trying for hours and nothing. Contacted Twitter and I am still waiting to hear back from them. 🙁

  35. Kate Sarsfield says:

    It’s a beautiful Spring morning but far too early (6am). I’m taking Mum to Dublin for tests and a check-up and (hopefully) will get back before curtain-up!

  36. Natalie says:

    I took yesterday off so today is my first day of work. I am starting it nice and fresh!

  37. michele says:

    A day to myself….already did my cleaning and ready to start a “me” day…..

  38. OK. The property manager came today and staved off a giant cave in with my ceiling the heavy rains and snow melting made a big problem. Now I have buckets and broken ceiling, but at least they caught it before it exploded.

  39. LAMusing says:

    I’m so behind on what I need t get done!

  40. My day was good but I am not too pleased with Twitter. Over 24 hours and i still haven’t received this verification code. I’ve been trying throughout the day and zip. I still haven’t heard back from their support team either on what to do to rectify this situation. 🙁

  41. Tamra Phelps says:

    Well, it’s been busy, lol. Last night, Mom had to go to the ER–it happens every so often because she has Congestive Heart Failure & things come up. Her cough was getting worse. Turns out she had developed bronchitis. They kept her overnight, So, I was up until about 3 waiting until my brother let me know they were keeping her overnight, Then I was up early this morning because she needed some of her meds. They did let her come home tonight. So, she’s better. (Don’t tell on me, lol, cause I know how petty this is…but it is so irritating listening to constant coughing & you know, hoicking—I want to stick a sharp object in my own ears. I know…it’s even worse for her, doing the coughing. Hey, I said I feel petty!!! lol)

    • Kate Sarsfield says:

      Great word that, hoicking! But I so know what you mean, and then comes the guilt for even thinking those thoughts about your own Mum. It’s hard sometimes, but at least she’s getting better now & it’ll be easier for you to get some sleep tonight!

      • one thing you can do to get some quiet is buy some ear muffs – I use the kind they use at gun shops it cuts out a huge amount of decibels, they vary and are quite inexpensive. You can wear them around the house for a few hours to get relief. You can find them on Amazon.

      • Tamra Phelps says:

        Ha! Hoicking was my Dad’s word from my childhood. He did it every morning…it was usually what woke me up. “Oh, Dad’s in the bathroom, means I have to get up in about 30 minutes.” (And yes, I feel so guilty for even thinking those thoughts! Oh, well, I reassure myself that it’s just normal to be grossed out by that stuff.)

  42. My day’s been fun. It warmed up finally so I spent 2 hours cleaning my car. It gleams, and that’s fun. 🙂

  43. michele says:

    Today is another me day.. tired of cleaning ceilings and closets!! Why do things get constantly dusty??? Looking thru photo albums and re-arranging pic thats it for me today…

  44. Kate Sarsfield says:

    Last night, after getting home at midnight I had some bills to pay online etc. but fell asleep at my desk and woke at 2am with a very sore neck! I got straight into bed and slept for 10 hours! I could quite happily go back for more but I’ve got to get ready for tonight’s show & pay those bills!

  45. My day is going ok. Trying to make some plans and get organized a little.

  46. YAY Twitter finally unlocked my account about two hours ago. They apologized for the inconvenience. Apparently I was locked out by mistake by their automated system. But we’re all good now! As to why I wasn’t getting the verification code, who knows. Apparently there are a lot of people having trouble with not getting it.

  47. It’s been a very nice day. A hummingbird came right up to me and looked me in the eyes. Wow!

  48. michele says:

    Back to work today.. want to change the downstairs for Easter.. why I continue to change things for holidays and the seasons I will never know.. You would think that after years of doing this I would get bored but I don’t.. I love the holidays and the way the house looks different all the time…..

  49. Ok. Nervous about the huge storms today with the huge hole in my ceiling and leak, they can’t fix until it has dried up – til then it is water coming down!

  50. Tamra Phelps says:

    We had bad storms last night. There was hail, lightning like crazy & a tornado warning. Yeesh. Today is chillier but at least it’s calmed down out there. Mom isn’t coughing like crazy, so that’s better. Seems the antibiotics helped. But her Congestive Heart Failure causes her to build up fluid every little bit, start coughing & as it gets worse it turns to bronchitis. She has an appointment with a specialist next week. Hopefully, he can get her on the right meds to keep this more in check.

  51. Abigail says:

    My day is going well I got my license today

  52. Got some more spring cleaning done. rearranging and cleaning the livingroom. I did a different workout video yesterday and I am soooo sore. I have been working out consistently for 5 years now and I am amazed that I can still get so sore….

  53. Kate Sarsfield says:

    Another wonderful show tonight! Compliments are flying, the local press have been very generous and there’s now a waiting list for tickets!

    • Tamra Phelps says:

      Congratulations! It sounds like you guys work really hard on these shows—& put on good ones.

  54. Sarah L says:

    I’m house sitting with a very slow computer and enjoying the 65 degrees we’re having today

  55. It’s been a nice day! This warming weather really has kept me in such a good mood, loving the sun and the birds out and singing.

  56. Cheryl Chervitz says:

    I had a good day. It was sunny here today, and since its been cloudy and rainy for almost 2 weeks, it made my day a little better.

  57. michele says:

    the mango trees are in bloom and my allergy is really kicking in.. I am driving everyone crazy with sneezing and hacking… hopefully some benadryl will help….

  58. Natalie says:

    I am so glad it is friday! I am looking forward to the warmer weather. Today has been a good day so far.

  59. It’s finally Friday! YAY! I’m excited for the weekend to finally be here!

  60. Lovin’ that it is Friday! Keeping an eye on the weather if it rains I have to run home to babysit the leak in my ceiling, watch the buckets.

  61. Tamra Phelps says:

    Well, my brother’s family just took off for Knoxville, TN, for my oldest nephews baseball tournament. They have a 3 hour drive ahead, but you know what? I have a weekend with no kid watching, lolol! (Actually, they’re good kids & no trouble at all. And Aunt Tammy is one of those horrible adults who will just let them play their tablets as long as they want & have popsicles for lunch, teehee!)

  62. Terri Quick says:

    My day was pretty relaxing….for once…lol!

  63. Got a bit accomplished today with my work and still had time to do a 30 minute jog. Easter is coming up and I know I’m gonna eat so I am trying to stay active so I don’t do to much damage.. LOL. 🙂

  64. Kate Sarsfield says:

    I had a lovely day today! The weather was the best of the year so far so I managed to get a mountain of laundry done as well as some much-needed weeding & planting. AND not one, not two, but three curtain calls tonight!

  65. It’s been a great day ….I got the first pictures of my best friend’s newborn baby. And, that’s about it.

  66. Sarah L says:

    Full day. Had to run out & get a new coffeemaker for the person I’m staying with. Then a good swim class. And a fun visit to a friend.

  67. michele says:

    Having unexpected company today.. trying my best to make a few things special for them.. thank goodness my house is always spotless otherwise I would be running around like a nut!!!

  68. Kate Sarsfield says:

    Glorious weather and I’m just enjoying it and doing as little as possible before tonight’s final show & wrap party!

  69. Taking it easy today… It’s a beautiful day. Sun is shining and it’s warm. I am a little tired though, I was up very late last night talking to my bff.

  70. It is going good. I love Saturdays! It is still cold out, but I bundled up, although some people running around dressed like summer. brrr!

  71. Tamra Phelps says:

    This has been a truly lazy Saturday. I slept until almost noon! I’m just sitting here, online, half watching TV.


    My day has been wonderful I spent time with my hubby we went to garage sales this AM. We had a wonderful lunch also

  73. May Rodriguez says:

    I enter your giveaway to win pay pal gift card.

  74. Sarah L says:

    More house sitting with a slow computer. I get to go back home tonight.

  75. michele says:

    Palm Sunday.. mass and then a lovely dinner… I remember my childhood so well these traditions have never left me…. I miss those days a good deal….

  76. Maureen says:

    I hope to be feeling better. I have had an issue and I think I am on the mend.

  77. so far, so good. Having a kind of quietish Sunday! It is the first day that really seems like spring, so nice, everyone is out in the fresh air!

  78. Happy Palm Sunday! It is Holy Week and I am enjoying the beginning of the Easter holidays. Today I read my book and i am gonna go watch a movie and relax. 🙂

  79. Sarah L says:

    I’m having a quiet day at home with the wind blowing outside. Nice to be home after 3 days of house sitting.

  80. I had a pretty lazy weekend, and today so far has been a typical Monday morning.

  81. Trying to get everything done early this morning have to work in the garden…Easter week.. love it…

  82. Cheryl Everitt says:

    Hi! My day is going to be busy. When I finish entering my sweepstakes I am determined that this hardwood floor is gonna get steamed! We move all the furniture to the left of the room and tackle that area. Done! Move everything to the right and clean that area! Whew! Wish me look for I am already tired!

  83. 70 degrees today – whoppee! It can’t be a bad day when I can thumb my nose at my winter coat and heavy sweaters, down vest!!!

  84. A good swim class at a different pool. Our pool is closed this week so some of us are meeting at a rec center that has a warm water pool.

  85. I had a good day today… I am enjoying my Easter vacation. Only bad thing is I have a killer headache today… one of the downers of spring. I get a lot of them now unfortunately.

  86. My day has been stressful. I am worried about a friend who is facing a possible really bad diagnosis.

  87. Cheryl Everitt says:

    I am on my way to sit with my 94 yr old aunt. We are told she is in the last stages of Alzheimer’s. It is not looking good. Sad….

  88. Allergies are still bothering me today but looking forward to Easter Sunday.. Finihsing up my housework early so I can play!!

  89. My day is going OK. Happy to see the sun and 70 degrees!!! Rain tomorrow, though, so I’m enjoying it today as much as I can.

  90. Tamra Phelps says:

    Well, Mom has gone off to see her pulmonary specialist. Hopefully, he has some ideas about what’s causing her constant cough. The weather is rainy but not too chilly, so I’ll take that. In other words, just another day. Now, I need to go make taco meatballs for my nephews, lol.

  91. Had a good day today… I was supposed to resume some cleaning but I felt like bumming around and doing nothing. I am enjoying my zeaster vacation. 🙂

  92. Semi-annual visit to my rheumatologist. Looking good. No changes to medications.

  93. Cheryl Everitt says:

    As expected my aunt passed away today. She knew that we all loved her and she will be missed.

  94. My day is going OK. I’m keeping an eye on the clouds, if it starts raining I have to run home to watch the leaking roof into my buckets. Hope it doesn’t rain….

  95. Tomorrow is my bulk shopping day so trying to get all my lists together….husband not feeling well so I have to go and baby him… LOL

  96. I had today off from work and I got a lot of errands done!

  97. I didn’t do much of anything today.. Perused online. Went “window” shopping…. Stayed quiet and kept to myself.

  98. Kate Sarsfield says:

    Back in the Land of Whine after a couple of days off for some bad behaviour! All well this end.

  99. Tamra Phelps says:

    I’ve had a pretty good day here in KY. The weather was great, my nephews only fought once (miracle) & I had pizza for dinner. Is it sad that this makes a pretty decent day for me, ha ha? Hey, I’m good with that!

  100. Good swim class at the other pool. Time spent in the library. 1 1/2 hr massage.

  101. LAMusing says:

    I’m exhausted.

  102. Off shopping..all day.. yes.. i plan on squeezing all the melons!!

  103. OK. I got a late start on the day even though I got up early, as one thing after another came up that I was helping people. I felt good I could help some folks, but can’t catch up!

  104. I am home alone listening to the Jesus Christ Superstar soundtrack, singing along, and enjoying myself! 😀

  105. Susan Smith says:

    I’m having a good day today. The weather is nice and I spend the day outside.

  106. Kate Sarsfield says:

    Kind of a bleh day today, just housework, cooking, driving Mum to Church this evening then a bit of telly.

  107. LAMusing says:

    I’m working hard. Need more Advil!

  108. So far it has been a very relaxing day. I am excited for Easter weekend!

  109. So far my day is going ok. The weather is starting to improve slightly and I’m looking forward to Easter this weekend!

  110. Finished making some peanut butter chocolate Easter eggs and starting my Good Friday lunch.. cocktails at 2 everyone!!

    • Kate Sarsfield says:

      Jesus Christ is hanging on the cross & you’re drinking cocktails? In an other age you’d have been burnt at the stake for heresy!!!

  111. Tamra Phelps says:

    Wow, 80 degrees here today. Does this mean Winter is really gone? Looks like it’s going to be a nice day around here.

  112. My day is going OK. A little cooler today, so I took my down vest back out and put it on!

  113. I hope everyone has a great Easter Holiday weekend. I am enjoying myself. Listening to music, reading, and eating chocolate easter eggs. LOL! 🙂

  114. Kate Sarsfield says:

    There was a major problem with the organ in Church last night but, thank heaven for long-term memory, Mum was able to fix it today! Other than that, just a quiet day at home, topped with a yummy chow mein I made from scratch 🙂

  115. Kate Sarsfield says:

    Up (relatively) early as lots of errands to get done around town that I put off ‘cos of the show. I should wash the bedding but there’s a big grey cloud overhead so perhaps I’ll leave it for today!

  116. It is very rainy and dreary today. It is a perfect day to go to the movies!

  117. sheila ressel says:

    My day is going good. Got my food that I could make ahead for Easter cooked so that’s an accomplishment!

  118. Had company this morning and it was a very nice visit. Looking forward to the BBQ we’re having with the family! 🙂

  119. Day is going good. Trying to get many things done!!!

  120. Had a little bit of early morning company that just left.. Breakfast with relatives…All my prep for tomorrow is ready so the Easter bunny can come over…..

  121. My day’s been super productive until I sat down in front of the computer! 🙂 Oh well, I’ll get back to it soon!

  122. House sitting and not much time for entering.

  123. Kate Sarsfield says:

    Happy Easter to all who celebrate, for those who don’t, hey, there’s always chocolate!

  124. Happy Easter everyone have a wonderful day.. chocolates and lovely food enjoy..

  125. Happy Easter everyone!! I’m eating so much food and chocolate and having a great time. I will hit the cardio tomorrow. Gonna watch The Ten Commandments dvd with my Mom. It’s a tradition we do every year. 🙂

  126. Had breakfast out and then church. Quiet day after that.

  127. Cheryl Everitt says:

    We had Easter dinner with our son and his family. I lost my aunt this week so this was a blessing.

  128. I had a lovely Easter with my mom. We went out to brunch and went for a walk.

  129. Had a lovely day yesterday.. quiet and wonderful.. Now back to work tomorrow…and a diet of course..

  130. Kate Sarsfield says:

    Easter Monday is a Bank Holiday in Ireland so most working people get a day off. I’m spending the day planting seedlings, re-potting some houseplants & getting my hands in the earth – happy days!

  131. Day is going good. Glad it is not raining, so I don’t need to fret about the leak that is going to take time to get fixed.

  132. Off the charts crazy so far!

  133. Man… I have no clue where the day went. I was gonna enjoy my Easter Monday – and I did! – but it went by sooo fast! Time is just zipping by this long holiday weekend….

  134. Home sweet home! Finished my house sitting late this afternoon.

  135. Ok the holiday is now officially over.. back to work and a diet..
    no more cheesecake or chocolate peanut butter eggs….

  136. Kate Sarsfield says:

    The world has gone mad: there’s roadworks in the village!!!

  137. Day is going good. It is a beautiful day, just a tiny bit cool, very invigorating! Good weather for getting things done!

  138. I worked out today. Everything hurts. After my weekend of culinary debauchery I have to get back to normal and fight my weight gaining demons… 🙂

  139. Quiet day at home for the first time in a week.

  140. Tamra Phelps says:

    Today was just one long feeling of “I want to go back to bed.” I was up until about 3 a.m. waiting for my Mom to get back from the E.R. (My brother came over & drove her to the E.R. because she had a nose bleed. This happens often because her oxygen irritates her nose & it bleeds & won’t stop because she takes blood-thinner.) I waited up because I knew I’d have to unhook her portable oxygen–& it’s just impossible to go to bed when someone has gone to the E.R., even if you know they can fix it.

    • Kate Sarsfield says:

      How is she? Dad used to have the same problem with nosebleeds – you’ve never seen so much blood!

  141. Laundry going and trying to get everything done so I can get back to my book!! Why do we have to clean and so often???

  142. Kate Sarsfield says:

    Like Tamra, I was up most of the night. Mum’s been having trouble settling so that keeps me awake too!

  143. Day is going OK. It is cold again, I went out with my winter fur lined coat and wooly hat, although nobody else was that bundled up, so I felt a little silly, but at least not cold and shivery!

  144. Good swim class then a trip to Costco and some roast chicken for dinner.

  145. Made the HORRIBLE mistake of weighing myself. God i wanted to cry…. I did a bit of Easter damage, but I am gonna buckle down and get more weight off. 🙂

  146. Tamra Phelps says:

    Well, Mom goes for her sleep study tonight. She said she knows she won’t be able to go to sleep, lol…she’ll just lay there thinking “I’m not sleepy now.” But, she’s going to give it a try.

    • Kate Sarsfield says:

      It’s pretty near impossible to sleep with all the wires & bleeps but well worth it!

  147. Kate Sarsfield says:

    It’s two years ago today since Dad died and it’s still feels like he’s just popped out for the paper. Unreal, somehow …

  148. Trying to get moving today but just thinking about the re-evaluation of our property taxes that is supposed to come in the mail…Not a happy thought.. where is the cocktail?????

  149. My day is going OK, hard to believe it is Thursday already! So many things to get done before the weekend!

  150. Had to stop in and get some blood drawn since my liver numbers were strangely high two weeks ago.

  151. Just finished kickboxing about 30 min ago. The trainers always say that when you’re done exercising – you will have tons of energy. Then why am I so sleepy?

  152. As May draws closer Mothers Day is on my mind and how much I miss my mom…

  153. Well, the heating system got wrecked yesterday. It is cold here the last few days, so it was a bad timing for sure and I was busy waiting for the handyman. :p

  154. Kate Sarsfield says:

    Bloomin’ internet’s been down all day till now (six pm) . Ah, well, sure it’s not the worst thing that could happen!

  155. Just so so. It is raining and the leak from who knows where is dripping into the buckets. Property manager off yesterday and today. Hope nothing collapses.

  156. So the bathing suit I bought on walmart.com arrived and I was a little scared about how I was going to look in it. I didn’t look half bad! 😀

  157. Got a haircut, then a trip to ARC where I got a new(to me) spring blouse & pants. Good swim class.

  158. My day was fine. I’m finally relaxing and getting work done before bed time 🙂
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  159. Kate Sarsfield says:

    Not a lot happening in this little village so far today: I got to the post office to send off a parcel & now I’m making lunch before planting up some seedlings.

  160. I am really looking forward to today because it is perfect weather outside.

  161. My day is going ok. I have one eye on the sky, watching to see if it starts raining, to run home and babysit the buckets. Looking online at rescue dogs.

  162. Starting slow, but hopeful I’ll get through my to-do list!

  163. Interesting class on essential oils this morning at the gardens. I did miss the march for science that I would have liked to go to.

  164. Today was a good day. Did some light cleaning and enjoyed the rest of my Saturday.

  165. It’s been a pretty good day – got more done than I expected 🙂

  166. Going good. Today is the prettiest and nicest day of the year so far, the wildflowers are mingled in the grass, the trees are blooming with that bright spring green, blossoms everywhere – suddenly!

  167. Kate Sarsfield says:

    I’ve just got back from a viewing of the DVD of The King and I. The sets, costumes, lighting etc are brilliant and the acting/singing’s not half bad either!

  168. I had a class all day today, and I missed out on the gorgeous weather!

  169. Had a good Sunday! I read magazines and enjoyed my day. 🙂

  170. Drove up to Boulder to see a choral concert. Beautiful day – 73 degrees.

  171. Tamra Phelps says:

    It’s been one of those strange chilly days in April. It barely got into the 50s. I looked across the street & my brother had dragged his grill out & was grilling, lol. Well, the weekend is the weekend, right?? At least it wasn’t raining, which it did all day yesterday.

  172. I’m not having a very great day, as I’m a little short for my rent payment this month 🙁

  173. My husband is still not feeling well and will not go to the doctor.. men!! so I am doing my best to make him better my way….

  174. Kate Sarsfield says:

    April showers all day so far so no point doing any laundry! Yay 🙂

  175. It is a nice day. I searched and searched and chased the property manager, finally found him. He thought my leak was all fixed, he had caulked. It is as bad as ever now more rain coming tomorrow and day after. Some folks had their ceiling cave in a while ago, so it makes me nervous.

  176. Had a good day today. Did my work and now I am chilling out and finishing the Salem tv series.

  177. I had a great day today! I am excited to eat pizza for dinner.

  178. My day is going okay. It was busy at work today and now I have cleaning to do at home and no energy to do it! Story of my life!

  179. Good swim class. Starting to pack for my 2 week house sitting that starts tomorrow.

  180. The new property tax re-evaluation form came yesterday.. not as bad as I thought but still…now I can move on with other things….

  181. My day is going OK. I hope to get home soon to see if the leak is leaking, hope not, and hope it is really fixed soon, they can’t figure out where it is coming from.

  182. Tamra Phelps says:

    We’re having nice weather today but my youngest nephew isn’t feeling well. He’s spending some time with us while his Dad takes my niece to the doctor (just a checkup.) So, only my oldest nephew went to school today.

  183. I’m a little under the weather today. Hopefully with some rest I’ll be frisky tomorrow!

  184. Kate Sarsfield says:

    I took Mum out for lunch earlier & we were pelted with hailstones, sleet & even a bit of snow. In Ireland? In April? Bonkers!

  185. Very productive day. Got all my work done and I was able to kick back and watch a movie with my Mom. 🙂

  186. Heard from an old friend and all the challenges she is having right now with an ill husband…All I can do is listen wish I could help her more….

  187. Kate Sarsfield says:

    It’s really cold today so there go all the outside chores I have to do! And that only leaves ironing – I HATE IRONING!

  188. My day is going good. I think the leak is fixed, the buckets were empty this morning after all that rain, so I dared to leave, still raining, hope nothing changed and all is OK.

  189. I have a lot to get done today 🙂

  190. I had today off of work which was nice, but I did not get anything done.

  191. Tamra Phelps says:

    Today was really a little boring. There were some little irritations, like my brother’s phone went kaput for some unknown reason, so when he came to pick up Mom to take her to Lexington to see a doctor (just a follow-up visit), he borrowed my cell. I’m told my ringtone is really embarrassing, lol. Hey, it wakes me up…& that’s the main thing for me! My ringtone has to be loud & disruptive. If it rings, it wakes me up. (It sounds a little like electronic accordions, lolol.)

  192. Good swim class. Turns out where I’m house sitting doesn’t have wifi. Just very slow computer.

  193. Today was a good day. I had ordered clothes online and the rest of my shipment came today. Everything fit well! 🙂

  194. Kate Sarsfield says:

    Thankfully the cold snap seems to be easing but there’s still ground frost at night so I’m having to keep my seedlings under cover for a bit longer. Oh, and the swallows are back so the weather HAS to be getting better!

  195. I could not believe it when I woke up today and it was snowing! Nothing major planned for today.

  196. Off to the grocery and the post office… rather stay home but it has to be done….

  197. I’m having a good day. Quiet so far, not raining, but gray and deary, but the leak has still stopped, so I’m hoping they were able to fix it.

  198. My day is actually going a little crazy right now. I’m working on a post about 13 Reasons Why (I lost my daughter to suicide 18 months ago), I’m helping my friend arrange a reunion at the lake community that we grew up at, and I’m trying to organize and build up my giveaway listings. LOL It’s all good. It’s better to be busy than to be idle!
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  199. Had a great massage today. Still house sitting.

  200. I am having a great day, I got my house neat early and dinner was leftovers. That is a perfect day for me, plus we ate on paper plates so no dishes to do.

  201. Tamra Phelps says:

    I’m just sitting here half watching TV & half checking out what’s online, lol. I honestly haven’t gotten a thing done today. I’m considering putting pinto beans on to soak, lol. It depends on just how lazy I turn out to be.

  202. Sitting here talking with my daughter about books .. we could do this all day…. better get up and get moving out into the garden….I love my daughter so much…….

  203. My day is going good. Watching the robins collect grass and twigs to make nests! Worried about the news, getting scary about North Korea.

  204. Tamra Phelps says:

    There’s not a lot going on today. I soaked some pinto beans last night & now I’ve got them on the stove. Later I’ll make some cornbread…which would be a very traditional KY dinner, except for the fact that my nephews think cornbread needs to be sweet, lol. (Yeah, basically, cornbread CAKE, ha!) I keep telling them that cornbread shouldn’t be sweet! But, this is an age old battle in this part of the country. Do you put sugar in your cornbread or not is a question that has torn apart many families, lolol.

  205. Kate Sarsfield says:

    Just an average sort of day today: chores, errands & keeping Mum happy 🙂

  206. I cannot stop listening to my latest audiobook. I could easily neglect my responsibilities because I want to know what’s gonna happen next. 😮

  207. It’s SNOWING! House sitting and I’m not going out.

  208. Yay, it is TGIF, I am glad it is Friday.

  209. It was a good day – got new tires so I’m finally safe to drive the freeway

  210. Kate Sarsfield says:

    I don’t know what’s got into the weather lately but sitting here all I can see are grey skies, black clouds, everything being really blown about & it even looks cold 🙁

  211. My day is going good. A kind of quiet (so far) Saturday. Looking online at prom dresses, wondering if I can make two, for someone whose wife recently died and the daughters don’t have a dress or the money.

  212. My day’s starting out great…got up early and got a lot done, now I’m ready to go out (soon!)

  213. Just enjoying some time entering giveaways and just kickin’ back! Enjoy your weekend!

  214. I had a terrible day. I am just going to relax and unwind and try not to think about it.

  215. Came home form the hospital with my husband of 47 years diagnosis…..I am shellshocked…I really can’t put my mind around it… truly doing this contest is keeping me from going insane…..

    • Tamra Phelps says:

      I’m sorry. I don’t know what diagnosis your husband got but I wish both of you strength & better days ahead.

      • Thank you so much… It is gallbladder cancer spread to the liver.. Going to the hospital now…. I believe my husband is asking for a second opinion which of course I agree but I have not spoken to the doctor for the day as yet…..

    • Kate Sarsfield says:

      Oh Michele, sweetheart, I am so sorry. If you need to let it all out just PM me & rant away.

  216. Tamra Phelps says:

    Today started out stormy & then got up into the high 80s. So, I really just stayed inside & did nothing all day. Well, I did mix up some cookie dough, but that’s it.

  217. It has now been snowing for over 24 hours. Too much for April…. I’m just staying inside.

  218. Off to the hospital….need to keep calm and focused and a smile for my husband….

  219. Kate Sarsfield says:

    Just another wet, dreary day here – what’s new, I hear you say!

  220. My day is going OK. I listened to the weather two times before leaving, and it said sunny and rain after midnight. I didn’t leave my windows open (whew), but left without an umbrella. It has been raining off and on, and I hope I don’t have to walk home in the rain.

  221. After 24 hours of snow, today is full of sunshine & blue skies.

  222. So depressed. People say to try to stick to your normal routine, and I am trying to do that, But I just want to curl up and cry.

    • Kate Sarsfield says:

      Oh, CJ, if that’s what you need to do then do it. It’s horrible, just horrible. My thoughts are with you all.

  223. I’m cleaning and my kids are crazy… so im having an OK day

  224. Sadie Terry says:

    Haven’t won anything since before Christmas 2015 need a win.

  225. Kate Sarsfield says:

    Where did April go? May Day public holiday in Europe so I’m basically being lazy!

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