Because we live inland, we were spared the destruction and fury that many other easterners experienced on Monday.
We have had fierce wind and rain but nothing too horrendous. The lights flickered a few times and shut off once but came right back on again so we have been blessed.
Today, schools are still closed and we will be hunkering down again. The crock pot is filled with beef stew, the house is warm, and we are all safe and sound, so I'm grateful.
So on to today's post!
Isn't it fun to win a prize?
I'm not a big winner of contests, scratch tickets or lotteries.
As a matter of fact, I rarely win anything!
So you can imagine how excited I was when Susan, from My Mother's Apron Strings, notified me I won a giveaway on her blog!
Sure enough, a few days after her husband drew my name, a package arrived in Massachusetts from Washington state.
Oh, it was so exciting!
The gift was nicely wrapped in a piece of silver tissue paper.
There was a bow across the box inside, too.
It's shown at the top of the post.
Susan also included a lovely notecard with an autumn message on the front written by Emily Bronte .
Every leaf speaks bliss to me
Fluttering from the autumn tree.
Susan wrote a short note, too, congratulating me on winning!
The gift, of course, was a sunflower necklace. Very darling.
Thanks so much, Susan.
You are one of the reasons I love blogland so much!
WHAT WAS THE LAST GIFT YOU RECEIVED AND WHO WAS IT FROM?