Giveaway Winner and Random Ramblings

First of all, pop over to The Renegade Farmer to see the winner of my Herbal Goodness Giveaway!   That was fun, I think I will have a giveaway here at Love Living Simply soon.  I also talked a bit about growing herbs in containers if you are interested in container gardening. 

I'm also participating in a Secret Seed Swap with some of the farmgirls at the Mary Janes Farm forum.  More fun, a package of surprise seeds to plant and wait for the magic to grow, love it!  I'm trying to decide what to send my partner ... something lovely, something unusual ... hmmmm I'll have to sort through the seed box and see what I can find. 

Thanks to all you dearies who left comments on my Alphabe-Thursday post, I promise to read your entries, too ... very soon!  I was sick, sick, sick (I'll spare you the details of that one) Thurs. evening and all day yesterday (My sil works in a school and since I've been babysitting my niece we have been sick more in one year than in years and years ... ggggrrrr!  I'm going to set a new rule- do not bring the baby unless no one in your household has been over any illness for at least 48 hours... not that she will abide by that ....sigh) .  I spent the entire day in bed yesterday, something that almost never happens.  Thankfully, my husband is off on Friday mornings, so he took the girls with him to work in the gardens.  I was a bit sad knowing that "they" were planting my tomatoes for me ... I wasn't sad that they weeded out all of the grass that had sprung up, however! 

Today my oldest daughter is baking a birthday cake for Grandma, her favorite- Pineapple Upside Down Cake, and we are making her favorite meal - pork chops, macaroni & cheese, and asparagus.  Easy to please, my Mother in Love!

And if it doesn't rain, I plan to get out in the yard and over to the garden and plant a few things myself- okra, Blue Jade corn,  strawberry popcorn, peppers, and Lemondrop basil, sweet basil, shisho, cosmos, Mexican sunflower ...

I was very thankful yesterday for ginger and peppermint tea and lavender essential oil ...

Have a great weekend! 

I'll leave you with some excellent words of advice:


Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it.

Boldness has genius,
power and magic in it.
Begin it now!
~Goethe~

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