Wednesday, January 9, 2008

It's the big 100

Woo hoo! This is post #100 for me and in honor of that I'm doing another "give-away." Anyone that posts a comment from now till Sunday will be eligible for these cool and cozy coasters made by me and if I get enough comments I'll offer up some more stuff!
DSC02195 So come on people, leave a comment. These are the best coasters you'll ever own! hee hee

On a more serious matter we had a nasty accident between here and Tampa today... 70 vehicles and 20 of them were tractor trailers spanning 14 miles. Looks to be caused by a "controlled" burn that got out of control and drivers drove into smoke so thick you literally couldn't see your feet. They couldn't even get the helicopters in to airlift people out and one poor guy was in his car for 5 hours before they could get him out. 38 people were taken to hospitals from Orlando to Tampa and there were 4 fatalities. Makes me realize how precious life is ~ I've driven that road so many times. As a matter of fact I've made that drive twice in the last month so kiss your kids and tell your friends and families that you love them and say a prayer for those who now can't.
It's a new year and I for one, plan on making it the best ever. I"ve got a lot to look forward to in my life this year ~ new babies being born into the family and a Granger family reunion (my moms family) this summer that I am really excited about. My kidlets are getting bigger and smarter and more beautiful by the day. I'm looking forward to spending time with friends here, there and everywhere ~ I want to make the most of my life and enjoy it, get healthier and maybe even try to do my part to make at least my corner of the world a better place to live in.
So I guess I do believe in New years resolutions after all.
Well that was my day. So how was your day?

19 comments:

Kate said...

woo hoo on 100...I haven't gotten past 2 on mine(oh well, it's been a hectic month)...you keep us updated and entertained!

Manic Mom said...

Ooh, and my parents live in Tampa.

Thanks for the blood donation today! You are THE BEST! So, HOW WAS YOUR DAY!?!?!

Rebecca said...

OMG - that accident looked horrible. Really does make you stop and count your blessings.

Congrats on 100 and for being the inaugural blood donor over at Manic Moms!

Monnik said...

hey Barb - I'm here from Manic's site. Not just commenting because of the contest, but those coasters are very pretty... :)

I heard about that accident, can you only imagine how scary it must have been to be involved in it? Sheesh.

Love your blog. I'm adding it to my reader now!!

mylhibug said...

Hey Barb, congrats on the 100! I just recently passed that benchmark myself. Who would have thought I had it in me?

Anyway, even I as a male, can appreciate those coasters - and I'm not just saying that!

Do you sell these on the side? Or do you, like my mil, just enjoy creating?

Oh and I cannot forget the blood donation -- way to go, you are number 1!!

HappyBlogChick said...

Yay for giving blood!

(I know this post isn't about that, but I gotta give you kudos.)

Congrats on reaching the 100 milestone.

Jennifer said...

congrats for donating blood hun love your blog. you have the most beautiful head of hair i have ever seen!

K in the Mirror said...

The coasters are so cute! Congrats for donating blood! :)

Jeremy Cox said...

I like coasters.

Also, where that I-4 accident happened is right at the exit I would take to get to my parents' place in Winter Haven. Weird.

Barb said...

Jennifer ~ thanks for the comments, especially about my hair. If you want to email me (so I have your email address) I'll put you in the running for the coasters.

B. said...

Saw you over at Manic Mom's blog. Thank you for giving!

LaskiGal said...

Congrats on the 100th post and for donating blood! You are great.

As for the accident, I can't even imagine.

Great blog--I'll be visiting!

My Semblance of Sanity said...

My first time here...saw you givin' blood at Manic's blog!

Good for you!

Happy 100th!

suburbancorrespondent said...

Saw you giving blood over at manic mom - that's great! Love your quilting...

Karla said...

Barb,
Since you asked, I had a crappy day. But it's not my blog, so I won't dump it here!
Just came by from Manic's blog - way to go on the donate.
And congrats on your 100th post.
KR

Jen Hill said...

I bet your blood is going to be put to good use. What a horrendous accident.

Happy 100th post! Keep up the great work.

Barb said...

Wow! I'm overwhelmed by all the nice comments. Thank you so much. I will draw a winner for the coasters on Monday morning! Thanks again

Regina said...

Barb
Wow 100 - I should probably go and count mine, though I am sure it is MUCH less than that.

Great job on the blood donation - I can't give but respect the heck out of people who can/do!

Jules said...

Hey Barb,
Congrats on reaching number 100 and of course hooray for you for giving blood. It really IS giving the gift of life, isn't it? =)