About ten days ago, www.xanga.com/Chambray7 had a contest on her website. She offered a little wooden Christmas train to be drawn from all the comments to that particular posting. Chambray7 and I have been friends for several years, going back to when Certain Man and I stayed at their house while attending a church convention that was hosted by their area churches. This isn’t the first time she has held such a giveaway, and I enjoy these little events very much, so I signed up.
Unbelievably, I won! One unusually challenging day, I received the following message from Chambray7:
Hello MaryAnn!! Do you mind giving me your address?? I’m assuming you got the message that you won the drawing!!!!!!!!!! =)
Was I ever excited! I hadn’t known it until then.
And today, I got the most delightful package. In it was the cute little Christmas train and I found a place for it right away–
It is a perfect little ledge above the pellet stove that does not get too hot.
Also, in the package was a bottle of Chambray7’s own lotion and a lip balm. What a blessing that was. I’ve been sick for the last few days with a bad chest cold and I have this terrible cold sore growing on my lower lip. So I found a place for my train, and I rubbed my poor dry hands and arms with the lotion, and I slathered the bee lip balm on my ouch-ified lip and felt so comforted and encouraged and blessed.
Thank you, Chambray7. You really made my day!
It has been a good day to stay close to the fire. I’ve been trying the old adage, “Feed a fever, Starve a cold” and have been just drinking liquids and I am feeling a bit better tonight. I must say that getting a delightful package certainly did not hurt!
Blessings all around!