View Full Version : Through the bad comes some GOOD!

08-28-2009, 01:57 PM
Oh how ive missed my" lupie" friends!!!!! LOL I have had some pretty rough weeks lately BUT i wanted to share a piece of GOOD news with my pals!!!!:cute: I was entered (by my mail lady) in "The Most Beautiful Front Yard" contest for our City of Sylvania neighborhoods! I won FIRST place!!!!!! It REALLY picked up my SPIRITS!!!!!! Something so small meant SO MUCH to me and it was during a time of sadness that HELPED me and brightened my day!!!!! I gave her a really nice thank you card with a little note in it and today she said the card meant so much to HER! We did something that WE thought was no biggie BUT was a VERY BIG BIGGIE to US!!!! LOL I was even in the local newspaper for it!!!! I dont spend the time i used to (BEFORE my lupus) in my yard due to this disease so it was nice to know that people think my yard is still pretty without as much time spent on it! Its the little things isnt it? I LOVE YOU MY FRIENDS:heart:

08-28-2009, 02:09 PM
What wonderful news and many, many congratulations. I know that it takes time and talent to have such a beautiful yard and I am glad that it was recognized.
So, congratulations on your first place win, your article in the newspaper and on your talent for creating such beauty!!

Peace and Blessings

08-28-2009, 02:22 PM
AWWWWW, THANK YOU so much Saysusie!!!!!!! Yeah, it was funny because i was SURPRISED by the win due to the fact that many houses in our area have hired maintenance and landscaping. I told the mail carrier that and she said between her and i (LOL)the mail carriers DONT submit "THOSE HOUSES" because the owners DIDNT "put in the time " it takes to get your yard to look nice. She said she has always either seen me out there working up a sweat and/or me and my children out there putting in our yard time! LOL Yeah, it can burn some calories thats for sure! LOL:cute:

08-28-2009, 02:33 PM
That is truly awesome, congratulations. Your yard must look really great, they picked yours over the " professionaly" manicured gardens. I can understand that it made you happy.


08-28-2009, 02:35 PM
What a compliment to be nominated and an honor to have been chosen as the winner! I am so glad that you received a ray of sunshine since you've been feeling poorly. Just goes to show that there are thoughtful people out there who notice what you do....in spite of this dreadful disease. Congrats!

08-28-2009, 02:43 PM
Oh THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! How sweet of you both!!!!! Yes, it IS a GREAT feeling to know people notice what you LOVE to do and what you put time and effort into.:yes: ESPECIALLY with this disease! :wacko: Those "little rays of sunshine" that brighten our days are a BEAUTIFUL thing!

08-28-2009, 03:51 PM
jeannette...what a wonderful accomplishment....and to get your picture in the local paper....i love it.

can you post pictures for us?

08-28-2009, 04:22 PM
Outstanding, I'm glad the time you spent on the thing you love paid off and you were rewarded for it despite the fact that you feel you don't put a lot in it anymore due to the disease. You've won 2 victories one recognition 2 Lupus won't stop you! :fam21:Hoooray!!!

08-29-2009, 06:56 PM
Well THANK YOU very much Brenda!!!!!!! I like that attitude!!!!:yes:

08-29-2009, 09:30 PM
Jeannette -
Congratulations! i think you should post a pic so we can see the award winning yard!:yes:
- Sandy

08-30-2009, 04:26 AM
AWWWW~ Thank you Sandy! Yes i will post a pic as soon as my daughter breaks out her camera and helps me to put it on! LOL Shes my "computer tech" for me!!! I still dont do the downloading of my pics! LOL How sad is that! LOL I just uunderstand and do the BASICS online! LOL Ill get it on SOON!!!!!:yes:

Angel Oliver
08-30-2009, 07:14 AM
I know somebody famous now :) Can i have your autograph? Oh Jeanette im so happy for you and how lovely to be nominated then win fist prize!!! Thats so fab and i hope the squirrels came out when the photo was taken.Im so happy for you.Well done!!


08-31-2009, 08:27 PM
Yes, I was going to ask if you would post some pictures. I am glad that the mail carriers recognized the fact that you and your kids put in sweat and muscles to get a beautiful yard. Congratulations again......

Peace and Blessings

09-01-2009, 09:09 AM
CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is wonderful news! I did look at your pics of your house and you do have a beautiful yard. THis summer I have not put forth any effort in my front yard. It's a good thing there has been some heavy rain because my poor flowers would be dead otherwise :wideeyed:!

Congratulations again to you!

Angel Oliver
09-01-2009, 10:38 AM
Hi Jeanette,

Just popping in to say hello and i hope you are feeling a little better and resting lots.Dont forget i want that autograph :)

Love Amanda.xxxxxxxxxxxxx

09-01-2009, 04:03 PM
Om my goodness my WONDERFUL FRIENDS!!!! Amanda, Saysusie and Butterfly!!! How SWEET of all of YOU!!!! THANK YOU for your kind words!!!! It meant alot to me when i found out!!!! Especially since i dont DO as much as i used to! I still have to get Ash to get me some RECENT pics of the yard to post!!! Between me being sick and/or her working or in school, well, since im not technology inclined (LOL) , i have to get our times to mesh! LOL I WILL as soon as i can!!!! Actually my back yard flowers are BURSTING MORE than my front right now! LOL

Oh Amanda, youre silly!!!! Talking about autographs, i believe YOU are the FAMOUS ONE my friend!!!!! Im not the author around here!!!!! Now THATS WORTH a "john hancock"!!!!!!! YOu write well my dear friend!!! I WILL talk MORE about it with you in a PM later on!!! :cute:

09-01-2009, 11:02 PM
That is not a small accomplishment......it's huge!!!!!!!!!!! You should be very proud and take pride in this award because anyone in the city could have won and YOU are who they chose! It really does say something about the love a pride you have for your home and that says a lot about you as an individual. I am just sooooooooo proud of you :veryhappy: You are right, if you wait around long enough the bad time will pass by and give way to wonderful, sunny days. I am so happy you have a light of sunshine in your day now!!!!!!! Keep up the good work and I can not wait for you to defend your title next year!!!!!!!!! :heart:

09-01-2009, 11:12 PM

That is great news! I think that is a great idea that SandyR suggested... A photo of the yard, I'd love to see it. I'm glad this was able to pick up ur spirits