I want to thank everyone who entered my CSN giveaway. The winner of the $55 gift code was Sharon, who doesn't appear to have a blog or any info listed except her email. Therefore I can't tell you a thing about her or send you to her blog. Congrats to Sharon.
I noticed during this giveaway that several people said they were new followers by Google Friend Connect. What I also noticed was that my list of followers did not go up at the same rate that people said they were following. Several of those people do not appear in my list of followers. So...the question is, if someone follows by Google Friend Connect, should they show up in you followers list or are they following and we have no way to tell?
Prayer request: While we were in Florida, we got a phone call that my mother-in-law had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Now we all know that this isn't good and considering that my mother has only been gone a few months...this has shocked our family. Once again it was a very unexpected diagnosis. She will be starting chemo soon. Surgery was an option, one that we hoped she would consider, but she opted not to do it. A combination of chemo and possible radiation seem to be the decision she felt comfortable with. My father-in-law isn't able to live alone and she has been taking care of him in many ways...so this is a real concern on how to help them through this time. Prayers for both of them would be greatly appreciated.
My dad just left. I am behind in every possible way around here. We all got through Christmas and actually enjoyed it. My dad did a great job shopping even without my mom...she would be so proud of him. It is time to regroup and get things organized around here. I also look forward to getting back to reading all of your wonderful blogs. I've missed you!