Hello again! I hope that you had a wonderful week! Here it has been rainy all week long. As I write this I am looking out the window to a downpour, and on the t.v. are flood warnings. But if you look through the rain and across the street the woods are greening up with the most beautiful shades of green and the tree in my front yard is a gorgeous deep purple color. I love spring. After months of everything appearing dead, the new life seems to revitalize me. I have spent the last several weeks planting. Violets, begonias, sunflowers, bleeding hearts, wildflowers, cucumber, sweet pea, brocolli, brussel sprouts, strawberries. I do so good this time of year with tending to all of it. I weed, and fertilize and water when needed. It's when it gets hot and they really need the care that I tend to forget about them and my husband takes over for me. Isn't it wonderful how God seems to pair people up to balance their shortcomings? It's such a minor thing, but without it all of my spring work would wither away and die in the heat of summer.
This is day 5 of my new, healthier life and I haven't fallen off the wagon yet. I found a group on Sparkpeople, the Christian Stay at Home Mom (CSAHM) group, and I have been posting devotions on their site every day. They seem to be a great group of women and I enjoy spending time there. I don't know about weight loss yet as I try to weigh once a week only, so that I don't get obsessed about it. I know I have found muscles I forgot that I had! Boy are they protesting right now, but it will be worth it.
Okay, enough about me, let's get on to the goodies. Here are this weeks 5 freebies!
First off, a sample of John Freida Illuminating Brunette shampoo and conditioner. Takes 6-8 weeks to get to you, but hopefully it's worth it for us brunettes! Sorry blondes, sometimes the brunettes have more fun.
This next one is being offered by the Associated Bible Students of Central Ohio, a book entitled "How to Study the Bible". There are also several videos available on this site for free download that have to do with the Bible, can't say I have seen any of them so I can't comment on them, but if you watch one, please leave a comment and tell the rest of us about it.
Thinking ahead . . . WAY ahead - you can order your 2009 Christmas Seals today by clicking here and then scrolling down the page to "request your 2009 Christmas Seals"
Have pets? Rileycare.com is offering a free "Pets inside" sticker for signing up for the Riley's Tips quarterly newsletter. What a great way to alert emergency workers to be on the lookout for your four legged friends!
Last but not least, one for mom. Are you taking mom out for dinner on Mother's Day? (You DID remember that Mother's Day is THIS Sunday didn't you?) If you are taking her to T.G.I.Friday's then here is a freebie for you. If you buy an entree on Mother's Day, mom gets a free dessert, either a spiced up cupcake or a brownie obsession. In addition, if you sign up for their Give me More Stripes card that day you will get a coupon for a buy one get one free entree meal. Take mom out AND get free stuff for her and yourself. Gotta love that. If you use this one, I suggest you go early as I am sure the place will be crowded!
So that is it for this edition of Five Freebie Friday. I gotta go practice. My daughter K has volunteered to sing a song in church this Sunday. It's one we sang together a few years ago for Mother's Day called "Never Alone" by Jim Brickman. She wants me to sing it with her again! Haven't decided what I am going to do about that, but better practice just in case! Have a great weekend and don't forget to wish your mom a Happy Mother's Day!