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Thursday, January 10, 2008

A sad couple of weeks for our family and more.

Hi everyone,

The past couple of weeks have been rough on our family. We lost 2 dear friends. Our dear friend, Lila, from church pasted away and my brother in law, Eddie. I have been helping my sister out this week so very little cooking has been going on. Lila's service was last Saturday and dear Eddie's is tomorrow. We are very sad for everyone's loss and will be happier when all of this is over. From there we move on. Like I told my sister when she asked, "What am I going to do?" You are going to get up every morning and be a mother to your children and a grammie to your grandchildren. We all have to move on because that is what dear Eddie would want. Here is what Brandie is greatful for: Her last dance with her Uncle Eddie at her wedding. We we always love and miss our dear Eddie.

So as not to leave everyone with sadness, Cowboys Wife is having a contest: Join in the fun.

A Cowboy’s Wife is having a contest on her food blog! You can win a Hamilton Beach® Stand Mixer and she’ll ship anywhere so everyone is eligible!

The Prize:
The winner will receive a brand new Hamilton Beach 4.5-qt. Eclectrics Stand Mixer, Pineapple Yellow!!

About the mixer:
From Hamilton Beach’s “Eclectrics” line, this all-metal stand mixer comes with a host of accessories - a Flat Beater for cakes and cookies, a Dough Hook for bread and a Wire Whisk for whipped cream or pudding. The 4.5-qt. stainless steel bowl comes with a Pouring Shield that helps prevent splattering while in operation. The pouring shield has a built-in chute for adding ingredients. Powered by 400 watts, the stand mixer has a two-way mixing action to ensure all ingredients are incorporated into the mix. The quick-release, tilt-up head assists when removing the bowl. 9 x 14 x 14-in. When you’re ready for a kitchen re-do, don’t call in the carpenters! Instead, “counterscape” your kitchen with Hamilton Beach’s retro-designed, affordably priced electrics in happy, sun-saturated colors. Their “Eclectrics” line includes updates to those classic appliances from the 1950s. All of their “Eclectrics” are available in six colors: Apple Green, Moroccan Red, Pineapple Yellow, Intrigue Blue, Sugar White and Licorice Black.


Ruby Red said...

I am so sorry to hear about your family's losses. You absolutely have the right outlook about moving on, the way your uncle would want. :)

Amy said...

I'm sorry for you and your families losses.

aTxVegn said...

Sheree, I've been thinking about you and what you're dealing with.
Big Hugs,

Monika K said...

Hugs and warm wishes to you and your family, Sheree!

Rural Vegan said...

My condolences to you and your family, Sheree.

MeloMeals said...

I'm so sorry for your losses. Life is really unfair sometimes.

LizNoVeggieGirl said...

Sheree, you have my deepest sympathies for the tragic losses that have occurred in your life recently - it is important to cherish the memories, and try to stay strong. PLEASE hang in there!! you deserve nothing but the best; especially in the new year!!

Gardner Family said...

Sheree - I am so sorry that two tragedies have struck at the same time. That is a really sweet picture with Brandie and her uncle. My favorite picture of my grandpa and I were the same one, of him and I dancing. I look at it every time I miss him. :) I hope all goes well. Thinking of you!
:) Leah

Celine said...

lots of hugs and good thoughts are sent your way...:(

Vegan_Noodle said...

Oh Sheree, so very sorry to hear about the loss of Lila and Eddie. I hope you and your family can find some comfort in these difficult times. I will be thinking of you...

julie hasson said...

Sheree, I'm so sorry for you and your family. It's so painful to loose our loved ones. Hugs to you.

On another note, I'm happy that the sausage recipe worked well for you. I find that cooking is awesome therapy when I'm sad. I can't wait to see your pictures.