Thursday, August 27, 2015
Blog Break and a Give Away
I mentioned earlier that mid-August is the Anniversary (blogiversary) for Coffee Tea Books & Me. In that week, I reached nine full years of blogging. Amazing.
When I first started blogging, Christopher didn't have his driver's license and we were in full scale high school homeschooling mode. Now he has graduated from college in Computer Science, gotten married a few years ago, and works as a Software Engineer-Manager. Another Amazing.
Stephanie had three tiny kids and now she has five, her oldest having reached thirteen. Perhaps that is the most amazing of all. Tempus is definitely fugiting. Stephanie reminded me that this week it has been twenty years since the day she started college and Christopher began Kindergarten!
Actually, the greatest miracle is a gift from God. The fact that I'm still fine in spite of living with two auto immune system diseases (Type 1 - aka: Juvenile - Diabetes and Hashimotos Disease). Of course, "fine" is all relative. My body tells me everyday it is fighting against itself as my feet are both numb and painful, my fingers are numb, my eyesight helped through multiple surgeries, and I take a substantial amount of insulin.
But considering it has been at least fifteen years since the first diagnosis and a specialist predicted all kinds of terrible things within ten years... I am most fine thank you very much.
All that to say... I'm taking a teeny tiny blogging break from now through probably the day after Labor Day here in America (which is celebrated September 7th this year). I need to work on some projects, read some books, and let my brain not have to think so much for awhile.
So to celebrate the beginning of this 10th year of blogging (fully realizing that the real 10th celebration will come next year), I'm giving away the book in the photo above, Mrs. Wheelbarrow's Practical Pantry. It is a beautiful, colorful book with pantry recipes. I will also throw in another yet-to-be-decided book from my own bookshelves.
Here is all you have to do. Leave a comment and tell me what one book you would say everyone has to read! It is a book that has or is making your heart sing. If you can't think of just one, we'll take two or three or four or more.
I will be moderating comments each day. They have to be moderated. Since without moderation, I was experiencing something like 200+ Spam posts a week. So your comment will not show up immediately.
See you in September! (Hmmm... wasn't there a song by that title?)
Posted by Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks at 9:42 AM