Friday, April 05, 2013

Debra's Springtime Delirium

"But may the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; may they be happy and joyful."   ... Psalm 68:3


Don't you love it when, after a l-o-n-g winter, you can step outside and clean your patio furniture? I do. Oh, the sunshine gleaming off our sweet yellow house and the bistro tables I painted green! And the warmth out there! Okay, just 38 degrees, but with sunshine bouncing off everywhere and winter being done with? I felt perfectly comfortable with a sweater top over a tee-shirt. Happy sigh.

Oh! And can you see the ice flow in the river? For 20 years I've been reminded of Alaska every time I've spied floating ice, in sunshine or beneath clouds, doesn't matter.

And more... yesterday we had 52 incredible degrees and you should have seen me burst out our backdoor, grab a rake from the garage and start raking like one happy, delirious woman.

Winter is so over!

Wow--how did we ever enjoy life during our first six catless months here? Daniel and Sammy The Cats add happiness, fun and laughter to Hobbit Cottage. When Daniel arches his back and hops about on tip-toe while playing with Sammy, we call him Spider Monkey. These two guys are goofy--and we count ourselves extremely blessed to share our tiny home with them.


Anyone else want the coupon instruction email I've prepared? In one week's time I'll have gotten:

1 free Earthbound Farms organic salad mix, 
1 free Fresh Express salad mix, 
8 boxes of Fiber One bars for .30 cents each, 
4 boxes of Cheerios for .17 cents each,
2 boxes of Shredded Wheat, free 
4 Simplait yogurt free, plus .80 cents 'overage' toward other groceries, 
2 Larabars free, 
3 International Delight creamers .24 cents each,
2 Food Should Taste Good tortilla chips .50 cents each 
4 boxes of pasta .50 cents each, 
4 Campbells Skillet Sauces .50 cents each,
2 Clorox bleach bottles .50 cents each, 
2 boxes of brown rice Triscuits .50 cents each,
1/2 pound sharp cheddar cheese $1 
4 Muir Glen organic canned tomatoes .29 cents each
6 Duncan Hines frosting stir-ins free, plus $1 'overage' toward other groceries (I'll have 26 free stir-ins by tomorrow... it just isn't a real trip to my supermarket without getting free stir-ins!). :)  
Oh and a free bottle of Excedrin in the mail and 2 free Gevalia coffee k-cups, each from Facebook--and more!

Let me know if you're interested in getting groceries cheaply (or even free) at

Happy Springtime!


"A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit."   ... Proverbs 15:13


A passionate love for Jesus changes everything.

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