Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The Winner Is...

Sr. Ann Marie at "Franciscan Life." Random Generator generated #8 and it was Sr. Ann Marie. I wish I had copies to send to everyone who entered, but alas I just have this one. If you have a minute, stop by and visit "Franciscan Life." I always enjoy my visits to this blog and feel I've found an oasis of peace in a busy day. Sr. Ann Marie, I will be in touch.

I'd hoped to get back in the swing of blogging, but between the heat and recovery, I'm a tired Buttercup. I am walking every day, and the uphill block that seemed so difficult a week ago is getting easier, though it is still a challenge. I am signed up to begin physical therapy in two weeks and I'm eager to get started. My excursion yesterday was a walk to the physical therapy office, which is just three blocks from my house.


This photo, from the Museum of American History in Washington, DC, commemorates the flag that flew over Fort McHenry in Maryland and the inspiration for our National Anthem, "The Star Spangled Banner." It's a difficult song to sing, but it has a glorious story.  

Happy Birthday, America  


12 comments:

Theresa said...

Congrats to the lucky winner! Love that beautiful display and what it represents! Have a blessed 4th of July! HUGS!

Chatty Crone said...

Congrats to Sr. Ann Marie - she is a sweetie - have a great 4th. sandie

TARYTERRE said...

Lovely photo. It is a beautiful display. Years ago I signed a petition to have another song take it's place. But now that I'm all grown up. I realize the error of my ways. Congratulations Sr. Ann Marie. Buttercup take care. REST, RELAX. Happy Fourth.

Terra said...

That is a gorgeous wall sculpture of our flag, and congrats to the winner. I will visit her blog. Glad to hear you are healing.

Melinda said...

Congrats to the winner!

Happy 4th to YOU! Enjoy your day.

Keep up the good work on your recovery.

:)

Mevely317 said...

Congrats Sr. Ann Marie! I'll make it a point to stop by her spot tomorrow.
Glad to hear your strolls are becoming somewhat easier, Carol. Just think what a difference a month ... then a year will make! Yea!

Amrita said...

Enjoy the holiday

Maple Lane said...

Congrats to the lucky winner.
Hope you have a relaxing day and feel better/stronger soon. Keeping you in our prayers. Take good care of yourself.

Maggid said...

Sending you LOVE - Be Well!!!
-g-

Buttons said...

Happy Fourth of July. Try to keep cool:) B

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Have a great 4th.. Glad you are doing so well--and getting more and more energy every day... Keep it up..

Hugs,
Betsy

Sr. Ann Marie said...

What a wonderful surprise to come in to work today and find out I'm the winner of Buttercup's book give-away! I love to read and have read several of Karen Kingsbury's so I know I have a treat to look forward to!