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Monday, October 17, 2011

Debby Shares Her Story!

Once again I have a lovely sweet Blogazine Guest for you to capture your heart. I know she did mine when we found each other out here in this fun world of blogging.

Before I share Debby's story just wanted to let you know Ms Pearl took the weekend off and I went to the hill country with the Oliver girls and their brother Oscar. We laughed ourselves silly and after I recover from the weekend and my hard week last week I will write about our trip.

 Wish I could share everything that the four of us got into but I made the mistake and showed them how to read this blog. lol

Now sit back and enjoy my friend Debby!

 Hi there, my name is Debby from Cozy Blanket.  I started blogging about 18 months ago.  I have met so many wonderful bloggers and it has changed my life.  I spend way too much time on the computer but that's okay, right?
I have been married to my Hubby for 41 years.  We were 19 and 20 when we married.  So young. 
We have four adult children.  The youngest was a foster child that I brought home from pre-school one day and he never left. We adopted him one year later.  He had/has special needs and was a handful.  I have earned every white hair on my head.  Somedays I look back and wonder how we made it through his childhood. 
I am a cancer survivor. 
A rare type of sarcomas in my leg/hip area.  I think God had other plans for me.  But some 20 years later I am cancer free. 
I have an early childhood degree and have taught at many schools and have been a
Nanny to many children.
My biggest blessings the past 8 years have been my 6 grandchildren.  They are ages 8, 5, 5, 5, 2, 1.  The fives were all born six weeks apart.  Four of my grandchildren live in Colorado while I live in Ohio.  I travel to see them as much as I can afford to.  I have to mention that one little girl I was  Nanny to is also like a grandchild to me.  We have continued to be very close.  I watched her when I watched my two granddaughters that live here.  Now those three are off to school now.  But I am still a Nanny.  The children change from year to year but the relationships last forever.
I am also a clown, Petals.  I have done that for about 20 years and thinking that Petals may be soon retiring.

I enjoy taking pictures of my grandchildren.  I think that is another thing about blogs that is so much fun.  I love the pictures that everyone posts.  It's like a window into the world of others. 
We have a Yorkie, a Springer Spaniel, and a kitty.  They are our babies.
I have had to live simply the past few years so I enjoy all the DIY and low cost projects.  I seem to follow any blog that has the word cozy, cottage, country, cute in their title.
Well that's my story.  Come over to and say hello.
Thanks Maggie for inviting me over.  Isn't she a dear.  She tells such wonderful sotries and that Ms. Pearl.....what a hoot.

Really Debby having you over was my delight. In all honesty I love it when someone volunteers to do these Blogazine post. I always learn something new about them or that I had forgotten. Like Debby being a clown all these years. Debby you and Gretchen have that in common. She too loves to preform as a clown.

If I don't get volunteers I then seek Ms Pearl on someone until they do volunteer. lol

So who is my next blogger to tell their story. Remember everyone has a story to tell. What's yours?

Love to all,


Tam said...

Debby your story written here for Maggie was really nice to read.
I do like visiting followers of hers because I feel like anyone that is a friend of Maggie's is worth getting to know.
Isn't that funny how we connect out here in blogging.
Maggie entertains my husband and I over our coffee most mornings. The only complaint we have is she does not post every day. lol
Now I am off to your site

Sue said...

I really enjoyed Debby AND her story.

She seems like a very neat lady.


Anonymous said...

What a sweet story.... Like so many of us with all the up-hill battles!! Thanks for sharing!
Gave a Great Day....

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Thank You Debby..
I always admired your smile and now I know why.. Reading your story brought tears to my eyes and for all the children who have been adopted I applaud you. You are the true meaning of No Child Left Behind and it takes a hero to do that job.~!
I am not a bit surprised you and Maggie are Pals. what I would give to spend an afternoon with the both of you.. ahh what a great time we would have.
Thank you for doing this post. It meant a lot to me..
Maggie you sweet thang:) you sure know how to get the best folks to share their story here..
hugs to both of ya

Dr. Kathy McCoy said...

Debby, I so enjoyed reading about you and will be sure to check out your blog!

And, Maggie, I'm glad Ms. Pearl took the weekend off and that you visited the Olivers. It had to be a great weekend and I can hardly wait to hear all about it!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Even Ms. Pearl needs a break, right, Maggie? : ) What a great story, Debby. I am so glad you shared it with us. I am a new Ohio resident, just having moved from Long Island, New York. I'm just getting out and about this week and hope to learn about the area and try not to get lost! I'm glad to hear you have some of your grands close by. Our daughter, son-in-law and first grand moved with us here.

Julia said...

Thanks Maggie for posting Debby's story. She is a lovely person and very giving and caring. I'm glad that she is still cancer free.

I also glad that you took some time off in the country Maggie and enjoyed some laughter and probably some mischief, I can imagine... JB

Susie Swanson said...

I enjoyed Debbie's post it was so inspiring and uplifting. Thanks Go to Debbie and you too Maggie. I love your posts and look forward to them. Sometimes I get caught up in the mun dang things of life and don't get to visit my friends as often but it makes my day to read your post Maggie and I will check out Debbie's.. Hugs, Susie

acorn hollow said...

So nice to meet you Debby I loved your pictures and will meet you back at your blog.

Anonymous said...

Sweet Debby was one of my first followers when I started my blog here on Blogger. She is a lovely lady and has very interesting posts. Hugs sweet Maggie. Love you!

yaya said...

Debby, I enjoyed meeting you and I'm also in Ohio. I'm going to go to your blog and see what's happening! Thanks for posting. Maggie, you always bring a smile to my face! I hope you have a good week and Ms.Pearl does too!

Lisalulu said...

I love meeting all your friends. I've seen Debby's picture and it was so nice to put a 'story' with the face.

Ana said...

It was very nice meeting Debby. What a kind and special person she is. Thank you for sharing her story in your blog Ms. Maggie. Wishing you both a wonderful day.

Hugs and Kisses,

NitWit1 said...

Debbie you sound like such a caring and lovely person. I can only imagine the effort of being a nanny and the personalities you have to content with.

I have a friend and husband who were clowns but have since retired.

Donna said...

Like Yaya above, I'm from Ohio too. It was nice to read your story Debby, and know the most interesting folks!!!

Garden of Egan said...

What a great story. That is a lot of grandkids to have all at once. My goodness.
I enjoyed reading about her. What a doll!

Delena said...

I too think if you follow a blog then I must. I am glad to now be a follower of Debby.
Thanks for reading my posts and all your lovely comments. It really makes me happy that someone reads my "stuff"!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Enjoyed reading about your friend Debby. Will go pay her a visit. I too love to meet new friends through's a wonderful thing, this blogging, that I would have never dreamed up in a million years...ten years ago. Heck, I wasn't much on computers at that time, and look at us now!!

Loved that you stopped by to give me a biggo Texas Howdy the other day. Hubby and I are kinda busy and this is the first time that I've been able to take some time to visit. You know, dear, you're always a treasure!!!

Thanks for stopping by to visit.

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