Hello Darlin’… and the winner is…

Hi friends~ If I could sing to you right now, I’d sing Conway Twitty’s song Hello Darlin’… Do you remember that song? It’s what I immediately thought of when I sat down to write this quick post! πŸ™‚ So, please imagine this in your best Conway Twitty voice:

“Hello, darlin’, nice to see ya
It’s been a long time
You’re just as lovely as you used to be…”

Seriously…I have missed everyone – and have prayed that each of you had a wonderful time with your family, friends, and the Lord over this Christmas season! I certainly did. We were in Mississippi and enjoyed every minute of it! We got back late Sunday night and spent the day Monday taking down the tree, cleaning, and unpacking. Just a little bit more to do today, and then I’ll feel like I can “breathe” (and get back to blogging!) πŸ™‚

Today, I had originally planned on participating in the video blog carnival that Linda from 2nd Cup of Coffee organized. It’s called “I See What You’re Saying” – and instead of writing our posts for today, we were to record them on video. I even had my “script” planned out. But I just couldn’t get it done in time, and will try again for her next one. If you’d like to see some of your blog friends in person and on video, head over to 2nd Cup of Coffee and check out the links there. Sorry, Linda… next time… I promise!

On another note, we have a winner! For my 100th post, the give-away was two kinds of flavored coffee – so the winner can be “Smelling Coffee”, too. πŸ™‚ I have NO idea how to use those “random generators” that others use in choosing winners – so I had to rely on the old “pick a name from the hat method”. Actually, my daughter, Abigail, put all of the names on paper, and in keeping with the theme, drew one out of a coffee cup. And the winner is…

Jessica who happens to have a beautiful blog, btw! Congratulations, Jessica! Thanks for reading Smelling Coffee! And, thanks to every one of you for your kind and encouraging comments about this blog! You are all gifts to me!

And now… I must be off… no more blogging until this gets finished!

Just keepin’ it real! πŸ™‚ Have a great rest of the day, my blogging friends. I’ll be back tomorrow with Wednesday’s Word of the Day. Until then… love to each of you…

Edited to redeem myself (especially when my husband couldn’t believe that I’d actually posted a picture of my messy desk!) Here’s the finished project! So…Blogging, here I come…

About SmellingCoffee

I'm a Jesus-loving, husband-loving, family-loving minister's wife and mom to two college kids, making our home and serving our Lord in the Mississippi Delta. I study, teach, speak, and write for the greatest Boss in the universe. "Faith, Family, Food, Fun, and Living Life brewed in the fragrance of the knowledge of Jesus Christ in every place": That's what you'll find at SmellingCoffee.com


  1. The Walker with Common Sense says:

    I can not believe that you posted the picture of your desk. Looks good now! Love ya! James.

  2. Your desk is such an inspiration! I saw it a couple days ago and cleaned out my master closet! Thanks for the little nudge that I was needing! Happy New Year!
    Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

  3. Congrats Jessica, and wow excellent clean up job!!

  4. Okay. Since you are keeping it real. Maybe I will have to post the pictures I took of my house one day to show what happens when mama takes a Sabbath. Hee!! I am glad you are back from Mississippi. We missed you guys!

  5. I cant believe I won!! πŸ™‚ Thank you!!!

  6. congrats to Jessica!

    I love your sweet spot of the world…you have inspired me to straighten my desk…

  7. Redeemed By His Love says:

    Congratulations, Jessica!

    That was so nice of you, Jennifer. Your desk looks great! What would we do without baskets!
    Miriam πŸ™‚

  8. Yay! You got your desk area cleaned up. That is better than I am doing. You are off to a good start for the new year anyway!

  9. Decadent Housewife says:

    Nevermind the singing. It’s the hair. I love Conway’s hair. The same with Lyle Lovett. Like your blog!

  10. That looks like my house! I’m glad you had a good Christmas. Thanks for your notes and your Christmas card. See you soon. ( :

  11. Conway Twitty. Now, there’s a name I haven’t heard in a coon’s age. (How old do coons get, anyway?)

  12. Fun gift! Now I can breath you’re back! πŸ™‚ Cute song – sorry I do not know it. πŸ™‚ Welcome back!

  13. Congrats to your winner!! What a great gift!
    -sandy toes