Thursday, September 1, 2011

In the spotlight!


When your are a bit blue….

As in, waiting for biopsy results and because of that you simply can’t put a decent word on paper… 

You paint…

Well at least that is what I do…. But because my painting is like my drawing in kindergarten (all over the place)  and as you can see in the picture of our bathroom, i must have been color blind at that time (I blame it on the meds)... I won’t bore you with how MUCH the color is going to CHANGE and yes practice makes perfect so I keep practicing...

Yes this is pinkish and purple... What was i thinking...

But since my right side is still hurting and yes, literally a little bit blue too, BUT only 2 stitches (whoohoo), and i couldn't finish my painting job...  I decided to show you something really neat! We, as in you and I, made it into the Progressive Dairyman Magazine! 

Front page of Progressive Dairyman


The article! Yes you can enlarge and hopefully read...


Oh, so sweet!!!

Even more fantastic is that this magazine goes all over the US! And this makes me happy because i love to spread the word about how fantastic dairy farming, AND blogging is! So thank you all for making this happen i simply could not have done this without you all!

Hopefully tomorrow the waiting ends and i can tell you the good news that everything was negative and that i just have been an incredible stressed, emotional overwhelmed, silly girl! And i can go back to try to be a good wife, thoughtful family member, motivational employer and  good caretaker for all our girls (the cows)... yes i am a bit of a perfectionist, if you didn't already knew... ;-)

Dr Nala here we come!

Big hugs


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73 comments:

Sharon said...

Crossing fingers...........

Your blog will be soooo popular! A National magazine, woo hoo!

Hoosier Farm Babe said...

Wow! Love that tub! Can't wait to see what new colors you select!

Sharon said...

Oh, yah, would definitely rethink that bathroom color.............

Kymberly Foster Seabolt said...

I still think the bathroom is gorgeous - nothing could take away from that tub!

Congrats on the press - all richly deserved!

Jeanie said...

That tub makes the bathroom beautiful no matter what the color.
Best wishes for the best possible news from you biopsy.
Woot, Woot to you on being such a famous blogger....we all know they made an excellent choice. I'm glad you have this bit of fun news in the midst of all you have been dealing with.

Jeanie said...

That tub makes the bathroom beautiful no matter what the color.
Best wishes for the best possible news from you biopsy.
Woot, Woot to you on being such a famous blogger....we all know they made an excellent choice. I'm glad you have this bit of fun news in the midst of all you have been dealing with.

Jeanie said...

That tub makes the bathroom beautiful no matter what the color.
Best wishes for the best possible news from you biopsy.
Woot, Woot to you on being such a famous blogger....we all know they made an excellent choice. I'm glad you have this bit of fun news in the midst of all you have been dealing with.

Jeanie said...

That tub makes the bathroom beautiful no matter what the color.
Best wishes for the best possible news from you biopsy.
Woot, Woot to you on being such a famous blogger....we all know they made an excellent choice. I'm glad you have this bit of fun news in the midst of all you have been dealing with.

Samantha said...

Fingers crossed and prayers sent!

CONGRATS on the spotlight..you all deserve it!

Ginger said...

Maybe I'm nuts, but I love the color! It gives a beautiful backdrop to that goregeous tub. It really packs a punch compared to my drab tiny bathroom.
Sending prayers your way that all is good news!

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Wow! Congrats on the articles, that's great! Hoping you have good results, I'm sure you will. :)

Jill said...

Gosh, I think the color makes that beautiful tub pop! Looks pretty to me.

Prayers, hugs and best wishes with you for good news.

Melodie said...

Congrats on the magazine article! How cool!
Prayers and good thoughts coming your way.

Sandra said...

will be waiting to hear tomorrow. i love your tub, really love it. and i like the color too. i am a messy painter and drip and splash and miss spots and get color on ceiling. hubby tries to keep me away from paint brushes. hang in there we are rooting for you.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Congratulations, Leontien!! Well done!!

Dr. Nala needs to pass on some good news!! blessings ~ Tanna

Robyn said...

Leontien

Congrats on the Progressive Dairyman articles! How exciting.

Don't feel bad about the color thing. I often have to ask the Hubby about matching colors. He has a better eye for that than I do.

Good Luck at the Doctor. Keeping you in my prayers.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Keeping you in my prayers! Congrats on becoming such a celebrity!!!! You will be the "Dairy Queen" --from all over the country!!!!! I'm proud of you!!!

Hugs and Prayers,
Betsy

Becky~ said...

Congrats on the good news.The bathroom is adorable.I love it!My living room is much like that color maybe more of a wine.Prayers are with you for more GOOD NEWS!

Happy September!

Lois Evensen said...

I'm hoping for good news for you, too.

Love the blog article! Fantastic! :)))))

Great big hugs,
Lois

Red Hill General Store said...

Congrats on being featured! Hope you feel better soon. Definitely an attention getting color in the bathroom (but LOVE that tub!) So glad I stopped by your blog!

TexWisGirl said...

congrats to you, dearie! that's a great feature in that mag! you're an inspiration for lots of folks for lots of reasons.

my thoughts are with you...

About Muriel said...

congrats! and love what you have done to the bathroom...personally think it's a great color :)

don said...

A fine post today of your painted bathroom. Those colors may grow on you… I liked them. I thoroughly enjoyed reading of your ice cream success and your motivation for entering such a contest.

Clint said...

Things I love:

---the color
---the article
---your blog
---you

(not necessarily in that order)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Hoping tomorrow brings you much peace.

I like the colors!

And huge congrats on making the mag - that's so cool!

Katherines Corner said...

prayers being sent your way. That's wonderful about the magazine!!! Hugs

Terry M Scott (AKA Terry Mann) said...

Congrats, you deserve it.
I'm keeping good thoughts for you.
Love the tub!!!!
Terry

Ellie said...

Keeping my fingers crossed for you.
I'm kind of scared to say this but I don't mind the colour of your bathroom. And I love that bath. :))

LindaG said...

Congratulations, Leontien!

Hoping and praying for you. ♥ :)

Larkrise garden girl said...

Hugs and prayers !Cheri

Susan said...

Oh good luck, I'm pulling for you!!!!
Wishing and hoping and praying all will be ok!

It's me said...

Eh.....is dat jullie roze badkamer???...leuk !!!..enne owwww de uitslag zo spannend...ga zo vreselijk voor je bidden...knuffels van mij...xxx...

Jessica@SuitcasesandSippyCups said...

I don't know how they look in person, but the colors in the picture look great. I'm a glad to know that there is someone else who is a messy painter. My husband always makes fun of me because I am covered from head to toe with paint for days, sometimes.

Congrats on the magazine and blessing and peace to you as you await the biopsy results.

Mike said...

I remember reading that post about the hospital.
I had a fuscia colored bathroom once. Once!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

The bathroom color is not so bad. I know you'll find a lovely color to freshen it up.

The article was very nice. You did the dairy industry proud. What an honor to have such a large spread written about you. Really wonderful!!

Sending thoughts and prayers that all will be negative tomorrow.

Dolores said...

Your tub is so great looking, .....I like the colors......the colors really make the tub stand out.

Congratulations on article!

Hoping, fingers crossed and praying to hear good news tomorrow.

Arkansas Patti said...

Hey, I like pinky purple. I've got everything crossed for tomorrow. Let us know.

Angelina said...

Wat ben je toch een ontzettende kanjer meid!

Liefs van Mayk, Angelina en Brent

Cinderella said...

Congratulations on all of the magazine exposure, leontien! That is realy wonderful. It feels great to have the news spread about an effort and achievement of yours that you believe in!

And have my fingers crossed for you tomorrow. May it be nothing. May it be nothing. May it be nothing.

((cyber-hugs))

TheCrankyCrow said...

Well? Not exactly my color choices....but, I've been banned from using paints and paintbrushes. And NO!! you're not going to see photos of MY bathroom!!! (Talk about TRAUMA!!) ;o) Congrats on the article feature!! YEA!!! So very well-deserved....And ya know I'm a hoping and a praying for tomorrow's good news....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Buttons said...

Congratulations well deserved. I am just saying my bathroom is two colours enough said.I like your colour leave it be.
I will be thinking and praying for you tomorrow.
I am happy more people will know about your wonderful blog.
Thinking of you. It is going to be fine OK. :)B

Farmchick said...

Love the tub, no matter the wall color! Prayers for good results.

Dreaming said...

You are awesome! You rock! You are amazing!
Featured in a Nat'l Magazine - how cool is that?!
I actually like the pinkish/red color... not so sure about the purply color - maybe if it were deeper (sounds crazy) so it is of a similar depth of color as the pinky color. But... paint is cheap (relatively) and it must have been good therapy! Soak in that tub - relax!

Good wishes coming your way!

Megan said...

The tub is as pretty in the photo as it is in real life! We already knew you are a superstar...just glad to see someone else giving you some love...can't wait to get together very very soon!

ann said...

Hi Girl. You have done all you can. Now it is up to God and our Prayers Love the bathroom colors are great
Take care

Sush said...

Praying all is well...and if painting kept your mind off of your worries for a bit I say do the whole house!

Will be thinking of you tomorrow and waiting to hear..
Hugs~

Garden of Egan said...

Ah Leontien! I clicked and enlarged and read and LOVED the article! You are such a rock star.

Yay for telling Dr. Nala how you felt. Hopefully he apolgized. If he didn't DEMAND it.
I'm serious.

OK, enough lecture........I am so praying for you. I'm thinking of you. I will have a serious talk with the Lord about how wonderful you are.

HUGS!

I love knowing a famous person!

Garden of Egan said...

Oh..............my vote.
Change the paint color.
But I love you anyway.

Janie2 said...

I adore the tub AND THE COLORS! The colors were chosen for a reason, and maybe this is the place you need to be while you heal and relax, in the peace of your room. I find it inviting. Good luck to you and I hope you can lighten yourself w trying to do it all and be that perfectionist. It is your time to just be...

Ed Pilolla said...

hoping you receive the news you want to hear. i know many people love the tub and you can say i do too becuz that tub, with its silver feet, is a doll:)
nice to meecha:)

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

fingers crossed!

congrats on article! that's awesome!

the tub looks great no matter the wall colour. and i love your bathroom!
sending positive thoughts and prayers your way.

((((hugs)))
betty

Sandi said...

I kind of like the pink, the tub looks great standing in front of it. Get some accessories, you might appear on HGTV as well as the Dairy Magazine!!!

Many prayers still being sent your way....

Louise said...

Fingers crossed, sweetheart.

Out on the prairie said...

I like to change colors ,but am fickle making my mind up with the colors. I have been trying to chooose a color for my outside for close to two years.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Prayers still coming your way... Just wanted you to know that I'm thinking about you.
Hugs,
Betsy

Michaele said...

The wait must be SO hard. Thinking of you. What a neat tub! Congratulations on the magazine article. I agree!

lisa said...

Congratulations on the cover Leontien!! So truly well-deserved! By the way, I love the pinkish-purple. It's bight and cheerful and just perfect!

geetlee said...

Congratulations! You have a lovely blog and it deserves to be showcased on a national magazine!
All the best, prayers for a normal report! Waiting to hear from you :)

Anonymous said...

Leontien,
We just found your blog and you have a great sense of humor and great writing abilities. We are sorry to hear of the news and will definitely keep you in our prayers. They say "Laughter is the best medicine" so we pray you can keep good spirits during this difficult time.

Todd & Jessica F.

Anonymous said...

Ha Leontien,
Deze site was even zoeken voor mij, want verder dan Hyves kom ik eigenlijk niet (tja, ben al 30 he...). Maar had net je lieve zusje aan de telefoon en die wees me op je blog en natuurlijk ook op de onderzoeken die je de laatste tijd hebt gehad.
Schrik er van, vind t stom en oneerlijk... Weet dat Luuk en ik aan je denken en ook aan je familie. Vind t moeilijk om iets moois op te schrijven, maar ik hoop dat ik met dit berichtje toch een beetje bij je ben.
Heel veel X en groetjes van Maartje en Luuk

bon bon said...

congrats on the well-deserved recognition! nice at have some good news coming your way! hope there is more of the same real soon!

Lana said...

Wa HOO! Love seeing your name in print, and I am SOOOOOO jealous of your wonderful tub! I think you should take a picture of yourself eating ice cream in it! :-)

Keeping good thoughts going your way my dear!

Paula said...

Wow! Now you're famous. I think that is great and I hope your doctor appointment came out good.

Buttons said...

You don't get my blog:) LoL. Well that road is so bad that the photo with the trees and water is the road it is so deep now that two cars have had to be towed out. I like the road in a bad condition because people can't get down it and never try again as a tow may cost $200. unless some dumb farmer with a tractor pulls it out for free. Since we are the only close dumb farmer we are not doing it anymore unless these crazy kids give us $50. before we pull them out in the middle of the night. Nice road no traffic what is not to get. I hope you get my weird humour. :) B

Becky~ said...

Thanks you so much for visiting today and leaving a nice comment.I will definately enjoy the beach its way to long for summer to return again.I hope you are doing ok.I hope you hear your good news soon.

Dakotapam said...

Praying for you! Thanks for stopping by my place.

Katie is one of my favorite people I've never met too!

As for bathrooms, I painted mine lime green once. I was going for Granny Smith, but overshot!

Ms. A said...

Saw you were a new follower and came to check you out... WOW! Wishing you only good luck with the biopsy and kudos on making it to the big times.

Have a great weekend!

Poppy said...

Hi, I have awarded your blogspot a Sunshine Award, please pop over to my space to collect it :) x

Susan said...

I'm still waiting for my results. Tuesday is the day I go to the doctor to find out. I gotta tell ya that I'm feeling alot out of it.

Deila said...

Hey, the paint color looks fine, but I know how it is after you live with it for awhile. I got really sick of the green I thought I loved and finally pained it all beige. The one color I never got tired of was one called "ice princess" how funny is that? and I painted my bedroom that color. It was calming. Congrats on getting noticed and published, and what ice cream? I hope all is well.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I have to say that I 'kind of' like the color, but then I'm not seeing a room of it! I do hope you're doing well, and a big congrats and kudo to you for the spotlight--You deserve it!!!!

four leaf clover necklace said...

call me crazy, but I think the colors are pretty awesome.

42N said...

Congratulations in making the Progressive Dairyman. You ARE a great storyteller.