Saturday, December 18, 2010

WINNERS and a Holiday Thought

And the winners are...

$70 CSN Giveaway... Brian Piero

Shaft... Kathy Lumen

The 39 Clues...buzzd

Congratulations! And thanks to all for commenting and following!

Well, the weather outside is frightful!
  I always love this time of year, but this time I love it more. Mostly because I'm so grateful we are all together as a family.
 My husband was in a car wreck on the freeway after the most recent snow storm. His car slid out of control in the snow when he had to swerve after another car almost hit him. He crashed into the cement median, crushing the rear of the car and tearing off the back bumper.
 He was stuck there, perilously trapped on the freeway in low visibilty, freezing his bum off for an hour waiting for 911 to respond. When a cop finally showed up--he gave my husband a ticket "because he must have been driving faster than was safe for weather conditions."  My husband was surprised and aghast. He explained that he had only been going 45 mph and swerved to escape a collision with a truck coming into his lane-- causing his car to spin on the snow, the cop said he had already written the ticket--so to take it up with the judge. Way to pour lemon juice into a paper cut, huh?
Merry Frickin' Christmas, Quota Boy.
BUT thankfully the car was the only thing damaged--The pile up that could have happened and the injuries or deaths that could have occurred makes my stomach feel like a bag of ice cubes. So, who cares that we need a new car and have a ticket and all that.  I'm not going to lie-- this has been a rough year in a lot of ways, but Christmas is one week away and my hubby is here with us. I'm snug inside the house with all of my shopping done and all of the gifts wrapped--The kids are out of school and we can spend fun time with them baking, partying, caroling, playing games and watching Christmas movies. Life is swell.
It's kind of like at the end of It's A Wonderful Life... maybe things were still a little tough-- but George Bailey was alive! So somehow it was all good.
Merry Christmas, Bedford Falls!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

200 Follower $70 CSN Giveaway!

This time of year can be frantic with all of the parties, decorating, performances, baking and shopping. Shopping can be a nightmare just trying to decide what to get for people and fighting the crowds. Last year I did a lot of my shopping online and it was great! From the comfort of home I pushed some buttons and the gifts came to my door a few days later. Ahhh! CSN online stores makes it easy. And you can find a vast array of products on one site-- from a laptop messenger bag to movies, games, toys and housewares. (= So convenient.

I have 200  FABULOUS FOLLOWERS and since Holidays are here and it's time to shop, I thought I would do another CSN $70 Giveaway to celebrate! You must be a follower to enter.

Simply enter once by leaving a comment, twice if you comment and tweet it, and three times if you mention this giveaway on your blog. That's it.

And as an additional thank you to all of you for following me and sharing your awesomeness with me-- I will also draw a name for two more prizes.

This time I thought I would have a prize for the men...and nothing kicks more trash than the movie SHAFT (the original 1971 version!)-- that's how cool and unstoppable I feel now that I have 200 Followers, oh yeah.
 "They say this cat Shaft is a bad mother
I'm talkin' 'bout Shaft.

The last prize is Rick Riordon's 39 Clues. A fun one for the kids!

So enter below. I will draw for the CSN giveaway first on Saturday December 18th.
Thanks for following and have a Happy Holiday!