Giveaway/Contests

Twilight Giveaway

CONGRATULATIONS GO TO NUMBER 126, VICKI FROM HOOKED ON MEMES!!!

Twilight Book Winner


If I don’t hear from Vicki before 5:00 p.m. CST, December 16th, I’ll draw another winner.

THANK YOU for visiting and commenting. A special thank you to all of the Online Sweepstakes visitors!! I hope you’ll consider bookmarking me and staying in touch!

You’re in luck! I just finished reading “Twilight” by Stephenie Meyer and I’m now giving it away!

So, if you’re interested in getting my copy of Twilight (it’s been read once and is in excellent condition), please leave a comment. I’ll randomly draw a name on Saturday, December 13th at 5:00 p.m.

(Open to U.S. addresses only)

Hurry! This would make a GREAT last minute gift for someone!

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Life

Writing it Out

You know what’s great about blogging?

You can password-protect posts.

Whenever I start feeling burned out on blogging (and who wouldn’t posting two/three times a day! And you only THOUGHT you could shut me up! HA!), I write a password-protected post.

My audience shifts. I’m no longer writing to faceless friends, but to my family, to people who know me in real life. I use real names, I express real emotions and I’m free to write whatever the hell I want to write without fear of repercussions.

And it gives me a chance to slice open my heart and let it bleed. It’s messy but oh so therapeutic.

Take yesterday for example. I felt so b*tchy, so aggressive, so IMPATIENT. I realize some of this has to do with hormones but some of it … I don’t know, I felt like a tea kettle that had been left to boil for too long. I just felt tense and on edge.

So, I did what I always do – I exercised, hard. My frustrations oozed out of my pores and it felt good, really, really good.

And I watched “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” on the treadmill.

It wasn’t the story, per se, that had me bawling my eyes out, but the friendship factor. I’ve never had that. And will likely never have that closeness with another female. I don’t know. I’m different – females GRATE on my nerves for some reason.

But I’m not here to analyze why I think I’m like that – I wrote that in my password-protected post. I’m just here to say that ever since I’ve been writing these private posts? I just FEEL so much better. I feel … more exposed, in a secret sort of way.

I know it doesn’t make sense. But that’s about the only way I know how to explain it at this point.

I’m not stifled, I don’t feel suffocated, I can just BE me.

So, if you’re feeling the blogging-blues, write a private post. Say what you WANT to say as opposed to what you THINK others want you to say. It’s cathartic.

And I’m betting it helps you get over the blogging-blues.

Saturday Photo Hunt

Saturday Photo Hunt – Favorite

I had a nice surprise in the mail yesterday:

Unique Wrapping

(Isn’t that a fun way to wrap an ornament?)

I opened them (I had three) and this was what was inside:

Ornament Exchange

These are my new favorite ornaments!! I love them!! THANK YOU to my ornament exchange person, Lisa from Adventures in JuJuBoo!

This was the first time I had participated in Kailani’s ornament exchange, but it won’t be my last! That was too fun!

Find out the next Photo Hunt Theme.