My oh my! There is truly something in the air...other than my hands thrown up in total exasperation. I cannot keep up with my life these days. It is always a matter of feast or famine and I'm currently in "feast" mode. My social calendar is filled to overflowing. So many plans that have been talked about for months...some for years...are finally becoming a reality. Visits from out-of-town friends, a girl's weekend get-away to a neighboring town, another girl's trip to Boston, casual dinners with friends and family, pre-holiday gatherings, actual holiday plans. Can you believe the holidays are knocking at our door? So much to do...so exciting!!! Of course, the normal day-to-day chaos continues resulting in a life spinning out of control. I'm one exhausted but happy girl.
I'm sure many of you thought I had totally forgotten to post the winner of my give-away. Yes, my brain suffers the occasional memory lapse, but not this time. I laughed my butt off at a few of the comments on my last post. You guys are the best. So it is high time I post the winner, don't you think? And, ummm, yeah, I have yet to master the art of copying the random number generator so you are stuck with the lame version posted below. This is all I could get to copy. Anyone have any suggestion as to the generator I should use and how I should go about copying it into my post??? I'll take all the help I can get. Before I tell you who won, I want to thank everyone who participated and for the wonderful comments. I was touched by all the stories of how many lives have felt the sting of this disease. My hope is we can all make a commitment to being diligent with our self-exams and our screenings. Early detection is the greatest weapon we have for fighting back.
OK! Time for the good stuff! The winner is:
The 29th comment was left by Karen at Time Crafted! Please send me your addy so I can get a box of goodies headed your way!
I also need to mention an award I received last week. Three awesome blog friends passed this one to me. A big thank you to Kim, Jocelyn and Jessi! You know I love you girls!!!
Here's the rule: I need to pass this award on to five people, post on their blog to let them know I left this award, and then I need to answer a list of questions in ONE word
1. Where is your cell phone? purse
2. Your hair? curly
3. Your mother? mighty
4. Your father? hard-working
5. Your favorite food? healthy
6. Your dream last night? none
7. Your favorite drink? water
8. Your dream/goal? happiness
9. What room are you in? office
10. Your hobby? scrapbooking
11. Your fear? death-of-family
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? content
13. Where were you last night? home
14. Something that you aren't? bitter
15. Muffins? cranberry
16. Wish list item? happiness-for-my-children
17. Where did you grow up? Leicester
18. Last thing you did? swore
19. What are you wearing? jeans-and-a-turtleneck
20. Your TV? Ti-Vo'ed
21. Your Pets? Yorkie
22. Friends? awesome
23. Your life? full
24. Your mood? happy
25. Missing Someone? not-sure
26. Vehicle? Convertible
27. Something your not wearing? Chip-on-my-shoulder
28. Your favorite store? White House/Black Market
29. Your favorite color? bright
30. When was the last time you laughed? seconds-ago
31. Last time you cried? Monday
32. Your best friend? treasured
33. One place that I go to over and over? work
34. Facebook? rarely
35. Favorite place to eat? home
OK, so I don't follow rules very well. A few of my answers were more than one word. I couldn't help it. And number 30 happened because of number 18. LOL! I normally break the rules when it comes to passing awards on but since I didn't adhere to them when giving my responses, I'll go ahead and abide by them and pass it on to Tara, Chantal, Melonie, Stacy and Amy.
Since this post is already enormously long, I'll only post one of my Serendipity layouts. It is my favorite...I think...from this month's kit. The pic is of Keri and one of her favorite cousins. They only get to see each other on very rare occasions as he lives several hours away but the adoration is mutual.
I thought this was THE cutest paper and wanted to emphasize the cheery sunshine effect. So I machine stitched along each of the sunshine rays. It is more evident in-real-life.
I hope everyone has had a wonderful week and your weekend is filled with fun!!!
Hugs and love,
P.S. Thank you to all who requested the link to my new blog. I've been overwhelmed with the wonderful comments and emails received as a result of the few posts made. Sadly, many can relate to the "hard" part of my story but here's to hoping there is an equal connection to the "happy" part!!! Again, if you are interested in the link, just email me (Lhowards4n@yahoo.com). I would love to have your feedback! xoxo L