If you’re here just for the give-away, shoot straight to the red paragraphs at the bottom. Thank you, drive thru!
I know I said I was going to write something with a little meat on its bones (soon!), but I’m worn out from all the birthday hoopla. Livi’s 8th birthday was fab. Thanks so much for all your sweet comments for her. Some of them about made me cry.
Gabe’s mom came bearing cake, balloons, streamers and gifts. (so really, I shouldn’t be worn out–I didn’t do much–she even did the dishes) Livi got 2 pairs of jeans and a bunch of cloth headbands (and a winter coat she opened a couple weeks ago) from Grandma and Papaw. We got her a Hello Kitty sewing machine (which was worth every penny of the $14.99 I spent on it and is going back to the store tomorrow). She saw it last week and reeeeeeally wanted it. If you know me, this is the LAST present on EARTH I wanted to buy my daughter. Decided to be unselfish. Trying not to be happy it didn’t work. Just gives me a little more time before we find a better one that does.
She also got a new sleep mask, an ATM bank (thrift store), a book (thrift store), a math game (thrift store), pajamas for her doll, a tent for her doll, and a big calculator. All for about $30. 8 years old. 8 presents. Fun times.
And before I forget all about it, I posted a new blog entry on my website today. If you’d like to read a sample of my writing from 1991, click here. It’s stellar, let me tell ya.
And now, for the Give-Away!!
Can you believe it’s Christmas Give-Away Time again already?! (Jess, didn’t you win last year?) As you can see with your own eyes, I’m giving away 2 Christmas magazines, 2 Christmas books, and 2 Christmas CDs. I’ll be out of town all day tomorrow, but I’ll keep the give-away open until midnight. And I’ll mail the prizes to the winner ASAP so you have plenty of time before Christmas to enjoy it all.
To enter to win, just leave a comment telling me something you’re excited to GIVE to someone this Christmas. (if it’s a big secret, just speak in code) May the best (wo)man win!
I totally hate playing Grinch, but I meant to add that you need to live in the good ol’ US of A to win. Unless you want to airmail me 20 bucks for shipping. Love you though!