swirly saturday (volume 1/issue 4)

I believe I said yesterday that Swirly Saturday would not disappoint. In the future, I should probably not count my chickens before they hatch. Remind me, would you? Speaking of CHIKIN, we have a winner of the Chick-fil-A gift card! Thank you, random.org.


Timestamp: 2009-02-21 04:50:31 UTC

The winner is…Missy! The Missy who left a comment at 1:22pm and likes nuggets, waffle fries and Diet Dr. Pepper! (I’ll e-mail you, Missy.) Three of you commented twice, so I deleted your 2nd comment. Nice try though, Conny, Shannon and Jamie!

And now for the winners of From Blushing Bride to Wedded Wife…funny story on this one. So, Random picks the winners for me, and I have to laugh.


Timestamp: 2009-02-21 04:51:37 UTC

#35 is Denise! I’ll give you your book at church tomorrow, friend!

And #39 is Nixie! Who lives in the Land Down Under and didn’t even mean to enter the drawing. So I got on facebook (at midnight my time) and we had a little chat, Nix and I. I was laughing so hard I was crying. The girl is a regular hoot. We met online a couple years ago and have yet to meet face to face, but we chat on the phone and Skype now and again, and my word, she’s a trip. Love her to bits. So, she generously offered to give up her book. “It’s okay. You can give it to an American.” (She’s British.) “But I want you to still tell people I won!” she said, then proceeded to type one obnoxious thing after another. Things like, “I’m a winner! I’m so cool! I’m not a loser! I’m so great!” Okay, so maybe you had to be there, but I was rolling. Rolling, I tell you.

So… let’s find us an American to win the book!


Timestamp: 2009-02-21 05:06:55 UTC

Ginger Vann, that’s you! E-mail me your address, and we’re good to go! And actually, you don’t have to be an American. A U.S. address will suffice.

Whew. This give-away stuff is wearing me out. I can’t even remember what else I was going to talk about. I usually jot notes throughout the week on a small legal pad. All I’m seeing here are the words “rainbow face.” Ah, yes…

So, I ran out of concealer this week–the kind for zits and the under-eye kind too. I didn’t want to spend a fortune, so I headed straight for the NYC part of the make-up section at Target. I ended up getting those tubes of concealer that look like clown make-up–1 green, 1 yellow. So, I’m putting them on the other morning, and I couldn’t remember which color was for red blemishes and which was for dark undereye circles. So I guessed. Wrong. I put the yellow on the red spots and the green under my eyes, and I wish I would’ve taken a picture, because I looked like a clown. Streaks of orange, purple, green all over my face. I know how they go now. And the effect is stunning. Feel free to interpret the word stunning however you see fit.

And that, my friends, is what I call an Anything-But-Disappointing Swirly Saturday post! Unless, of course, you didn’t happen to be one of the three (four! Nixie!) winners. And don’t care about my cosmetics comedy of errors.

Can I interest you in a photo of my children?

Here’s a pic from our frigid trip to the zoo on President’s Day:

Happy Saturday, friends! May your day be swirled with all the things that delight you! (I’m waiting for Hallmark to call me.)

15 thoughts on “swirly saturday (volume 1/issue 4)

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  2. Annie Whitehurst

    ha about the concealer… I wouldnt have known either! But am glad you clarified it for us!
    Your girls are super cute!!! I am LOVING the one who’s missing her two front teeth…. that’s such a cute age!
    Hope your weekend is great!

  3. Conny

    oh wow, I was busted on a well-read blog….for double commenting on a one-comment contest!! I just have to defend my actions though: I wasn’t trying for TWO entries to win (although CFA may tempt me to cheat), I was …. EDITING my first comment. Yeah.
    Anyway – precious pic of the girlies! 🙂 I love how they are all 3 in different stages of front-teeth-ness! One with baby teeth, one w/ NO teeth, one w/ “grown up” teeth.

  4. Gail

    Did I miss the announcement of Ava’s lost teeth? And did I tell you one of my good friends had a baby this week (at home!!!!) and named her Ava Catherine? Now I have two Ava’s to love!

  5. faithchick

    fab pucture!. 🙂 i think the best part of all your family pics is the bright cheery coats. adorable blondies + their bright coats = you- better- get- a- frame- for- that photos!

  6. Nixie

    I was there and I can confirm I am definitely a regular hoot….

    I hope whichever one of you Americans 😉 wins enjoys the book as much as I did.

    Love you Marsy!

  7. Joyce

    Hi Marla-

    I placed my order -thanks for the info. It didn’t actually ask me which book I was ordering, just asked me to enter an amount so I put in $16. It’s for the Blushing Bride book…and is under the name M. Tim Daley. Thanks again-I look forward to reading before passing to my daughter. Let me know if there’s any problem with the order.

    Have a nice weekend-great picture of your girls today.

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