Monday, October 27, 2008
You won't know what you're getting because I won't know what I will be buying until I get there. I will give you a hint though, both prizes will include handmade soap from Mrs. T's soaps a local vendor here in Maine (actually right down the road in Oakland where my dad lives) In speaking with her, she has quite a following at our craft fairs and her booth was packed last weekend! I got hubby some nice coconut scented soap and Deja picked out a baby powder bar for herself. She also picked out some other goodies for our winners...
This giveaway runs today to coincide with the Bloggy Giveaway Carnival and will end at 11:59 pm on October 31st. Winners will be picked sometime Saturday and posted later in the day. Please leave an email address in your comment so I can reach you -you don't have to be a blogger to enter, but you must leave your email or have it available in your profile!
To enter, all you need to do is leave a comment, any comment-one entry per person, please. Good luck and let the fun begin! (and yes, I will send internationally) Don't forget to scroll down and enter my book/stuffed toy giveaway too!
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
I can't believe it has been a whole week since I last posted. I am so looking forward to Halloween, and we are DEFINITELY ready.
Well, I am still tired-wiped out from whatever virus invaded my system but recovering nevertheless.
Work has been HE.. as I expected when they increased the eligibility guidelines in the program I work in. Great for the clients, more work for me. I can be assured of a long, tiring season and will greatly appreciate my layoff (usually in March) this year. Then come July, it starts all over again :)
This is an old pic of Deja from a couple years ago-she loves dressing up in Princess gowns and pink seems to be the color of choice and has been for several years now. I caught her in mid-curtsy lol...
It promises to be a busy weekend, with a craft fair, chicken BBQ, possible work at the office, laundry and other housework needing to be done-and dealing with a family crisis that may last for several months to come. But I will try to post as often as I can and will have fun reading other blogs to get my mind off things. Hope you all enjoy this nice Fall weekend!
Friday, October 17, 2008
Gosh, I feel about as sick as this pumpkin. Yet another cold has arrived, and the Advil Cold & Sinus ain't touchin' it this time folks.
I probably will sleep sitting up, maybe even here by the computer-I mean, it IS next to my bed and all, so if I kind of bend that way I could end up on my bed. Darn it, why did I leave my Vicks Vapor Rub at work on my desk? Even though I spent most of the day shoving that up my nose, which usually works at declogging those nostrils, this time it was not working.
I am thinking of doing a Puking Pumpkin this Halloween. I have seen several pics of them on the net, and with the way I feel, it certainly would fit in. Deja wants to do a puking pumpkin too, don't ask why-she just thinks it's cool. So next weekend we will pick out some pumpkins and have fun with carving and roasting the seeds...
In the meantime, its more OTC meds for me, rest, plenty of fluids and dealing with congestion-ugh. At least I can't smell the skunk odor which is still lingering in the basement, lol. But even that has faded thank goodness. Jose brought home all kinds of refill cans for the automatic sprayers we have in several rooms he found them on clearance someplace and figured we needed them.
So here I am miserable as heck, wondering when this will end. I mean, it just seems like a couple days ago I was sick with a cold. But actually it was a few weeks ago. The weather here has been nuts though, warm and then cold. No one knows how to dress, you are either too darn hot or freezing. Ok, off to read some more blogs and then get some much needed R & R. Wishing everyone a great weekend!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Every year the area under my neighbor's porch is prime real estate for...skunks, raccoons, squirrels, you name it. The man who lived in the house last year chased out a HUGE raccoon male and female who apparently wanted to nest there. They ran across my backyard and my cat sat intently, not moving, watching them while I watched from the back door.
Lately, on garbage nights (like tonight!) I have seen a HUGE fat skunk waddling around the neighborhood. I assume he lives under the porch as well, since I have seen him in that area. The lady who moved in has three cats, two indoor and one outdoor. Her outdoor cat has apparently used a pet door before because we have caught him in our kitchen several times, eating from my cat's dishes while my cats just sit staring at this uninvited dinner guest. The thing is, the pet door is on my basement door, so the cats have to go through my basement pet door, up the stairs and through another pet door to my kitchen. Quite a long trip for some kibble, eh?
Anyways, last night hubby and I were sleeping when we were awakened by this horrific odor. My eyes were watering, throat burning-and all I could think of was that Pepe LePew had found that wonderful kibble in the kitchen and was chowing down when he was interrupted by one of my kitties and let loose a good one. Hubby decided to be brave, and headed to the kitchen-(we have forced hot air heating so air vents from the basement to all the rooms were filled with this noxious odor) no black and white friend in the kitchen. So then he gets really brave and heads down to the basement, making noise loudly as he goes. I guess he figured he'd scare him some more and get him to run out the other pet door. Apparently our friend was in the basement, but left in a hurry. The basement smells horrible. Have you ever driven by a dead skunk and not smelled anything until you got PAST it? Well imagine that in your basement, and in every room in your house. So in the daytime, we are airing out the house and suffering in the cooler evenings. I don't even want to think about adding some heat to the mixture. I came home from lunch today and thought I was going to gag. Tomorrow is payday, and guess what I will be buying? Lots of Glade scented oil warmer refills-to fill my home full of scent-the RIGHT kind.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
Sunday, October 5, 2008
100 posts already, I guess time does fly when you are having fun. And fun I have been having, from meeting awesome new people, checking out really cool blogs and trying new recipes, buying some stuff on Etsy, and of course entering and winning some giveaways!
Up here in Maine, the nights are getting colder. Winter is just around the corner and the snow will be flying soon. What better way to start off the day than with a nice, hot Starbucks coffee? Hmm, not winter in your neck of the woods? Then you could try one of their refreshing iced coffees, or any other drink in between---because I have up for grabs one $10 Starbucks gift card!
Ok, here are the rules: US Residents only (since the GC is in USD-but the next time I do a giveaway and I am shipping a product or something I will make it open to all!)
I need to keep this simple so you can get one entry for posting anything you want below. It can be hi, you could tell me what your fave drink at Starbucks is, whatever. I love comments, so will read them all.
If you post about my giveaway on your blog, you get a second entry. To get that second entry you will need to leave me a SECOND comment with a link to your post so I can check it out!
And finally, this giveaway will be open until midnight Saturday October 11th. Deja or random.org will pick a winner sometime on Sunday the 12th.
YOU DO NOT have to be a blogger to enter, however you must leave your email in your comment so that I can reach you. If the original winner does not respond within 72 hours, I will pick another one, so please leave me your email or check back here Monday sometime for the winning announcement. Thanks and good luck!
Check it out: http://www.5minutesformom.com/4418/costume-giveaway/ Do you see any that you like? Deja's top picks are the cowgirl: http://www.pedalcarsandretro.com/Junior_Cowgirl_Dress_Up_Outfit-p-416.html and the pink doctor's outfit :
http://www.pedalcarsandretro.com/Junior_Doctor_Uniform-p-198.html what cute sets, huh? And there are lots more as well. 5minutesformom is giving away several of their costumes in certain sizes to some very lucky kids. But you have to hurry, because they will be drawing the winners on Wednesday, October 8th! And remember, if you don't see any that you like or just don't happen to win this time around, you can still buy the costumes for your little ones in their store! Good Luck!
Deja is getting to be a big girl, and really needs a big girl bed. Unfortunately, she still has the toddler bed from when she was younger but ends up sleeping most nights in our room with me as her daddy works nights and she gets scared with noises, etc...
We love her, but it is time for this big girl to stay in her own room at nighttime, whether she needs plenty of nightlights or a cat with her on the bed to comfort her. Or even, God forbid-the tv on. She's been in our room since she was born, and it is time we had our privacy too. (not that I am going to kick her out if she comes in crying and scared due to a thunderstorm, bad dream, etc...)
Here she is on our bed, fast asleep after her bedtime story. I would love to get her a nice bedroom set, but I fear I will be spending any extra money this year on home heating oil. (and some new windows too) So, I have entered Deja into a contest they are currently having over at 5minutes for mom (http://www.5minutesformom.com/4380/win-a-new-bedroom-set/) in the hopes that I can send her off to dreamland in style with a brand new Lily Rose bedroom set. This would make me and my little Princess very happy! Once they have voting available, I would love to have your vote-while I can't make promises like our Presidential Candidates are making, I can say that if you ever need my vote for a contest, I would be happy to return the favor.
Friday, October 3, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
No, I don't love spiders. I am terrified of them. Last night, well actually this morning, I woke up early (around 4:30 am) and could have sworn there were spiders in the room. I had been dreaming of spiders, crawling on me and the bed.
Needless to say, that was enough and I was up for the morning. There was no heading back into my bed where spiders might be awaiting me. Plus, if there were-I couldn't make a ruckus and scream because I would have scared the bejeebers out of hubby who had just fallen asleep.
This is a wolf spider. I have never seen a big one, but my coworker sees them at her camp all the time. And she keeps threatening to bring one in a jar to work and put it on the desk. My two supervisors and myself are wimps, and usually run to get her to kill a spider we find in the office.
Anyways, after work this evening I came home-and sure enough, right above where I sleep on the ceiling was a spider. Hubby didn't kill him before he left... so now I am staring at him as he walks across the ceiling. I don't think I will be sleeping with the lights off tonight. Being short I can't reach him to smoosh him, and knocking him down is far worse for me than leaving him up there. Because up there, I can SEE him. He has headed back to the spot above my head again...seems he likes it there. Oh it is going to be a long, long night. Wish me luck.