Many of you are aware that Irritable Mother, from Surviving Motherhood is having a give away drawing for her new book. Well let me tell you, I was going to be the winner. I had it in the bag. I entered multiple times (although it wasn't necessary and wouldn't help) I figured it showed my enthusiasm. Yep, I had it in the bag.....
Then under one of my many comments, on her post, comes one that read like this, "I'd love to get your next book. I would gladly buy it. Would you be willing to ship it to a Missionary in Spain who's at her wits end with two toddlers?"
The last time I looked, there were 67 replies, and yet the Missionary in Spain had her comment come right after mine....story of my life. Like I said before, how do you beat a missionary in Spain? Oh, well, of course I did send in 10 requests, so the chances of hers coming right after mine weren't THAT rare.......Even so, I WAS going to win, But then....
Then this lady, this Missionary in Spain shows up.
I went to check out her blog just to see how legit she is.
She is VERY legit. He has 2 YOUNG boys. She is in a foreign country.
She had a fire in her apartment--no injuries but big mess.
He son fell and broke his 2 front teeth.
She's driving a vehicle that is bigger than she is used to and parking is the pits.
She visits Nursing Homes....
Don't believe me? Just go and visit her, I call her the Notorious Missionary in Spain, but her Blog is actually The Carr Family Chronicles.
For Pete's Sake (there he is again. Who IS Pete?) I'm going to do some research and find out who Pete is and why his sake is so much more important than everyone else's.
Anyway, this is really just a plug for an interesting blog that I think the writer could use a little bit of encouragement. We have a great group here and I've read some great things, so lets "pass it on" or "pay it forward".
And yes, I think I totally think I lost my chance to win the book, but if I ever go to Spain to be a missionary, I expect to win something!!
NOW, About these give aways. They seem to be popping up all over the place. Give aways, bonus', free gifts etc. So I am going to jump on the bandwagon. Everyone that adds a comment to this post and/or my next three (that's 4 posts total for those of you that are mathematically challenged) will win a prize. I'm not sure what it will be. Perhaps a copy of my book. I have lots of books on my bookshelves......oh, you thought I meant a copy of MY book written by me....ha, no you didn't. Think about it.
So maybe the prize will be a book. maybe it will be something else. It could be a piece of candy or maybe even a clothespin, or a Shrinky Dink---(if you have kids or at least know someone who does, you know what a shrinky dink is) Maybe the prize will be a brand new PENCIL!. The options are endless.
This is what I will do. I will write all your names down, (only one entry per person, My ADHD Me,---oh wait, that's me )ANYWAY, I will put them in a bowl and will honestly pick out one name for the winner. Regardless of who I chose, that person will win. Whether they have read my blog once and hated it all the way through to even if it is Chatty Kelly who started this whole blogging phenomenon. (I will say, that if the winner is the one that read my blog once and hated it, then they have a better chance of winning the pencil,). Gee, this is almost like Let's make a Deal!
So put on your costumes and enter. Isn't this exciting? Just think! You could win a, a, a, well you could win something......just don't get TOO excited. Don't forget, I never promised you a rose garden.....along with the sunshine....there's gotta be a little rain sometimes......
If you win, you'll have to email me your mailing address,........don't be scared.