I Feel Like a Winner!

Some days I feel like a winner. I just bet you do too!

A few months back Hubby and I bought some tickets on a new vehicle.  The tickets were being sold by the Shriners and they do a lot of good work for sick kids so we didn’t mind shelling out a few bucks, not only for ourselves, but our kids and Miss Charlotte too.

Now, right from the start Hubby and I knew we were destined to win that brand-spanking new vehicle although, truthfully, we’d discussed taking the $25,000 in cash instead. That way we could still share with the kids. It’s kind of hard to split a vehicle three ways. Um, four if you take Miss Charlotte into consideration. Oh, and we might like a share in it as well. I guess that makes five!

So who do you think might have won?  Yup, you guess it, someone I’d never heard tell of. Ah well, those things happen.

ait_welcomeStill, I ended up being a winner today regardless. When I got home from town an email was awaiting me that I was the winner of Linda Cassidy- -Lewis’ new book, “An Illusion of Trust,” a sequel to “The Brevity of Roses.” It’s a five day contest and today is day 2. Might I suggest you pop on over to Linda’s blog (Here’s the link) and find out how you can be entered to win your very own copy. Now, it’s an ebook, (and that’s a first for me) but it can be downloaded onto your computer even if you don’t have a kindle. I’m planning to borrow some highspeed sometime in the future.  🙂

So how about you, do you feel like a winner? Have you won anything recently?

Everyone Loves Free Stuff

If you don’t love winning free stuff than well, I guess you don’t love winning free stuff. Maybe you think you’re one of those unlucky people who never win a thing. That’s usually what I’m quick to say. But last year I entered several contests to win free books simply by leaving a comment on a blog and guess what? I won about seven or eight free books. Not too snotty considering I didn’t enter THAT many contests.

Now it’s your turn. Linda Cassidy Lewis is giving away an autographed print copy of her book The Brevity of Roses. That’s right, more free stuff! My little heart is thumping, not only at that word free, but book, as well. Yours should be too. Now a chance to win is pretty darn simple, just hop on over to Linda’s blog, “Out of my Mind,” leave a comment and voila, Linda will enter you in the draw. Read the details of her contest because there are ways to have your name entered more than once.  Now I have to warn you, I already have a copy of Linda’s book but it’s not a signed copy, so of course I’ve entered. Why not, right? Then again you have just as good a chance to win this as me.You have until January 26th to enter, but why wait for that last minute? So are you still reading this or are ya heading on over to Linda’s and typing in that comment?

Come on….I’ll meet you over there.

What’s New!

I’ll admit, my blog presence has been a bit scarce this past while.There have been several reasons. Christmas being one of them, plus the company of my daughter and granddaughter these past two weeks (Yay!) and not to mention the distraction with the guitar contest I blogged about last week.

Just want to thank those of you who took part in the contest and to let you know what the outcome was.  I hadn’t planned to blog about the contest in the beginning because I  knew quite a few of you who read this blog are also facebook friends and had already voted, but in the end I knew it would take every last vote we could get, and well, when it’s family involved I guess you do what you can. Right? Starting out with over 500 votes behind, we were able to get within 20 votes of the leader in the end and had nearly 1600 people supporting our efforts!!! Pretty darned impressive if  you ask me. It only goes to prove that there are a lot of people out there willing to do something nice for someone even if  that someone is  a complete stranger.

Because the numbers were so close and because my nephew’s story was one that resonated with many people, Jimmy Rankin decided to give away two signed guitars… I mean how super is that? The whole reason behind everyone working toward this was to help lift my nephew’s spirits as he recovered from a broken back.

Not being an online person, my nephew still doesn’t know about any of this and won’t until the guitar is finally delivered to him. Bet he’s going to be surprised…

As to how he’s doing, he’s “amazed” everyone at the rehabilitation centre with how quickly he’s come along in his recovery and I’m really not surprised. Strength and determination go along way when we’re recuperating. He’s now out of rehab and staying with his parents, able to walk although the paralysis is still there. We’re all hopeful that he’ll make a full recovery. To be truthful, you can’t tell me that his recovery wasn’t helped along by the prayers of so many. For those of you who included him in your prayers, I thank you and so does Rob.

Next week I’m hoping to be back to regular blogging…  Happy New Year to you all!

Looking for a little help!!

This needs to be short or many more reasons than  can explain at the moment. I’m including a link that will take you to a news story involving a member of my family and how many people on facebook are helping to win a signed guitar for him from singer songwriter Jimmy Rankin.

Family wants to win Rankin guitar for injured man

If you haven’t voted and care to do so. Please check out the link I’m providing. Find the comment posted by Kelly Yeats on December  14 and “like” her comment. So many bloggers and facebook friends,  and many strangers, have already helped out. It’s been great… This is the last day or the contest. We are in second place, trying to keep the whole experience positive and upbeat. Our nephew knows nothing about this yet, and even if  we don’t “win” we are still all “winners”  and I’m sure our nephew will be deeply touched when he learns that so many people pulled together to do this for him.

facebook contest

Thanks so much.

And the Winner is……….

Drum roll please………………..

Thanks to all of you who entered the contest. I had a blast reading your comments.

Kristina, I hope you enjoy your copy of “Bitter, Sweet.” I’ll get it in the mail to you pronto.

This was so much fun you never know I might just do it again someday.!!!!

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