Today was one of "those" days. You all know what I am talking about. The one day you have plans for yourself or you couldn't sleep and are needing rest in order to keep your head straight, is the one day the forces of the universe decide they have a different plan in mind. I think I actually get off easy. I can imagine those of you with little and big kidlets have them a bit more often. So please forgive my tardiness on revealing the big winners today as promised.
My little brother Preston(27) and littlest sister Tessa(17) came to visit this weekend, and we took them to the island. For those of you who asked, Cow island is in the middle of Lake Winnipesaukee in NH. The weather was perfect, but there were a large number of gnats that were driving people inside. Either they didn't like my scent or I am just too out of it to notice, but they didn't bother me which is a first in my life. Coming from the 100 degree heat that AZ was offering last week, Tessa and Preston were determined to go swimming no matter what. The rest of us have had enough of 45 degree temps so we just watched as they belly flopped, flipped and "suicided" off the dock THREE times! Even though it was freezing, they said that they will think back to that freezing moment when it hits the 110-120 degree range this summer in Phoenix. All good times must find an ending however, so we returned to Boston last night. This was only the first part of the kids journey though so today they got up early to head to NYC then D.C.. Nine years ago Preston had to have a heart transplant. He looks great though, doesn't he? He does fine as long as he takes care of himself and takes his medication that helps his body not reject the heart, and keeps his blood pressure low. Due to a sunburn and probably a little too much excitement, I only slept an hour last night. I did get to see them off at 7:30 am though which I wasn't expecting. Even after I had everyone safely on their way I still couldn't sleep, so I puttered around in a stupor for a few hours when I discovered the big bottle of Preston's medications sitting on the counter. My heart sunk. They were the one thing he cannot do without. I hurriedly called him but sure enough they were already half way to NYC. My exhausted body and mind started to panic. Where to send it? How to get to Post Office? How much? Good thing Preston is a lot cooler than me, and my mom is the Queen of Calm, or my tired, irrational mind might have split right open like a cantaloupe. --My mumsy
We figured out question 1 and 3 but how to get me to the P.O. was still a worry. The sun was shining for the moment but the heavily rising humidity and severe thunder storm warning still loomed on my mind. Just at the right moment, George came to the rescue! George is our 70 going on 45 year old building super. After a few very cold mornings shoveling snow and me bringing him coffee out in the elements, I became his favorite tenant. Thank Heavens. He agreed to take me to the P.O. immediately and I was able to overnight Preston's meds. You never know who you may become friends with, and sometimes the most unexpected become the most dear.
Before we went, George also agreed to pick the two winners of my giveaway. Once he realized I was taking pictures of him...he he he...he started to duck and moan, plus my batteries died so I didn't get shots of the paper slips. Luckily he read them aloud to me before the chaos ensued. Drum Roll.....
Lil from Addicted
Jacquie from Tallgrass Prairie Studio
Congratulations you two! Please email me with your address and I will get these off. I really hope you enjoy. And a BIG Thank You to every one who participated. In fact I am so pleased with the response that I would like to give you all one more chance to receive a special something (possibly favorite movie involved). Out of all those who comment on this post by tomorrow (Wednesday) night at midnight, I will pick at least 1 more person. This is for those of you that come back and didn't pop in just for the giveaway never to come back. I am not sure exactly what this one will consist of, it will depend on the response, but I promise to make it worth you while! Thank you all again, and thanks for sticking with me through my stressful morning. Luckily I had already been home 20 min. before the skies opened up, like a monsoon or a storm in the topics. Don't forget to leave a comment by Midnight tomorrow! Maybe now I can get some sleep. Have a great week everyone!
--The bench George made for me out of a futon he found in the trash.
--The little birds trying to hide from the torrential down pour.
--The weird fake owl George put in the tree to scare away the squirrels so they don't eat the bird food.