Thursday, June 27, 2013

Almost Forgotten Things

Kristina over at Pioneer Woman at Heart reminded me of something that I've neglected to blog about.  Check out her post from today.

Back in February I asked my readers to partake in a Letter A Month challenge and I haven't reminded any of you about it lately.  And speaking of which, I still have an already written letter sitting in my notebook but keep forgetting to take it to the post office.

Yes, I know, it's gardening season.  Everyone is knee deep in compost.  Fingernails and hands (and maybe even feet) so filthy that no amount of scrubbing or soaking will remove the dirt or vegetation stains from yanking stubborn weeds out of the tomato patch.

But maybe between stints of putting in new plants or planning your Fall garden (like I should be doing), or while relaxing (ha!) at your kitchen table after an afternoon of weed-pulling and squash-bug-squashing, you can manage to crank out a little letter to someone special.  Even if it's just a "Hi!  I'm busy, but still thinking of you!" on a scrap of paper or Post-It note.  Cram that baby in an envelope, slap a stamp on it and send it off to make someone's day a little brighter!

So, now that I've nagged you, I've got something else that I've neglected to finish up and it's much more exciting than the letter writing thing.

I had a book giveaway in the beginning of May and the winner never collected her spoils so I'm going to let you all have another go at it.  My camera is on the fritz so I can't post new pictures of the books, but HERE is a link to the original giveaway post.  I'll draw one name on Saturday night and announce the winner on Sunday morning.  Winner has a choice of one of these books:  Chocolate for a Woman's Blessings, Pearls of Country Wisdom, One Second After or Country Food.

Same rules apply as in the original giveaway (i.e. US residents only, say something nice about cats), except that I can not guarantee the condition of the bar of chocolate as it's pretty much a billion degrees everywhere.  So if you don't mind a bar of melted chocolate (stick it in the freezer & call it good) and if you want another chance at winning a book, just make a comment here and your name will be thrown in the hat.

Good luck.

On winning the book AND trying to find time to write that letter!


  1. Nice books. Please count me in.

  2. I would be interested in what Pearls of Country Wisdom has in it. My cats can't stand the heat here. We finally put in the window unit air conditioners, and they are pretty happy now. I wish I took photos of them on that last heat wave. They were stretched out as far as they could on their backs, trying to cool themselves. Oh, and when I get back from the library today, I plan to write a letter to my Aunt.

  3. Nag, nag, nag! I will write to my friend in Holland, as I owe her an answer to her letter. I did, actually, get paper and pen out a couple of days ago, but got waylaid by a crossword puzzle. That's the problem with having the focus of a fruit fly. :)

  4. Oh goodie! Put my name in the hat, please.

    Cats. Hmmm. Something nice about cats. Let's see. Gimme a minute, I'll think of something. (Am I disqualified from the drawing yet?) Okay, here goes: If I could toilet train a cat and keep it off tables and counters, I might actually think of having one. They do know how to relax and take care of themselves, that's for sure. Maybe I could learn something from one, eh?

    You, m'dear, have been a super snail mail letter writer. I don't know how you find the time to do it. (Oh, I know! That's the only time you let yourself have a glass of wine, I'll bet. Right? Hee-hee, I'm bad, I'm bad, I'm very, very bad.)

  5. I was thrilled to see my neighbor's cat on our porch this evening, probably waiting for the chipmunk who's been digging in my flower pots.

  6. I'd LOVE the Country Food cookbook! :) Love the cat in the mailbox photo...

  7. I would like the Country Food cookbook or the Chocolate book. thanks

  8. What a purrrrrfect time for a give-a-way. Our newest addition to the critters here (baby chicks not included) is my buddy CoCo. With a name like that he's gotta be tough. Hmmm... maybe we should have named him Sue!
    Anyway, this darn cat will do sort of an acrobatic stunt so he can stand up on his hind legs and look into the kitchen window. If you don't see him he will "scratch" at the glass until you do. In cat-onese this apparently means "I'm hungry, LET ME IN!" (I think that's what it means) I go to the door and holler "Hey CoCo Buddy" He sticks his head around the corner like in a cartoon character. Takes a look and heads straight to the food bowl. Why oh why did we get a Tom Cat???

  9. I admire you gals for writing real letters! Shoot, I can't even seem to keep up with emails lately! Cute picture of the mailbox. :)