Thursday, August 6, 2009

And the Winner is...?

Did I keep all eight of you in suspense?I know. I know. I'm tardy in my announcement of my give-away. Way tardy. A week over due. But I just ran out of time before we left on a get-away. Cheryl and I had to make salsa which took all morning. When the Roma's are ripe life stops for the canning of the homegrown, homemade salsa. And boy did it turn out good this year.

Seriously, this was so fun. I loved reading everybody's favorite post and why. You are all very sweet and kind. I just might make an apron for every-eight of you. I can't wait to do another give-away 'one day soon'.

So the winner is.....and I wanted you all to win but there can only be one winner...

Carmen from Washington.
I have to tell a little about Carmen so you won't hate her for winning this one and only bright cherry apron. I've know her since we were three and living in Chandler, Arizona. She is one of my hero's {for many reasons}. These are the things that come to my mind when I think of this dear friend. Her smile. Always smiling. It always brightened up my day. She never said a bad thing about anybody. Really, it's true. I just sat here thinking over all our conversations and I don't remember a single bad or negative thing she's ever said about another human being. That's amazing. She was kind to all regardless of social group. She was a cheerleader all through junior high and high school, the best one. And she's still my personal cheerleader. Everybody should have their own personal cheerleader. I could go on and on. Visit her blog and you'll see what I mean.

This is so funny. I just went to her blog to link it to this post and her last post was about how she didn't win the photo contest that she was going for. Then she said that she hasn't won anything since she was in third grade...So funny.

Well Carmen, I hope this makes your day. Not that it's the greatest thing to win. But winning something, anything, is fun.

Thanks again everybody for playing along. And so sorry for the delay in the announcement. Hope you play again next time.

3 comments:

Anne said...

I had fun with your giveaway anyway! congrats to Carmen!

carmen said...

Nola!!
How exciting!! Thank you SOOOO MUCH!! Thank you for the WAY FUN give-a-way - I LOVE the apron!! But thank you, also for the kind, sweet words - you always bring tears to my eyes and I love you soooo much! I've heard it said that laughter through tears is the best emotion - and I can say for certain, it's TRUE! It is something to say you've known someone since you were 3 years old, isn't it?? Especially since we are getting so OLD, huh?? You said all of those nice things about me, but you failed to mention the time I through dirt in your eyes in the alley behind my house!! You couldn't have forgotten about that!! Well, I'm glad you're still my friend after all of these years. I love your blog for all of the cute, spiritual, and funny messages, but mostly I love it because it keeps me in touch with you even though we are miles apart!! I love you, Nola!! THANK YOU!!

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