Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Your Seat is Waiting and Trick #5

There were 8 valid entries in the 
Love Is All Around  Giveaway.
There were more comments but there were many
who knew that they would not be able to attend.
So I used the Random Generator thingie
but it won't let me show it on here,
or more precisely I cannot figure how to show it,
and I am done fussing with it, 
especially since I never did get that nap.......
soooooo
Number 2 was generated randomly,
 and the second entry was
Tanya!
Your seat at the table is waiting for you.
Love Is All Around
I am very  happy that  you will be joining us.

I wish I could have you all sitting around,
chatting and creating for the day.
We do have fun, and oh my, 
the topics we cover!! I blush..
Stop laughing girls! I can so blush!
Just cause I haven't in over 40 years.. hush now.

Howie ( Eisenhower)
Right after we adopted him.
Who could resist this guy with his different eye colors?
Everyone could but us.  No one else wanted him.
This has absolutely nothing to do 
with this post, I just came across the old pic today.
*******
anyhoot
I know the typical advent calendar is for 25 days,
but my countdown as of the first, 
is a mere 21 days.
21 days till my chicks come home.
All you moms who have your family close by,
or close enough for weekend visits, count your blessings.
This long distance dance is awful,
but oh, the visits are so dear to my heart.
*******
Tanya is planning to post good pics 
of her pendants on her blog today. 
Check them out...
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Trick # 5

Pair up for decorating.
Gather 1 or two friends together and 
take turns going to each other's
 homes to decorate.
Draw numbers to see whose home 
is done in what order..
Preset definite days for decorating,
and no excuses, this is pinkie swear.
The home host feeds the friends.
You will get fresh insight into your decorating, 
it will get done much faster with friend help,
( we know we rarely get any other holiday help)
and you'll have fun.
I would recommned no more than
 three sign up together.
Too many opinions can slow things down,
and save the margaritas for after.
Tis the season to be merry,
Just not THAT merry!

z

19 comments:

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Oh Z,
Howie is so cute.....I don't know how anyone could resist him. It must be lovely, having him around, especially as your own children are so far away. You will be on cloud 9 when they come home for Christmas.
Well done to Tanya....I'm sure she will have the best time. I can imagine that it's very interesting around your table !!!!
Hope that you are enjoying your Christmas preparations and, most of all, having fun ! XXXX

Theresa said...

lucky Tanya! My count down is at 19 days for John to be here and yes that dance is no fun! t.xoxo

Jill said...

Hooray for Tonya! Hooray for you getting to see your kids SOON! I AM so grateful mine are close!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I am so happy someone will join you for your wonderful offer. Oh I'm over 60 and I can still blush...I know how much you are looking forward to seeing your kiddos! One of mine lives across the country from me so visits are so special. hugs, Linda

Bead and Needle said...

Oh, ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ! I am sitting here with tears in my eyes...good tears...GREAT TEARS!!! And a speechless tongue, for once in my life. YOU ROCK!!!!

I will be there, probably camped outside your front door that morning, just after midnight - OMG - I'm giddy, like a kid in a candy shop, right now!

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART...Tanya

OK, taking a deep breath and coming up for air now...XOXOXOXOXO

OMG!

Bead and Needle said...

OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG - still teary eyed. Tanya and Howie, sitting in the corner of Createopolis, loving every minute of it...I promise not to pee my pants with the grandeur and excitement of the day!

XOXOXOXOXOXO - you ROCK, Z! So do the rest of you deserving gals who entered...I was prepared to leave heartfelt congrats to another of you, this morning...will make sure I bring a camera and take you on the trip with me.

TheCrankyCrow said...

Congratulations to Tanya - lucky gal!! What a generous, generous, thing to be doing Z.....Awwww...Sweet Howie...What a cutie.... Hmmmm....gang decorating...kinda like that idea - but I see all sorts of mischief! ;o) Happy Thursday! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

time worn interiors said...

I know you can't wait for the kiddo's to come home!

I don't think my son will get to come in for Christmas, boo who!

Lucky Tanya!

tot

Gayle said...

Congrats to the lucky winner - I know she's going to LOVE the Gathering.

BTW - do you have a mailing list? If so, I'd love to be added to it - I'm hoping I might attend your Spring Gathering.

The Boston Lady said...

What a great idea about having your own rotating decorating get-togethers. I hear you about the countdown until kiddos come. I've got my daughter nearby, but my son and wife(!) will come from LA and we are so looking forward to seeing them. Ann

C. Joy said...

I've tried that helping others decorate for Christmas (in some circles I'm still called Hitler). I can't help being bossy, I'm the first born daughter - we're programmed that way. Congrats to Tanya, the winner, I hope you all have a wonderful time - - and take lots of pictures.

Donna said...

I too have a shortened countdown, my kids start arriving on the 18th and then every other day after!
Howie is adorable and looks like he's quite a fun little guy.
Congratulations to Tanya, I didn't enter because there was no way I could come, but boy, what fun if I could get-away!
hugs fro here,
Donna

A Cottage Muse said...

The kids will be here before you know it! Love the pic of Howie!

June said...

Tanya is one lucky girl-----and so is Howie for that matter.
putting up the tree tonight :)
love ya!

Cindy said...

Yea TANYA! I can't wait to see what is created!!
Z, I am so excited for you! Your babies are coming home. I know how much you miss them, I am sure you will have a blast! Lots a laughs and mischief!!

Rebecca said...

What a cutie...
Have fun!
Blessings
RE

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Ahhh...I know too darn well about not having my chicks nearby. Both..too far way for my comfort but looking on the bright side they live in great places to visit. :) None home for Christmas but this Momma will be flying there soon. Now...about your blog. I am over from White Wednesday. What a thing of beauty you have over here and I will be back again and again. Happy Day to you. xo Lynn @thevintagenest...p.s. following now too.

Carolynn Cecilia said...

Much Mucho applause for opting for a shelter dog. It's the only way to go and so socially/environmentally/compassionately responsible.

Rusty Hinge said...

Love them! I just came over from Faded Charm. I love your blog! I especially love that burlap wreath, did you make that? Are you selling those in your store? Thanks so much for the inspiration,
Maria
www.rustyhinge.blogspot.com