Friday, December 10, 2010

With my thanks, A Giveaway for my followers!

It is so hard to believe mom passed away just 4 short weeks ago, yet life goes on, Holidays don't go on hold, though they shouldn't. It's the NEW NORMAL, I call it...

So a few milestones happened here in the mist of all things mom... I now have 86 followers, I believe, WOW and I have had over a 100 posts... back when I started blogging, I had no idea what I would talk about or if anyone would care. All of you, my blogging buddies have been the best, from kind words about mom, to just wonderful comments to the goofy things I might post...

So that being said I am offering up a giveaway.... Here are my rules:
1. You have to be a follower of my blog, now.. This is my thank you for all the kind words, thoughts, prayer for mom, cards and even a gift to cheer me up.
So it's simple, no need to share with others, just for my current followers, one lucky winner will get Santa and Elmer. I created him from a wonderful Pineberry Lane Pattern. Just leave a comment here until Wednesday Dec. 15Th, I will pick a winner then & ship him in time, HOPEFULLY for your Christmas... Thank you, OLM
P.S.... I feel the need to share a few fun facts about my mom....Well, at to me! LOL
She always let you know how she felt, good or bad.... She usually had some off the wall nickname for you... Mine, Bitchy girl.... no reason, just what she called me.... when I would talk to her, always, "Tell me something exciting" it sucked not to be able to tell her about "Prims Magazine"---Oh, she talked like a truck driver! YIKE! Dropped the "F" bomb at the doctors office all the time, not in a bad way, but just did. Her Dr's came to get a kick out of it. You knew she was feeling pretty good, if it came out! LOL.... She loved Diet Coke from the fountain at McDonald's, loved a YUMMY Sweet and with that a trashy romantic novel!!!
Her Grand kids meant the most to her. She had 9, from 22 to 2. It's just wrong that the 2 year twins will not truly know her.
Now my soap box, if you have been putting off the dreaded colonoscopy, I ask PLEASE, don't, truly it's no big deal, I PROMISE!!!! If I can start the process, have a reaction to the medication, pass out, BREAK MY NOSE, then have go and do it all over again, 3months later, ANYONE can. No one should died from this, mom was ONLY 66. OLM
No more soap box, I promise!


Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

First off, let me express my condolences on the loss of your Mom...I am sure it will be a particularly hard Christmas for you. Your Mom sounded like quite the character and I am sure she will be sorely missed.

I just love your Santa and reindeer and would very much like to win him. Please include in the giveaway...I am already a follower.

Merry Christmas!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

I love your Elmer and would love to win him..and when I have to go in for one of those dreaded things I your mom was a firecracker in every sense of the word.:) have a wonderful weekend.;)

michelle said...

Im so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother dear.Mine passed nine years ago from lung cancer that spread like wildfire.not a day goes by that she doesnt pass my thoughts.she was a wild one as well.Love her Pepsi.You have brought such memories to my mind .she would drink it straight from the two liter.carried it wherever she went.What a hoot she sil just finished chemo from colon cancer .shes only 32. very young.Has a colostomy bag and will never have children.It is a very serious disease.take care of yourself .I do love elmer and would love to win him.thank you.blessings and a big hug michelle

Beckyjean said...

My heart breaks for you on the loss of your mom. I didn't realize how long I've been gone from blogging until I started reading all I've missed. Your Mom sounded like quite the character. Love her nickname for you (not that I think you are a bitchy girl or anything LOL).

I would love to be entered to win Elmer & his reindeer. I have a nice grungy doll bed he would be nice & comfy in.

Have a wonderful week end!

Dan said...

I would love to be entered in your giveaway! What a wonderful Santa. I hope all the wonderful memories you have of your mom will bring your peace during this holiday season!


Gayle said...

You're making progress if you've realized that you now have a 'New Normal' after loosing your mom. I can imagine how hard the holidays can be when you loose someone so close......

Yay on YOU for getting your colonoscopy - you should be good for 10 years now!

cottageprims said...

Sweetie~ You handle things so darn well! Always a inspiration as I miss my loved ones as well.You're right life is differnt but goes on and the memories are our scrapbook of the heart.Ok enough.LoL...Love the santa such a sweet giveaway.Of course I'd love to give him a home.Warm Blessings!~Amy


they are keepers, love them. Send them on this way, lol. The Primitive Oswald

myhouseofprims said...

I have had that dreaded "colonoscopy" and really it wasn't that bad! I have survived worse! I am sorry to hear about your mom. She sounds like she would have been fun to know. Thanks for having this wonderful giveaway! Although I just became a follower, I have read your blog many times. Please include me in your giveaway! -Tina (tallenosufan just in case!!

Lorna/Live Oak Primitive Peddler said...

Loved the fun facts about your Mom!! Sounds like a real character, I know you will miss her but you have wonderful memories!!
Please enter me, I love the santa and reindeer. I want to do a giveaway if I can get it together, we shall see.

kim said...

Love your Santa and Elmer and would love to be counted in your giveaway! Your Mom sounds terrific and what great memories. My kind of lady!
take care

Trish-Ladybug said...

Loved the True Life fact about your Mom,
Enjoyed you sharing ....
Been thinking and praying for you daily I
know it's hard my dear!! just keep those
wonderful memories close to the heart :-)
Please enter me in your Giveway,Love the

Blessings / Hugs

Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

I know how you feel, I lost my Mom in December, 7 years ago and it sure was hard Christmas Day, I didn't have my Mom and my son and family didn't come, so hubby and I were alone, which we have been, ever since! You remember the good times and know that
she is watching over you, from above! I
am one of your earlier followers and I
would love to be entered to win! Thanks...

Bear Hugs~Karen

Michelle said...

You know the saying "they can't take that away from me", it definitely applies with all the wonderful memories we share of the people in our lives. I'm sure your mother is looking down from heaven and wants you to be at peace as she is.
PS. Yes, I would love to be a part of your giveaway!

JeanM said...

darn my post disappeared :(
Sorry about your Mom it's hard around the Holidays but traditions bring out the memories.
Please enter me for your great prims. Gotta love Elmer.

Raspberry Lane Primitives said...

Hearing the stories of your Mom made me smile as I have taken care of many patients who sound just like her...fiesty, bold, but lovable and memorable!! Those are the best kind of patients to have!! I agree 100% that people should not put off their colonoscopy starting at age 50...I had been hounding my mother who finally did it two years ago...well past the recommended age of 50...I've even had patients who've had family members pass from colon cancer and still refuse to have one done. Your right, its no big deal...they even give you great drugs so you don't feel anything or remember anything!! Thanks for sharing stories of your Mom...Oh yes, and sign me up for your awesome giveaway...I just looove this guy and his reindeer!

Blessings, Patti

Sheree said...

Im so sorry to hear about your mom she sounded like she was a real fun lady to be around wonderful giveaway please enter me i always read your blog thanks and happy holidays to you and your family....SERVIESMDS@AOL.COM

Robyn~Primlish said...

I would love to be entered in your giveaway!
I felt the same way about starting a blog, I'm glad I did and I'm glad you did. I have had fun getting to know you thru Misi's display chain!
Your Mom sounded like a great lady! I will definately schedule a test! Thank you!

Sheila said...

I've been a follower for a few months now and I've enjoyed reading about you and your family, prayed for your mom and cried for you when she passed.
I love your sense of humor and all the crafty things and projects you've shared.
My MIL is 86 and I've been taking care of her for several weeks now-wouldn't have it any other way. She's a corker too! Tells you straight up how things are and taught me so much in 34 years being her DIL.
She's all I've had. My mom passed at 33, I was 11 so I was blessed to gain a mother when I married.
Life does go on, doesn't mean it will always be easy and a day won't go by that you won't miss her. You were blessed to have that special relationship with her. Memories will carry you through.
Your Santa and reindeer are awesome! Please enter me in your give away and hop on over to my blog and sign up for my give away! You have until tomorrow night to enter!
Hugz to ya~

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...
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Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

I love the reverie of Mom's antics. She was a special lady and she will live on in your heart forever. You can bring her stories to the twins, share with them all your memories so they WILL know her!
I love Santa and Elmer and would love to have them join us for the holidays.

SANDI said...

So sorry for the loss of your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you!
Please enter me in your give away. I would just love to win your santa.

Janet-Olde Crow Primitives said...

Please enter me your give away. You did a wonderful job.
Keep up your strength. I know your mother would be proud. She sounded like a great lady.

Farmhouse prims said...

My heart breaks for you as I know the pain you are going through about your mother. My real good friend lost her mother to cancer a few months ago and she was crying and said Lecia how am I going to make it though Christmas without mom.
I was speachless, just gave her a big hug.And I wish I could give you a big hug too.
Your mom sounds like she was a cat bird, I am glad you have those memories!!!!
It sounds like she had a way of making people laugh.
Your Elmer and reindeer is so cute, please enter me in your giveaway.
I think of you often. Bunches of Hugs!!!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Your Mom and mine are probably in heaven trading barbs! Mine was a feisty one, but she made it to 90. Sixty six is so young!!! The last thing my mom said to me was "bullshit" and that is just such a special memory because it fit my mom to a "t".
Christmas blessings!
Hugs :)


My heart is right there with ya girlfriend. Your Mama is in Heaven with my Daddy. I am sure they are talking and laughing about our creations. Remember, they are no longer in any pain, they only feel Gods love. We will see them again someday when it is our turn to go home, until them my prayers are with you as I know yours are with me

Wendy/TheCozyYellowHouse said...

THe new normal is hard isn't it my friend? When my mom passed away Dec1st last year it was very hard to do Christmas as it was her most favorite time of year, this year the tough times come and go, I pray you feel such warmth and peace this Christmas.
Please add me to your awesome giveaway, I would love to win them!!:0)

PrimWyoGirl said...

It has been 2 1/2 years since I lost my mother... I still miss her badly! Treasure the memories, that is what gets me through. It will get better over time. I feel for you having to deal with this at this time of year as it is never easy at any time!
I did not make the connection - I purchase a couple Santa ornies from Bunglebee prims - Facebook which I had been watchin on Etsy. Yesterday when I went to put them on the tree I saw you Tag attached! I was quite suprised! I didn't know I was following your blog! LOL! I love the ornies and hope to do a small tree with just Santa's.
I would love to be entered in your giveaway! Your Santa is Wonderful! Thanks so much for the chance to win him!
Big hugs to you!

Primsue said...

Thanks for sharing about your mom - she sounds like a fun gal and I know you miss her terribly. I have a couple of things in common with her - I love diet Coke from McDonald's and I have 9 grandkids (11 mos.-19 yrs.) I had the dreaded procedure a few months ago - a necessary must.

I am a follower and would love to be entered in your giveaway. Love Santa and Elmer.

Robin said...

I love your Mom...she is MY kinda woman. Sounds a bit like I would love to win your Santa also!!!!!!!!!!!millstonemercantile

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

I so love hearing the stories about your Mom!
Keep the stories coming! I enjoy them!

Please enter me in the wonderful Santa Giveaway!
take care

Tammy ~ A Primitive Place said...

I can't believe I almost missed this!!
I havent been online much this month.
I absolutely LOVE your Santa!!
I am a follower (of course) and would love to be entered into your giveaway.

Thanks so much for sharing somethings about your amazing Mom. You made me giggle and almost cry all at the same time.
I agree with Teresa, Keep those stories coming!
I will continue to remember you and your family in my prayers.

Take Care, Sweetheart!

TheRustyThimble said...

Well I scooted in on this at the last minutes
so sorry for the loss of your mom, it is great to share wonderful memories of loved ones when they go. I still miss my dad so much and have a hard time at the holidays.
I would so love to be entered into your giveaway drawing he is amazing.
Merry Christmas to you and your family

crow_hollow_primitives said...

So sorry to hear about your mom.....:( I will keep you in my prayers. please enter me in your drawing thanks

mornings322 said...

Please enter me in the give away...thank you