After printing all of your comments from my last posting, I cut them apart.
Do you see your comment?
After folding them, I put them into the bowl.
My husband thought I had gone crazier than usual when I asked him to let me take a picture of him mixing up the comments. (I had to promise I'd only show his hands!)
Surely he won't mind if I got part of his arm in the picture. He doesn't look at my blog, so he wouldn't ever know if I posted a full picture of him! He's drawing a name. Are you getting excited?
The anticipation builds as he opens the little piece of paper.
And the winner is Ginger! Congratulations Ginger!
WAIT JUST A MINUTE! WHAT IS THAT?
Do we have another weiner? Well, if we have another weiner, we must have another winner. (I didn't tell you I had two of these bowls still in the box, did I?)
I want to thank all of you who leave messages on my blog. I wish I could send each of you a gift. I am amazed that anyone visits my little blog.
I am SO honored to receive the Award for being a wonderful Mom. The translation that came with this award is:
~"You do fantastic work!~Be proud of your accomplishments."~
What a very special and kind award. A huge thank you to a couple of wonderful bloggers:
Melissa at Melissa's Heart and Home and Connie at My Thoughts and Creations passed this award along to me. These are two darling ladies with lots of creativity. If you haven't seen their blogs, you need to check them out. Thank you so much Melissa and Connie for this special honor.
I have been asked by a friend to give instructions about leaving a comment on a blog. All of you who already comment can skip this little tutorial (I guess you can skip anything you want-you sure don't need my permission!)
When I started visiting blogs, I didn't leave comments for a long time. At first, it was because I didn't know how. But, one day, I saw something on Gollum's blog that I just HAD to comment about (can you imagine that I couldn't keep quiet any longer?).
I went to the bottom of the posting, and I saw that there were 15 or so comments. But how did they comment? I couldn't see their comments. By that time, I had learned that clicking with that little mouse seems to open magic doors on the internet, so I left-clicked on that word "comment", and yes, magically, the comments appeared. I was very pleased with myself until a little box popped up and I read "This page contains both secure and nonsecure items. Do you want to display the nonsecure items?" YIKES! I exited the blog without leaving a comment!
That did not keep me from visiting a few blogs though. I kept seeing how many people were leaving comments, and I reasoned that they wouldn't be doing that if there was a chance of their computer contracting a virus, so I clicked on "comments" again, and very bravely left clicked "yes" when that little box appeared again. I read some of the comments that others had left, and then, in the little comment box, I typed my little comment. Then I had some choices to make. I chose to click on anonymous. I had signed my first name to my comment. Some blogs do not allow anonymous comments, but mine does. If anonymous is not a choice, you will need to type in a screen name (just choose something that reflects you). Then you have to give an email address and a password. Then, you click "publish" and you're done.
After my first comment on a blog, I started leaving comments (or what some might call "books") on everybody's blogs. Some of the blogs required "word verification", and most of the time I was able to type the letters that appeared for word verification. There are still times when it has to give me a second set of letters, because these old eyes do not always see the correct letters.
These directions may sound difficult, but once you have done it a couple of times, it becomes easy. So, please DO NOT HESITATE TO LEAVE A COMMENT ON MY BLOG OR OTHER BLOGS. It really means a lot to a blogger to know that someone is actually reading their blog! I would love to see non-bloggers start leaving their email address in their comment, so that I could occasionally respond to them, but that would be up to the "blogless" to decide whether or not to do that. Most of you may have already heard more than you ever wanted to hear from me by the time you finish reading one of my posts! laurie