Wednesday, March 17, 2010


I'm not sure you're going to believe this, but...the most ridiculous thing happened to me!  To start at the beginning, my dear bloggy-friend Linda is somebody I "met" years ago when we were both writing about running and sneaking in other stories about our charmed and over-filled lives.  Linda, who lives on a working cattle ranch in Canada, is (minus the snow! thanks, but no thanks!) living my dream life.  She is crafty and creative, saucy and spectacular, and I visit her corner of the world every chance I get because it always involves herding dogs and horses, and what could possibly be wrong with that, I ask you? 

She was celebrating her 500th post, and hosted a generous give away that, can you see it coming?  I won.  Seriously!!!  Now, if you've been reading this blog you will note, with a raised eyebrow and tongue cluck no doubt, that this is a familiar scene.  I've also won fabric from the ultra-talented Rose Hip (Beatta).  I've also won a box of goodies from dear Daisy Cottage (Kim).   I've said it before and I'll say it again, I am a seriously lucky chick.  Seriously grateful chick, I should add!

Being able to count Linda in my circle of virtual friends has always been it's very own prize, so a $50 gift certificate to is truly icing on a sweet cake.  (People, let's face it.  A cupcake.  I love cupcakes!)

I use Erik's Amazon account, so I don't have my own Wish List queued up (Erik suggested I just pick the top three off of his Wish List.  Ahem.  No.)  but no worries.  There's never a shortage of things I absolutely cannot live without and nothing makes them more pleasing than finding them on my porch when I get home from work!  Just last week, we got a box of books for Tommy and an air popcorn popper from Amazon.  I won't be doing anything nearly that practical with my surprise gift, and I'm getting very close to making a decision.  Of course I'll keep you posted!

In the meantime, if you have anything like 50 seconds to spare, I can highly recommend this short video clip of my family, meeting the popper.  We are not wordly folks, I promise you.  :)


  1. OK Mia, loved the air popper video. It brought back fond memories (I owned one of those many years ago before Microwave popcorn). Are we going backwards? See those "olden days" were good days!!

  2. Betty, this is the the same (I mean EXACTLY the same!) popcorn popper I had in college in 1987! I've heard so many horrible things about microwave popcorn, and we've been looking for an air popper for awhile. We had to order it online because we couldn't find this generic model anywhere that was brick-and-mortar. It was like if we wanted one it had to be shaped like a circus tent, or something crazy like that. You know, and I don't think I'm exaggerating here, it is easily as fast as a bag of microwave popcorn...and totally tastes better! So, good + olden = "golden" wonder. :)

  3. You are SO SWEET to say those things about me! I think I have one of those old poppers in my coldroom. I've resorted to mini bags of the microwavable because I'm the only one that eats it (sigh) this is when you need kids about!