Sunday, April 3, 2011

Anniversary Giveaway!

I will be celebrating my 4 Year Blogging Anniversary on April 11 -- Where does the time go?    On the one hand, it is really hard to believe that it's been that long.      SO much has changed in my life these past four years!   I no longer have my career, my income is 1/3 what it was, I live in a different city and a different house, do different things with my time and see different people.   I have learned new skills and lost old ones.    On the other hand, my mother's Namesake is in and out of trouble and the hospital as regularly now as she was four years ago.   And my grandchildren are still adorable.    That is, I guess, the wonder of life, that it is filled with change and familiarity.   But I will brood on all that on my own time.    Right now, instead, I want to announce an Anniversary Giveaway!    Each person who comments from now until the end of my day on April 11 will be entered.    Please tell me if you are a Follower, and I will enter you twice!    I will announce the prize sometime in the next week or so -- as soon as I figure out what it will be!

11 comments:

shawkl said...

Of course I'm a follower! And congratulations on your anniversary. I have to go back and catch some of your earlier posts...as I've been following only a few weeks. We have a lot in common as I too no longer have a career...having taken early retirement instead of relocation...and my retirement is also less than before...but I'm at about 1/5 of what I was making. Ouch! Have to say...with all the challenges..I'm so much happier now! And isn't it great having the grandchildren close! Make me smile just thinking about that!

gpc said...

Thanks, Kathy. And you are sure right, I wouldn't willingly go back to that job, and it is wonderful to be closer to the grands!

Little Black Scrap Cat said...

Happy Anniversary!! That's a lot of change to deal with in a short 4 year span. I sometimes wish things would change for us, just because we seem to get stuck in a rut now and then. But I'm going to be very careful what I wish for as we continue to muddle along....
Oh yeah - I'm a follower, too!!

sue in mexico mo said...

Happy Anniversary! I admire and envy those with the dedication and commitment to do a blog. I guess I am just too lazy. . .

I thought I was a follower, but just to make sure, I went through the process again.

I enjoy your blog and share your love of Sanibel.

Holly Days Closet said...

Happy Anniversary!!! I know what you mean I've been blogging almost 3 years and I know I've changed alot since I first started. I am a follower and have enjoyed getting to know you.
Holly

Cherry Chick said...

Yes! Congratulations are in order. Isn't it interesting how you had so much more to say three years into it?
I'm sending positive thoughts your way for your "Mother's Namesake" and I'm sure the time spent with your grandchildren is greatly valued.
I've been a follower since Dec. I think it is.
Keep on blogging!
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Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Happy Anniversary! Lots can change in 4 years, but some of it is for the better and I wish you a great year ahead.
I'm a follower of your blog and would like to be included in your giveaway. Thanks so much and once again Congrats!

Emily@theNest said...

Oh congratulations Gail! I'm your newest follower!!! (although I've been following you since OWOH on my RSS feed) Hoping that the changes you have encountered have brought you more family time and time for *you*. Oh, and sent your parcel on Friday: AT LAST!!!!!!!!

Shama-Lama Mama said...

Well, Happy Anniversary! It's been a very busy four years for you, it seems. Thanks for keeping us all in touch with your goings-on!

I'm giving your giveaway the old college-try yet again! Congrats and much thanks!

Shama-Lama Mama said...

Oh, and I wasn't sure if I was still a "follower" so I went through the process again, too. I think I am a double follower! lol But it's okay if you only give me one extra entry! ;D

ikkinlala said...

Happy anniversary!