Saturday, May 12, 2012

Stuff and a Winner

We had 13 comments for the big drawing - 6 from the original post and 7 from the Last Chance post.  Thank you all for throwing your hats into the ring.  You are all dipped in Awesomesauce.  Too bad even though I wish all of you could win, there can be only one.  The Custom Random Number Generator at tells me that the winning comment is  #7 - the first comment on the Thursday 5/10 post.

Congratulations, JB Lynn, your 'Swaglicious' comment got you the awesome Swagness.  Thanks for being a loyal follower of The Writing Spectacle.  Email me with your snail mail address and I'll get your stuff out on Monday.

Now, on to other news... Well, I don't really have much.  I drove up to Fort Collins to rescue the kid (and the remainder of her belongings) from college.  And of course, all the dollies were taken, so we carted everything by hand from her 7th floor room out to the parking lot.  4 trips... well 4.5 since she carted one load while I cleaned.

It doesn't look that bad going from the red dot to the green dot and back, but trust me.  It was a haul - especially carrying the microwave.  Ugh.  At least we weren't like the guy we shared an elevator with who was carrying a mini-fridge out.  That would've killed me.

In other good news, I saw a bald eagle yesterday.  He was hanging out on a pole alongside the road.  Shocked the crap out of me.  I mean, I know there are eagles somewhere in this state, but I never thought I'd see one in the farmlands.  The mountains, maybe, but never the flat scrubby part of Colorado.  He must've been lost or something.

So, what's on your radar these days?  Kids getting out of school?  Plans for summer?  What has you so tired lately?

And let's all give JB a round of applause.  Congratulations, JB.


  1. Congrats JB!!! =)

    I'm sorry you had to haul all of her stuff home. I was lucky, the way our dorms were set up the road went straight to each and every one of them, so it was just outside. However, I HAVE helped move Christopher into his dorm at VT, and that was exhausting, LOL! I hope you and the Kid relax this weekend =)

    This weekend I am running around with my mum getting a bunch of errands done. The biggest is that we need to find my mum a dress for my convocation and a dress for the wedding. I am not looking forward to it lol.

  2. I remember those days. Don't miss 'em a bit! Very cool on the eagle. We watch for redtail hawks when we're out and about. The Only has seen the nesting pair of eagles up near where she lives.

    Congrats to JB! Enjoy all that swag. :)

  3. Congrats, JB!

    Ooooh, I remember those days, a million years ago. I lived on the third floor, and like you, it was always just Mom and me. Thank you, Mama!