Friday, April 10

Book Giveaway Winner

Thanks to everyone who participated in my book giveaway for my 600th post. I appreciate your kind words and support. So, without further ado,

number 36, which is Nancy of Nancy's Nonsense. Congratulations, Nancy. I know you will enjoy reading Just Jane. This is the time stamp. Timestamp: 2009-04-11 00:06:15 UTC

In other news, Brandon called after school on Thursday to see if he could come and stay the night. Jordan was going to stay over at a friend's house. I picked up Brandon and he was a great help. He played with Dakota and kept him busy. My legs were giving me a lot of pain and Brandon was a great help. We went to return a pair of jeans I'd purchased a couple of weeks ago and the place was packed. Not only were people looking for Easter items, but it was Midnight Madness and it was a mad house.

Then we looked at the Buy and Sell Shop. Brandon likes to look for games there. He buys used ones that are in good condition and he found one that he liked. $10, which is a far cry for the $60 they want for new games.

Then we stopped in at the pet store and he bought Dakota a little squeaky hedgehog for Easter. Dakota loved it and Brandon and the pup had a lot of fun playing with it. Brandon would throw it and Dakota would run, pick it up and then bring it back. The only problem is, he hates to leave go of it once it's in his mouth, but he's learning.

Brandon went home about 3pm today and by that time I was bushed. I took some Tylen*ol and laid down to read for a bit. It was nice to relax with a good book.

I wish all of my friends and readers a Happy Easter. The graphic above is a little gift from me to you. Feel free to take a copy for your sidebar. ~Blessings, Mary~


  1. Congtratulations to Nancy and thanks to yu for doing the giveaway. I hope tomorrow is a better day for you and Happy Easter to you and your family.

  2. Oh, my gosh, Mary, I cannot believe it! This is the first time I have ever won a giveaway! Thank you so much!!! I need to make the time and just sit back and enjoy reading it now! And I promise you, I will do just that!

    How sweet of Brandon to buy Dakota a new toy! Puppies are so much fun! And yes, that Great Dane was huge!!! There was a little 2-year-old girl here in our city who was mauled to death by 2 of those big dogs! It was pretty bad...on TV and everything. Beautiful little girl, too. The dogs were seized by Animal Control...they were mean dogs to begin with, and the little girl wandered over to their pen and opened it and went inside...

    Sorry to hear that your knees are still bothering you. I have trouble with mine at times, too. And no, I don't get down on my knees when I lay the tile...I stand and bend over at the waist and that's why my back is killing me. LOL

    You new Easter button is adorable! I will happily give it a home on my sidebar! Thank you for it, also!

    I'd better get to bed now as I have another long day ahead of me tomorrow, too.

    Thanks again and Happy Easter to you and yours!!!

    ((( HUGS )))

  3. Congrats to Nancy on winning your book giveaway. :o)

    Glad you had a good time with Brandon and that he was such a help to you. Hope your legs give you some ease soon. I know all about that.

    Happy Easter to you and yours as well, dear Mary.

    Love and hugs,


  4. Congrats, Nancy!

    Mary, I wish you and yours a Blessed Easter!

  5. Congratulations to Nancy!!! I didn't sign up because I'm so far behind in reading...LOL

    Sounds like you and Brandon had a wonderful time together, it's great to have some 'one on one' time!!

    You too, my friend, have a sweet, peaceful Easter.

  6. Happy Easter. The weather is reasonably good here so far this weekend: not great but okay.

  7. Mary,I hope that you have a blessed Easter.

  8. Well,, I missed that post about the giveaway..... How did I do that.. Sorry girl I would have been there..

    Your Easter picture is just beautiful.. and I pray that you get some comfort from those sore knees..

    I think my son Chris is coming over tomorrow and he and his girl is going to cook Easter dinner for us........ I just am not in the mood to do it........ Is that nice or what!

  9. Congratulations to Nancy... Happy reading...

    thank you Mary for having this giveaway...

    Rest up and have a very Happy Easter!!

  10. I wish you and yours a very blessed Resurrection day celebration.
    Have a chocolate egg for me!

  11. Happy Easter Mary and Congratulations to Nancy!

  12. Congratulations to Nancy. Sounds like you had a nice day. I hope you have a Happy Easter. My son and his bride of 2 1/2 months are coming for dinner tomorrow. Ya!

  13. I love reading about your day and your time with the boys.
    Congrats to the winner.
    Mama Bear

    Mary, I had my first chat on facebook yesterday. I caught up with a cousin, found out she lives not too far away and works even closer.
    Mama Bear