Friday, April 2, 2010

The winner is!

Well, the giveaway announcement day has arrived and gone.
I was all set to reveal the winner on Wednesday night when in the early afternoon my Internet connection went on the blink.
After what felt like a million
times of clicking off my modem to reboot it but with no satisfaction I decided to
call AT&T. After a long time on the phone it seemed it
was a problem that would involve maintenance to come out to check the lines.
They scheduled it for Saturday.
I thought..... WHAT Saturday!!!!
I can't wait til Saturday.
The memory of me in the
public library last January was coming back to me.
Ugghh I don't have time for that now!
But what choice did I have?
I told George they were scheduled to come out between 8am-8pm
(no time commitment there) haha!
Which cracked him up too...not really.
He said he'd take a look at it though I insisted I did everything I could already.
Seeing as AT &T
will charge you as soon as they step one foot
inside the premises I thought it can't hurt.
I went back to work.
A half hour later he tells me
I had Intranet again...(that's what he calls it).
For someone who never gets on the darn thing
except to check the weather or to watch a movie trailer
he's an ace trouble shooter.
Darn him!
I was happy.... just kidding.
Are you still with me??
I had this idea that I would enlist the help of one of my cats.
I had gotten the names and numbers all filled out the night before. I
wanted to sprinkling the pieces of well folded paper over one of
them and the one that landed on their head would be the winner.
Bella was the one I decided to use...but she was already in the loft sleeping.
Didn't seem fair to wake her just for my amusement.
So I used Charlotte instead. She seemed willing but wanted me to pick her up
and cuddle more then play my silly game.
I invisioned scattering the papers like confetti with one single paper landing on her head like a light feather....instead they just plopped on her back.
Less graceful then I pictured it in my head:))
I think I was holding back not really wanting to make a mess!

Then plan b was to have her put her paw on the winner.

This wasn't exactly very scientific.
I just picked the one closest to her paw.
At this point she was totally disinterested.
Just like a cat.

Ta Da!!!
Number 207
what.... you need a name?
It's kind of a funny story, Zuzu and I have been following each other for awhile now,
but she just recently joined as a I guess it paid off this time to wait to follow:))
She has a wonderful blog.
I know we all say that, but it's really true. She lives in the mountains of Colorado... in well
A cottage in The WOODS! hence the name.
Her and her husband built there home and they lead a simple but full life
entwined with nature.
Some of the scenery from around her home can bring a tear to my eye
they are so beautiful!
I hope you will go visit and say hi.
Thank you for all your comments and letting me know what you
love about Easter.
I hope you all get to spend it with loved ones or family.
I wish you all a Happy Easter!!!
Thursday night
guess where I am?
That's right at the library. Should have published
this post last night!
Hopeful I'll be online again
sometime on Saturday
between 8am-8pm
sorry for the yucky pictures
not my best work!


Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Congratulations to ZuZu. Lucky girl!

Sissie said...

Hi Carole, I think many of us had problems with posting our blogs during the week. I couldn't download photos. Then it was fixed by the site, I guess. I hope you get yours fixed soon. Happy Easter to you and your husband.
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

Wildflowerhouse said...

Congrats to dear ZuZu. I cracked up reading about the cat. Honestly they have their own attitudes. Hope all goes well by Saturday!


Funny cat story! Congrats to Zuzu. And best wishes, Carole, for returning to network! ~ Angela

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Congratulations to Zuzu!
...and Carol...You had me laughing with your cat story! Hey, I miss you! Hope to see you soon!
:) Laura

Debra@CommonGround said...

This is hilarious, I'm just glad Charlotte didn't think it was potty litter. That could have been more difficult than just not having the "Intranet"!!
Congrats to Zuzu!

Kathleen said...

Happy Easter, Carole..we got killed with that storm..what a mess!

oldgreymare said...

Julie and I just chatted last night about how we had not talked to you lately, and we assumed you were busy greenhousing...little did we know you were playing "kitty kitty Who's got the number with Charlotte."

Hope the "Intranet" behaves soon.


watch for package next week :-) I got sidetracked.

DustyLu said...

Congrats to the winner! And I just love your photography! Have a Happy Easter! ~lulu

Annesphamily said...

Congrats to ZuZu! Awesome win!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

hahaha Carole
You always crack me up... good to hear it was just your connection and not the floods I've been hearing about up and down your east coast...

Congratulations to Zuzu... a worthy winner... always a pleasure to visit her blog and indulge in some loveliness.....

and a word in defense of George.. Intranet is the term for 'internal office/company communication' ... So perhaps he's just thinking about expanding and getting some of your time by messaging you from the other side of the store!!

Have a great day Carole and get out of that library and into the sunshine.... xxx Julie

A New England Life said...

I can't believe I didn't win!!!


Congratulations Zuzu! Enjoy the magazine. It looks WONDERFUL!

You're the library lady, Carole!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Carole,

I love the way you picked a winner with your sweet cat Charlotte ~ Congratulations to Zuzu.
So sorry about the computer and really hope that the Intranet can get it fixed pronto.
No fun having to go to the library.

Happy Easter

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

Hi Carole, Hopefully you'll be back online soon!
Congrats to Zuzu! Charlotte was very patient but maybe disappointed that there hadn't little treats been wrapped into the pieces of paper ;-).
Happy Easter!

Luiza said...

Congratulations to the winner!!!
But I have to say, your sweetheart is a bit lazy...hehe ;).

Wish you a sweet and happy easter!!!


Sueann said...

Congrats to Zuzu!!! Loved the cat draw!!! LOL!!
And I too hope you are back on the internet soon. That really sucks!

erin's art and gardens said...

love zuzu! happy easter carole!

Anonymous said...

I cannot belive I won!!! I'm doing cartwheels in the tiny house here. :)

BIG HUGS to Charlotte, the customer greeting kitty who has the job I'd love to have. I've never seen a copy of Jeanne d' Arc Living, but have been following shabby-chic-style Nordic shops and blogs for years (before they became so popular), so thank you, THANK YOU, Carole - I know I will enjoy it very much!

I hope you are online from home again soon. It was sweet of you to make a trip to the library to post this - hope George made you some sandwiches. :)

Big Hugs,

Gypsy Purple said...

I wish you a happy and blessed Easter! xx Gypsy Purple

Rostrose said...

Hihi - what an adventurous lottery! ;o)
Hugs, Traude

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Dear Carole,
Many congratulations to Zuzu. She will love it. Jeanne D'arc is the best magazine EVER !!
Oh how I laughed at the way you picked the winner. Your dear cat, Charlotte is just sitting there as if she gets bits of paper thrown at her everyday !! She is so lovely, your Charlotte. I hope that you gave her lots of treats after her hard work !!
You really mustn't apologise for your photographs. They are brilliant, Carole.
Wishing you and George a wonderful Easter weekend and I hope that loads of people will be out buying plants !! XXXX

Victoria said...

congrats Zuzu!

BellaRosa said...

Carole amor, Congratulations to Zuzu and I am soo sorry that you are having intranet issues again :) But I wanted to come by and wish you and George a Beautiful Easter :) Besos, Rose

ps..your kitties are VERY talented not to mention patient :) lol wonder if it was you using them for your amusement or the other way around...just sayin :)Make sure you give them some extra treats :)