One of my favorite things about the holidays is receiving cards in the mail. From picture postcards to a Christmas letter, it is fun to catch up with friends and family that you do not see or hear from regularly. With electronic communications, people don't write letters much anymore. Emily Post would cringe if she knew that people did not send thank you notes anymore and that they even sometimes send a thank you note via email. Gasp!
(Note to self: Write thank you notes and mail them.)
I thought about doing a Christmas letter, but everything I thought to write was already on my blog. Whenever I am talking to my mom who lives 7 hours away about something that the Buckaroo's did, she says "I know, I saw it on your blog". So, I just sent a picture card, it will last on everyone's refrigerator for a month or so probably.
Anyway....back to the point. A few days before Christmas I went to the mailbox and there was a package. I love me a package in the mail, woo hoo. Then, I looked at the return address to see who it was from.
Oh Mercy, can you read that? Yep, it says Pioneer Woman. Uh huh. No, I have never won anything on her blog, actually I am incredibly unlucky, don't take me to a casino, not a good luck charm.
I tried hard not to rip the package open right there by the road. So, I ran back up to the house.
After I caught my breath (whew, resolution #1 again this year- get in shape), I calmly sat down and ripped the envelope open!
Look at that beauty. See, here is the story. Ree did not have the t-shirts at the Little Rock signing. That is where I went to meet her, read on her blog and/or mine about that eventful night at The Wal Marts. As a thank you for being her stalker best blog friend, I mean a regular visitor to her site, she sent me a t-shirt. Loving her kindness and generosity.
Here is the kicker, it is a medium. Um, no that is not going to fit to well. I could wear it, but they might be signing me up to work at Hooters (I am sorry Keenan, our preacher reads my blog).
So, I am going to re-gift it! I have o.k.'d this with P-dub's team member Nanci. It would be a shame for it to just sit on the back of a chair and look at it when someone could be wearing it!
So, here is the deal. You can enter a few ways, do all of them and you can get your name in the hat 4 times:
1- Leave me a comment telling me why you should get this awesome shirt.
For Arkansas residents, the No shirt, No Shoes, No Service reason is valid. The Park Wife is always trying to promote commerce. My contribution to spurring the economy and I don't even have to spend a trillion bazillion dollars.
2-Blog about the giveaway.
3-Become a friend of The Park Wife on Facebook.
4- Follow Me! If you already do, let me know, one more entry!
Feel free to hit ‘em all. The more the merrier! Let me know which ones you do!
Contest ends Friday, January 15 and I will post the winner soon after. Then, I will put it in a cute envelope and mail it so you will feel the rush I did when I received it in the mailbox.
If you do not wear a medium, still try to win. The shirt can be the traveling PW shirt that goes from home to home. Now, that is a fun idea. But, I am not going to tell one of you skinny things out there that you can not wear it if you win.
Now, on to 2010. I am going to try to keep up my blog a little better and I am hoping to get a spot on an interview panel for The Ranchelor, I love matchmaking! Oh, and I want world peace.
Craving Hooter's hot wings,
The Park Wife