Monday, December 16, 2013

WINNERS CAN COUNT CARDS

Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,

When I started this giveaway, my main goal was to call attention to my editing because if you need an editor, I can do the job, and I need the work. Of course, I was celebrating my one thousandth blog post, too, and will continue to do so for a while.

But when your cards for my (former) mother-in-law's 80th birthday started to arrive, my MIL became the focus of the giveaway. Your generosity has moved me beyond words, so I'll just say thank you.

First, let's count cards. We don't have 80–yet. I'm going to mail the cards to my MIL on Friday. I'll use priority mail so she receives them by Christmas. I'll send a Christmas gift to her at the same time.

When I send the cards on Friday, THERE WILL BE 80. That's all there is to it. Some cards from you are still on the way. Willy Dunne Wooters will send a card. I'll send a card. Favorite Young Man will send a card. I have lots of birthday cards and I know lots of nice people here in Jacksonville who will sign cards. Eighty cards will not be a problem.

I'll send any cards that arrive after Friday to my MIL after Christmas.

Cards have arrived from the following people during the last few days: Lavoice; one of my sisters and her husband; Suzy; Anne Marie; Dee; Sally;  fishducky sent two more cards, one from Bud and one from her daughter Nameless, whose name I now know and I am not above blackmail; and 10 cards came from Coffey, each one from a different person (Coffey, you will receive a special Christmas email from me).

That means 18 more cards. Now let's use the quadratic equation and think about the high potta noose of the circle and consider some algebraic geometry because that's The Hurricane's field of study.

We have 62 cards, and as I said, I WILL have 80 cards in that box I send on Friday. 

I know Margaret will be amazed and delighted because so many people took the time to send a beautiful birthday card to her.

Now, let's reveal the winners of the giveaway (chosen at random):

The book Day Laughs, Night Cries goes to Jenny Matlock.
The book Homeless in Hawaii goes to Kianwi.
The book Cleft Heart goes to Shelly Morales.

A $25 Amazon gift card goes to Rita McGregor.
A $25 Amazon gift card goes to Practical Parsimony (Linda).

An Editor's Tip t-shirt goes to Nicki Elson.

And $150 worth of editing by moi goes to Brandon Ax.

Congratulations, winners, and thank you to everyone who participated in any way.

Jenny, should I send your book to the address on the package you sent to me? Kianwi and Shelly, I need addresses from you, unless you put a return address on the birthday cards you sent. If you did and want me to use those addresses, no prob.

Rita and Linda, I'll email your gift cards to you.

Nicki, my sweet Vebarino, I'll email a link to you so you can choose the style, size, and color of your t-shirt.

Brandon, I'll send you an email about editing. I hope you have a WIP or something you'll complete soon because my OCD longs to work for you.


God bless you all.


Infinities of love,

Janie Junebug


29 comments:

  1. This is some BULLS...well I guess it was a random drawing so it was totally on the up and up, quite the opposite of the compound word I was about to complete in all capital letters. Congratulations to the winners.
    Also, that is awesome that you have so many cards. I feel like I contributed to a movement. Hopefully someone puts you in charge of some "get out the vote" registration thing. If I ever have a petition, you're in charge of getting signatures, fair?

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    1. Of course that's fair. If you ever need a letter of complaint, let me know. I'm very good at complaining. Like this BULLS . . giveaway. Why didn't I win all the prizes myself?

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  2. Congratulations to all the winners.

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    1. That's very gentlemanly of you, Stephen.

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  3. I'm glad you did as well as you did, but I think you should have gotten 800 cards--it was such a SWEET thing to do!!

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    1. Cards are still making their way here in the mail. Favorite Young Man is sitting next to me, watching Monday Night Football. He'll sign a card during the next commercial. There will be 80 cards.

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  4. I sent one today and will send another tomorrow. Thanks so much. That was the prize I hoped I would win! But, any prize would be great. I just love to win, and winning money is the best.

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  5. Can't wait to hear what your MIL thinks of the cards. That is awesome I won. I am working on a book now so hey that is perfect I need a good editor :).

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  6. 62 cards so far, that's wonderful! And yes, you will definitely get your 80 ;)

    Congratulations to all the winners!

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    1. I'm thrilled with 62, and I haven't even been to the PO yet today.

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  7. Whoohoo! Amazon!! Thanks, Janie!! :):)

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  8. 65? That's not terrible. I'd love to participate, but my mind is pretty much a mess around...well, everything. It's not easy managing a children's program for 80 kids--especially with the year-end transition, plus coordinating part of a Christmas party for 300, plus home schooling the kids, plus Christmas, plus blogging, plus marketing, plus writing, plus...well I guess the house has gone to you know where, so I won't count that one. I know I just got back from one, but I need a vacation. ;)

    Anyhow, ignore all my lame excuses. I still wish I had written and sent a card.

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    1. Your excuses are not lame. You have plenty to do.

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  9. Hi Janie .. well done on all you've done for Margaret - she will be so pleased and proud of you. What great presents to give out - lucky prize winners ...

    So happy for everyone .. cheers to you Hilary

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    1. Thanks, Hilary. You are such a lovely person.

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  10. I wander whether you got my card. I told you it will take time but it is a hand made elephant card. Hope you get it by Friday.
    www.thoughtsofpaps.com

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    1. It hasn't gotten here yet, PAPS, but it might make it by Friday. If it doesn't, I'll send it right after Christmas. It's so thoughtful of you to send a handmade card.

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  11. Well congratulations to all the winners

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    1. I'm sure they thank you for your good wishes.

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  12. Congrats to the winners. So happy about the cards too! Xx

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    1. I'm going to the PO in a little while. Maybe I'll find more cards.

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  13. Congrats on all the cards hope your mother in law had a wonderful Birth Day!! :)

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    1. I know she enjoyed the family celebration. My kids said it went well.

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  14. AND, Janie, you won my doll clothes giveaway. I hope that is not called BULL.

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  15. Yay, so excited I won! I rarely win stuff, so this is great. And I can always use more books! And also, if I ever get my act together and have cause to need an editor, I would definitely use you!

    Also, if you pop by my blog, don't worry, I'm still alive, just having blog issues. Will be back soon!

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