This year is flying by! The days are going so fast, I’m missing them entirely. My latest newsletter hit email inboxes on Friday, which included the name of my most recent subscriber winner, and not only did I forget to announce the winner on Facebook, I didn’t even email her!
Congratulations go out to Jocelyn McGaffic, the lucky winner of an Ocracoke Island tote, signed copy of UP TO THE CHALLENGE, beach-themed bracelet, and a copy of Susan Mallery’s THREE LITTLE WORDS. Congrats, Jocelyn! (And sorry for the delayed notice.)
Another lucky subscriber will be named on December 1, and since we’re going into the holidays, I’m upping the ante a little. The next winner will get a signed copy of UP TO THE CHALLENGE and a $50 Amazon gift card to do some fun online shopping.
Now, about these missing days. Part of the problem on Friday was that I had things to do that took me away from my computer. This always messes me up. The big to-do that day was taking in another concert with kiddo. We’ve seen 8 shows in the last year with three of those in the last three weeks. This time was The Maine and thanks to lingering outside after the show, kiddo got to meet some band members.
I remember what I would have given to meet my favorite bands back in the day, so every time I see her beaming smile as she gets a hug from another band member, it makes all the late nights and lost hearing worthwhile.
And it’s keeping me young, too. Now we take a couple months off and gear up for more shows in 2014. Fingers crossed the lineup for Warped Tour 2014 is a good one. *g*
But back to the holidays. Am I the only one who feels completely unprepared? I saw people planning their Thanksgiving dinners on Facebook yesterday. I can barely plan what I’m going to wear tomorrow. I have this fear I’m going to blink and it’ll be 2014. Which would not be good because I have a lot to do before then.
Are you ready? In case you’re not paying attention, Christmas is only 7 ½ weeks away. You’re welcome for the panic attack.