TIME'S UP! Winner to be announced.
I've accumulated way too much stuff over the years. You can ask my friends, Karen and Adrienne, who helped me pack my house last September. I was giving them things left and right until they told me to stop. They knew I was doing it because I just didn't care at that point about my "stuff". It was a difficult time for me and I thank them for making me stop, but still . . . I have too much stuff.
Take, for example, this beautiful sheep. It's quite nice. It stands 7 inches high and is 6 inches wide. I had originally bought it as a Christmas gift for a friend but ended up not giving it to her. The friend is KathyJules, of the mustard story. I picked it up for her in December of 2007 at a wonderful little primitives shop in Chesapeake City, Maryland. I ran into her shortly afterwards. We were talking about gifts people give us and I mentioned that somewhere, somehow, people got it into their heads that I absolutely LOVE tea. And now I get tea as gifts. Well, the truth is, I really like tea. And tea does make a nice gift. And I'm certainly not going to turn down a gift of tea, but I really do have a lot of it in my cupboard. And she said that people think the same thing about sheep with her. She likes sheep, but for some reason, she keeps receiving sheep as gifts.
Well, I'm glad we had that little talk because someone wasn't getting a sheep for Christmas now. I gave her something else that she ended up loving. And I kept the sheep. But I keep looking at it like it doesn't belong here. I'm weird that way, I guess. So I'm giving it away. And I'll be giving other things away in the future, but let's start with the sheep.
All you have to do if you want to win this beautiful, but lonely ewe is leave a comment. That's it! You can simply say hello. Or you can tell me what gifts people tend to give you. You might want to tell me how cold it is in your neck of the woods. I'm not judging on the comments to choose the winner. I'll be using the random integer generator over at random.org to determine the winner.
This contest will stay up until 6 PM Monday.
I will announce the winner by 7 PM (EST) Monday, January 19th. So please people, please give this lonely ewe a home. And try saying that 3 times real fast.
Oh, and PS ~ 'Pimp' this contest on your own blog and get two chances to win. What you must do, however, is come back here and leave me a second comment with the link to your 'pimp post'. Ha. That sounds funny.