It all started when I read Mindy’s blog to keep updated on her pregnancy with twins since she was on bed rest. Then I fell in love with Siestaville. Soon after I discovered that my friend Brigetta blogged, as did her BFF Krista whom I also know and love. It started, this teeny little dream to have my own space on the internet, my own little nest. But I didn’t have an angle, a story, or even a name. All I had was me.
Then I was driving to a vocal lesson one night. I was going to be singing in front of a few people who make me nervous so I was practicing and praying. I was trying to surrender my jitters and my need to be impressive when I heard that beloved whisper, “you are a songbird in My court.” And my blog was born.
I opened with this question which no one responded to, so I guess I’m the only one. But I can live with that. I came to accept my weirdness long ago. I began to chronicle spring days and my own struggles. Some of those early posts were lo-o-o-ng. But then so are some of my Late to Lent posts. I like to talk, big surprise. It may be why I have my own blog. I’ve cooked with you (ok I’ve mixed liquids but more cooking is coming. I can cook! I made that cake in the first pic from scratch.) I’ve
dragged invited you to show and tell. And even begun to share (albeit very sporadically) some of the books I love. Together we’ve traveled to New England, Florida and of course, Big Sur, in the process conquering my fear of flying.
I got to introduce you to the furry keeper of my heart. And you all loved on me as I had to say goodbye. Man, that still hurts to write.
I’ve shared my hopes, my dreams, my fears and my heartaches. And you have listened. In return I’ve found the most wonderful, supportive community. You all rock! Really you do. You make me cry, gasp, giggle and sometimes even snort with laughter. So I think the only fitting response is a giveaway.
Allow me to introduce you to my friend Jessica Ripka. The first time I heard Jess sing, (6-7 yrs ago yikes! Jess is that right?) I was blown away. Girl has some pipes. She also has style. I mean she was rocking tights and cute galoshes 6 years ago. Way ahead of trend. I’ve had the distinct pleasure of watching her unfurl her wings and learn to fly as an artist. Now check her out.
Isn’t she awesome? I am offering Jessica’s album Don’t Listen to My Face to one randomly chosen commenter. If she is in town (Jess has some gypsy blood in her so you really can’t predict how long she’ll be around) I’ll even get her to autograph it to you.
The rules (like almost every other giveaway out there) are as follows.
1. Leave a comment to this post. Any old random thing that you want to say. I’m listening. This will give you one entry.
2. If you want a second entry become a follower and leave me a comment stating that you are a follower. If you already are a follower please still leave an extra comment stating that you are already a follower! That is two entries.
3. If you want a third entry, post about my giveaway on your blog, Facebook or Twitter and leave a comment telling me that you are posting about my giveaway and which site you posted to. That is three entries.
Important: You need to leave a separate comment for each entry!!!
The give-away ends Saturday April 9th at 12:00 pm Pacific Time.
Have fun and thanks for making this last year so memorable.big hugs,