The purpose of this post is to kill two birds with one stone, as the saying goes.
Not literally! I could never even think of doing anything like that to these cute little critters. They look to be in too much misery as it is. They must be so cold in that puddle. Besides, there are three of them!
I have tried never to forget to thank anyone who has left me a comment on my blog. However, I post those heart felt thanks right under your comments and, probably, you don't even know they are there.
How many times do I leave a comment for someone and then keep going back to look at it again? Mostly, never, and I know that I have more time on my hands than most of you with jobs and families to take care of. Therefore, from now on, I will be leaving my thank you's on your e-mail but if, for some reason, I can't get through to you, I will still post it under your comments. I apologize, profusely, that it has taken me so long to figure this out.
I saw an interview once with author, Joanna Trollope. I took one of her life mottos as my own. I had it above my work station, before I retired, and would always refer to it when I found myself a little unsatisfied with what was going on around me. "Quit whining and get on with it." It served me well for many years and, once again, I'm taking it out and dusting it off. So as it says, I will quit whining and get on with it.
I have hit the 50 mark. Not in age, that ship sailed quite some time ago, but in followers. It is so exciting to me and I want to do a little something to thank each and everyone of you. I appreciate all your kind and sweet words and the interest that you all show in the content of my ramblings.
So to commemorate the moment, I'm going to have a give away. I wish I could give to everyone of you but, sadly, that is not possible, but know that whoever gets this gift will have to share it with everyone else in spirit.
Here is what I have for you:
I was so tickled when I saw this little treasure in one of my favorite shops, Country Living, in Amador City, California. I thought any number of little trinkets could find a home in it's soft green leaf. The little guest towel, with cut work, is one I have had in my collection for some time. I thought they looked sweet together. In fact, I loved it so much that, you'll never guess, I had to have one for myself.
I don't think I am going to put anything in mine. He will just sit on my porch for everyone to admire.
Here are the simple rules for the give away:
You need to be a follower of GoldCountryCottage.
You will need to leave a comment on any one of my posts between tonight and Saturday, May 12.
I will draw a name on Sunday, May 13 and notify the winner in a post on that date.
You will then have to send me your snail mail address.
And the little birdie will fly to you when I receive it.
Come in the evening, or come in the morning;
Come when you're look'd for, or
Come without warning.
Kisses and welcome you'll find before you,
And the oftener you come here the more I'll adore you!
Thomas Osborne Davis
You are all welcome here at GoldCountryCottage. I truly love hearing from you and whether you are a follower, a message bearer, or just someone who likes to come in, sit a spell, and take in the goings on, you will always be greeted with a smile and a warm feeling. I adore meeting all of you.
Good luck and thank you all....Judy