The last few weeks have been filled with fun events, birthdays, hot weather, swimming, reality TV, quality time with my family, and R&R. It’s been hectic, but also fun and relaxing – which is exactly what this mama needed. :)
I’m going to do several “catch-up” posts instead trying to fit the last month into one long run-on blog. Even if y’all care nothing about what we’ve been up to – I want to do it for my own memories.
First of all – I’m back! Stephen and I finally got our new desk assembled and got his desktop all set up on it. I LOVE it! I get excited easily, what can I say!?! Also, I just love new furniture/changing up my living area, etc. :) My living room is crowded right now though because the old desk is still in here. We’re trying to decide if we want to store it or maybe use it somewhere else in the house.
It was time consuming (the directions said 2 hours, but it was probably more like 4 or 5 for us, split into two nights. We are obviously not craftsmen.) but the directions were VERY clear and easy to follow. It was a Better Homes & Gardens brand desk from Walmart. Stephen and I would definitely recommend a BH&G piece of furniture if you’re wanting something new & inexpensive.
We also bought a card reader for the desktop, because for some reason it won’t read a memory card over 2GB. I have an 8GB memory card, so that is why I was not able to put pictures on Stephen’s desktop. (Although, I guess I could have used a USB cable. I didn’t think of that. Oh, well. Card readers are so much easier!) So now I can easily transfer all my pictures from my camera over to the desktop. I also downloaded Windows Live Writer. This is the program I use to write all my blogs. It’s so easy to write blogs and include alot of pictures with Windows Live Writer – it’s not as easy as doing it with Picasa or through Blogger. :)
While I really enjoyed my time alone with C-Monster relaxing and not constantly on the computer/blogging, I did miss the blogging community and I am glad to be back. I had seriously considered quitting blogging, because I don’t like it when people try to make me feel guilty for not blogging or tell me that I need to update my blog or tell me what to blog or when to blog, but I actually do really enjoy it (it’s a method of journaling for me, letting out my emotions/thoughts, etc.) and I would really miss it if I quit altogether. :)
Okay. Now on to the good part, assuming that you’ve not gotten bored with this post already and moved on to something different.
This is my 200th post! I was going to do a giveaway at 100 posts, but if memory serves me correctly, I was either on bed rest or had just had Christopher around that time, and I just didn’t get around to doing a giveaway.
So – to say Thank You to those of you who keep up with my blog, I’m giving away a….
$10 Sonic Gift Card!
To win, just leave me a comment. It doesn’t matter what it says. Well, it does – don’t leave a nasty comment. :) ANYBODY can enter! Even if you’ve never left me a comment before or if this is the first time you’ve ever read my blog. If you are already a follower, or you become a follower, you get an additional entry. Let me know in the comment if you’re a follower. :) Also, if you don’t have a Blogger account and aren’t a “follower” through Blogger, but have a Google Reader (or something similar) account and have added my blog to that list, I’ll give you an additional entry. I’m not going to do additional entries for blogging about it, but feel free to if you want!
The deadline for entry will be Friday, August 27th, at NINE O’CLOCK PM (central time.) I will post the winner on Friday night or Saturday morning. :) Good luck!
(You can leave an anonymous comment if you don’t want to set up an account with blogger – just leave a comment, click “anonymous” and hit send. Make sure you let me know who you are, and an email address or a way to get in touch with you in case you win.)