Monday, July 21, 2008

PSA and Howdy!!

An anniversary is a time to celebrate the joys of today, the memories of yesterday, and the hopes of tomorrow. ~Author Unknown

First, a public service announcement:

First Anniversary Banner

I can’t believe it. The Long and the Short of It is almost ONE YEAR OLD! Who would have thought that last year, when I said to Judy, “I think I want to start a reviews blog... do you want to help a little?” that we would be where we are today???

It's been so much fun, and the best part has been all the truly amazing, gracious and talented authors we've worked with.

We knew we had to do something special to celebrate our birthday, so we are having a blowout party and you are all invited. We have a month of fun planned... and some of our very favorite writers are involved.

Every day, from August 1st to the 26th, you can visit one of our author sponsors to find out how to win her special prize. Not only that... but with each daily entry you’ll also be entered into the drawing for the $50 Amazon Gift Certificate we’ll be giving away on our actual anniversary date of August 27, 2008.

You can also get an entry for the grand prize just by telling other people about it on your website and/or blog... just enter the link on Mr. Linky on the anniversary page. If you have a daily entry, your Mr. Linky will also count as an extra entry for that contest.

You can see all the authors that are participating on our anniversary page. The question and link to their site will be on our anniversary page on their designated day. Be sure and check every day, because once the link is gone.. it’s gone and you’ve lost your chance at that particular prize (and for your entry that day for the Grand Prize).

So... tell your friends. Tell your relatives. Tell your blog buddies. Tell your loops. Tell the strangers in the street. The Long and the Short of It is ONE WHOLE YEAR OLD!!! And giving away twenty-six prizes from twenty-six great authors AND a $50 Amazon Gift Certificate. How cool is that?



My eyes are still bugging me, and I had to use my limited computer time to build pages for next week's LASR stuff. I admit that Judy helped me write the above post (which is nearly the same as the one she put on her site... I had to change a little just cuz that's how I am).

In any case, I'm going to call the eye doc today and see if they have an ETA on the glasses. I hope they come in soon AND I hope they help. I can't function without the computer.

I've been typing with my eyes closed most of the time, in an attempt to ease the eyeball pain, and DD asked me how I knew what I was writing. LOL... she was amazed that I knew where the keys were!

Speaking of DD, she goes in this morning to get her stitches out. It's been a rough week, and she's still not completely healed, but it's getting there. Still, she'll have to wear either a bandage or a sock for a few more weeks. That's going to drive my barefoot baby nuts!

We released more butterflies, and are down to two more chrysalis'. I hope they aren't going to over winter. Blech.

Anyway, that's all I can do for now... the telltale ache is beginning behind the eyeballs again. But I missed you guys!!



keri mikulski :) said...

What a great contest..

Hope the eyeballs are feeling better soon. I'm so glad your daughter is feeling better.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

I hope both your eyeballs and DD's feet are totally healed soon.

Dru said...

ooh, I'm so excited for you guys. Will plug your contest later when I get home.

Sorry you're still having problems with your eyes. Let's hope your glasses comes quicker.

I hope things go well with DD when they remove her stitches.

Have a good Monday.

Melissa Blue said...

Oh, I hope your eyes feel better soon.

Brandy said...

Congratulations on your First Anniversary for The Long and the Short of It!

Sorry to hear your eyes are bothering you so badly. I hope the new glasses come in soon.

I hope you and DD have a good day!

Melissa said...

very cool anniversary celebration!

Hugs on the eyes. Take care of yourself!

Elaine said...

awww, hate it when it goes behind the eyes, push your face into some frozen peas with your eyes shut, roll them around so they get cold all over :)