Congrats to Jen, commentress number 12!
Thanks to you all for your really lovely comments, smiley faces and general sweetness. I always enjoy doing giveaways for you.
I am, really quite simply, having such a beautiful Friday. I slept in a little. When I rolled out of bed I went hopper hunting for wee Mister Feathers and we ate breakfast together. Me, a latte and a blueberry scone. He, bugs and berries.
I cleaned house, chatted on the telly with a dear friend, and accepted two packages from the UPS man: new hikers and an elk hide. I began reading Freckles again, which is one of my favorite books of all time. I just ordered a copy of it this morning and will be giving it away here, on the blog, once it arrives by post. I’m looking forward to that giveaway. Everyone should read this book, it’s such a treasure. I had a handful of errands to run in town but Robert took the truck to work so I hopped on my bike, pedaled over to the jump base to get the mail key from my fella before riding the four miles into town on the country highway here. I had my hair in a braid, a fedora on my head, my skirt hiked up around my knees and a good dribble of sweat trickling down the small of my back — it was sunny and breezy and everything that a summer bike ride should be so I was in some kind of blissed out heaven when I reached the air conditioned thrift store and found this beautiful little salmon orange Fiesta tea cup and saucer! I knew it was meant for one of you so I snaggled it up and then purchased a bag of locally roasted coffee beans so you have something to put in the cup.
Backcountry Coffee Roasters Smokejumper Italian Roast: A fearless blend with a strong sweet side, intense rich flavor and slightly smoky aroma –roasted right here in Winthrop! I brew this coffee most mornings and quite love the taste of it. The smirky name is just the cherry on top.
If you’d like to enter your name in the drawing for this little bag of coffee beans and cup and saucer, just leave a comment on the end of this post (no less, no more) and I’ll draw a winning name on Monday. If you win and you don’t drink coffee, just let me know, and I’ll send you tea instead. I’ll ship anywhere so if you aren’t in the beautiful USA, please do not hesitate to enter your name in this drawing.
My giveaway packages always end up being care packages, so, to the winner I say this: Look forward to receiving a little more than you expected — teacup, coffee beans, bits of jewelry, music, beautiful feathers, bones, sea shells, postcards…etc. It’s merry and good fun. And I have to confess, when I get emails from the gals who win my little giveaways, and I find out that my packages arrived at the perfect moment, right when a gal needed some soul bolstering, it feels really good to have shared and gifted. It is my very great joy to bless you, especially since you have blessed me, by being in my world, so often and so sweetly.
Have a gorgeous weekend, you darling beauties. Stay cool.