3/24/10

Last Words (And Giveaway Winner)

On the evening of Thursday, November 8, 2007, I called my mom and told her that I had just felt my daughter kick from inside my belly.  I was just about 20 weeks along and was getting nervous and anxious (me? nervous and anxious? How unlike me) because I hadn't really felt Leah move much throughout my pregnancy.  All of my pregnant friends were complaining about kicks to the ribs by this point, and I wasn't even sure if the small tiny flutters I were feeling were baby movements or just gas.  (PS-it was gas. Because I still feel those flutters, and I am most definately NOT pregnant.)

So, on Thursday, November 8, 2007 I laid down on the couch with my hands on my stomach, like I did EVERY SINGLE NIGHT and waited to feel her move.  And waited.  And waited.  And finally, she moved.  TWICE!  I called my mom immediately.

And that was the last time I spoke to her.

On the afternoon of Friday, November 9, 2007 I emailed my mom to ask her if she had the name and address of the makeup lady I had used for my wedding.  I was finally writing vendor thank yous, and I didn't have the makeup lady's information.  She wrote me back at 12:42 p.m. and this is what the email said:

                             Dana,
                                     Here's Rhonda's address:

                                              Miss Rhonda S*****
                                              1** C***** Avenue
                                              Little Falls, NJ 07424


                                    Talk to you soon!
                                   Mom

 And that is the last letter I have from her.
 
 
 
Definately kicks more now.
 
 
Ok, now onto something more fun---THE PEN GIVEAWAY. 
 
So, I counted the entries and we have 8.  (The last two don't count, as they are from my tool-husband.)  Since we are small potatoes here at DeenutsDana, I cut 8 pieces of paper and put them in a container.
 
Here a where a picture of the 8 pieces of paper was to go, but Blogger has some issue with me and turns my pictures sideways when I upload them and I don't have the patience to deal with this today.
 
Then, I asked a co-worker to pick a piece of paper.  If anyone that I work with reads this, please note that this endeavor took 40 seconds and was done while we were all on break.  Ahem.
 
 
This is Adam and he installs solar panels for a living. 
Let's give it up for Adam.
 
Closeup:
 
 
 
That's says 6, and the 6th comment was left by ANDREA CLAYTON.  Who just happens to be my husband's cousin.  But, I swear, it wasn't fixed!  I've emailed Andrea to inform her that she is the lucky goose who gets the pen, and will be mailing that off to her today.

I know this giveaway was sort of lame, but I'm using it as a test case, and I think it was pretty fun.  I'm going to try it again soon, and I promise we'll get some better prizes as we go along.  I've enabled AdSense on this blog, and for every click that one of the ads gets, I make a little money.  I'm going to use that money for the giveaways on this website.



5 comments:

Catherine said...

Congratulations Andrea. Nice Dana, you rigged the pen giveaway. Can you try this again with say a....highlighter? I could use one of those.

april said...

So i click on and ad and you make money? nice deal! ill be clickin away for ya!

karastefa said...

If Adam's busy for the next giveaway, try random.org (which I only know about from other blog site giveaways).

Also, if you don't already know about it, you might be interested in signing up your website at analytics.google.com so you can see how many hits you're getting, the referring site, and geography. It's fascinating in a fun, slightly narcissistic sort of way. This is how I know my parents have never seen my blog.

Deenuts Dana said...

Karastefa,

Thanks for the info. I'm going to check out both of those sites. I've heard of Analytics, but never looked into it.

And, you're right: Adam does have solar panels to install and isn't always at my beck and call to pick giveaway winners.

Andrea Clayton said...

I swear it wasn't rigged. I got my pens yesterday and they are as fabulous as Dana explained. Thanks!