I have seen many jokes about the smoke alarm being the “music of my people” on Facebook. This made me wonder what the music of my people would be. All I could come up with was books. That makes no sense, I know, but so few things do make sense these days, right? So, I am declaring books the music of my people because I love them (someday I will do a post on just how much I love them). Books are my comfort food and my adventure. I don’t know if I could live without books. I really don’t. I love them. I mean I would totally marry them if it were legal (sorry, Jim).
I also love Quirky Chrissy. I won her first giveaway which, from the start, was all vague and uncertain. She was like you will win a copy of The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn and maybe a tin of cookies or a Disney pin or something…lalalala…It’s a mystery.
This is totally how I would do a giveaway too so I could relate, and, of course, I was intrigued by what kind of magic might come in the mail. I mean Quirky Chrissy speaks the language of my people or sings and reads the music of my people, obviously (Huck Finn!!!). So, yes, this was pretty exciting stuff and a bit of happy magic surprise (Disney!!!).
I picked up my package at the post office on our way to the VA hospital and I sat with it on my lap for an hour before we could unload the dogs (with my mom) and have room to put the package in the hatchback area. We opened the package in the hotel room four hours later. Tiny-Small was jumping on the bed with excitement. Jim was raving about all of the food. It was the coolest package ever and the best giveaway ever and I hope I win all of Quirky Chrissy’s giveaways from now on. You can bet I am going to be trying to. This is what she sent me: A pin from Disney ( I am now a member of an exclusive club – it was so shiny I couldn’t get a glare free picture), The glorious Mark Twain book, cheese crackers, chocolate chip cookies, Balsalmic Glaze, corn and chile salsa, truffle brownie mix and white chocolate chips. Delicious! I can now read and eat to my heart’s content.
On top of all of that she sent me directions so I would use the fabulous ingredients to my best advantage. She also wrote a quote on the box that I thought was amazing.
My favorite part of the giveaway was the note she wrote in the book she sent me.
This is how I know we sing the same song and speak the same language. My Grandpa taught me when I was young that you never give someone a book without writing a note in it. That is a rule never to be broken. This makes me love Quirky Chrissy even more.
Have you read her blog? It’s so funny and she is really nice too: www.quirkychrissy.com. You are going to want to follow this lady because she is going places and she is also really good at giveaways. I know I couldn’t be happier with mine. Thank you, Quirky Chrissy! You are awesome.
P.S. I’ve had pie for breakfast for two days in a row. I am pretty sure that is the definition of “the good life.” Also, Jim is doing great for all of those who have asked. Thank you for your concern. You people are the definition of wonderful! XoxoxoOXOXOoXox