Friday, January 27, 2012

Friday FLASHBACK--and a winner!

Happy Friday, all!

Before I announce the giveaway winner, I want to say a BIG thanks to special guest author Allie Pleiter!!

I also thought it'd be fun to do a little flashback piece for Friday.
For something different, I'm going to flashback all the way to....this past week.

**cough cough**

What can I say? It was a busy week.

**A 60 ft whale washed up on our beach this week. Dead, unfortunately. And very smelly. It was a fin back whale and marine biologists seem to think it was hit by ship.

**My backsplash is ordered.

**Went through ANOTHER case of Strep with the kiddo. Poor thing (and poor me) :(

**Appointed (by the mayor) to the Library Board of Trustees in our town. (Go, me--er, library!)

**Got my RITA judging books in the mail. (That'll keep me busy reading until March)

**went out to lunch with the hubby (I love lunch dates)

**pendant lights are being hung today in my kitchen (Will post pics Monday)

**Got the green light from the hubby to plan a tropical spring break vacation (Go, Caribbean!)

**had two really sweet reader comments about my book of The Role of a Lifetime. (Thank you!!)

See? Busy week.

So now let's get to the giveaway...

The winner of Allie Pleiter's book FALLING FOR THE FIREMAN is...

Lucky number 25--I mean, RULA SINARA!

Thank you to everyone who commented and entered! I will be hosting another Love Inspired author giveaway in March, so stay tuned!

Have a great weekend!!!


Old Kitty said...

Awww poor whale! :-( Bad ship! Booo!

Awwww love that you and hubby have lunch dates - so sweet and so romantic!!

Huge congrats to Rula Sinara!

Take care

Sarah Pearson said...

It has been an up and down week for you hasn't it? Hope the littlie is feeling better now.

Angie Ledbetter said...

You are one busy lady, but that tropical vaycay sounds great!

Congrats to the winner.

Rula Sinara said...

Thanks Allie and Jennifer! I can't wait to read it!

You've had an incredible week, Jennifer. I feel bad for the whale though. I remember finding a washed up whale when I was about 10 years old. Really sad.

Can't wait to see pictures of how your kitchen is coming along :)

Linda Kage said...

Congrats Rula. Lucky girl.

Sounds like you had quite the week. A little break in the Caribbean would be soooo sweet.

Happy Friday

Jessica R. Patch said...

I want a tropical spring break, one that doesn't involve dead, smelly whales. Ick. But fab excuse to buy expensive, scented candles! Too bad I can't use that one.

Dead body in a field? Maybe.

Have a great weekend!

Emily Rose said...

Hello! I found you through the BBQ at WIP It. Love your blog!

Linda G. said...

Congrats to Rula!

And lucky you, planning a tropical vacation! Sounds like fun. :)

Southpaw said...

Congrats Rula!

And go-go Caribbean!

Sarah Forgrave said...

Busy week indeed! And congratulations, Rula! :)

TheBookGirl said...

So sorry about the strep! When my daughter was young, she had strep three or four times a year for a while; then she had her adenoids out, and she only had one case after that. I know how hard it can be to suffer through those repeated bouts :(

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Congratulations to Rula for winning that book, and congratulations to your for getting to plan a getaway to the tropics. A washed-up whale, huh? That sure beats any excitement we've had around here this week. Then again, it probably smelled worse than anything I've encountered this week, too. So I'd say that's a decent trade-off.

Lydia Kang said...

You did have a lot on your plate! boo on the Strep. Hope you recover your sleep losses!

Liza said...

Congrats to the winner! I love lunch dates too!

Carol Kilgore said...

Let's see: poor whale, yea backsplash and pendants and tropical vacation, nasty strep, and kudos on the Library Board.

And congrats to Rula!

Margo Kelly said...

congrats to the winner! Cute book cover!

Karen Lange said...

Congrats on your happy news! Sorry about the strep. Looking forward to seeing pics of the kitchen. :)

Congrats to Rula!

Maria Zannini said...

Sounds like you'll need that vacation after a week like this. Looking forward to live through you vicariously.

Lynda R Young said...

wow, that IS a busy week!
I'd love to visit the Caribbean one day.

Congrats to Rula

Melissa Sugar said...

Congratulation to Rula, the winner. You have a lot going on. Try to take it easy.

Sandra Cox said...

Congrats to Rula.
Ouch to the strep and sorry to hear about the whale. Very sad.

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I'm pretty fired up about your board of trustees position and those pendant lights! Oh, and that vacay too!

Susanne Drazic said...

CONGRATS on the Board of Trustees position!