Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Contest Give-A-Way!!

Okay, the other day I was talking about having a contest while I was bragging on my new banana grove (see disclaimer on using the word grove in previous post). It means a lot to me to have a private, soothing and relaxing place that I can retreat to when life is nuts, phone won't stop ringing, work is crazy and house, laundry, chores, errands are looming like a big rain cloud waiting to burst and kids are hanging from the ceiling (or about to be hung from the ceiling, but whatever).

I don't care if it is because I need a quiet moment, need to do some deep thinking, need to yoga in the privacy of my own tropical retreat or that my kids have placed me in the chaise lounge because I've finally gone off the deep end and I hear the words from somewhere in a deep trance:

Voice 1:
"Gee, I think mom has gone comatose."

Voice 2:
"What do we do? She is staring off into space, she won't speak and we can't keep up with the drool that keeps running down her chin."

Voice 3:
"We better plant her in the backyard because she always loved it there."

Voice 4:
"Yeah, and there's no one else to make dinner so we need her to rest for like five minutes."

My backyard does something to regenerate me. I asked the other day, what places do you seek out for regeneration? (And I must say that in that post I apparently had horrible moments of weaknesses because there were atrocious misplaced prepositions and dangling participles everywhere...it was a massacre, but I digress...)

So here is the skinny.

THE CONTEST:
Post a comment not this blog that describes where you find your place of solace and maybe even what drives you there. It can be funny, sad, matter of fact or still pending on your wish list.

The contest will go until 10 a.m. on Monday, August 2nd.

I will print all of the comments and have Jaden pick one at random. (Yes, this contest is so official we are having results compiled, tallied, hermetically sealed and delivered to my doorstep by the firm of Robberson, Cheatum and Steal.)

The winner will be posted later that day.

PRIZE:
Because my private get-a-way has a tropical theme, you will win a Mini-Tropical Makeover kit for your own get-a-way or a $10 gift certificate to Wal-Mart. YOUR CHOICE!

I can't wait to read your comments....GOOD LUCK!


3 comments:

Abhishek Duggal said...

Listening to the sound of the waves! Thanks for the opportunity!

forsurveysonly at gmail dot com

K9friend said...

Probably my best place to hide out is the bedroom. Closing the door ensures peace and quiet!

And thanks for visiting Critter Alley. Looking forward to getting to know you!

Pat
www.critteralley.blogspot.com

Carol said...

This is going to sound super cheesy!!! Be warned! My safe place when the kids/dogs/siblings are driving me out of my mind crazy is not really a place but a state of mind. My haven is Dwen. He calms me, like my Mom was able to do. His voice alone can make all my problems melt away. I warned you! CHEESY!