me gustan las tortillas – and giveaways too!

Well, it’s here – the day I choose a winner of the tortilla warmer I promised as my anniversary gift to someone. I had decided to choose from all the comments I received on that posting. And I have chosen – the one who commented!

So, rarasaur – this warmer’s for you!

tortilla warmer

Contact me at theremissionary at gmail dot com, and I’ll get your mailing address, etc.

I just can’t do it – I can’t wait until March 12 to send this, like I’d originally planned – I want to send it tomorrow!!


Three hundred sixty-five days . . . and counting


Yep. One year ago. Before that, I knew nothing about living in Blogland. I knew it was there, because I had a few blogs I followed quite regularly. But to actually MOVE there, take up residence, and invite people into my personal blogspace?? Wasn’t happenin! Until last year, when I made THE MOVE.

I got notice today that I’d just celebrated my first anniversary with WordPress. And I didn’t even show up for the party! My invitation (self-issued, of course) said my party was on March 12, the same day as my anniversary on the job. I guess I’ll have to start reading that calendar a little more carefully in the future. I could’ve missed out on this party completely!! What a cryin’ shame that would be.

So, to continue the celebration right up until when I *thought* I was having an anniversary, I’ve decided to give something away on each of my blogs. On the REmissionary, I’m giving a handmade purse (that one open to USA only); on Don’t Carry the Donkey!, I’m giving two handmade bookmarks (open to anyone who comments). What should I give on this one??

I know!! Hubby has been sending out really strong signals lately that he’d like me to take over the cooking again, so I’ll honor that request by giving away a tortilla warmer. I hope the winner likes tortillas … one of our favorite foods, by the way – they’re so versatile.

me gustan las tortillas

me gustan las tortillas

So, here’s what to do, if you’d like a chance at winning this. First, leave a comment here saying you’d like to win. Then, go visit my other two blogs and leave a comment. Share this on Facebook, etc., and tell me you did. This is open to USA residents only. After I get a feel for this, I may do another giveaway and have it open to anyone. For now, though, please forgive me for having to limit this.

I’ll choose a winner on each blog March 5 after 5:00 p.m. PST, and the things will be mailed March 12 – since I had that date fixed in my mind to start with.

Share the Love, Spread Some Sunshine

thank you, Maddie!!!

I always seem to run late on stuff. Case in point: I got a really cool, sweet notice in my comments awhile back, and then (dingbat that I am sometimes) forgot to follow up on it until tonight. As the saying goes (which I rarely use, but it seems to fit here), “My Bad!” So, Maddie Cochere, I’m trying to catch up on stuff now. Please forgive me for being so s-l-o-w.

There are rules to accepting these awards, I have discovered. For this one, I’m not sure if I’m supposed to pass it on or not. There are many folks on WordPress that I think are wonderful enough to nominate for a LOT of awards, but they don’t really want awards, so I’ll just answer the questions that were listed, thank Maddie for nominating me, and call it good.

So, here are the questions I’m supposed to answer:

1. What is your favorite song? Too many to list here!

2. What was the last thing you ate? Dinner

3. Do you prefer to read from an eReader or a paper copy? PAPER!! but then, I enjoy my Kindle too, so….

4. List your five favorite movies? five? Uhm … lemme see … Faith Like Potatoes, Fireproof, Up, the entire I Love Lucy series, all the old Andy Griffith series (do these count as movies??)

5. What writing project are you working on now? This post

6. Are you allergic to anything? Yes

7. Do you have any real life stories that start with, “This one time at camp…” Oh my goodness – do I have stories!! You should HEAR them!!!

8. How do you handle telemarketers? I let them talk to my answering machine and then delete the message.

9. When was the last time you wrote someone a letter by hand and mailed it? Does a Christmas card count? If not, then … uhm …

10. Besides writing, do you have any other artsy talents? love sewing, drawing, cardmaking (a latent talent right now, sadly) … and other fun stuff. Hubby wishes I liked cooking more.

11. What is your favorite joke?
 One that my friend’s kids told me when they were about 3 and 5, about a redhead and a blonde (they were a redhead and a blonde!!) – do you want to hear it? The thing that made it funny wasn’t the joke, but who was telling it, and what color their hair was. I still laugh, 20 years later, about this one.

Well, folks, there ya have it – my entire life story spread out for all to read. OK, that may be stretching it just a wee tiny itty bitty bit. I did leave out a few details – like, the story of my birth – didn’t I? I’ll correct that right here: one day in the middle of the night, many years ago, I was born. I was almost late, but made it just in time for my birthday. I’ve been late for everything else ever since.