Saturday, April 19, 2008

Happiness Is...Contests!!

Happiness is: Contest Loot, Contest Winners, Super Clean Carpet and NO SNOW!

Today is a day of happy things. Because I feel like it. It is Saturday, after all.

Have you read this post, about how awful my carpet looked? It was embarrassing! So much so, in fact, that I wouldn't let people come over.

And now, after my friendly Stanley Steamer Carpet Cleaner paid me a visit, this is what it looks like.

It makes me SOOOO happy because I don't have to feel quite ashamed. Don't get me wrong, my house is still pretty messy at times, but at least it doesn't look disgusting.


And...I got part one of my loot from Kspin. She had a What Makes You Happy contest and I won!!

I had to fight the mailbox to get it. Apparently Mailbox knew there was some great loot in it and refused to give it up. After a exhausting battle I finally dislodged it from Mailbox, stuck my tongue out at him and walked off triumphant with the package in my hand. The package did suffer some war wounds, but everything was intact and all was right with the world.

She sent me a bunch of super cool things to help me with my goals, like a nutrition bar (that I keep telling myself I'm not going to nibble on until Monday morning after my run), some energy boosting jelly beans, Strawberry Kiwi Propel pack (which I LOVE), The Four Agreements, a book I've been curious about and a super cute card! I heart kspin.

Finally, the thing most of you have been looking forward too all week long: The winner of the 8-week Challenge contest!

HB and I put all the names in the hat and the winner is.......

THE WINNER IS......


I SAID THE WINNER IS....
VALARIE!!

If you haven't joined our 8 Week Challenge, go check out the Let's Get Fit topic. It's not too late to join this crazy train to wellness.

To make things a bit easier for all of us to encourage and follow each other's progress we're now going to use Mr. Linky for the Tuesday Mid-Week Check-in.

If you're going to post an update on your blog, link to your blog from ours and we'll all stop by to cheer you on. HB might even do a cartwheel for you. If you don't have a blog (or don't want to blog about your progress), just leave a comment on our blog like you usually do. We're easy around here.

This post has taken me literally 4.5 hours to write. I am on Day One of my weekend flying solo AND I'm watching Sister HB's kid, Logan. I'm also trying to ignore the sound of the candy calling my name. We'll see if my willpower holds up, but so far I think I'm feeling pretty good about it.

Leading this challenge with HB has really helped me stay motivated. So, keep up the work and have a great weekend!

Here is Boogs outside

Kiki and Logan playing Soccer
What are you happy about today? Post it here :)

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11 comments:

Sister Honey Bunch said...

I'm not happy about how awful I look in that picture.

I am happy about getting ready to play tennis with Logan in a little while.

I am also happy about having a SECOND INTERVIEW Monday.

Jill said...

I am happy to read your blog and know that you're so happy. Also I think I am getting promoted today and a raise! I am happy to be looking into getting a moped because it will be awesome.

Ashlee said...

honey bunch-hooray! 2nd interview! I'm so excited for you! I knew you'd get another one!

I'm happy that it looks like we really WILL have the kitchen back together by the end of the day! :0)

I'm happy for bloggy friends that are so nice when I have a bad day.

I'm happy for Subway turkey sandwiches, because otherwise I would have had to have one of those yummy cheeseburgers my family ate for lunch because my kitchen is torn apart.

I'm happy. Period. Nice post! Love your clean carpet! :0)

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Boogs is so cute. SO cute! And congrats on your win. And I need to catch up with you about ghostwriters and get officially signed up for the challenge and...

CONGRATS Sister HB on the second interview! YAY!!!!!!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Oh... whoops! And I'm happy about:

Having had a lunch made up of mostly Farmers Market foods.

Getting my house clean and shiny

Having my DS out of catch-up h--- (he got behind for the first time all year, and it wasn't fun to get caught up - for him or for anyone near him, lol). I have a happy boy again. Yay!

Doodles said...

I'm happy that I was finally able to leave Toys R Us, and that my children are playing quietly right now with their new loot. I'm happy because I have the house (almost) to myself tonight and the remote totally to myself. Now, if I can just make myself jog in place when the commercials come on! Congrats on second interview, SHB.

Anonymous said...

I'm happy all is well in my happy new house. I'm happy I'm not cold. I'm happy I'm appreciated at work. I'm happy my feet don't hurt anymore. Life is good. even though we had an earthquake that I was HAPPY to slep through.

kspin said...

I am really happy that you got your package and like everything.(hopefully)

I am happy that I finished my marathon as well as I could.

I am happy that I will be back in the blogging world officially on Monday!

:) weekend hugs to both of you!

janethesane said...

I haven't been happy today. But it isn't too later. It is only 10:53. I did take a lovely nap with TLP today. It was very snuggly.

Valarie said...

Oh my gosh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I Just got home from an awful, grueling, rainy and windy weekend of softball and this is the most awesomest thing evah!!!!!!! I am so totally excited about this!!! This is going to make my new boot camp workout I am starting extra special!!! Yeah Me!!!!

Shoot let me go get the brownies out of the oven before they burn! I promise I am not eating them they are for dinner tomorrow at my Daddy's. :)

Valarie said...

Oh and congratulations SHB on your second interview!!!