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A Winner and a Brand New Contest!
Thursday, November 15th, 2012

A quick FYI for writers… I don’t have any guest blogging dates left November through January. Thanks to everyone who grabbed theirs quickly! :)

I’ve been back from my trip a couple of days. I’m caught up with email, sort of, snail mail, and the post-trip laundry. Now, I’m ready to hunker down and write my stubby little fingers off! Send me positive thoughts that I can actually power through the rest of this darn book!

Thought you might like to see the prize I brought back to the winner of The DC Kitschy Contest

And the winner of the DC cup, snow globe, playing cards and magnet is…Kelli Jo Calvert (Nov 10)! Kelli, email me to let me know your snail mail addy. Congrats! And now, I have to catch up on all my mailings! Assistant! Where’s my assistant?

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The Random Act of Winning Contest!

What can you win? I don’t know! I love saying that. But really, for the next two weeks, I might pop in one day and choose a winner. The prize might be a free download or a small gift cert from Amazon. I don’t know. Drop by every day and comment, and you might get lucky and find out! :)

What do you have to do to win? Post comments on this blog from now until the contest ends! Each time you post counts as another entry!

This contest ends on November 29th!

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I’ll start the conversation with a question. Answer for a chance to win. Can’t say for sure I’ll chose a winner today, but that’s the fun of this, right?

If you had to choose weather that’s typical for your area in any given month and make it last the whole year-long, which month’s weather would you choose? Are you a June girl like me? Early summer in Arkansas isn’t horribly muggy just yet, but it is warm enough to heat up my pool. What’s your favorite month’s weather and why? Could you really take it for the whole year? (Yes, I really, really could!)

43 comments to “A Winner and a Brand New Contest!”

  1. Virginia E
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      · November 15th, 2012 at 9:06 am · Link

    Sorry, I just couldn’t pick a single month. We need rain, but too much rain would give us mudslides and collapsing cliffs. On the other hand, we can’t skip the rains. The wildfires can be devestating enough in a normal year. Drought years are too scary to actually order one.

    For all that the weatherman jokes that his job is a scam, I’d rather let Mother Nature decide what we need. I can live with that.



  2. Maggie Hayton
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      · November 15th, 2012 at 9:36 am · Link

    I live in a banana belt of Canada. Our weather very rarely gets extreme in anything. There is the odd day or week were we get super hot, wet or snow to our ears. But if I had to chose a favorite month I would say September. September can still get the warm days (nice enough to swim) or the cool days which is a nice break in the heat. It is usually cool at night which for me is great for sleeping. It also happens to be the month I was married in. I love September.



  3. kris
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      · November 15th, 2012 at 9:40 am · Link

    Being an Arkansas girl like you, I agree that June is the beat summer weather. Before we hit triple digits.

    Otherwise I also like September when its cooled down but not too cold. Perfect for jeans and tshirts



  4. red headed hellion
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      · November 15th, 2012 at 11:17 am · Link

    Virginia, I here ya. If you didn’t have to worry about practicalities and could live forever in one moment, would your answer change



  5. Delilah Devlin
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      · November 15th, 2012 at 11:23 am · Link

    Ooops! I’m using my dd’s phone. Had to change the name.

    Maggie! I’ve never heard of the Banana Belt. It sounds like an ideal region to live in.

    Kris, you know what I’m talkin’ about!



  6. Michele H
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      · November 15th, 2012 at 11:46 am · Link

    I’d have to choose September. Autumn is beautiful in Maine. We can still have days in the 70s and 80s or it could cool down to 50s and 60s. The leaves start to change towards the end of the month with the cooler nights…I look forward to it every year.



  7. Anne
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      · November 15th, 2012 at 12:47 pm · Link

    Living near Chicago, I’d say May. Not too hot and not too cold.



  8. elaing8
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      · November 15th, 2012 at 1:30 pm · Link

    For me its June. No more snow, not too hot and its my birthday month :)



  9. pam howell
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      · November 15th, 2012 at 3:26 pm · Link

    I like fall – cool and brisk
    good snuggle up with a good book or good hunk weather!
    P :oops:



  10. ELF
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      · November 15th, 2012 at 4:28 pm · Link

    I think it would be that single day in May when it is warm but not hot yet (I live in the high desert…we change from cold to windy to HOT!).



  11. Joder
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      · November 15th, 2012 at 7:48 pm · Link

    Being smack dab in the middle of the US gives us weather of great extremes. My personal fave is July’s sweltering heat as I hate being cold. I easily get chilled so love feeling the sunny heat and humidity seep into my bones.



  12. Susan W.
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      · November 15th, 2012 at 10:45 pm · Link

    Living in Kansas I would have to go with either April, September or October. But I truely do like all the seasons so I don’t know that I would want to have the same weather all year. Of course in Kansas all you have to do is blink and it changes!



  13. June
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      · November 16th, 2012 at 1:39 am · Link

    Here in Kentucky, the weather changes very often. I guess if I could choose a month to have that weather all year I would go with probably May, warm but not too hot.



  14. Mary Preston
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      · November 16th, 2012 at 4:04 am · Link

    The only weather that is typical are the Winter winds. They blow up from the Antarctic. I wouldn’t wish them on anyone though.

    Maybe Spring, because the weather is warming up & hopefully we’d get some Spring showers.



  15. Ilona
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      · November 16th, 2012 at 2:09 pm · Link

    I’d pick a nice May Day in Wales any day. Lovely sunshine without being too hot and a nice warm breeze with gorgeous scents wafting along on it :D What more could one ask for?



  16. laura
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      · November 16th, 2012 at 6:19 pm · Link

    I live in Ohio,so our weather is always changing no matter the seasons. My favorite month would be Oct with an Indian summer.
    lauratroxel@yahoo.com



  17. LINDA B
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      · November 16th, 2012 at 6:24 pm · Link

    HEY DEV! YES I’M A JUNE BABY! JUST MADE IT ON THE 30TH! OF COURSE THIS YEAR I RARELY READ OUTSIDE WITH THE HIGH TEMPS! I’M SOOO NOT INTO FALL AND SWINTER!!



  18. April
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      · November 16th, 2012 at 6:37 pm · Link

    I live in California. I’d have to say mine is any months in the spring. Its not too cold or hot. Just perfect. :)



  19. Tiss
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      · November 16th, 2012 at 6:46 pm · Link

    I’d have to say June. Not too hot, but warm. I do like the heat, but sometimes, it can get too hot. The grass is green and it is pretty out. Thanks for the contest.



  20. Rita Wray
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      · November 16th, 2012 at 7:35 pm · Link

    I like June, not too hot. I hate the cold weather and wearing so many clothes. Give me shorts and tank tops any day.



  21. Donna Hokanson
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      · November 16th, 2012 at 8:14 pm · Link

    :-P Love all the books I’ve read from Delilah. Looking forward to reading some more.



  22. T. S. Wertz
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      · November 16th, 2012 at 10:25 pm · Link

    Here in Montana, Winter can be sooooo long! I love September, because it’s just warm enough, and the tree leaves are changing, but there’s just a hint of Fall crispness in the air…yeah….



  23. Ann Q
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      · November 17th, 2012 at 3:34 am · Link

    Spring time in Australia is beautiful. It is the time of year that fills one with great enthusiasm after the bleak days of winter. annpa@gmail.com



  24. Gayle Oreluk
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      · November 17th, 2012 at 3:51 am · Link

    I would take July. It’s hot, sunny, and beautiful. It’s also my birthday month.
    I love hot weather and could live with it all the time.



  25. Cheryl English
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      · November 17th, 2012 at 4:02 am · Link

    I live in Upstate NY and would pick the month of June. When we see the sun where I live it’s a bonus.



  26. Amber Kuehna
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      · November 17th, 2012 at 7:34 am · Link

    I gotta go with June-its usually not too hot (menopausal and live in southeast missouri) and the cold is over–we usually get at least a little rain and it s usually just plain decent weather. (Besides-it’s my birthday month) 8)



  27. TIFFANY M
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      · November 17th, 2012 at 9:47 am · Link

    IT’S KIND OF A TOUGH QUESTION FOR ME, SINCE I AM A ALL-SEASON KIND OF CHICK. I WOULD DEFINITELY LIKE THE MONTH OF JANUARY, WHEN THE TEMPERATURE IS JUST RIGHT, TO SNUGGY UP WITH THE FIREPLACE GOING AND READ A GOOD BOOK WITH SOME COFFEE OR COCOA :-P :wink:



  28. Sandy Lion
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      · November 17th, 2012 at 10:39 am · Link

    I would want to have September of autumn’s weather for the entire year. It is absolutely beautiful here and not too hot- but the perfect temperature. sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com



  29. Whitney
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      · November 17th, 2012 at 2:58 pm · Link

    I’m from New England and any month can be good or bad but I just call it “wait-a-minute” weather–wait a minute and it will change.



  30. Patricia
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      · November 17th, 2012 at 9:01 pm · Link

    We have fairly nice weather year round, with fog during the winter. I love the cold weather because I can curl up in a blanket in front of the fire with a glass of wine and a good book.

    panthers.ravens-at-yahoo-dot-com



  31. Jayne
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      · November 18th, 2012 at 9:17 am · Link

    I live in West Central Florida (close to Tampa). April is my favorite month here in the “Sunshine State”. The weather is perfect, not too much rain and the sunny days are warm enough to have lunch outside; although 75 degrees in December is pretty amazing too. :lol:



  32. Nikita
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      · November 19th, 2012 at 12:14 am · Link

    I live in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. Since we only have 2 seasons, it’s pretty much sunny and warm the whole year. but I’ll choose November as my favourite month. It pass the transitional season, so it will be “true” rainy season. The weather is cool, cozy, with light breeze. The falling rain sounds like a soothing melody in my ears with the smell of grass and soil fills up the air. Perfect day to curl up on the bed or couch while sipping a cup of hot tea or capuchinno and thinking that it’s really weird -in good way, of course- such small things like a good weather can amuse you ;)



  33. Korey Rudy
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      · November 19th, 2012 at 12:31 am · Link

    I would definitely have to say may on the weather, especially in Montana.



  34. Marcia C
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      · November 19th, 2012 at 9:03 am · Link

    Western Pennsylvania can be tricky, sometimes 80 degrees in April or 50 degrees in May. Although I am crazy about spring, I think September would be the best month to have all year here.
    :-D



  35. Karen K.
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      · November 19th, 2012 at 10:00 am · Link

    I’d pick the end of May. Here in Virginia, that’s usually warm but not hot and sticky; possibly some rain, but not hurricane season;sunshine, but not blinding. And yes, I could stand that for a year! :-D



  36. Margaret
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      · November 19th, 2012 at 8:46 pm · Link

    Living in New York, I would choose the month of September, its just warm enough and cool enough to have all year long. You can still wear your flip flops and sandles and no jackets. Just delightful.



  37. Donna H
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      · November 19th, 2012 at 10:15 pm · Link

    I’m now Living back in Michigan after living in CA between Sac. And San Francisco my whole adult life, I loved the weater in Ca when it was around the 70’S. S :mrgreen: o here in Mi I’d have to say I like either May-June or Sept. best. And yes I could and did live in the contstant temp like weater. But the four seasons are still nice. Exspecially since I’m Retired and don’t have to go out much in the winter.



  38. Karen Alonzi
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      · November 20th, 2012 at 11:20 am · Link

    My favorite month is March. Here in Minnesota, March temps may range from 70 above to 15 below. In March, anything is possible. One of my favorite childhood memories is taking a walk in the silent woods at night. The trees around me were still and quiet, but winds howled high in the sky above. Spring was announcing its arrival. Just how cool is March??!!



  39. Joni Payne
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      · November 21st, 2012 at 12:56 am · Link

    That is a hard one but I think fall is my favorite season and so I would have to go with late September early October the weather has been wonderful here in KY this yr.



  40. Christine S
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      · November 21st, 2012 at 12:56 am · Link

    I live in Central Arkansas and I like May and June here. Or Mid September through October when it’s finally cooling down and bearable after the wretched high temperatures and humidity of summer



  41. Cathy R.
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      · November 23rd, 2012 at 7:33 am · Link

    I live in desert area of AZ and any month not May through September is lovely here. I hate the heat. I have lived here 50+ years and will never get used to it.
    thanks, c.
    ccr0816@yahoo.com



  42. Z
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      · November 25th, 2012 at 9:06 pm · Link

    I live in WV and it gets hot and muggy here in the summer but I do like June too, it’s warm but usually not to muggy yet. I hate feeling like I’m breathing water. Spring is still to chilly and rainy and winter is cold. Fall is too up and down with the day and night temps. If I had to pick my favorite weather from all the places I’ve lived would probably be San Diego.
    Z