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Archive for March 3rd, 2020

Any ole reason to party…and open contests! (Contest–2 winners!)
Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020

The winners are…commenters #1-6!

Hey there! It’s Tuesday morning. Some of you are heading to your polling places. I voted yesterday and wore my “I Voted” sticker proudly for the entire day and evening. Other news on the homefront—the soon-to-be 16-year-old male passed his written driving test. I don’t know whether to shout “Yay!” or shudder. 🙂 He still has problems with turns (too wide or too short). We took the fam out to Pizza Hut last night to celebrate.

We don’t need big excuses for celebrations. We love a family party. Some of my favorite annual parties are the pool parties, the Ugly Christmas Sweater party, the New Year’s Eve party (complete with sparkling grape juice), the Sharknado movie night party…alas, that one won’t be coming around again, so we’ll have to find another B-movie event to celebrate.

This picture was from an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party a couple of years back (taken in the 15-year-old’s bedroom with her fairy lights in the background). You can’t really see it, but my sweater has Jack Skellington skulls from The Nightmare Before Christmas all over it.

We love to make finger foods for celebratory dinners—a table filled with meatballs, cheeses, cut fruit and veggies, hummus and crackers, etc. We gorge while we play a movie or dance to music. The kids love it. They invite friends to our weird event nights, and then those kids keep in touch because they want to come for the next one! My dd was gifted with a Raclette, so any night we decide to cook the dinner at the table using it is a party!

So, for a chance to win a free short story (I’ll choose 2 winners!), tell me what sort of celebrations you all like to have. Do you make big deals out of small things or fun things?


Open Contests!

  1. Reina Torres: Jesse releases today! (Contest & Excerpt)This one ends tomorrow night! Win a free download of JESSE!
  2. All Kinds of Wrong… (Puzzle & a Contest)This also ends tomorrow night! Win an Amazon gift card!
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  4. Answer one question! (Contest) — Win a free download!