Happy Saturday, internet people!
First, I must apologize. I told you I'd announce the winner of the birthday give-away yesterday but I was otherwise occupied. You see, we've reached a milestone in our family and I've been dealing with it this week. You want to hear about the milestone? You ready? Here goes -
All three of my kids can actually make it to the bathroom before they throw up. This is huge! Just think - no more cleaning couches and carpet or running out of sheets in the middle of the night! Although they aren't so lucky at school. The gym floor suffered when Katie got sick during PE. My poor baby.
I think I'll keep our Wet/Dry Vac just in case . . .
So, I'm taking a break from disinfecting my house and thought I better get on with the awards ceremony. I used a super-cool-tech-geek way of picking the winner. You're going to be so impressed.
First I got some scratch paper. I use my kids school work for scratch paper. Is it bad that I don't keep every one of the 175,346 pieces of paper my kids bring home? Is it disrespectful that I cut it up into scratch paper? And just to clarify, I'm not going to stop doing it, I just wondered if it was wrong.
This is my able assistant. She didn't have time for hair and makeup before the ceremony.
I wrote all the names on the back of the paper. My mom gave me a late entry so her name isn't on there but, hey Mom? You were still in the running, it just doesn't show it here. I promise you had a chance.
My able assistant cut the names into strips,
Then she carefully folded the strips in half -
"Hi, my name is Katie. I have extensive experience with awards ceremonies. I am completely trustworthy."
"Seriously. My trustworthiness is known throughout the land. Would I lie to you?"
"I'll even close my eyes while I pick the winner."
I know, the suspense is killing me too! Who will it be?
Congratulations, Lynn! You're the winner of the first-ever Karenpie give-away! And even though I just won something on your blog, I swear it wasn't fixed. My able assistant is above reproach.
Thanks so much for playing along, guys! I loved, loved, LOVED reading your recipes. I'm going to be making some pumpkin bread and bread sticks and chocolate cake and . . . . you catch my drift.
And that's all the important news from Karenpie's House of Hurl.