Saturday, April 19, 2014

Wild Week! And Chance to Win a Gift Basket Extended!

Yes, I know it's not the day for "W" yet...

Please accept my sincere apologies at falling behind on the "A to Z Challenge"! On Sunday I was invited to go with a friend to a little town in western Nebraska; she gave her "Chocolate" talk there. After, as she was talking with people who attended, we started hearing that the Interstate was closed...because of snow! We did NOT expect that but after checking with family and friends realized that we'd be spending the night in North Platte (where there was no snow, by the way...). After a trip to WalMart for pajamas and a few other necessities, we treated ourselves to a nice supper out and talked until almost 2 AM, discussing everything from our kids to the theology of heaven to our future writing plans and goals to the kind of toothpaste we used...

Needless to say I didn't get any blogging done that day or Monday...we left mid-morning to come home and within 5 or 6 miles saw the first semi jack-knifed in the median. We saw numerous other cars and semis on their sides or completely overturned as we made our way home. We were very thankful to get home safely!

The rest of my week was spent putting the May issue of the "Nebraska Family Times" together; if you'd like a FREE copy of the June issue e-mail me at with your mailing address), working, going to church, welcoming Morgan, my daughter, home, seeing the movie "Heaven is for Real", planning and shopping for Easter dinner...and basically, well, not blogging.

I have my posts planned out and WILL catch up within the next few days.

To make it up to my readers I will be giving away 4 gift baskets instead of just one (see this post ) and have decided to extend it until Easter Monday; everyone who comments between now and then will be in the drawing for one of the gift baskets.

May God bless you and your family this Easter!

"He is risen!"
"He is risen indeed!"


  1. I laughed when I read the "w" because I had this moment of, oh no, am I behind?? I'm pleased that you got to visit your friend and it sounds like, regardless of where you are in the alphabet, you had a great challenge. Following you now! :)

    This is A. Catherine Noon, visiting from the Noon and Wilder blog at for the A-Z Challenge (and the Under 100 Followers section too), #1554 on the list. Happy blogging!

    1. Thanks for commenting, A Catherine! I'm sorry if I panicked you by jumping ahead. :-) Earlier in the challenge I was visiting a blog and had that same moment of panic--until I realized the blog writer was in Australia and it really was "tomorrow" over there.

      I'm catching up now--but visiting your blog first.


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