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Monday, February 27, 2012

I'm Back...and With a Giveaway

Sorry I've been missing in action lately.

Here is a list of what has happened since early last week.  I hope I don't bore you...
  • Little Miss was diagnosed with a double ear infection on Monday, which caused her to stay home with the husband Tues-Thurs (when I work).
  • Little Man had an off and on fever all week and a cough (just enough to be annoying, but not stay home from daycare).
  • Thursday night our home computer contracted a virus, or lots of them, and I've been without a computer ALL weekend.  It's been hard.
  • Friday, the Little Miss still wasn't doing well, so we trekked back to the doctor, to hear her double ear infection was still the same and get a change of meds.
  • Saturday, the Little Man woke up from his nap with a 102 degree fever and a horrible cough.
  • Saturday night I we (the husband and I) got puked on three times.
  • Sunday, I spent all day wiping noses, giving out meds and trying to find time to shower.
Today, I sit here at the public library, to use their computer and finally get a blog post out.  I'm sorry, life has thrown me a lot of lemons this weekend.

I did finally get to watch this...

Hilarious.  And a much needed break from coughs, puking and wiping noses.  Have you seen it yet?

Now, on to my giveaway.  I'll forgive you if you've already stopped reading.  I have a slight problem with going to thrift stores and looking in their book sections.  I never come out empty handed.  And when I see brand new cookbooks that look like they've never been touched, I snatch them up.

This was one of them.  Love her or hate her, Martha knows how to cook.  This HUGE monster will get you through any cooking disaster.

Here is how you can win (4 separate chances!).  I'll choose a winner on Thursday.

Good luck!

Now, I'm off to check my email, or at least until the librarian kicks me off this computer.

Would you like to comment?

  1. I LOVE Martha! Sure, her personality can get on my nerves but her skill amazes me!

  2. Girl your week/weekend sounds like ours! Except it was just Ronin with the crud! I feel for ya! I have Zoe to worry about so we have kept our distance big time. Now Mark has a cold and we are still keeping our distance!
    I personally love Martha's mac and cheese recipe and her dogs of course :)
    Hope everyone is on the mend!

  3. I personall love Martha, I think she's brillant!

  4. I follow your blog on twitter, @meganspaperie

  5. I follow your boards on pinterest. I sure hope the family is feeling better!

  6. You poor thing!!! :(
    I like Martha...I"m a bit jealous of her talents. :)

  7. Oh girl I'm so sorry for your weekend! I hate it when my kids are sick. Since my daughter started preschool is seems as though they are sick all the time. We were actually at the doctor last week too for an ear infection. Neverending! I actually like Martha Stewart and find her tips helpful!

  8. and following you on Facebook! Great giveaway!

  9. Oh Martha... my dear Martha. I like to think of Martha as two people... Martha the human being who doesn't have the best reputation, though I imagine it is well earned... and Martha the Goddess of all things crafty. I like the latter, not the former.

  10. Following you on Pinterest as well @redheadrambling

  11. Bridesmaids was hilarious. Glad to see it was up for a few Oscars last night.

  12. Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)February 27, 2012 at 6:59 PM

    Yikes - sounds like a rough week! Sorry to hear that! I don't mind her, but I really like her products, magazines, recipes, etc..

  13. Taylor @ greens & chocolateFebruary 27, 2012 at 7:21 PM

    What a bad week you've had!! Hopefully things get better soon! As far as Martha - I love her. I think she's funny and has some great ideas and recipes!

  14. Taylor @ greens & chocolateFebruary 27, 2012 at 7:21 PM

    I also follow you on Facebook :)

  15. I dont like Martha but I love her recipes. I subscribe to Everyday Food and its one of my favorite magazines to get recipes from!

  16. Poor thing... Your week sounds pretty bad and hope the coming week will be all rosy and nice for you.
    Martha..Matha... I don't like her but I love her recipes = )

    Thank you for the giveaway

    Christine T

  17. Glad you are back Ally. Your week sounds like an escalation of this week for me. I hope every one is well soon, including your computer.

    Martha, lets just say I respect her. Don't really love her or hate her.

  18. Wow, hope you're getting a break this week from all the sickness! I have to admit I don't mind Martha, I really like her recipes. I have a few of her cookbooks as well.

  19. Martha has always intrigued me. She is one of those people that I could NEVER live up to her expectation, but she does have some good ideas. :)

  20. Martha is very inventive! Always can find something cool in her books!

  21. Following you here, Facebook and Pinterest! Thanks for the great ideas!