Tuesday, August 28, 2007

I'm Sorry!!

I've been terribly remiss lately in posting for you. I apologize! Things just got out of hand..you know how it goes......Thank goodness there's a name for this disorder.

Somehow I feel better, even though I have it!! Recently, I was diagnosed with A.A.A.D.D. -
Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder.

This is how it manifests:

I decide to water my garden. As I turn on the hose in the driveway, I look over at my car and decide it needs washing. As I start toward the garage, I notice mail on the porch table that I brought up from the mail box earlier. I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car. I lay my car keys on the table, put the junk mail in the garbage can under the table, and notice that the can is full.

So, I decide to put the bills back on the table and take out the garbage first. But then I think, since I'm going to be near the mailbox when I take out the garbage anyway, I may as well pay the bills first. I take my check book off the table, and see that there is only one check left. My extra checks are in my desk in the study, so I go inside the house to my desk where I find the can of Coke I'd been drinking. I'm going to look for my checks, but first I need to push the Coke aside so that I don't accidentally knock it over. The Coke is getting warm, and I decide to put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold. As I head toward the kitchen with the Coke, a vase of flowers on the counter catches my eye--they need water.

I put the Coke on the counter and discover my reading glasses that I've been searching for all morning. I decide I better put them back on my desk, but first I'm going to water the flowers. I set the glasses back down on the counter, fill a container with water and suddenly spot the TV remote. Someone left it on the kitchen table. I realize that tonight when we go to watch TV, I'll be looking for the remote, but I won't remember that it's on the kitchen table, so I decide to put it back in the den where it belongs, but first I'll water the flowers. I pour some water in the flowers, but quite a bit of it spills on the floor.

So, I set the remote back on the table, get some towels and wipe up the spill. Then, I head down the hall trying to remember what I was planning to do. At the end of the day: the car isn't washed, the bills aren't paid, there is a warm can of Coke sitting on the counter, the flowers don't have enough water, there is still only 1 check in my check book, I can't find the remote, I can't find my glasses and I don't remember what I did with the car keys.

Then, when I try to figure out why nothing got done today, I'm really baffled because I know I was busy all darn day, and I'm really tired! I realize this is a serious problem, and I'll try to get some help for it, but first I'll check my e-mail.......

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

New Drawing for September

After much consideration (and talking it over with hubby) we have decided to make the Aunt May's Cottage monthly drawing active again in September.

Instead of entering through the Guest Book on the web site, you will now be automatically entered when you purchase something from Aunt May's Cottage. One entry for each purchase. For September we will include all sales made in August.

Please keep those comments coming, though, as it means so much to those of us just starting out. I really want to know how I can improve the site and what everyone thinks about it.

Now, the drawing item for September.....

This cute little night light starts with a creamy Mary Rose fabric base. Added to that is a lovely venise lace with pearls, aurora sequins and pearl bead fringe.

Around the entire shade is a soft organza and pearl gimp braid.
Six little white hand-made satin roses with more pearl fringe adorn this shade.

Bulb is included and shipping is free to the winner of September's drawing. Good luck to you all!

Monday, August 13, 2007

July Drawing Winner is.......

....my very good friend, Connie (Living Beautifully)! My granddaughter picked her name for the mixing bowl of contenders. I had some foreign entries this time, too. I am so happy that this beautiful lamp shade will go to a loving home. I hope it brings joy to Connie, too.

That's the good news. The bad news is that I am forced to close my Web Site Guestbook. It's being terribly misused for advertising purposes and bogus email addresses, using much profanity, to vent someone's angry feelings about everything. I just can't take the time to delete 15 to 20 posts every day and I'm sickened while reading them to determine if they are of good content or not.

What a shame that all the good comments have to be redirected because of folks that do not know, or will not read, the reason for a guestbook, even though I've posted it right on the page.

So......I will not be having any more monthly drawings until I can figure out a better way for the applicants to submit their names. Any suggestions are welcome and appreciated.

Thanks so much for those of you that participated in the drawings and left wonderful comments for Aunt May's Cottage.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007


My good friend, Stephanie at http://angelicasaccents.blogspot.com/ has nominated me for the Nice Matters Award. This, from one of the nicest people that I know in the world! Thank you, Stephanie!
Webster defines nice as being agreeable, delightful, pleasant, courtious and considerate. Wow! That's a lot to live up to, Steph.

I think I am supposed to pass this along, so here are my nominations...

I know Stephanie also nominated Dolly, but whenever I think of "nice"......Dolly comes to mind right away. I always delight in the joy she finds in the simplest things. Her blog is my "shot in the arm" for the day.

I have met so many "nice" folks while blogging and have made some true friends on line. I really need to thank my nice friend, Connie, for encouraging me to get one. So, thank you, Connie!
Thanks also to those of you that visit me here on a regular basis. It's nice to know that someone other than my children are interested in what's inside this overflowing-with-useless-information head of mine. I truly hope to become deserving of this honored award.