All the Give A Ways!! I'm turning into MY GRANNY DUFFY!
I have a confession to make to all of you...my dear followers.....I'm an ADDICT! Yep....it is hard for me to admit...but I'm ADDICTED to all the FABULOUS Give a Ways that are out there right now. There are books, kitchen items, makeup, clothes, GIFT CARDS, and yes, even CASH!! So this morning after getting up, walking the dog, and grabbing that first cup of Java, I quickly ran to the computer to check my email quickly.....I just knew I had won SOMETHING!!! But when I realized that I wouldn't be seeing this:
I realized that I had turned into my Granny Duffy! She was an absolutely marvelous and wonderful Grandmother. A little, tiny woman with beautiful red hair, and the kinda of laugh that made you laugh with her...and the BEST cook ever. She lived in a beautiful home that always had smells of her baking when you walked inside. She did everything....cooked, baked, gardened, and even went fishing by herself after my Granddaddy passed away....and she couldn't even swim.
In 1985 after suffering her first stroke, my Mom had to move her out of her beautiful home and sell it, Mom moved her into a small cottage behind my parents home. She still could take care of herself...and still cooked...and still spoiled the grandchildren and the great grandchildren....but during this time she became OBSESSED with prize package letters that would come in the mail to her...you know the ones from Readers Digest and Publishers Clearing house....every day Duffy would walk to the mail box...just KNOWING in her Heart that she had WON that day.
She would call my Mom at the office( my Mom managed my Daddy's law offices) and she would say..."Katy you have to come now...it's the BIG ONE".....or "I think I won this one"......She NEVER gave up hope that ONE DAY she would Win Big!
And, this morning after realizing I hadn't won over night the big gift card, or the Kitchen Aid mixer...and felt kinda let down...I realized I had already won the most important thing...the wonderful and unique love from a Grandmother a child could ever hope to have. So, I will keep entering all the give a ways....if for no other reason than....Granny Duffy would want me to.