Monday, March 23, 2009

The "Mourning" After

Well it's all over but the crying. boohoo.

I did not win the trip to Connecticut. But I tell you it was fun trying. I want to thank all of you for your support and passing along the link to my story to others.

The final votes were Grapejuice Lady 629 and I had 488. Around 10pm last night she piled on the votes. We stayed virtually tied all day until the end and she blew me away.

So congratulations Susette. I know you and Rhonda will have a great time together.

When I found out I was in the finals, we were in Dallas on Spring Break. We had spent the day at Six Flags Over Texas. I came back to the hotel and went in the business center and found out my story had been selected because of a tie.

I couldn't believe it.

If you would have told me then that I would manage to accumulate 488 votes, I wouldn't have believed it. That number astounds me. You all are the best. I especially want to thank Keith "Buster" for all of his time he put into this helping me get votes. He's an amazing husband and so giving. You can't imagine the extremes that man went to for votes. But now all his work associates know I call him Buster. He isn't too happy about that.

Thank you Rhonda for hosting this contest.

I found your blog thru this and I'm so glad I did. I'm a fan now.

Now I'm going to resume my normal life (blogging with a little bit of housework thrown in).

By the way, my daughter Leah said to me the other day

"Mom, I know what your favorite animal is."

I said "Really, what is it?"

She answered "A Computer Mouse"

Ouch that stung.


Allison said...

aww...that stinks :( But congrats for getting so many votes!!

Tracy P. said...

A computer mouse!!! That is a total crackup--and a little too close to home for me too!

Susan said...

Sorry :o( But just to be mentioned and then get that many votes is something to be very proud of.

Melody said...

Sorry you didn't win the trip. :-(

My kids would say the (computer) mouse was my favorite pet too. :-)

Givinya De Elba said...

Aw :( Sorry! But that's a huge amount of votes!!! LOL about the computer mouse being your favourite animal!!

Brenda said...

I know winning meant a lot to you...sorry you didn't. You gave it your best shot tho!

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

I'm so sorry, Joy!

clarissa said...

I'm really, really sorry you didn't win, because I was so looking forward to seeing you here in Ct. aunt clarissa

Tiffany said...

Well, phooey ;o(

But the laundry pile looks vaguely similar to one I've seen lately - oh, yeah, it's mine. Oops!

Charity Childs-Gevero said...

Hey Joy... :)

I wish you would have won, too! But who cares! You're a winner in my book! :) :)

I'm jealous...I hope the new blog doesn't take away my place in your heart... :'( :'(

Joyful said...

Joy, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. Nice to meet you.

I love what your daughter said about your favourite animal! TOO FUNNY! My son would say the same thing. He always tells me that I love my computer because all my friends live inside it. :o)

Sweet blessings,

Joy For Your Journey said...

So sorry about not winning the trip. But think of all the people who have now been introduced to your blog through the competition!(Just one positive:-) I loved your story--as did my daughter when I told it to her.

HOPE said...

Love the MOUSE comment! Cute!

Pam said...

Oh so sorry friend you didn't win, but hey, you're a winner in our bloggyworld!

Thanks for the comment on my recent post. Were the photos up of my mom and son when you read it? I just finished editing it.

Alice said...

What a bummer. I have a feeling though that you will get your trip one way or another at some point and it will be fantastic!

Alice said...

What a bummer. I have a feeling though that you will get your trip one way or another at some point and it will be fantastic!