The giveaway that keeps giving away

November 2nd, 2007


All week long I’ve been teasing you with the claim that this was Grab Bag week at the Cheerio Road, promising that at the end of my interminable rambling there would be a goodie at the bottom of the bag.

This morning I reached into the bag and came up with a prize . . . for me.

The Original Perfect Post Awards - Oct

Shawn awarded me A Perfect Post Award for that little list of trust I posted last week. Only Shawn knows how perfect this turn of events really is; how the universe delivers what you need courtesy of a sensitive, soulful mom working hard and long in the wee hours of Somewhere, Pennsylvania. This is one gift that really gives, since it corralled a herd of unsuspecting readers to this dinky one-lane road yesterday. I’m so grateful I could blog on that for 30 days, but I won’t, I’ll get back to the subject at hand.

At the verrrry bottom of the bag is the giveaway I have in mind to give away, and it’s not nearly so generous, since I bet I’ve already given something very much like it to nearly all of you. The brand new paperback edition of Momma Zen has arrived and honestly it makes me and my mother and her mother and my daughter and her daughter proud all over again. It’s right pretty. I will send this gleaming white prize, inscribed by the famous author of same, to one of you who wants it and tells me so in the comments section of this post by 6 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on Sunday, Nov. 4. Now here’s the deal. If you get it and already have a copy of the book, promise me pretty please that you will give away the other copy to someone else who least expects it, because that’s how the Cheerio rolls and rolls and rolls and rolls back to you like it does to me. All the time.

An upstanding girl of 8 will choose the winner from all entries. She is trustworthy and honest and, unlike her mother, has never told a lie. But more about that next week when we talk about Truth with a capital T.

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64 Comments »

  1. Please enter me in your contest.
    srkb@juno.com

    Comment by Michelle B. — November 3, 2007 @ 6:28 am

  2. Count me in please!

    Comment by Jason and Caryn — November 3, 2007 @ 7:29 am

  3. Awesome Idea! Please count me in.

    Comment by Chrissy — November 3, 2007 @ 1:17 pm

  4. Enter me please!
    purplemelody114@yahoo.com

    Comment by Wei-Ting — November 3, 2007 @ 1:38 pm

  5. enter me, please! how inspirational. xx

    Comment by The Whole Self — November 3, 2007 @ 2:43 pm

  6. This is fabulous! Please count me in, thank you:-)

    kpuleski [at] gmail [dot] com

    Comment by Karen — November 3, 2007 @ 3:26 pm

  7. Please sign me up!

    Comment by Wyrd — November 3, 2007 @ 6:19 pm

  8. I love boOkS! Count me in…Like the post! 🙂
    http://sassyfrazz.blogspot.com/2007/10/fall-yall.html
    sharvey at connections-etc dot net

    Comment by Sarah — November 3, 2007 @ 6:49 pm

  9. I’d love to read this. Thanks for the chance!

    Comment by Jenna Glatzer — November 3, 2007 @ 8:54 pm

  10. I have 3 pregnant friends, one with her very first, awww. I have baby showers coming at me from all directions, one today in fact. This would be a perfect gift for one of my gal pals!Please add my name to the hat, if you will 🙂

    Happy Autumn and Good luck to all!

    Lib
    notmuchmorethanthis [at] gmail [dot] com
    Not Much More Than This

    Comment by Lib — November 3, 2007 @ 10:15 pm

  11. Hello,

    I went nuts after my daughter, Marley Sparrow was born in early January of this year(like, super control freak nuts). Of course I’m much better now… Hey Scott, don’t hold her like THAT!

    How could I meditate or sleep? � was sure that little creature would stop breathing if I did. No ego problems here, keep walking…

    I’d love company from a Momma Zen who’s gone before me.

    Comment by kelly — November 4, 2007 @ 5:10 am

  12. love your book. would love to give away my copy in favor of this new and improved copy:-) and share the love….

    Comment by Phyllis Sommer — November 4, 2007 @ 2:02 pm

  13. Congrats on the award.

    I’d love to win a copy of your book. I’d been planning to get one just as soon as the stack of books on my bedside table dwindles down … but winning a personalized one would be even better.

    Thanks.

    Comment by RocketMom — November 4, 2007 @ 11:15 pm

  14. I can’t compete. Of course I would love to win, but I am happy I already read your wonderful book, and I really enjoy reading your wonderful blog, so I cannot expect more Plus some people have twins!! I do, however, know what I would do with the book if I were to win…

    🙂

    Comment by Mika — November 4, 2007 @ 11:38 pm

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