If you're under 18, then go on and git.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

ARe bucks winners for today!

I'm pulling two names today from Random.org to spread the ARe bucks Love!

Congratulations to:

#133/RikitikiT and to #57/Tati!

If y'all will email me at itsbaileybradford@yahoo.com, I will get those ARe bucks sent out to you.

To the very late monthly winner, I'm going to give $50 in ARe bucks. ST and Mom sat down and figured out how many entries there were for who, and the winner is being drawn by ST even as I type.

So, here we go-- Congratulations to-- Well there ya go, Shorty Chelle! If you'll email me at the addie above, I will send you your ARe bucks.

Now, here's a question for y'all-- PLEASE VOTE BY COMMENTING BELOW:

Would y'all rather there be on $50 dollar a month winner, or two $25 a month winners? This month I'm not sending out any extras because of everything that's gone on here, but usually winners will also get a signed book and maybe something else kitschy.

So holler and let me know, and we'll go from there. Remember, every comment is an entry into the drawing, too!

Monday, April 21, 2014

This week...

Okay, I'm feeling almost 90% better, and things are hopefully calming down now. I do have to finish Dark Nights and Headlights this week, so I'm going to concentrate on that.

The plan for the blog, to have a little fun that is, is to pick an ARe bucks winner Tues-Friday, and I'll try to pop in with an excerpt from what I'm working on, and post some pics for fun.

Thank you all again for the well-wishes. For those who celebrate it, I hope y'all had a Happy Easter. For everyone else, then a Happy Sunday. And here's wishing us all a fantastic week.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Friday Update

Amber and Charlie are home, as of late Wednesday night. They're both doing well, so YAY! And thank you all for the well wishes for everyone! Much love to y'all from all of us. Amber's wound wasn't sewn shut again, so she'll need lots of help still. Elijah is not old enough to understand why she can't pick him up, but he's been good about just sitting with her instead.

Today is ST's birthday, so there will be partying. Sort of. Vanilla cake with strawberry icing, and a plain vanilla cake with vanilla icing since Amber and Elijah are allergic to strawberry. Mom is going to bake the cakes-- thank you Mom, best Mom ever! <3 We got ST art supplies for her presents today, and a cosplay outfit that will get here eventually as those things have to be custom made in China-- at least the ones she wants. Only place we can find them. I'll have her dress up and post a pic when she gets it in a couple of weeks.

This will be the first holiday in a while that I haven't posted a short story, and I'm sorry for that. Very sorry. It saddens me to miss a short. Unfortunately, with everything that's happened, I still haven't even gotten to finish writing Dark Nights and Headlights. I will instead write a Mother's Day short for the blog. Now, who to write it about...

I've been sick as *#&$ since Charlie was born, slammed with allergies on her birth date and I kept trying Claritin, Benadryl, teas etc etc, yesterday I gave up and went to the clinic once the Spouse got him. I really don't like going to doctors or taking meds. But, desperate times and all, because I've felt horrible for almost two weeks and was so exhausted yesterday I couldn't hardly get out of bed. Allergies, sinus infection, fun stuff-- a steroid shot started helping within hours. I have antibiotics, spray, cough meds to help clear the rest of me up. I know I said I'd start the new blog story Monday (or was it Weds?) but I'm going to say we will see if I've got past feeling worn to a nub before doing that.

Also, next week I will do the monthly winner, I promise. Probably the end of the week, but it'll get done.

I think that's all for now, so I'll do the grandma thing and post some Charlie pics :D

And thank you all for being such amazing people. Y'all helped us through another rough patch, and saying we're grateful doesn't express the depth of our gratitude adequately. Again, thank you.

This morning, I picked Charlie up and she wasn't sure she was cool with that. 

Then she gave up and went to sleep.

Elijah peeking at Charlie while Mike holds them both. That's Elijah's baby handprint Mike has tattooed on his arm in the bottom center/right.

Not grandkid related-- I have an amazing Hubby. This is what he made us for dinner the other night when I was feeling particularly crappy. Funnel cakes!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Contest For a Copy of Riding and Regrets!

Also, oops! Riding and Regrets is up for early download at Totallybound!

Riding and Regrets

If you'd like to purchase a copy, there's the link. If you'd like to enter for a chance to win a copy, either PDF or ePub, please comment below stating your preferred format. I'll announce winners probably on Sunday, barring any more family emergencies. Late Sunday, as we'll be having the in-laws over for a dual birthday celebration for Super Teen, who will be 15, and for the Spouse, who will be turning... older than that :D Their birthdays are on the 18th and 23rd respectively. Sunday seems a good meet-in-the-middle day.

So holler if you want to be entered!

And thank you :D

Update and ARe bucks winner!

Thank you all for the kind comments and get well wishes. Spouse had his surgery today and is hurting but on the path to recovery. Amber is doing a lot better and will hopefully be released tomorrow. I've been sleeping on the couch with Elijah the past two nights and let Mike stay at the hospital with Amber and Charlie. I miss my bed, but it's too high up and our bedroom floor is cement so I'm not comfortable having Elijah sleep in it as he tosses and turns and wakes up a lot.

Anyway, after this week, things should start calming down, right?

And it looks like the vamp comedy has the most votes so far. I'll tally them again over the weekend, so if you want to vote still, goferit.

I hope y'all are all having a wonderful week. Y'all dying eggs and such this weekend?

Okay, on to the ARe bucks winner. We're going to have TWO today since I've been so inconsistent here.

Random.org is being used to pick the winner, so here y'all go. Congratulations to:

#80/AmandaF and #47/Misty*G ! If y'all will email me at itsbaileybradford@yahoo.com I will get those ARe bucks sent out to y'all!

There'll be another drawing next week. Thank y'all for playing along :D