MIDNIGHT: CENTRAL STANDARD TIME
(that’s when the counter runs out at my house)
Ok folks, here’s the scoop. After much thought and deliberation, I’ve decided to do something super cool and, as always, labor intensive to commemorate the arrival of ZERO HOURS on my lil “Homecoming Countdown” ticker. I love giving stuff away. I’m strange like that.
This countdown has been on my blog for over 300 days. Many of you have been with me the whole time, watching it dwindle down to nothing. To you, I send warm sqwishy hugs and lots-o-love. Some of you stumbled upon me halfway thru and hung in here with me, but pretty much everyone who visits can see by first glance what’s been going on in my neck of the web for the last 18 months.
Here are the rules: if you’re here with me tonight when it hits zero (and I will know, because I will be here too!) to celebrate the occasion I am gonna GIVE each person a mini-custom-painting. Just for you. Just to say “thanks”, for being here, for hanging out with me, for taking the time to check in on me to make sure we’re all doin’ ok.
Now I’ll know you’re here when it hits zero, and I’ll keep a record of that. BUT, in addition to being here, I still need you to leave a comment (preferably just after the momentous occasion) so that if you’re new or just haven’t commented before, I know who you are. You do not need to link to any page, and I will be the only one with your e-mail addy, but ya gotta do it if you want a painting.
It gets even cooler. What you’ll get is a 4×4 (inch) painting, a lil bitty thing, in oil, of whatever you want. Animal, vegetable or mineral, person, gumdrops, candycanes, a purse, a shoe, whatever. I will, on every painting, add a touch of patriotism so that when you look at it you will always remember and get warm fuzzies that you were part of celebrating the homeward-bound joy of at least one soldier’s family.
So set your alarm clocks, have a look at the time, and be here or NO SQUARE FOR YOU! hehe!
I can tell you this – I will paint every single one of ’em. I may not get them to you in the next month, but I will get them to you. Another lil perk: you’ll get to see everyone else’s paintings right here as I paint them!
Everybody clear on the rules? Ok. Now go do your thing. Hope to see you tonight!!!
COMMENTS WILL CLOSE MARCH 5, 4AM CST FOR THE 4X4 PAINTING GIFTY! THANKS EVERYONE!!!