Monday, February 22, 2010

Today's The Day!

Today is the day we (I mean the residential felines, D, and I) drew for my 2 year anniversary of NOT smoking! Wooooooohoooooooo! Yay me! I want to thank you all for making this a special day. It hasn't been easy to quit smoking but it's been worth the benefits! 
First, Lacey acted if she wanted to do the honors. But she decided it was beneath her feline talents.
 Then Harley tried to figure out what I meant by "draw a winner."
 But Gabby came close to drawing a winner! I was so proud of her but she didn't quite get the idea that she had to bring a slip of paper up. 
Tilly wanted a chance, but she only saw slips of folded bits of paper. It would have been better if I let her shred the document and choose a winner that way!

Even Cuddles got into the act. She shuffled some of the strips around for us. 
 I'm really slow some days--like on early morning Mondays before I've had coffee. I finally figured out that the tub I used was probably too much for our kitties and resolved this situation with one of my stainless steel mixing bowls. Two days ago, Ava demanded the right to choose a winner for the giveaway and I hadn't forgotten. But I did have to chase her down and remind her. She decided that there were too many to choose.
 Finally D asked our old and wise man, Merlin to help show the others what to do!
 TaDa! We have a winner--thanks to Merlin! And that winner is Marianne from VioletUnderground! 
 Marianne gets these earrings!
 The excitement was just too much for Merlin. He declined to draw again. Especially since we were so rude to take that slip of paper out of his mouth! So I asked my noble husband and best friend to draw for me. Wooooooooohooooooo! We have a second winner!
Veteran Kindergarten Teacher! She gets the second pair of earrings!
Thank you all for commenting! Congratulations to the winners! Please contact me through the blog email or the Esty convo (fat32) to claim your prizes within 48 hours!


  1. Yea! *jumping up and down*
    Thank you Cathryn! Thank you Merlin!
    You made my day! The earrings are beautiful!
    ~ Marianne (VioletUnderground)

  2. Cathryn, Congrats to you and to the winners!

  3. Happy Birthday Cathryn. I hope it does not sound silly but I am very proud of you. You deserve a gift to pamper yourself. Have a good day and enjoy it.

  4. Yay!! My girl, Violet won! So thrilled for her! And a big congrats goes out to the other winner too!

    Cathryn, you really have a creative way of telling the story. It totally captures my attention.

  5. Love the idea of having the cats select the names, and congrats to the lucky winners! Bet they're fe-line special!

  6. Congrats Cathryn!
    You deserve a medal. So proud of you. Congratulations to the winners. They are lucky to have won jewelry made by you.

  7. Cathryn,

    I can't believe this. This is the very first thing I have ever won! Seriously! I am off to school now but as soon as I get home, I will send my information to you.

    Thanks again sweet lady! And thanks to Merlin as well!