I had wanted to post pictures of my Big Exciting Draw, where Patrick with a somewhat confused expression draws two names from a basket after I had lovingly written them out.
But I am so very tired today. The idea of retrieving my camera, uploading my pictures and so on, is exhausting me. I wish I had a 'normal' excuse -- baby not sleeping through the night, pregnancy-induced insomnia, or any insomnia for that matter -- but I am tired out by just trying to make it through the day.
As absolutely dweeby as it sounds, I am very much looking forward to Lent, which begins tomorrow, hurray! I am going to do my utmost to quiet my heart by stepping away from the online (non) world and be more present to the real people who mean the world to me -- my family.
Of course I love being connected with friends and family, but I will be frank, I have a love/hate relationship with Facebook and even blogging -- in that I love with whom I am able to connect with, but hate the means with which it is happening. I need a break from it all.
I actually had deactivated my Facebook account after kicking and screaming at the Holy Spirit for about two months, only to cave when Patrick went to Washington for all of four days and I was 'bored.' I really liked not having it as a constant glowing temptation -- to check this, update that, comment on this, and otherwise pull me away from what is important to what suddenly seems 'urgent.'
Enough is enough.
At least for now.
So without further ado, the winner of the second-place draw is
The winner of the first-place draw is
If you could kindly email me your mailing addresses to craine mom at gmail dot com, I will go ahead and pop your prizes into the mail!