In case you hadn’t noticed, it’s Christmas time! All the department store music says so. So all us angsters are spreading our quotient of goodness and light by participating in the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway & Blog Hop. (Want details on the other prizes? Cari has listed them out)
So welcome to the second day of Christmas!
We thought about giving you our hearts (which you’d just give away the very next day), or buying you Christmas shoes to push up the daisies with, or even chipping in on Grandma’s spiked egg nog to reaffirm yours and Grandpa’s faith in Santa. But in the end, we found something much, much better.
The Abominable Snowman
complete with mint snowballs.
I Lay My Stitches Down
By our very own Cynthia Grady!
I lay my stitches down and troubles fallaway. Before too long, I’m breathing withthe rhythm of my quilting — listeningwide with every fiber of my soul:the praise songs of my people; voices ofmy kin; drumbeats of my motherland form the threads that weave the fabric of my life.
You Will Call Me Drog
By Sue Cowing, who will soon be stopping by I&A for an interview!
Parker is a normal sixth grader–or he was normal before the puppet. It’s just an old hand puppet, sticking out of a garbage can, and even though Parker’s best friend says leave it, Parker brings the puppet home and tries it on. Or maybe it tries him on. “You will call me Drog!” the puppet commands once they’re alone. And now, no matter how hard Parker tries, he can’t get Drog off his hand.
Drog is sarcastic, cruel, unpredictable, and loud–everything Parker isn’t. Worse yet, no one believes that Drog–not Parker–is the one saying the outrageous things that get Parker into trouble. Then Drog starts sharpening his snarky wit on the most fragile parts of Parker’s life–like his parents’ divorce. Parker’s shocked, but deep down he agrees with Drog a little.
Perhaps Drog is saying things Parker wants to say after all. Maybe the only way to get rid of Drog is to truly listen to him.
A SMASH* folio journal/scrapbook
Complete with letter stickers, post-its, and bookmark.
Two turtle dove ornaments
In keeping with the true spirit of Christmas.
How to enter
You NEED this stuff. You know you do.
Since I hate giving my life’s blood while tap dancing on the table behind my napkin and singing Jingle Bells as much as the next person, I’ll make this easy:
1) Leave a comment on this post with your name and email
2) Tweet a link to this post with the hashtag #12DOC, then @ me (@feonua) saying “Hey, I tweeted, where’s my snowman??” (To which I’ll reply “You did catch the abominable-would-eat-you-as-soon-as-look-as-you part, right?”)
You can enter from now until midnight, December 12th. The winner will be chosen on the second day of Christmas, December 14th.
So what are you waiting for? Jump in!