$50 Your Way Giveaway August 2020! #Giveaway

AUGUST!?! I know you will groan at me but do you realize that Christmas is 146 days away?! I know that was mean. Sorry. (not really! Cause if I have to know this crap so do you!)

Well, if this is your first time here some of my update news won’t make much sense. I’m hoping you will become an official Peanut and come back often. We are a FUN and CARING group. Honest!!

So, starting off (Kate look away now because I don’t want to be responsible for you in the fetal position today) Kate is one of the Original Peanuts. I think she has been with me for the last 11 years. She lost her Mum recently and we are all so sorry for your loss. Kate you are an amazing daughter. You cared for and tended to your Mum every hour of every day, there is truly a special place for you in heaven. NOW, how about I come over, we hit some thrift stores, buy cheap plates and drink vodka and smash things?!?!?! I know it would make me feel better!

Last month I went in for surgery to remove a lump from my boobie. I have a follow up appointment on the 12th. NOW, I know this is going to be a good follow up for 2 reasons. It’s Sarah’s (another original Peanut) birthday. AND because if they haven’t called me before the 12th it’s nadda. Just a lump to be a lump. Right?! RIGHT!! Thank you all for the texts and messages. I love you guys!!

My son Zachary and his family arrived just after the surgery. I LOVE hangin’ out with my now 40 year old kid. FORTY!? I tell ya what, this kid is a crack up. I want to share a picture from the trail cam.  Since the deer weren’t eating the corn….

That's my son Yes, that is my son. Yes, that corn in his mouth is OFF the ground. Yup, that’s my boy.

Last but not least; remember just last month how I whined about summer never arriving in Sandpoint Idaho? Welllllllllll let me tell you KARMA…. we are in triple digits and no air conditioning. Yup me and Karma are great friends anymore!

Okay, now for the real reason you are here!


I truly am thankful you stop by! Most of you everyday. As always I am blown away by your support and most of all your friendship!!

My monthly $50 giveaway is my way of saying THANK YOU for being a follower! I really do appreciate the fact that you are here. THANK YOU!!!

This months giveaway has the same exact spiel as last month and the month before and the month before that! The year before and well, you get the idea. For as long as this giveaway is popular, I’ll continue to do it. I am truly thankful and feeling blessed that you stop by. This giveaway is open worldwide for PayPal option only. (I’m not sure the other GC’s would work worldwide) This is a Giveaway that is hosted only by me. So, by coming back often and staying around for a while, looking at more than one page, really helps me. Of course, any extra clicks on advertisements is always appreciated!!

Good Luck little Peanuts.  Stay safe and stay well!

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221 thoughts on “$50 Your Way Giveaway August 2020! #Giveaway

  1. Bless you, Connie! I went shopping for one (well one human) today – very strange but I’ll get the hang of it no doubt.

  2. My day is going well so far. We ordered take out from our favorite Mexican restaurant. It was delicious. However, they forgot to include the guacamole with my meal … again! I am sending happy August thoughts your way!

  3. My day is going smoothly so far – assisted hubby putting in a new light switch, doing laundry now, then going to clean the bathrooms (my least favourite job!).

    1. I caught up with all the laundry over the weekend. It felt so good!! I’m waiting for the bathroom (also my least favorite job) perhaps The Husband will do it. (she typed and then laughed and laughed and laughed.)

  4. Well, our weather has gone bonkers. The sky was incredibly dark but the sun was out, lol. Then, it rained cats and dogs but the sky has gone bright blue with white fluffy clouds. Crazy.

  5. My day has been okay. For some reason I haven’t been feeling good. Going to doctor on Tuesday to hopefully find out!

  6. Loving our cooler weather (80°) today. Strange to think it’s already August – time is such a blur anymore because of COVID quarantines…

  7. How did you remember that August 12th is my birthday? It will be a good day for you.
    Glad your son and his family got to visit. He even has the ‘deer in the headlights’ look with the corn.

  8. It’s August? How can that be? We’re only 2 months from Q4 and I haven’t really been out of the house since March.

  9. Today’s my niece’s birthday so as is the family tradition, I picked up the phone to sing Happy Birthday and then it hit me: no more 3-part or 2-part harmony. Today it was a solo effort. Then I stopped feeling sorry for myself & started prepping Mum & Dad’s bedroom. Now that it’s empty I’ve decided to decorate it, so the ceiling starts today with covering & sealing some old water stains from when Dad put in the shower.

  10. I’m commenting here re. your wonderful son. The acorn definitely fall far from the tree in his case! You should have used this for one of your Friday trail cam posts!

  11. My day is okay so far. One of my dogs was diagnosed with cancer recently and started chemo last Monday. He goes in for a second treatment tomorrow but he’s definitely doing much better.

  12. Today is a good day. Lifetime is running their true crime Movies all day. Right now Drew Peterson. Have a good day. Thank you also for the giveaway. Good luck to all.

  13. Lol, Kate is right. You should have used the photo of your son in your trail cam Friday post! We would’ve marveled at the strange new wildlife eating your corn, lol. Today has been kind of slow and rainy, nothing much happening.

  14. I’m being lazy today! I went out with a friend last night to see a country band out doors and we did a lot of dancing. I’m tired lol.

  15. My day went well, picked up a few things we needed at the pharmacy, did a few chores around the house, now I’m looking forward to seeing my grandson tomorrow!

  16. I didn’t do much today. I was going to watch my granddaughter while my daughter’s and grandsons went to Silverwood but she went with her dad. I did go get ice cream with my son.

  17. Today we will be fiddling around with our antenna. We cut the cord months ago and still haven’t been able to get & keep many channels. We need to figure out a way to raise it another 10-15 feet.

  18. It’s a public holiday in Ireland and usually a busy, fun time of year in town. This year I’m staying put & staying safe.

  19. Really really hot in SC. I am looking forward to Fall so it cools down. Thanks for all you do. I am praying you get good news gf.

  20. My day was terrific my daughter & grandson came over, it was wonderful spending the afternoon with them.

  21. Wishing you luck with your boob lump. Gotta tell you: I had a horrible scare a few months back and had to drive almost 3 hours to get to a big enough city to get a mammogram (my small town wouldn’t schedule one b/c of COVID). It turned out to be absolutely nothing. Hoping the same for you!!

  22. Thank you for the giveaway. My day went quite well! My daughter and I went to a few stores to look around. Then we went to visit with my son. We stopped by and grabbed a bite to eat on the way back home. It was really nice to get out of the house for a few hours! Keeping you in my thoughts! I pray all goes well with the lump in your breast.

  23. I’ve got an appointment on Thursday to get an ultrasound-guided injection into the tendons in my bottom/hip. Just hope to goodness it works – this pain is constant and no fun at all. Meanwhile the painting continues although at a much slower pace than usual. My boobs send your boobs much love!

  24. My day has been good, I can’t complain. Normally I would be looking forward to back to school but not so much this year. My elderly mom also lives with us and I am afraid what my son might bring home from school.

    1. That’s scary. The school that my granddaughter attends has decided to distance learn until 2021 and then they will decide how to continue then. Alice will be going into the 4th grade she is missing her friends something awful. BUT better safe for all than not.

  25. Well spent the last few days shopping I believe another shut down order will be issued… new cases every day….and taking care of Ice….she is slowly moving toward the inevitable…she doesn’t seem to be in any pain just the total zone out and wanting constant attention… so guess what? we give it to her! a bath every morning just because she loves it..her medication in a little treat…a calming pill to ease her day and then sit and rub her until she falls asleep.. when she awakens we are right there again….when she goes it truly will be hard to have another dog…I know we will but each and every one has that special something that sets them apart..

  26. I’m having a good day. I visited with my 90 year old mother. She’s in a nursing home. They’ve only been doing outside visits since July 24. Before that I had not seen her in person since early March.

  27. I had a doctor’s appt. today, just a follow-up. On the way there, we pass a yard filled with old junk cars. I mean OLD It’s where every old ’57 Chevy goes to die. My Dad would love it.

  28. Today was a busy day with food deliveries and it takes so long to wipe everything down and get it put away but we did it.

  29. Very surprised that Ice made it thru the night.. but here she is wanting her bath…It is a very rainy day so some inside chores and letting the garden self water….

  30. Not planning on doing anything much today – may have overdone the painting – bloomin’ hip hurts like hell.

  31. Such fun today: went to the library to pick up 2 books and then stopped for chicken. I miss going to Costco and getting their chicken.

  32. Well, I’ve done diddly-squat today. And I don’t even have the grace to feel guilty about that. Oh, well, maybe I’ll be better tomorrow. Maybe.

  33. Our cars had to be jumped today both had dead batteries because we dont drive them often. It was a really nice day cool outside.

  34. Well another tropical wave is due this morning…moving fast to bathe Miss Ice then putter around in the garden and wait for the rains to come….I am so grateful for the e-book phenomena..our library room couldn’t hold another set of shelves if I tried and I would hate to have to pay for and ship in all the books I want to read..Buying books in e-form and then reading in a reader has truly. enhanced my life.. it is strange though that tech has changed all of our lives for the better but we still have homeless hungry people that never seem to end their suffering.. we can do one but never the other….

    1. Some days it’s so easy to plan and make dinner other days absolutely nothing sounds good. Today is one of those. I have a half a chicken left over in the fridge that HAS to be used today so at least I know it will be centered around chicken.

  35. That was one long day … left around 10 and back at 7pm. Anyway, I’ve had my ultrasound-guided injection into the joint area – you should have seen the length of the needle!!! He swamped the area with a painkiller & steroid so here’s hoping. AND he was gorgeous! If I was 30 years younger and he hadn’t been wearing a wedding band, I’d have been very tempted. Who am I kidding, I was very tempted 🙂

    1. When I was in the nursing home, they always sent someone with us if we went to a doctor’s appt. They fought to go to the dentist with me, because he was referred to as Hot Dentist, lol. And, boy, he was!

  36. Well, I’ve put on too much weight since I got out of the nursing home, lol. Just being able to cook and eat what I want was too much temptation!! So, yeah, time to rein it in. Ugh. I hate dieting.

    1. My girlfriend Marilee and I joined Weight Watchers together. I was putting on ‘oh poor me’ pounds like crazy. We joined and then a month later all meetings went to Zoom. Ackkkk!! But at least it’s helped me be more mindful. Now someone bring me some m&m’s.

      1. I did Weight Watchers several times over the years. It works. I remember the weigh ins, lol. You’d see ladies taking off their shoes, jewelry, jacket, etc. Anything that might weigh an ounce!!

  37. We enjoyed a beautiful sunny day today with temperature around 70. It was great after the 2 days of torrential rain and wind from the tropical storm, Isaiais.

  38. Today I went to lunch with my son and then dropped him off at his friends. Then I did some cleaning. It rained today and was nice it cooled down.

  39. Must admit feeling very sad and down today….have to “shake it off” and get moving.. there is weeding to be done and seeds to start…

    1. {{{{{{{{{{{{Michele}}}}}}}} Ya know my offer to sink, drink and throw things is open to you as well. Michele, I have to tell you when I was out weeding the garden before Zac and family arrived I kept thinking “if you would have weeded every time Michele did you would be out here for HOURS and have it still look like…. well do do.”
      I swear next year I WILL have a garden. A pretty garden that I will weed.

      1. YAY!!! Sounds like an extremely good reason to have a party!!! You know we’re going to count down the days!

  40. It’s gone 1 o’clock in the afternoon & I’ve only woken up. Listening to the news; Covid-19 cases are on the rise (please stay at home) after the long weekend. It’s very worrying.

      1. Oh, Connie, how wonderful it was! Went to see the grave this evening – shouldn’t have – been bawling ever since.

        1. There are times when I suddenly find myself crying, even after three years of Mom being gone. But, some times, I find myself laughing out loud because I remember something funny or I just know what she would say about something. I say, if you feel like crying, cry. Let it out. I’m not a stiff upper lip person, I guess, lol.

          1. OH MY GOSH I am right there with you. You know I still hike thru the woods talking to Mom out loud. Sometimes I have to yell at her for leaving me. Sometimes I’m nice to her and tell her things I remember. Of course then I yell again when I can’t remember something that she would know and now I’ll NEVER know. Yup…… I do look insane.

  41. Today was my last physical therapy. I’m trusted to be on my own now, lol. The head of p.t. will come next week, but just to discharge me. I just have to keep that old adage in mind: move it or lose it. I don’t want to lose it!

  42. Whew what a day. Got lots of prep done for the upcoming semester, put up some drywall in the laundry room, played Candyland and Chutes & Ladders with the kiddos.

  43. It’s going to be a very relaxing Saturday for me. The weather is cool and I have no plans or need to work in the gardens.

  44. It’s been an absolute beaut of a day here but cases are on the up and localised lockdowns re-imposed in 3 parts of the country.

  45. It looks nice and sunny out there today. I haven’t been out, though, so I don’t know…it could be muggy, for all I know, lol. Still, after raining all last week, the sun looks nice.

  46. watered my veggies, made my adult sons breakfast for the week, watching amazon prime videos, and just trying to relax.

  47. Connie you make me laugh.. you Kate and Tamra are a boost to my day.. you are my friends…. to spend the day out with Ice I puttered around the garage area and cleaned the patio over and over just so I could talk to her….by the way all my pooches always were such good listeners…have music playing for her old school R&B with some pop thrown in ….cleaned out some flower beds and collected some heads for seed….re-planted a planter with some sweet peas and finally worked out all the sadness…today UTube mass. LOL. then my roast goes in the oven…..

    1. My sister actually used to buy old crockery just so she could smash it! These days I just visit the glass recycling station in the village! Work it all out x

      1. Sounds like a good idea to me, Kate, lol!! Michele, reading about your days definitely gives me a sense of calm. Even when you have a tropical storm coming at you, you always seem calm and ready to take the situation in hand! Where, I’m that person who’s doing something that should’ve been done yesterday, lol.

  48. It’s still early but my Sunday is going good. My husband and I decided that on Sundays we would try one new recipe. Today I will be attempting crock pot macaroni and cheese!

  49. My blooming hip really hurts and I’ve been warned not to even think about going up a ladder so painting’s out. It’s too hot to do much outside other than a good soaking for the plants.

      1. Oh, Michele, I’m trying … but I wake up to the same thing …an empty house …. You know, you understand … And I am so thankful, you have no idea although you, of course do… as does Tamra … and Connie. Ok, the cat is demanding attention … oops, Idris, is demanding attention …

        1. {{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{Kate}}}}}}}}}}}} I miss my Mom too. It’s coming up on 3 years and I still can’t believe she is gone. You’ll like this though. My Mom gave me a nudge on Facebook last week. Ummmmmm Mom? So, I know she is still with me. (and facebook!)

    1. Did the shots not help? I finally have an appointment for the nerve specialist but the earliest he has is the end of SEPTEMBER!!!!!! My fingers hurt so much it’s hard to type and KNIT!! Dang it. I just spent a fortune on yarn!

  50. It’s kind of a slow day. I’m sitting here eating grapes, and that’s about the most exciting thing to happen today.

  51. It’s now a weekly thing: Sunday afternoons with my friend at the pool. Used to be Sundays at Sage Singers. Too hot out again today: only 96…

  52. Here we are at Monday. Have my plans for the day and hell or high water I am going ahead with them…putting on rain gear and away I go….

  53. The past few months haven’t been so great. Every day I’m in an enormous amount of pain but I try to get out of bed & do some things but mostly I’m laying in bed reading or watching tv.
    Thank you so very much for the incredibly generous giveaway!!!❤❤❤ This is so kind of you!! 🌹

    1. I’m sorry to hear you’re in pain, Jessica. I’ve definitely been there and it’s no fun. (I had MRSA that got into my spine.) I know that when you’re hurting, it doesn’t help to hear someone say ‘hang in there.’ But…well, here I am saying, ‘hang in there.’ And you can vent here, like we all do, lol.

  54. The electricity shut off last night and there were severe storms with hail. I am pretty tired today because I got 2 hours of sleep, but I am still doing okay.

  55. Well just came up and I can honestly say I did a good mornings work..within sight of my precious Ice on the lawn there is an exact circle of grass that is just gone.. dried up for the longest time.. so decided to make a wire cage and plant some multi coloured zinnias…peppermint stripe and some red and white…then I looked at it and said nah it needs more so I put a circle of some succulent that grows here that I have no idea the name of around the wire and now I am pleased…Ice is hanging on but she is medicated and comfortable and seems to still be the only one who really loves to hear me belt out Aretha!!

    1. I’d like to hear you belt out Aretha!! Okay, now I have a mental picture of you gardening while singing ‘R-E-S-P-E-C-T, find out what it means to me…’ lol.

  56. I got a package today that had obviously gotten drenched in the rain over the last few days. The box was falling apart. And inside, those boxes were disintegrating, too. Fortunately, the stuff in the boxes was sealed in plastic, so I just had to take everything out of the boxes. (It was just snacks.) Oh, well…first World problems, as the saying goes.

  57. I didn’t get much sleep last night so I was lazy today. I did go to a doughnut shop and got huckleberry doughnut and huckleberry lemonade

  58. Another day here in paradise…not being cynical really grateful for the life I live ….our UPS service here is delivering Amazon goodies today. oh yes Tamra that makes me happy ..nothing exciting but things I just cannot get here….then I believe I will change curtains downstairs for a new look …. after that who knows! wait changing the shower head to the new one I just bought.. exciting times….

  59. We have an all clear on the lump. Benign intraductal papilloma which is basically a wart!?!? A WART in my BOOB?!?! Thank you all for the positive thoughts and prayers! I love my Peanuts!
    a wart. IN the boob. Wart. Ewwww

    1. I’m glad you got good news on my birthday. Guess you can’t just use Wart-Away on it. Does it need to come out? Does it hurt? So glad it wasn’t more serious.

  60. My younger nephew stayed here last night and he beat me at Scrabble. Yep, I got beat by an 11 year old, lol. And he decimated the pantry, lol. In other words, a normal kid.

  61. Today will be my relax and recoup day. It’s been extremely hot and I’ve been running errands go everybody . My poor body needs a rest!

  62. Well to tell you all the truth I have no energy, no motivation at all today…the to-do list will have to wait…after I give Ice a sponge bath and her daily meds i plan on doing nothing but sitting with her and my book…well maybe some music also.. going to try some jazz and classical on her today.. lol….

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