…since I’m the oldest I won’t make any cracks about Randy’s age. I can’t believe how fast the years go…and it drives me crazy when everyone tells me they’ll go even FASTER the older we get – YIKES! Honestly, it seems like just yesterday that Randy and I were building forts in the woods, climbing trees (and getting STUCK at the very top!)…or, riding our bikes (me feelin’ cool with my groovy banana seat and fancy decorations on the wheel spikes) – we each even had siren’s and microphones on our bikes (which I’m SURE the neighbors just loved…). Yup. Good times. As we grew up and got all adult-like with homes, bills, work, partners and such we still made time for one another (even if we had a brother-sister fight and he drove me crazy. Not that I ever drove HIM crazy. I’m too sweet and adorable for that…right?). Anyhow. I digress. Randy and I made time for Saturday morning garage sales. I’d get up early and drive over to my brother’s house and he’d be waiting with the coffee on and he’d be flippin’ pancakes for me. Delish! He makes damn fine pancakes, lemme tell ya. Then we’d hop in his fancy-pancy car (what can I say – he loves his toys) and off we’d go – me with the classifieds & pen in hand, we were off to find our treasures. Often we came home with items we didn’t REALLY need but just HAD to buy because the price was soooo gooood! But we really scored when we would find fishing tackle, cookbooks, just the right piece of furniture, cookbooks, fruit juicers (used only ONCE! I found out why. They’re a pain in the buttintsky to clean. I put it in my own garage sale the following year!), CD’s & DVD’s, tupperware, camping gear and more cookbooks. I obviously have another addiction besides stamping. Cooking. And cookbooks. OK – back to Randy. It’s his birthday and I love him and I miss him. He’s back home (on Vancouver Island) and I wish I could be with him and my family to celebrate. Not to mention to also claim my slice of his DQ ice-cream cake….
So instead I will celebrate with YOU by giving away a STAMP SET! The stamp set is “Botanical Blooms” from the Sale-a-Bration promotion – and this fabulous stamp set is no longer available.
For your chance to win this blog candy, simply leave me a comment and let me know if you’re enjoying my new blog and if so, what you like about it. Any suggestions appreciated too! The comments must be received & posted on this entry by April 10th and the winner will be chosen with the help of random.org.