Wednesday, February 18, 2009

I am pretty much barking mad, so why not get $250 to spend at Target?

We all know I'm pretty much crazy, and this whole "getting the house ready to list on the market" thing has essentially helped push me that teensy bit left to go over The Edge. I seriously have lost those few remaining marbles I once had. (I'm guessing they're off in the 10x10 storage unit we've rented and jam-packed full of things I am not sure I can really live without. Either that or I accidentally Freecycled them. Don't think they were in any of the lots I sold on Craigslist, but if someone did give me any money for my wits, the joke's on them. Ha!)

Annnnyhow, I hopped on the computer this afternoon whilst the miniblinds from the guest room were soaking in a lukewarm, Top Job bath per helpful instruction guide Hubby found and emailed me on "How to Clean Miniblinds in Fifty Not-Terribly-Easy Steps Guaranteed to Drive You Crazy, Unless You're Already There" and as my fingers were cramping from Step Thirty-Six: Individual Slat Wipedown, I thought I'd stretch them out over my keyboard for a few moments. Kiddo is presently buried in the packing paper we received from a fellow Freecycler and I think that Crazy Cat may be down there in the paper too. (See my previous post for more on that. Well, more in the "pictures are worth a thousand words" sort of way.)

As I was doing a quick blogsurf in a vain attempt to catch up on all the posts logjamming my blog reader (the number is getting daunting and I've barely left a comment in days - sorry everyone!), I came across a contest over at Auds' blog, Barking Mad. It is a lovely, All About Me kind of a contest. All one has to do is grab her badge (woot, blog bling!), give links to five to ten of one's favorite posts - posts on one's very own blog! - and then link up and voila, you're in and could possibly win a $250 gift card to Target! (Cue choir o' angels!)

I want that gift card, y'all. I'm sick TO DEATH of Walmart, where I've been eleventy billion times in the past two weeks, and where I need to go in just a few more minutes to return the curtain rods I bought in the wrong size and the guest towels I bought in the wrong color yesterday. See, that's where the Target gift card would come in handy - new guest towels for the brand-spanking new, Tear Drop blue painted (it's a REALLY pretty color and I wish we'd slapped it up about nine years ago so I could've enjoyed it more) downstairs powder room. Also, some new throw rugs for the kitchen, new welcome mats for the front and back door and all manner of other little "staging" type things.

So, without further ado, here's my list of my top five posts. Yeah, they look suspiciously like posts I've got listed over yonder in the sidebar. Think of them as Heather's Greatest Hits, if you haven't read them already.......................


Hey Karma, I think we're even now!
A Public Restroom Nightmare
Hair-raising Matters
If you're reading this in the buff, I don't want to know...

100 things about me

Here's the kewl blog bling that goes with the giveaway.....



And now, back to the miniblinds and then Walmart. My life, it is SO exciting. At least tonight is American Idol (go Danny Gokey, Anoop Desai, Alexis Grace and Ann Marie Boskovich!) and Lost (go back to the Island, wherever and whenever it is RIGHT NOW Oceanic Six!)..........

11 comments:

K said...

Good luck with the contest and getting the house ready - sounds super not fun.

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

I refuse to do Wal-Mart. Ever.

I hate moving.

Someday I will stop....

WheresMyAngels said...

Pop over to my blog and you can find another way to win a $200 gift card among other prizes!! lol

You know how I clean mini-blinds?




I buy replacements!

Cristin said...

I never enter giveaways... good luck! You deserve a Target shopping spree!

Ronnica said...

Thanks for pointing me in that direction!

Debbie said...

I hope you win! I am such a Target gal.

nikkicrumpet said...

I wish we all lived closer and we could all come and help you pack and clean the blinds! You picked two out of the three American Idol winners...nice work!

Creative Junkie said...

omg, $250 to Target?

That's like winning the lottery over here!

If you ever have an open house, I'm going to it, so I can casually remark to the realtor something like: gosh, I'd by this house in a second if it weren't for these blinds.

Just to mess with you and steal your very last marble.

Mammatalk said...

Hey, lady. Competition is pretty stiff over at Barking Mad. May the best lady win. ;-) In other words, I want it.

Jennifer said...

I entered too--it's my post for tomorrow.

Good luck!

Christine said...

Good luck and happy moving!