Push This Button, Win a Prize!

It’s here! It’s here! The end of the year!

A giant “THANK YOU!” to each and every one of my readers, you make my day, you really do!

To celebrate all that’s wonderful about writing this blog, I’ve set myself a flash-goal.

Flash-goal: noun, to suddenly realize you are short by X number of Subscribers and decide immediately to hold a give-away drawing to fill the gap.

I need at least twenty-four honest, hard-working, upright ladies and gentlemen to Subscribe to this blog in the next 24 hours.

Okay, okay, a handful of scoundrels would be perfectly acceptable, too.

“I put my email address into the box right here,” you’re asking, “but even though I’m a scoundrel, I’m super worried…what will happen if I DO push this little Subscribe button?”

  1. My posts drop quietly into your email inbox. The minute they publish. I will never know if you read them or not. I will not hear you laugh or scream “I told you so!” at your kids.
  2. You won’t miss random postings because you have been relying on Facebook to see them. Facebook is notoriously unreliable, even with your BFF status’, am I right? You may have no idea that I generally post every Tuesday and Friday all year long.
  3. Your name gets put into the hat for a drawing tomorrow. If I draw your name, you win a prize!! (I’ve done this before: in March and June.)
  4. Next year, I will start sending out a monthly story that will only go to my personal Subscribers…that’s YOU! The first one will come out January 1st! Oh wait, that’s Friday. This is me, shaking a leg.
  5. An angel gets his wings….well, something like that. Because so far, the one thing you can expect from these chaotic stories is that we really, really keep our angels on their toes.

That’s it.

24 Subscribers in the next 24 hours.

C’mon, guys, you got this.

What? You are already a Subscriber?? And you want a prize, too?

Excellent point, I love that enthusiasm.

Write to me in the comment box below, and tell me which of my blogs was your favorite this year. Honestly, go ahead and make it up if you’re like me and can’t remember what you had for lunch, let alone what you read last week. I love you regardless!

Scoundrels can use an alias. It’s fine by me if you want to be known as “Scooby Doo”.

And if you have friends who would enjoy my writing, please forward this to his/her email or share this post on your Facebook page, or print it out and staple it to the street-corner telephone pole.

Because sharing is caring.


Oh, right. The prize will be a random sampling of my favorite teas. Perhaps you don’t care for tea? You must have me over immediately. I can fix that.

Comment (15)

  • Andrea| December 30, 2015

    It is quite difficult to remember what I had for lunch yesterday, and to remember all of your amazing blogs, but I did quite like “Elderflowers and Rosebuds” and “Angels in the Backseat” among many others! Thank you for sharing your talent and your stories!

  • Esther| December 29, 2015

    Hi Jolie, I love reading your blog… I’ve pushed the button but I don’t think anything is happening? So if I leave you my email address can you add me? Thanks!!

  • Anonymous| December 29, 2015

    Now you’ve done it. Testing my memory are you? I can’t remember the name of the blog but it dealt with a clothes dryer. Really Jolie, I have enjoyed them all and usually read them to Lyn. We laugh together. You are a great wirier.

  • Mary Kay| December 29, 2015

    I enjoy your blogs very much but after re-reading about 15 of them I’d have to choose “Pediatrician Praise”. It moved me the first time and again today.

  • Becky| December 29, 2015

    My favorite was Elderflowers and Rosebuds, maybe because I’m becoming ‘of a certain age’! Thank you!

  • Kim floyd| December 29, 2015

    I loved brawn vs. Brains. I began immediately wrapping my kids in bubblewrap.

  • Lyn| December 29, 2015

    Somehow I got unsubscribed from subscription posts.

    • Jolie| December 29, 2015

      Good heavens! I’m sorry to hear it. Please re-Subscribe with your email address and see if this fixes the problem.

  • Lyn| December 29, 2015

    I think I already subscribe because I get this in my email.
    I enjoy reading your blog and can’t remember a favorite!

  • Anonymous| December 29, 2015

    Hi Jolie: I don’t normally comment but I do read and enjoy your blog. Don’t need a favorite, I enjoy them as they come, but the ones about the kids I enjoy the most. Keep up with writing the blog, they give me something to look forward to in the email. Thanks for all your hard work, Uncle Mike

  • Lynette Lange| December 29, 2015

    Jolie, without a doubt my favorite story was the one In which you described going out to dinner with friends and closing down the restaurant. You described my north county “mommies” group perfectly. I shared the post with each of them. Now, when we enter a restaurant for our monthly dinner, we ask what time they put up the chairs. By the way, Cheesecake Factory turns up the lights at 11:30. Even on school nights.

  • Michelle Juanengo| December 29, 2015

    My favorite was the putting down of the suburban. Only because ours has been in the shop for 4 weeks now and I’m praying we don’t have to shoot it and put it out of its misery. Stinky though it may be, it’s my stinky suburban.

  • Barbara Abel| December 29, 2015

    haha I enjoy reading all your blogs! 🙂

  • Sharon Ceiley| December 29, 2015

    Yes, please come over and introduce me to fancy tea! 🙂

  • Cousin Sandra| December 29, 2015

    Ok, by far, my favorite blog was “Accentuated”! I was laughing so hard my cheeks hurt….now thats a good laugh. I could almost hear the words rolling off your tongue as you ever so gracefully tried not to duplicate the accent as you spoke. One can’t help themselves though, I totally can relate. “When in Rome” Lol

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