Catch-Up

12:00 AM Elizabeth Seckman 44 Comments

Holy moley!! It's already mid-July!!

I'm still shaking my head and wondering where the time went.

I know for me, It wasn't spent catching up on laundry...or finishing up the spring cleaning to-do list.

Or even wrapping up the rafflecopter give-aways I promised.

Sad, I know.

BUT! Better late than never! Even though you all have probably forgotten, I want to make sure I give away the stuff I promised.

So, here are the winners:

The winner of the e-copy of Mary Ting's highly rated story, Crossroads is Tonja Drecker!!

The winner of the e-copy of Celeste Holloway's most wonderful, five star read, Sebastian Falls and $25 Amazon gift card is Jill Campbell-Chambers!!

And the final give-away...

Well, I have a confession to make...

Okay, so I have four teenage boys, right?

And they have been living in a house that has been crazy busy...where the phrase, "Mom, are there any clean clothes?" is heard almost as often as, "Mom, is there anything to eat?"

Sooo...when I bought a tee-shirt as a give away to support the Help Ben Walk! fund, I left the tee, in its package, on the dining room table while awaiting the name of the winner.

Now, let me explain about my guys:

Original message: BOYS! DO NOT EAT
Edited Message: BOYS! DO EAT quickly without asking.
Modified by Cole Seckman

I make things all the time for schools, boosters, church feeds and what-not. And countless times, when an item is left to cool or be delivered...my guys have eaten it. 

Nothing is more embarrassing than taking a cake with a piece cut out or thirty pepperoni rolls when fifty were promised and the sad explanation, "I'm sorry, my guys found the plate unguarded and nipped a bite when I wasn't looking."

So, with the backed-up laundry and a new tee sitting pretty in its package...

 you see where this is going?

One of my boys, who for fear of public shaming shall remain nameless, grabbed the shirt after his shower and wore it. 

Fortunately for me...and for the offending child who had the gall to request a larger size...the winner of the once worn, but quickly removed and laundered tee is the always sweet, always good-natured Michael Di Gesu! 

(Here I thought- "sorry the kids nipped a bite"- was bad...oy!!)

Now I am off to work on that laundry pile and make a trip to the grocery store. 

I know...I know...my life is glamorous...try not to be a hater. ;)


44 comments:

  1. Oh dear! I can't imagine how busy your days must be catering to the needs of those 4 boys :)

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    1. catering is about right...I have spoiled them!

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  2. You have a crazy, hectic house. I'd be found hiding under the dining table, not putting things on top of it!! Glad the t-shirt was easily removed from your son!

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    1. Good thing it didn't fit!! It is a crazy, hectic house, but I've grown accustomed (immune?) to it.

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  3. Your sons certainly are characters... I wonder where they get that from (!!!!!)
    MWAH X

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  4. I *know* I've said this before - but I'm saving all your posts for when our three boys hit the teenage years...

    You are so like a walking encyclopedia version of "What to Expect When You're Expecting a Hungry, Needs-to-be-Clad-in-Clothes Teen."

    (A popular book currently out of print :)

    Sooooo happy we're cyber-related :)

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    1. I ghost wrote that book Mark. It's such a great resource. :)

      I'm considering some back-to-school "how to be a rotten with good results" posts. Hmmm...should I give away my secrets or not?

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  5. My son, who is four, will eat dinner off the counter when I turn around to get the milk. Can't wait until he's a teenager. I echo Mark.

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    1. You just wait lucky lady, it only gets worse. My son came in and ate a sandwich before dinner, said he was like an athlete and needed to warm up. Oy vey!!

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  6. Once worn - too funny! I'm sure Michael will be all right with that. And with four boys, I'm stunned you have any food in the house.

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    1. You don't know how happy I was it was Michael!! I mean, who among us has a better sense of humor and understanding spirit?

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  7. hahaha

    My twin boys are 12. Is this what I have to look forward to???
    Oy is right. -_-

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    1. Afraid so. But on the bright side...they no longer play in my make-up.

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  8. Oh Elizabeth, that's so funny!
    Congratulations to the winners!

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    1. Yes, I have to laugh. It stops me from crying.

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  9. Hah! Your boys sound entertaining. :)

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    1. It's like watching a movie with multitudes of plot twists and funny lines. So yes, very entertaining!

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  10. Your boys are so funny. :)

    Congrats to the winners!

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    1. Thanks Emily. Can I send them to you for some training? I imagine you have some tricks to maintaining order I could learn!

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  11. I'm chortling because I remember my brother at that age. he'd eat a loaf of bread a day, easily!

    And laundry? I'm shocked. At my house it was a do-it-yourself affair. You should make them do their own.

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    1. I should. I really should. But it's my own fault because laundry is like the one area where I am OCD. I don't like messy drawers or wrinkled clothes. Yeah, I could train them to do it right...but I would probably have better luck training our thirteen-year-old dog to jump through firey hoops.

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  12. Hahaha, I'm sure it's a joy to live in your house with your family. Your sons sound like guys I could really team with. ;)

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    1. Yes it is Al. I poke fun at their chaos, but they're a lot of fun.

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  13. When Kanye sang 'The Good Life' he was thinking of you Liz. Your sons are great despite it all. Congrats to all the winners.

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    1. I will have to look that song up. I've probably heard it, but not certain.

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  14. T-shirts always feel better after washing. I'm sure Michael will appreciate that.

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    1. That is true. Especially in the summer. You have to get the starches out or they are itchy when it gets hot. I did Michael a service, eh?

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  15. At least you can wash the t-shirt. Had it been food, there would've been no getting it back.

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    1. Nope, when it's food, all you can say is sorry! Or cook it again, if there is time.

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  16. Well I prefer a t-shirt that's got some uh...love rather than a brand new one :D

    Do you grocery shop daily? My two brothers can seriously put away some food so I can't imagine four!

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    1. I love old, nearly worn out tees.

      I try NOT to grocery shop daily, but it does happen...a lot.

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  17. That'll make the shirt nice and soft. Tell Michael you did it on purpose. :D

    Your refrigerator and pantry must be always empty. We had one teenage boy and he ate everthing and anything.

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    1. Well, the boys say they are both always empty. I look at what I spend at the store and scratch my head...they should be packed tight with food!

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  18. *taps fingers" "Where is a comment from that amazing awesome Gary?"

    Hi Elizabeth, humble apologies and your wait is over. Four dudes, a hopefully clean t-shirt and a grateful, I'm guessing winner and winners to everything.

    My life is so boring compared to yours.

    Be well and sadly, I'm going now...

    Gary :)

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    1. Yes, but you have garden gnomes.

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    2. Of course! What the elf was I thinking!

      A lovely weekend to you, Elizabeth :)

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  19. LOL....looks like your brood really keeps you on your toes.

    It reminds me of something I would have done as a younger man....who loved pie!

    I know what you mean, though...where does the time go?

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    1. My kids think pies come in single serve pans. But they get that from their dad. He has a weakness for cherry pie.

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  20. i love a good story behind an award! happy ending!

    and creative editing!

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    1. That is true...not every win comes with back story! That does make it better. :)

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  21. Hehehe! Can't help it when hunger strikes! I can't believe it's mid-July either. One month and school starts again already.

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    1. I know! I'm so NOT a fan of the start in August schedule. Bleh.

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  22. Lol! That is GREAT! The T-shirt thing, I mean. Of course, winning is terrific too. So happy! You don't have my email yet? Well, now you do : tdrecker (at) gmail (dot) com
    I have to hide everything I want to take somewhere from my family. I've even cut cake into squares and everything else to make it half-way presentable after another raid.

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