Monday, October 17, 2011

A little reading for the road...

If you find yourself traveling down the road, you just might see a little bumper sticker traveling ahead of you (hopefully on a vehicle!)...

"The Old Bridge"
This just seemed like the right manic Monday post after taking you all on an extended road trip with our Vehicular Genealogy ~ so enjoy your Vehicular Reading Matter!

Bumper Stickers
If You Can Read This, I Can Slam On My Brakes And Sue You

Forget World Peace -- Visualize Turning Off Your Turn Signal!


Ever Stop To Think, And Forget To Start Again?

If We Quit Voting Will They All Go Away?

This Bumper Sticker Exploits Illiterates

Honk If Anything Falls Off

I Haven't Lost My Mind - It's Backed Up On Disk Somewhere

*Thanks to Pastor Tim for this joke!*

Hahaha!  Which one is your favorite?
Happy Trails!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Traveling down Vehicular Fun Drive, the WINNER is....

By the choice of that rascally Mr. Random Dude, who seems to be hiding in the chicken coop today...

"Big Chicken" ACEO print of my original mixed media, 2.5 inch x 3.5 inch
currently listed in my Etsy shop

The WINNER of my Funtry Friday Giveaway *drum roll, please!*

 is.... *ta da!*

~~~~ K. Joy ~~~~

Because K. Joy suggested a name for my new little truck and was chosen by that rascally Random Dude, she will win a free 5 inch x 7 inch (12.7 cm x 17.8 cm) watercolor painting - and she will get to pick whatever critter she wants me to paint!

Thanks to all of you who played along.  Did you like this giveaway?   Was it fun?  I sure had fun sharing all our vehicle trails with you.  Have you done any giveways?  What did you do?  Leave a comment and tell us all about it.

Have a blessed day,

Friday, October 7, 2011

Funtry Friday Giveaway and the rest of the “Vehicular Genealogy” story!

Did you get lost in all those traveling vehicles?  Well, you can check out this post to see where it all began.  Then you can travel forward in time a bit and check out this post to get the middle of the saga.   Since you are here, you are not very lost because this is the “rest of the story” – at least for now!

Now let’s see – we left off with a little giveaway, didn’t we?  Because my new little Dodge Dakota doesn’t have a name…  If you help me by suggesting a name for my new little truck, then I will enter you in the drawing for a free 5 inch x 7 inch (12.7 cm x 17.8 cm) watercolor painting - and YOU get to pick whatever critter you want me to paint!  All you need to do is leave a comment on my blog with a suggestion for a name for my new little truck.  Want to have an extra chance to win?  Share a link to my blog contest somewhere and then post the link where you shared it in the comments.  You can blog about it, share it on facebook or twitter, or maybe share it with some friends in a group or thread where you chat.  You have one more week to play.  Every time you post a suggested truck name or a link where you have shared my contest, you will be entered AGAIN in the contest.  Have fun!  The contest will end next Friday night, midnight Arizona, USA time!

Now, back to “the rest of the story”…

Did you see that little truck playing peek-a-boo behind my nameless new truck?  That would be The Bug – the little 1982 GMC truck.  Off and on, I had thought about getting it back in running order because it had a lot less mileage than Super Truck and used a lot less gas.  But, then there was the argument that my knees and the clutch always had… 

Then one day my friends mentioned that they would like to buy the GMC.  Buy?  Buy the little GMC truck?  It just didn’t seem right to sell the truck after it had been given to so many people.  Hmmm… but trade!  Now that was a different matter!  So now the little 1982 GMC truck (nicknamed “The Bug”) has new home, too - just around the corner.   

And I have lots of wood for the winter!  Yay!

Did you keep up with all that vechicular swapping and trading going on there?  Or did you get lost?  All the cars and trucks have landed somewhere now – at least for the time being – and all that remains to be done is to come up with a name for my new truck.  So, have fun with my “name the truck” contest and email me if you have any questions!


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Want to help two beautiful children?

My friend, Shannon, is having a fundraiser for their adoption expenses.  They are adopting two orphans who are almost five years old.  Check out the details on her blog, Baruch's Lullaby.

If you want to leave a little donation to help with those expenses, there is a donation button on her blog *smiles*

Visit Shannon's adoption fundraiser auction on Facebook, Baruch's Lullaby, where you can see my little butterflies!

"Butterfly, Butterfly"

There are some beautiful creations in her auction!  And the starting bid prices are half of their normal selling price.  Still some time to bid and still some great deals there *nudge*nudge* 

"Butterfly, Butterfly" is an original mixed media painting which depicts hands forming the American Sign Language sign for butterfly over the shape of a butterfly. 

Oh, and my little art giveaway is still rolling along, too.  Check out the details here! 


Sunday, October 2, 2011

More "Vehicular Genealogy" and a fun giveaway!

Well, now – where did I leave off in that convoluted tale of traveling trucks?

Oh, yeah!  I had bought Super Truck and sold the Honda Accord.  Check out this great photo they took of me when I bought Super Truck.  *roflol*  Can I get an “amen” for the cheesy photo of the year award???

Around that time, my sister gave my daughter the little 1982 GMC truck.  It was Cynthia’s first vehicle and we became a two truck family – hehe!

Sadly, we lost Mom in 2002.  By then Cynthia was married and she and her wonderful husband inherited Mom’s minivan which meant that Timothy and Cynthia had an extra vehicle.  It was my turn to inherit the little 1982 GMC truck - from my daughter and son-in-law.  Since it got really good gas mileage, I drove it to and from work for that almost hour long drive.  It was fun to drive and I nicknamed it “The Bug”.

I drove it until my knees and the stick shift had an argument.  Pooh.  I parked The Bug and drove Super Truck all the time.

Then my sister got a new car and gifted Cynthia and Timothy with her newer minivan.  It was a blessing because Mom’s minivan was beginning to show its age.  They gifted Mom's minivan to a family at their church.

Think this saga is finished?


But that does bring you up to this year!

My sister recently got a lovely little RAV.  Blue, in case you were wondering *smiles*  But that left them with an extra vehicle – a 2002 Dodge Dakota truck with only 67,294 miles on it.  Super Truck, my sweet 1995 Silverado, had traveled 258,858 miles.

Sooooo… When she asked me if I wanted it, I said yes, and then wondered what to do with Super Truck…  Hehe – didn’t have to wonder very long!  Look, Bailey has claimed Super Truck for her own! 

Guess I had better pass on the keys…

Lorie is so happy she even gave the same thumbs up I did 16 years ago! 

But there is just one little problem...

My new truck doesn’t have a name…  So, help me out here!  What do you think I should name this new little truck?  If you post a name in the comments you will be entered in the drawing for my giveaway!

Giveaway?  What shall I give away?  Hmmmm…  How about a painting?  How about a 5 inch x 7 inch painting?  Hmmmm – and how about you pick what critter you would like me to paint?  Any critter!  Your critter, a friend’s critter, one of my critters - hehe  Yeah!  I’m liking that!  Leave a comment with a possible truck name, and you’re entered! 

Oh, and the vehicular saga?  Nope – it’s not over yet!  So keep staying tuned for “the rest of the story”!


“Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due,
when it is in your power to do it.”
Proverbs 3:27
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