Saturday, April 9, 2011

Starbucks Coffee And A Giveaway!

Dear Mom,
It has been over a year since I became one of these.
While I am still incredibly spoiled, it has been much harder than I thought making the transition to a real working Mom.  I stay home during the days so I am always available for my children if they are sick, have orthodontist appointments, snow days, spring breaks and summer vacations.  But I am gone several evenings each week and I miss cooking big meals, attending to homework, tucking and kissing "babies" into bed.
I have earned a promotion to shift manager, I have great insurance for the family, I have a 401(k) plan that I can call my own, I can make a fabulous doppio espresso wherever I may be, and I have so many invaluable friendships that I would have missed out on otherwise.  I have also learned that, even at the age of 44, I can still learn a new "trade" (yes, you can teach an old dog new tricks!); I can draw from inner strength that I didn't even know I had and I can still make each day new, fun and full of love and laughter!





(Photo montage courtesy of iPhone---not the greatest quality but I do have lots of fun!)


In honor of Starbucks, coffee lovers and personal growth---a giveaway!!  I don't think we've ever had a giveaway on our blog and I'd like to start!!  (Bonnie Jo's win inspired me!!!)  :-) 
Leave a coffee comment and I will randomly choose someone next Sunday afternoon (April 17th) to receive 1 pound of Starbucks Anniversary Blend coffee and probably some other Starbucks goodies and surprises!!
Good Luck!
Love,
Wendy





19 comments:

Doug said...

If I had a pound of Starbucks coffee I would give it to my co-worker Nick. He has to have it every day. And he drags me along with him when we are traveling together (not that I mind, I love Starbucks too).

Bird said...

Life is too short to drink bad coffee....only choose Starbucks coffee to fill your cup/mug/thermos. Yum!

Me and My Stitches said...

A skinny, sugar free cinnamon latte sounds awesome right now!!

Kathy said...

A Starbucks gift certificate is a wonderful gift--especially from my friend to me for my flights thru airports. Thoughtful, wonderful, & delicious!

carolyn said...

I enjoy reading what you girls are up to so much. You all have such fun and the best sense of humor.

Starbucks rocks!

Deb said...

I always knit faster with a Starbucks (or two)....which would not be difficult, as I am the slowest knitter on the planet!

thatchristine.blogspot.com said...

You are amazing! Thanks for always inspiring with your blog.

deb said...

my favorite time of the day is early morning when i'm sipping that first cup of strong starbucks coffee while reading blogs such as yours! it's the simple things in life that make me happy!

Estella said...

Mmmm...coffee. Can't start the day without it!

Birdie said...

Sipping my soy latte made with Starbucks "pod" in my own cappuchino maker as I read this. I had totally forgotten that year ago post. There is a Starbucks in Atlanta that I visit on a quite irregular schedule, like every two or three months for several days in a row. They REMEMBER me! and it is like two blocks off Peachtree and they have a zillion customers. Starbucks is the new corner bar.
And did you read the book? whose name escapes me?

dls said...

Cafe mocha ..... with decaf, please.

Love your blog and love your mom .... she is the best!

AubreyLaine said...

I love their Skinny Vanilla Lattes!
aubreyfick@yahoo.com

Courtney said...

Look at you with the latte art! Very nice heart in the foam! My son works for Starbucks...so we are a Starbucks household! Love their coffee! Wouldn't mind working there myself!
Courtney

Joey4420 said...

Bradley looks like he is having way too much fun, When is Sam coming back?

Coffee, I enjoy at least 3 or 4 cups of Starbucks finest every morning when I wake up.

Somedays and Whendays are always best with a cup of coffee with the ones you Love.

Cecilia said...

fun! Starbucks is our home-away-from-home when we travel. i look on my maps to find local business and map our way into and back out of whatever city it is (Bozeman, Souix Falls, Tulsa). it is so nice to have coffee and treats to count on. neat that you get to work there. :o)

merrilymarylee said...

We are a card-carrying Starbucks family and this would elevate my standing with my son and sons-in-law who are absolute FIENDS. After coming in last in the family NCAA picks I could use some elevation.

If the goodies included chocolate covered beans I would make your chocolate chip cookie recipe so fast it would make your blog spin. That would elevate me to dizzying new heights... if I shared them. :)

Lynne said...

I would love a nice hot chai latte right now!

lynne at fairpoint dot net

Jilleen said...

Love your Blog and Starbucks coffee too. Keep the needles clicking!
Jilleen in Wisconsin where we knit with wool all the time to stay warm, while we drink hot coffee.

Audrey said...

Don't want the coffee thanks but just wanted to say its great to see that you're doing well and I miss seeing you at the library!
Audrey Kay