Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy New Year - Tuesday Writing Challenge Winner

As the New Year comes tumbling in, I'm sitting here feeling just like I'm caught in a snowball that is rolling downhill out of control.

First, yesterday I received an "emergency" call from my son-in-law. My daughter had "rolled" her Rodeo getting onto the freeway headed for church. (Thank goodness we go to an early service and were home.) His truck needed a new starter so he had no transportation to get to her and he was watching their two youngest boys. I sat with the boys, while he drove my car to the accident scene. Thank the Good Lord she was not injured. It was raining and she lost control on a curve. The vehicle skidded off the road onto the grassy area, which proved to be just as slippery. At some point it became airborne and rolled ending on its top. She thinks she blacked out during the roll, which might have saved her being injured more. She released the seat belt and fell, then climbed out the driver's window, which had busted out. That was the only window that actually broke completely. The windshield was shattered completely and bowed, but did not explode. She escaped with a small bruise beside her knee, and some pain in her neck from the fall. God was definitely with her.

Then last night we went to the youngest daughter's house for a family get-together, which we do from time to time. We all play Encore, a game that requires "singing" eight words of a song in a back and forth battle of teams. We had a fantastic time bringing in the New Year together.

Rising late this morning, my husband found someone had stolen the license plate from the back of his truck. We filed a report with the police, and now have to wait until tomorrow to get replacement tags. He'll have to miss work and drive me to work in order to have transportation to get his plates.

**Sigh** I hope this isn't a preview of what to expect during 2007. So far, it isn't looking too promising.

But I did accomplish one thing yesterday. I changed my entire website appearance. If you have a chance, I'd love to hear what you think!

I had two people enter the writing challenge from last week. Rather than drawing names, since both have been winners before, I'm going to send each of them a gift certificate to The Wild Rose Press. So, Betty and Lesa, please email me off my website so I have you email addresses to send the certificates!

Since the Tuesday Challenge hasn't been a big participation event, I'm going to offer it only once per month rather than weekly. Tomorrow will be the next challenge and you'll have one week to respond. The winner will be announced next Monday. Be sure to check in tomorrow for your chance to win a free download of my new book to be released on Friday!

On the other Tuesdays of the month, I'll be posting little tidbits to help new and aspiring writers.


marty said...

VERY glad your daughter is all right, Carol Ann.

Carol Ann Erhardt said...

Thank you, Marty! Happy New Year to you, too.