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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Britain's Got Talent, and Look what I won!

Wow, I have just watched the most amazing video on YouTube and I wanted to share it all with you. I don't watch Britains Got Talent, and I don't even watch American Idol, but I happened across this today. You'll see a dowdy, somewhat unattractive and prim unemployed middle age woman get up on stage and sing "I Dreamed a Dream" from Les Miserables, and before the song is over, what you see on that stage seems to become an angel! Her performance brought tears to my eyes and sent chills up my spine. You have to watch the judges' reactions to her performance, especially Simon's. I still don't know how to download YouTube videos onto my blog, and embedding was disabled for this one anyhow. Click on the link if you want to be totally blown away!

Last Tuesday I went to the Business and Industry Show in the county where I used to live. Area businesses set up booths and have free gifts and samples, and many of them have drawings for prizes. I have been to these before and never won anything, but have walked away with all kinds of pencils and pens, magnets, candy, and brochures.

Well this year I actually won something! I had my choice of several baskets of spa products: gels, lotions, soaps, a loofah; or I could choose the basket full of coffee and teas. I imagine I am like most women and have beauty products sitting around in boxes that I still haven't got around to using, but I knew for sure that I would drink the tea and coffee! Also, I thought the basket was prettier. It was all tied up so pretty in cellophane!

Here it is without the wrapping. I love tea and the peach tea is awesome. I also love Millstone coffee and let me tell you, the cinnamon hazelnut is great!

I just love winning thing! This brings me to my next news, Justine at Justine's Froggy Bloggy is having a giveaway in honor of her 200th post. Justine has the funniest blog, and her sister started blogging a few months ago too. Be sure to check it out and enter her giveaway!

That's all for today, except that I am remaining ever vigilant to my dog's whereabouts. He seems to be having a lower digestive system "problem" which lingers from yesterday. I am having to carefully watch every step as my carpet is dark brown. UGH! I have slippers and a pair of jeans in the washer right now due to a particularly gross misstep. Ewww! He has been funny about going out because it was cold and pouring rain yesterday and it's still wet today.

I can tell that the rest of the day is going to be fun! NOT! lol


Rue said...

Hi Kady :)

That video of the woman singing was INCREDIBLE! Amazing, thank you for telling us about it :)

I'm sorry your dog is sick. I woke up to throw up myself.. ugh.

Thank you for the pinwheel post. I had no idea what they were for. My mom has been giving money to ChildHelpUSA since I was a baby and our family supports causes like them.


Smilingsal said...

I just heard that lady on shimmy mom's blog. She's super.

Congratulations on your win. You sure do rake in the goodies.

I hope that your dog's digestive problems straighten out. That's horrible.

Helen said...

I say ... high time you won something. You deserve it Ms. Kady. Im off to the utube sight.

Helen said...

ok, OK I'm sitting here with tear-stained cheeks and red eyes!

Happy To Be said...

Great post Kady and I am so glad you won..Oh girl I feel for your fur babies and for I am going to u tube...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

imjacobsmom said...

Hi Kady! Lucky you - I think that you made the right choice I would've picked the tea basket, too. Sorry to hear about your dog, I had a diabetic miniature schnauzer at one time so I can totally understand. Now I'm off to check out youtube. ~ Robyn

Shelia said...

Morning, Kady! Oh, that lady was amazing! I just cried! Just proves you really cannot judge a book by it's cover! She was just wonderful, bless her heart!
Congratulations on winning the great basket of goodies! That's fantastic,
Oh, your poor doggie! Hope he's better really soon!
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

nikkicrumpet said...

So glad you won such a beautiful prize. It looks like you'll have a great time using the items in that basket! Way better than spa products! Winning stuff is just so much fun!

Lori said...

Thank you for bringing the vidieo to our attention! It brought tears to my eyes on many levels! One was the beauty of her vouice, another was the asummption that based on her looks she was incapable of singing well. I must stress I didn't have that idea but the audiences expressions told theirs. I felt such a sadness that we are like this globally. I think of how many wonderful people fail to live out their dreams because others don't see a remarkable face and dismiss them. I do hope your pooch is ok, I know how when Kitty is sick, it breaks our hearts, we feel so helpless. best of luck on your furry friend! Lori

Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

Ooh, wtg on the awesome basket, Kady! And thanks for the shout-out too!

How about keeping the dog confined to the kitchen until his tummy is better? Strudel is not allowed in any carpeted areas until she's trained.

Uh oh... I just heard a thump. That would be Strudel doing something she's not supposed to be doing.

Justine :o )