Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Awards, Gifts and Catching up

I never seem to quite be caught up. Not in the everyday aspects of my life, not on my writing, and not on my blog rounds.

Today is one of those kill a few birds with one post kind of days.

In the last month or so I've been fortunate enough to garner a lot of blog praise. Y'all have said many things things, given me quite a few awards, and tagged em with numerous memes. I had every last one of them saved in my Google Reader and I had every intention of responding with a post for each one. Then I screwed up and accidentally marked all of my saved posts as read and now they are gone. I could scour the blogosphere and fins some of them I suppose, but like I said I'm already struggling to get everything done, so y'all are gonna have to accept my most humble of apologies. I also want to say thanks for the awards and for reading and complimenting the crazy notions I spew forth here.

And while I am saying thanks, let me again express say that the generosity and kindness y'all have shown my family has been overwhelming and greatly appreciated. Y'all will never know how much it has helped and meant to our spirits. I have tried to thank everyone individually but I am sure I've overlooked some and there were quite a few that I had no blog or email address for. So please know that everything y'all have done is greatly appreciated.

Now I want to give a meager something back. This year I was fortunate enough to be included in the Bylines Calender. I have a few copies left that I would like to give away by random drawing.


Two to those whose names appear as donors on the brick site started by Erica and Stephen. a person couldn't ask for two better advocates. To to those who mailed packages and well-wished for my family and I, and two to those who have signed up as followers over on the right sidebar. Incredibly, many of you are on all three lists.

Via random drawing here are the winners.

1.) Debra Frazier (No link since, I'm not positive who this is. Maybe Stephen or Erica can help since they donated to the brick site)
2.) Laura K from (Women of Mystery)
3.) Shauna
4. ) Janie
5.) Aerin
6.) Rebecca

Anyway, I will need mailing addresses for y'all so i can get these out to you. Send me an email at travis at traviserwin dot com.

I'm sorry that I can't give everyone of you a copy, but if you really want one they are available for order here.

21 comments:

Laura K. Curtis said...

Thanks, Travis! Having you back is reward enough, really, but I am certainly not turning down your generous offer.

Shauna Roberts said...

Thank you, Travis. I look forward to seeing your contribution to the calendar. Yes, you can use the address you already have for me.

When you dropped by my blog to say I'd won in your contest, I was worried the category was something like "person who sent the dumbest thing after the fire." So thank you that it wasn't that!

As I told you earlier, many people helped my husband and me out after the flood after Katrina, and I was glad to have the chance to pay off a little of my debt to the kind people of the world.

Lisa said...

Your positive attitude is just inspiring, Travis. Thanks for reminding us all about the things that are important.

dizzblnd said...

I found your blog through tragedy, but i have followed it to triumph. Your writing and funny posts are all I need ;)

Congrats to the winners

sex scenes at starbucks said...

I know who Debra is, though she may be trying to preserve her anon. I'll email her and let her know to drop you a line.

Cloudia said...

That's Great! Giving back to the givers is classy, Travis. Bet it was your subcouncious that "freed" you of the obligations by hitting "delete." LOL
We love ya. We all need to forgive ourselves and each other when we fall behind. My life? Forgetaboutit!! aloha-

Hilary said...

Very cool. Congrats to the winners! :)

Charles Gramlich said...

Very cool. Congrats to all the winners!

Michelle said...

You are so sweet. People don't give to get something in return, but your graciousness is wonderful. You are truly an inspiration! :)

I'm so glad I found your blog! (Thanks go to Hilary!)

grace said...

well, I didn't win but I've posted my tattoo on my blog! come look. it's so pretty.

Chris Eldin said...

Playing catch up is hard--take your time and don't stress...
:-)

Lana Gramlich said...

How sweet of you to run a contest, particularly with everything that's going on for you these days! How're things going? Please let me know when you have a permanent domicile again, so I can send that painting. How are the kids' books--do you need more?

the walking man said...

*sigh* at least I won ten bucks in last nights mega millions draw.

ha ha ha congratulations to Travis family for enduring and getting through day by day and to the winners who helped them, even those who got calendars.

Virginia Lady said...

Very nice. I'm just glad things are working out for you.

Mary said...

Congratulations to the winners!

I never seem to cross off everything on my list, and constantly berate myself for not having done X, Y or Z.

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Bee said...

Nobody can ever really catch up! Happily, the blogosphere has been a warm and accepting place in my experience.

Good luck with all of your various projects, Travis.

McKoala said...

Oh, I think you're allowed a little leeway with blogging at the moment!

Hoping that all the projects are going smoothly.

writtenwyrdd said...

Travis, thank you. I sent you an email thanks to Betsy Dornbusch's advising me of your lovely contest, but I shall out myself here as well: I'm #1 Debra Frazier, aka D. Lynn Frazier on the blog.

Angie Ledbetter said...

T, hope things are getting a little better/easier each day. Your family remains in my prayers.

Junosmom said...

Travis and Travis'readers: I am sending my copy of Cloudia's (a reader of Travis) book on a journey. I will hold a drawing on Tuesday to give it away. Leave a message on my blog if you want to be in the drawing.