Just a reminder for next week

My pretties, I don’t know that I’ve told you lately how ravishing you are looking. Your hair is so shiny and I love those shoes.

If you’re a regular ’round here, you know that it’s been kind of a bumpy year for my family. There have been long periods of silence here while we did crisis management, and even since things have “normalized” somewhat, my work time has been cut back quite a bit, and so things haven’t been quite the way they used to be. Throughout it all, I can say with all sincerity that you folks, my regular readers, have been unflaggingly kind and supportive and have really made me feel lucky to know you.

So I know the days of weekly contests kind of fell by the wayside in all of this, but—despite everything else going on—I knew that the week of Thanksgiving (next week!) we absolutely had to have another Big Prize Week. So consider this your heads up that 1) you are all awesome and 2) there will be a fantastic prize every single weekday next week, culminating in a little somethin’ special for Friday that I bought with my own money because I love y’all. As with the Big Prize Weeks of years past, each contest will launch in the morning and end that evening, so make sure you’re checking in every day for your chance to win.

And thank you. I wish I could send every single one of you a puppy.

38 Responses to “Just a reminder for next week”

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    liv November 16, 2012 at 5:12 pm #

    you rock for even continuing to care about us while you’ve been dealing with everything that you have. i’m just happy that you’re still here and haven’t thrown in the towel. so, thank YOU. 🙂

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    Gina November 16, 2012 at 5:20 pm #

    Is this where we comment for the puppy? (Kidding). You are awesome, Mir. Wishing you and your family all the best.

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    Jeanie November 16, 2012 at 5:22 pm #

    Thank YOU! And I wish you could send me a puppy, too.

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    Keryn November 16, 2012 at 5:31 pm #

    I’m a terrible person, but I don’t want a puppy. I have five crazy kids, and until all of them are old enough not to destroy the house while I am daring to have a bathroom break, I can’t possibly take on another (adorable) mess-maker.

    Now, if you want to give me a pony…just kidding. I just want you to have a very, very good Christmas season and the bestest 2013 ever.

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    Elizabeth November 16, 2012 at 5:51 pm #

    I WANT A PUPPY!!!! But after we move. Rain check?

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    Karen November 16, 2012 at 5:56 pm #

    No, I don’t want a puppy, but I’ll keep you, thanks!

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    Angie McCullagh November 16, 2012 at 6:04 pm #

    Can’t wait! I second what Liv says. I love this blog.

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    Holly November 16, 2012 at 6:14 pm #

    You’re super, Mir!

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    Jeanne Clifton November 16, 2012 at 6:16 pm #

    Yay Mir – I am so thankful for you! You are so pretty!

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    Molly November 16, 2012 at 6:19 pm #

    Yay! Prizes! It will be a bright spot each day in between stressing about turkey and deviled eggs and all the shopping I’m not doing (OMG how is is almost December?!).

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    Heather November 16, 2012 at 6:51 pm #

    After the year you’ve had, I feel like we should give you a prize.

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    Jessica November 16, 2012 at 6:53 pm #

    A) You are awesome, and radio silence while you take care of yourself or your family doesn’t change that.

    B) I don’t want a puppy, but I’ll take a kitty. Could you take care of her until I can move next August to an apartment or house that will allow me to have her? (If we can choose flavor, can I get a Siamese, too?) ;~) I’m really not picky, you know.

    (I just know what I like.)

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    Nowheymama November 16, 2012 at 7:06 pm #

    I just introduced my sister to your site and was wondering how things were. Thanks for keeping us updated, along with everything else you do!

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    Cindy November 16, 2012 at 8:12 pm #

    We love you too, Mir! Thanks for all you do.

    P.S. You’re very pretty!

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    Katherine November 16, 2012 at 8:15 pm #

    Looking forward to prize chances next week, but my cat says NO PUPPY. she says it would take away lap warming time for her. Thanks for all the heads up on great deals for us!

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    Karen R. November 16, 2012 at 8:18 pm #

    Could I have a kitten instead? Thank you Totally Awesome Mir.

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    My Kids Mom November 16, 2012 at 8:37 pm #

    No puppy, no kitten, no more kids. But any other prize would be happily considered.

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    LizD November 16, 2012 at 8:41 pm #

    Dear Mir

    What a year! You are so pretty and look over there… Something shiny!

    May I just keep admiring YOUR puppy?


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    Kay November 16, 2012 at 8:53 pm #

    you’re pretty and you rock. see you next week.

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    Jen November 16, 2012 at 9:01 pm #

    Aw, I don’t need a puppy, my sweet Rosie would not approve. 😉

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    Gretchen November 16, 2012 at 9:16 pm #

    Aw Mir we are lucky to have you. Keep on keeping on pretty Mir.

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    Sharon November 16, 2012 at 10:13 pm #

    Can’t wait! Can you believe 2012 is finally almost over??? Here’s to an awesome 2013!

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    D November 16, 2012 at 10:15 pm #

    Keep the puppy…I’ll send you mine.

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    Tracy November 16, 2012 at 10:25 pm #

    My kids want a puppy. I don’t. My husband wants a puppy. I don’t. Mir, I love, love your blog…contests or not…still my favorite. But if you give away a puppy, I will just have to pretend like I didn’t see it. 🙂

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    Claire Bingham November 16, 2012 at 10:51 pm #

    You don’t owe us a thing, Mir. You are in my thoughts often!

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    Mandy November 16, 2012 at 10:58 pm #

    YOU are the best gift, Mir.

    Any Mir-fans in Indiana? I just took in a homeless cat… and she’s preggers. Kittens for everyone!

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    Lenetta November 16, 2012 at 11:18 pm #

    We are thankful for what you were able to do! (baby #2 is almost six weeks old so i’m under a rock anyway…)

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    Anonymous November 16, 2012 at 11:19 pm #

    Love puppies! Sadly, I’m so allergic I’ll have to pass, but thanks.

    Hope things have gotten better for you! I have had years like that, where you’re just like what shoe is dropping NOW and how many freaking shoes are there left to drop??

    You are awesome and I wish you the best in whatever is going on in your life.

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    Maryanne November 17, 2012 at 7:54 am #

    On top of lots of laughs, you have provided my household some serious savings even in the midst of your really rough year. So keep up the good work and know that we all really appreciate you. And I will still be saying that even if I don’t win a prize next week.

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    Corey Bishop November 17, 2012 at 8:13 am #

    I hope that 2013, despite the unlucky connotation of the number, is a wonderful year for you and your family. Maybe even just a boring, no drama or crisis year would be enough to ask for?
    I’m looking forward to that puppy, though. 😉

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    Beth in IA November 17, 2012 at 9:47 am #

    Echoing all of the comments above, Mir. Your humor and grace throughout all of this year’s events has been inspirational.

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    Carolyn November 17, 2012 at 10:59 am #

    Mir, I’ve been keeping your family in my prayers.

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    Katie in CA November 17, 2012 at 12:36 pm #

    No more puppies, but a pony! I could do a pony. Or a really good deal on electric toothbrushes. You know, whatever.

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    Chakolate November 17, 2012 at 3:02 pm #

    Pick me! Pick me! I want a prize…. What? Too soon? Oh, next week. Oookay. I can wait – honest I can.

    You are seriously awesome, Mir. We love you a lot, even though you repeatedly neglect us. Just kidding! I think. 🙂

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    Tina November 17, 2012 at 11:10 pm #

    Oh man, I actually do want a puppy! 🙂 Seriously though, thank you for all your hard work and I’ve been praying for you guys. Thankfully this year is almost over and praying 2013 is YOUR year. In a good way. 🙂 I have loved following this site.

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    Stephanie ODea November 18, 2012 at 12:08 pm #

    I am collecting Little Pet Shop puppies. I don’t know what it is, but those little guys just crack me up. I want them all. 😉

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    Heidi November 18, 2012 at 7:03 pm #

    Could I trade the puppy for two kittens?

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    Jen November 18, 2012 at 8:35 pm #

    I have a feeling that 2013 holds great, great things for you and your family, Mir! And no matter what, lots of people love you all the time.

    And you’re pretty, too.