Tonight I wrote the names of everyone who commented on the giveaway post on little slips of paper and mixed them around in a bowl.
Emma was very excited about her job of drawing the winner. She said, "Can I pick three? How about four? Maybe seven?" Finally she just picked one, and the winner is... my mom! I thought about picking someone else, just so it would seem a little more fair, but then I realized that she has been my longest and most reliable reader so it's fitting that she should win. Congratulations, Mom!And now, if you can possibly handle anymore excitement from me, I have some amazing and wonderful news. For the last two weeks, I've been feeling cautiously excited, but now that I actually have something concrete to announce, I am positively ecstatic! Steve was offered a new job with a different company, and yesterday morning, he accepted! He has resigned from his current firm, and his last day there will be January 15th. This new job is going to be great for so many reasons - it's a wonderful opportunity for him, it's more money, and most importantly he will finally be able to achieve some sort of work-life balance! No more traveling, no more 100+ hour weeks, no more busy season! It's sort of hard for me to grasp how much our life is going to change once he begins the new job. I really have no idea what it's like to have a husband who is home for dinner at night, and doesn't work on the weekends, but I expect to LOVE it! Just think of the changes - remodeling projects will get finished, our grass will always be mowed, I might be able to take a bath by myself every once in awhile! Oh, the possibilities!