HAPPY CANADA DAY!
I'm mixing up this weeks posts in celebration of Canada Day, and also due to the fact that my whole family is on holidays and I'm not very well organized because of that. Hope you all don't mind. I'll post the remaining two study notes on Debra Dixon's GMC: Goal, Motivation, and Conflict tomorrow and Thursday, and then on Friday, I'll be posting an informative interview featuring Debra Dixon herself. Be sure to check out what this amazing woman has to say on Friday.
In celebration of Canada Day, I went on a scavenger hunt in our home for things Canadian (Hubby's idea --thank you, Dear!) To start the hunt off, I went into my wallet and one of my daughters to find these colourful (I'm ignoring the spell check here, and keeping it the Canadian spelling in honour of today) Canadian bills, and of course I just had to add our bulky loonie and toonie to the mix to show off:
Okay, now that we have money to spend, what do you suspect a good majority of Canadians spend their hard-earned money on?
Why, of course...on none other than our finest coffee available, the infamous Tim Horton's coffee. For those who aren't coffee connoisseurs, they also serve wonderful lunches, hot chocolates, iced caps, donuts, muffins, cookies, etc. There's something for everyone at Tim Hortons (and no I don't own the franchise, I just enjoy there offerings.)
Now what else did I find in my hunt, you might ask?
I opened my refrigerator door to discover our very own local Maple Syrup that we purchased from some old-order Mennonites at the side of the road with their horses grazing under a nearby maple tree. (Okay, you can breathe now. I know, that was a looong sentence.)
Opening the meat compartment in our cooler, I discovered we were stocked with Canadian back bacon for Canada's 141st birthday. And of course, we have many Canadian flags to show off (no, we don't keep flags in the refrigerator, we sent our youngest girl to go fetch this small one from her bedroom.) We have some larger flags saluting in the glorious Canadian wind from our flower beds and planters, too.
And for the grand find...since I'm a writer, I can call this the GRAND one. I found a brand spanking new copy of Finally a Family by Canadian author, Carolyne Aarsen, down in my office just waiting for me to offer it as a Giveaway. I'm not giving away the copy Carolyne signed at Write! Canada for me, though. You'll have to hunt Carolyne down yourself, if you want this one signed, should you win it. Sorry, guys.
Finally a Family by Carolyne Aarsen
Here's the back cover blurb:
"This is My Farm."
Arrogant Ethan Westerveld could scream that from the barn roof if he wanted. But half the place was now Hanna Kristoferson's. Not that she wanted one inch of the farm that reminded her of the only father she'd ever known--and his heartbreaking betrayal. Yet according to the terms of his will, she had to spend six months at Riverbend or forfeit the inheritance. Six months butting heads with too-handsome Ethan in order to make a quick sale and a new life far away? She'd do it. But Hanna didn't count on Ethan feeling like family...or that she'd want to stay forever.
To be entered into the drawing to win Carolyne Aarsen's Finally a Family, enter a comment in this posting with your augmented e-mail address by Wednesday, July 9, 2008, 9:00 p.m. Eastern time. Good luck everyone and Happy Canada Day!
July 10th Update: The winner of a copy of Carolyne Aarsen's Finally a Family is Georgiana! Congratulations!
Blessings All, and Happy Canada Day!