We have a winner!

Dec 20 2010

Ladies and Gentlemen,

My sincere thanks for your entries in the Overwhelmedness Contest last week.  You made my first contest an overwhelming success, and I’m grateful for your honesty, your willingness to laugh in the face of crazy, and your bravery in sharing your stories with my little corner of the world.

I’m better for your sharing, and I hope you were encouraged by the stories, as well… even if it’s just to feel a touch more normal and a bit less alone.  Thank you for being a terrific community to me and each other this week and for making me regret my embarrassing disclosures a little less than usual.

Sally writes:

We do, in fact, have a winner in the contest.

So after developing a detailed tallying system, countless minutes reading, assessing and reassessing, Kim and I came to the conclusion that it was only fair to narrow it down to the most harrowing stories and tales and have Spencer pull the winning name out of a hat (or rather a red preschool bucket).

The $20 Starbucks gift card goes to… (drum roll, please)… Leslie! Between car accidents, office floodings, and general craziness at church (not to mention jet lag), we crown Leslie the overwhelmedness Queen.

AND the $1.55 goes to… (drum roll, please)… Dave Woolsey! Because if anything is more frustrating than being 75 feet from the Coffee Cottage, it’s a $1.55 gift card which we all know will buy nothing at Starbucks.

Dave, when finding yourself that close to the Coffee Cottage, the answer is always YES!  There.  I solved all your life problems.  You’re welcome.

Merry Christmas Everyone!


Congratulations, Leslie!  And Dave? 😉

My sincere thanks, Kim and Sally.  I’m exceedingly glad that I didn’t have to judge.  The fact that you both did it graciously while parenting your small children, preparing for Christmas, and having illness in your homes to boot… well, those things just show how very, very qualified you were for your roles.

I’ll join Kim and Sally in saying,

Merry Christmas Everyone!