Many of you have asked where in the world I've been.

All I know is that after 7 plus years of blogging and a different lappy, which I don’t like, I seem to have lost my blogging fervor.

Someday, when you least expect it, I will post again.

For those of you still waiting I say thank you.

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Thursday, March 3, 2011

CSN to the Rescue

More and more lately I've realized how unimportant "THINGS" are. People and experiences are much more valuable than mere inanimate objects.

In our recent move from Indiana to Wisconsin, I spent a lot of time and energy weeding out THINGS. I hope to NOT replace all those THINGS with more useless THINGS.

Yet, now that I have a Football Cave (FBC) I found myself really WANTING a new THING. I wanted a football table lamp - - -

Because really, THIS cut glass lamp just has NO BUSINESS in a football cave. Putting this in the FBC would be like wearing a prom dress to mud wrestling!

And yet - - - cut glass is what I HAD and so down it went to the FBC.

I googled around and found several choices of football lamps. I wished for one of them. I longed for one of them. I DROOLED over one of them.

But - - - I just couldn't bring myself to spend money on a THING, especially so soon after weeding out so many.

Then I noticed many bloggy people offering CSN GIVEAWAYS. Oh, I scurried right over to the CSN store website and discovered to my joy that every stinkin' one of the football lamps I'd been drooling over were offered there!!!!

Well - - - I started entering every CSN giveaway I could find.

Finally I WON - - - Beth, over at Geyond The Garden Gate, gave away a $35 CSN promo number, and it had MY NAME ON IT!!! Oh Beth THANK YOU SOOOOOOO MUCH!!!

My new CSN football lamp arrived via UPS yesterday and the cut glass moved out of the FBC and the football lamp moved in.

Doesn't Mr. Football Lamp look like he's right where he belongs!?! And I didn't have to spend even a penny to get him!

By the way - - - the gridiron snack tray upon which Mr. Lamp is sitting was a gift from one of my former students (does he know me or what???) and it is one of the THINGS that did move with us from Indiana.



Linda @ A La Carte said...

Keetha love your you!! Great win from CSN!

Terra said...

Didn't that work out perfectly? How cool to have a FBC, my aunt has one room dedicated to the Packers, so I guess she has a FBC.

j said...

YAY! Congratulations! I like your lamp - it would look good in The Boy's room.

★Carol★ said...

That lamp is so perfect for you, Queen of the Gridiron!

Holly said...

Now I need to see you in a prom dress, mud wrestling.

Jewel said...

It looks great! And I love the little snack bowl underneath the table. :)

Anonymous said...

I can honestly say that you are my only friend who has such a lamp! But it's apparently supposed to be yours. Wow, congrats on winning (supposed to be) the gift certificate, too!

Your 'cave' is complete!


Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

You go girl!
Glad to hear you won too, that is awesome!
Happy Weekend my friend,

podso said...

I think I could see God in this story! How very cool, the way you got what you wanted! It looks cute and so you, Keetha!

Anonymous said...

That so it's in your cave! I've entered a lot of CSN giveaways too...never won tho...congrats!

Theresa said...

OH YEAH BABY, perfect lamp for your football cave! CSN has EVERYTHING under the sun! Congrats on the win and your purchase with it!

Have a blessed day my friend, HUGS!

Kristin - The Goat said...

It's perfect!!

Unknown said...

Keetha, That is a fabulous lamp! I love it, I love it, I love it! And you're right, cut glass does NOT belong in a football cave. Enjoy, my friend!
Blessings, Beth

Erin said...

So perfect for your FB cave!

42N said...

A football lamp in your FBC is very appropriate. I can send you a Iowa Hawkeye decal for it if you want.

Kathleen said...

Just a heads up. CSN giveaway on my blog for my 3rd annual St. Patrick's Day Blog Crawl on the 15th. Little give aways every post till then. Tonight it is paisley napkins. :)

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Perfect for FBC. And much less fragile should any spontaneous, arm-flailing celebrations occur in the cave. :-)