Tuesday, February 26, 2008

"Hot Flashes" and Congratulations!

My shipment of books arrived yesterday!! Yes, I stayed up late last night reading "Hot Flashes From Heaven!"

Girlfriends! This book is smart, sassy, and soothing for the soul! In fact, I'll just quote the quote written on the front of the book: "I experienced a hot flash from laughing so hard... and then a power surge from all the wonderful, practical advice." --Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author.

Ronna Snyder is a no-nonsense, pull out all the stops, get-real kinda gal. I wish you all could meet her in person, but until then, her book will have you feeling like you're having one of those refreshing heart-to-heart, girl-speak connections over scrumptious dessert. By the way, in case you missed the earlier blog with her website, here it is again: http://www.ronnasnyder.com/

Actually, I've never had the pleasure(?) of experiencing a mammogram yet... but I hear that meeting up with a girlfriend afterward at a froo-froo joint to indulge in lots of gooey chocolate does wonders to soothe the soul (kind of like when we were little and getting a sticker made up for the torture of an immunization shot). But I digress.

Where I was going with that is... Ronna has taken the whole menopause experience and... given us a "sticker" for being big girls. And she accomplishes this so beautifully and eloquently in the way she shares her own real-life experiences, validating ours along the way.

Okay, now for the Winners! Yep, you read that right. There's 2. That's because my friend, Dani R., who is stationed here in Germany, emailed me first. And the very next email was from Lori M. in the states!! So I said to myself, "Self, you have an 'Overseas' Winner and a 'Stateside' Winner." And I've decided to give a book to each of them. CONGRATULATIONS DANI AND LORI!!

Dani, I'll give you yours when I see you this Friday at the Girl's Night Out. (Ha! I just now thought of that! It is really called the Women's Monthly Meeting... but I cringe because that sounds so... you know, monthly. See? I'm already getting "Hot Flashes" of inspiration!!)

And, Lori, I'll send you yours... today actually.

A big THANK YOU to all my friends who email me notes of encouragement and blessing. I love every single one of you and want you to know how it makes my day to read your emails!

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