Friday, September 04, 2009

Labor Day Weekend Giveaway!

Some of you know I had a very rough week...was under mandatory evacuation because my house was on the perimeter of the Los Angeles Station Fire!

But thanks to the smart and heroic efforts of my city's firefighters and police, the danger has passed. We returned to our home, and now it's back to life as usual!

So I am particularly happy and thankful this Labor Day Weekend, and plan to "celebrate" in low-key ways: attending a pre-season high school football game, home clean-up, and some BBQ'ing with friends and family.


Leave us a comment and tell us something interesting or fun or relaxing you are doing this weekend. On Monday night, I'll select one winner who can then choose which one of my three books (as noted in our right side column) he or she would like to receive.

Meanwhile, Happy Labor Day Weekend!

45 fresh comments:

Sunnie said...

My husband and I are going to New Hampshire to visit my sister and her family this weekend, or "New Hamster" as my nephew would say. :)

YAGROUPIE said...

I've got a stack of books to read. Hoping to get through a handful of them!

Valerie said...

I'm going to be watching fun movies like the Bourne series and tv shows like Alias to research fight scenes for the book I'm writing! I might be the only one, lol but I think it's fun!

WindyA said...

Long weekend... more time to read and write and hang out with the family!

Kelly Parra said...

I shall be writing and relaxing with the family!!! And hugs to you, Tina, for your really rough week!

Brooke Reviews said...

Tomorrow night we're going to my college's first football game. I'm excited to get back into football season. :D

I hope you have a lovely weekend! :)

katie said...

I plan on reading a bunch of books this weekend and taking a break to celebrate my older brother's birthday. I think that's about it for me. =]

Melanie said...

I'm going with my parents to the beach! I am really looking forward to it. There's something so therapeutic about it.

TheBookworm said...

I plan on crashing on the couch with a few books and movies. Nothing, spectacular, but nonetheless enjoyable. :D

tetewa said...

College football starts Saturday so I'll be watching the game. Having a cookout on Labor Day! tWarner419@aol.com

Meredith said...

I need to finish crocheting Elmo for my friend's son's first birthday next Thursday! He is gonna love it!!

~Meredith F.

Aliya said...

Sleeping and reading and pigging out, the basic rituals you must celebrate on your last weekend of freedom before school starts :) Just got a stack of books from the library and hoping to chillax with some iced tea and a fuzzy blankie, too.

Have a awesome weekend! =D

Taste Life Twice said...

I have my very first review copy! And my family's BBQing.

tashiluvsu@live.com

Liz said...

Well I had surgery so all I get to do is lay around all day or be on the computer. Nothing really interesting but is relaxing. Oh, I'll probably be reading!
-Liz :P

liztapioka14[at]yahoo[dot]com

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SewCalGal said...

I'm enjoying labor day weekend in my sewing room (sweat shop) making charity quilts for kids.

But we do plan to go to the beach for a BBQ on Labor Day.

Count me in your giveaway. I love to read.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Readingjunky said...

Well, my weekend is starting out with CATCHING FIRE! I'll be reading that late into the night. Hopefully, the weekend will be ending with a trip to Borders. (Teacher appreciation week starts with 30% off.)

RJ

GirlforChrist said...

This weekend I am officially starting my Internet classes. Fun, huh?! Not. I just hope I can find something to cheer me up... maybe like... watching the grass grow... :o)

~GirlforChrist

Anonymous said...

This weekend, I'm going to a wedding!!! Not my own of course, but someone else's.... It will be soooo beautiful... Sigh....

~KatieSongbird

Jill of The O.W.L Blog said...

It's state fair time! My family will be going to the state fair and eating everything on a stick they can find :)

foltzsfantasticbook at gmail.com

MissAttitude said...

I'm sleeping in! I have to get up at 5:30 to get to school (the car, train and then bus). I'm also going to get some reviews typed up so I can post them when school gets crazy busy!

MissAttitude said...

Also, I'm glad you and your family are safe!

Llehn said...

I am making chocolate chip cookies! Hooray!

Llehn said...

Oh and HAPPY LABOR'S DAY everyone!!!

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

Well, the kids have events planned all weekend long, all around school activities. So, even though they have the day off, they'll be spending it in and around the school. I would like to have a weekend away before Fall really arrives, but no can do. Instead, I plan on intensive reading therapy.

Dottie :)

Renee G said...

I don't have much I have to do this weekend, but I thought I might start working on a couple projects for our local fair.

rsgrandinetti(at)yahoo.com

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

So glad you, your family and friends are all safe. Many have lost homes, my heart and prays to out to you.

Dottie

Hillary said...

My plan is to sleep, eat, and read as much as possible. Plus write new blog posts for the next week and finish all my homework. Hopefully I'll have time to hang out with some friends at some point!

donnas said...

I am going to take the opportunity to relax and get some reading in while I have the long weekend.

austenfan said...

I will be reading and reading and reading to my heart's content. Yay! :)

austenfanblogs[at]gmail[dot]com

Mitzy said...

Well unfortunately this weekend I have to work, but all next week I'm going to a friend's lakehouse in Auburn and it's going to be so much fun!

just1linmichele@aol.com

iamliterate said...

I'm relieved to hear you were able to return safely to your home. My cousin is a volunteer fire-fighter in California.

I'm planning on working ahead in my homework, but after that I'm going to drive home and see my family for the first time in a month.

cpullum said...

This weekedend! Today I am going to a wedding at the Jethawks Staduim baseball wedding. Then Disneyalnd this Labor Day!!
Carla
cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

Cyndala said...

Well, it's my weekend to work at the library, so I'll be there Saturday and Sunday plying great YA lit on every semi-interested patron who walks through the door. I do have Monday off, though, so my 5 lb Chihuahua (Harley) and I are participating in our communities annual Labor Day River Walk (3 miles round trip). He always wants a walk, but he has *no* idea what's coming. -hehe-

Marjolein said...

So glad to hear that you have no harm of the fire!!
I went to my second meeting with an author today! It is very seldom that american authors visit my country, but today author Dina Nayeri gave a reading from her book in The Hague and it was so much fun! And I finished the first chapter of my manuscriot, yay. And for tomorrow, picking up reading because I am behind schedulde with that!
Wish you a great weekend Tina!

amyonymous said...

I am spending my weekend researching colleges for my son, who is a senior this year, and who is singularly uninterested in researching. But has definite ideas about what he wants to do and where in the country he wants to live. The rest is up to Mom.

Other than that, I am finishing Catching Fire (and wishing I wrote it), and about to re-read The Sound and the Fury.

Very happy you - and several of my friends - survived the evacuation and came home to houses still standing.

amy

sharigreen said...

It's pouring rain (likely all weekend) and I'm sick, so I'm doing a Harry Potter movie marathon, which makes being stuck inside & sick really not so bad. :)

Beth said...

We are just hanging our with our family this weekend. Going fishing on Labor Day.
Thanks for the giveaway!

lizzi0915 at aol dot com

Paradox said...

I've just been catching up on my reading (overdue library books) and I plan to continue that...

paradoxrevealed (at) aim (dot) com

quba said...

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Alexa said...

I didn't do anything special....just lots of homework and soccer practice =(.

lovinfitch(at)aol(dot)com

Sarah Z said...

We are going to my parents and instead of grilling, my mom is making fried chicken - strange for Labor Day but whatever!
Thanks
Sarah
believedreamcourage (at) gmail.com

TinaFerraro said...

Thanks, everyone, the contest is CLOSED!

Mechelle Fogelsong said...

My youngest daughter caught her first fish--a bluegill--while I basked in the shade of a Russian olive tree, reading some YA nonfiction (DON'T TAKE LOVE LYING DOWN by Brad Henning).

The dragonfies skirted the edges of the lake; a bullfrog leapt from a tree above our heads into the water; I drank lemonade from a polka-dot patterned insulated tumbler.

My husband stood on the lakeshore looking handsome as always in his loose-fitting jeans and a ratty old T-shirt. Once in a while, he'd cast a line for one of the girls. I stole a kiss from him as we walked back to the car along a dusty trail, holding hands.

Alas, I love laid back Labor Day weekends like this one!

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