I've been remiss. I've been a cad. I've toyed with your readerly affections by coming and going like the changing breeze. I have no excuse. I'm busy. Life has been calling. When it does, I tend to pick up the phone.
But I'm here to make it up to you, reader. Not only with pretty words and promises, but in the way all suitors try to woe wronged objects of affection -- with gifts, of course!
Here's another sign in a litany that I am a bad blogger. I never remember my bloggy anniversary. I think it's in a few months, but I always seem to miss it somehow. But my real anniversary, that is something I always remember. And that, my dear friends, is tomorrow.
Yes, as of tomorrow David and I have been married 5 years. It seems like a long time on paper, but in my memory it has been far too short. It sounds sappy, dear reader, but the thing I've learned most in the last five years is that, while love is neither easy nor a fairy tale, it's still one of the best things that has ever happened to me. If I could go on holding this man's hand and waking up next to him in the morning for the next twenty five years more, I'd consider myself blessed and lucky.
So in celebration of my wedding anniversary, I'm doing a giveaway. That's right Sally! In fact, there will be FIVE winners. For winners 2-5, there will be perfume samples, there will be mixed CDs, there will be candy. For the grand prize winner, all of the previous will apply *AND* there will be a $15 gift certificate to either The Perfumed Court or Luckyscent, winner's choice.
So let's everyone celebrate the fact that life, though sometimes difficult, is also beautiful and that those people who find love in their lives, in any form, are truly lucky indeed.
To enter: post your anniversary perfume suggestions. We're going out of town two nights and three days to the wintery Oregon coast. What would you take along? Alternately, if nothing strikes you as anniversary appropriate, I will also take recommendations for romantic scents or beach scents.
Post by 12:01AM PST Monday, October 18, 2010 to enter. Winners will be chosen at random and announced October 19, 2010.
Until I return, dear reader, and with love from me to you, happy sniffing!