Springtime Giveaway Winner{s}

Our giveaway winner is............ Nezzy of Cow Patty Surprise!! Congrats, Nezzy!  Send me your address (suzgarten@yahoo.com) and I'll get the doll out later this week so your sweet grand-girls can take proper care of her.  :-)  

Now after I drew the winner of the giveaway, I had a thought.  Seems like so many of you wanted that danged ole bird book.  So I thought.... why not draw a 2nd name from amongst those who want the bird book?? Soooooo, our bird book winner is.......... Julie of Midlife Jobhunter!  Congrats Julie, I hope you enjoy your bird book as much as I'm enjoying my copy. (Send me your address!)

Starling mama in our backyard... see more pics on my photo blog

And if y'all haven't visited Nezzy's or Julie's blog, well, you totally need to stop by and say hi....  I'm jes sayin'.  They are BOTH seriously fantastic writers, and that's no bull.

I will be back soon this week.... I want to give y'all an update on Micki Kohler and the benefit that was held for her a week ago.  The benefit had a huge turnout, and I'll put up some photos for y'all to see.   Thanks to everyone who donated to help out Micki and her family, words cannot express the family's appreciation as they travel through this difficult period in their lives.

I'm a little scarce and harried right now because I finally .... HAVE A JOB! Yep, I'm now among the ranks of the employed after 1.5 years of job searching in Kansas.  What's that, you want to know what I'm doing?  Welllllll..... if you decide to travel through Kansas on I-35, you just might meet me at one of the southern toll booths.  Yessiree, I am now a toll booth collector for the Kansas Turnpike Authority.  I've been in training since last week, but I think they will throw me to the wolves just in time for the Memorial Day weekend, and you just know I'm going to be one hopping girl that weekend!!  I'm already eating less (can we all say YAY!!) so I'm hoping that a side benefit is that I'll lose about 20 pounds.  That would sure be a blessing.  :-)

Thanks to everyone who commented on my giveaway, and stay tuned for the next giveaway.  There's always a chance to win something fun here at Oz Girl's place.

Have a great week y'all!


  1. Congrats to the winners, and congrats to you on the job! I think I'm gonna have to look into getting that book anyway.

  2. Congrats on landing that job!

  3. WOO HOO...Congrats on the job! Might be kind of fun...get to see all type of people for sure!

  4. First, I love the photo of mama bird and her kids! What a great capture.

    Secondly, sorry I missed out on a contest....

    Thirdly, congratulations on the job! How exciting!

    Fourthly, you answered a question I had bopping around my brain yesterday as I sat on a bus traveling the 250+ miles from Pittsburgh to home via the Pennsylvania turnpike, on a bus with 27 frisbee team members - and that question was "I wonder if every state has a Turnpike". Now I know that I can add Kansas to my short list of states that I know have one!!!

  5. I'm so excited. I never win anything. I thank you.

    Also, I'll probably be driving through those tollbooths sometime this summer. I'll let you know ahead of time.

  6. Congrats to the winners!!! What a nice spring surprise!

    And congrats to you, Susan! I will let you in on a little secret....I always wanted to be a toll booth collector! Yep, from when I was little I used to fantisize about all the people I would meet.My mom had a friend that did this for years,
    and boy did she have stories to tell! Some were not fit for my under 12 ears at times and mom would find something for me to do! But, I listened around the corner..LOL!!!

    You will have plenty of blog fodder!
    Keep us posted on how the new job is going! Do you work for the state of Kansas?

    Wonderful day to you! xo, misha

  7. Congrats to your winners and congrats to you too Susan!!! You never know we may just see you one day at the toll booth...I'll be watching for you. Take care...Maura:)

  8. Those starling babies need to get some manners! LOL


  9. congrats on the new job...that is great...congrats to the winners....

  10. Congrats to the winners, and congrats to YOU on the job!!! Try not to be too scarce, k? I'd miss ya! I love the birdie picture. Just adorable! -Tammy

  11. Congrats to the winner and to you on your new job! Yay for you!

  12. Congrats on the new job. We can always tell when we have left the Northeast when the toll operators are friendly again. I am sure you''ll have some interesting stories to tell.

    Congrats to Julie the winner as well.

  13. Congratulations on the job find. Thanks for the contest too.

  14. Congrats to the two very lucky winners!!

    And of course congrats on the job! That's such great news-I'm currently in the market for a job, but have yet to start applying places due to my lack of transportation.

    That would be so cool if I could run into you while traveling-Although I don't know if I'll be traveling in Kansas anytime soon. LOL

  15. Hi

    Thanks for your sweet comment and visit to my blog. I'm so glad you stopped by and hope you will again. I love getting to meet other bloggers.

    I've enjoyed my visit here. Congrats on your new job.


  16. Well done on the job - enjoy!

  17. Congrats on your new job!! That is wonderful news!

  18. Congratulations to both giveaway winners and to you on your new job!
    I'm a bit disappointed that I haven't won the gorgeous dog ;-)

  19. Congrats to Nezzy..her Grand will love that doll! Congrats to Julie too, that is a great bird book! Way to go..you will have lots of blog fodder at the toll booth..it should be an interesting job..and one with benefits and maybe even a retirement plan! Gotta think about when you get older!
    That Granddaughter of yours should be making an appearance soon..I bet you are excited! :)

  20. Wow, big congrats on your new job dear Susan! And OMG you just made the shot of the year! I love that picture! What a moment!

    Cheers: Evi

  21. Congrats to your winner! haven't been able to comment for quite awhile...am on another computor! Nice to see you...just wanted to say HI!!!

  22. Congrats to Nezzie and Julie! Woo hoo!

    Susan, that picture of the mama bird feeding the babies is absolutely fabulous! Amazing photography.

    I'm doing a happy dance for you and your new job! That's great and I think toll booth operator sounds like fun! I agree with FMFP - you are going to have lots of blog fodder. Can't wait to read about it!

    XXXOOO Penny

  23. Congrats to the winners and to your job. Hope it goes well for you.

  24. Congrats on finding a job, I am so very happy for you. It is a hard, and unsettling time, difficult for anyone to go through. You rock!!


  25. Congrats to the winner!
    Congrats on your job.

    Make sure you watch out for wipers during inclement weather. Not that I know, but I can just imagine. The thought of bug guts and rain splashing in my face makes my skin crawl. Almost as bad as the bed bug story.
    I swear my head still itches from the thought.