Friday, March 20, 2009

March's Sweet Write-Away Contest Winner

The Write-Away ContestThank you to Annette Lyon at The Lyon's Tale for judging the "Sweet" entries. If you aren't hungry after reading these then there's something wrong with you.

And my thanks to our entrants for making this contest so fun each month.

. . . And the winner is:

MamaBlogga with The Bitter and the Sweet

Honorable Mentions

Babysteps with Sweet Weedy Spring
In the Mom Zone with A (Not So) Sweet Treat
What Is a Sundial in the Shade? with My Little Valentines


Here are a list of the entries in the order they were received:

1. Babysteps with Sweet Weedy Spring
I have to admit, I've always had a special place in my heart for Henbit, although I didn't know what it was called until I married a farmer's son. I guess it would be more accurate to say, "I've always had a special place in my heart for that little dark green plant with the funny shaped stick-like flowers with nectar in them", which is what I called them for a good many years.

2. mum2twelve . . . Now My Baker's Dozen with Lesson Learned . . . A Stroll Down Memory Lane
I have always loved chocolate though it was not until I was an adult that I learned to appreciate the finer qualities of dark chocolate. So it was that at the ripe old age of seven I was fully in love with milk chocolate and happy to consume it in whatever form it appeared in.

3. All Stace, All the Time with Three o' Clock Chocolate
Okay, so I've been walking. Still loving it. I lost five pounds. Five pounds. Five stupid-that's-all-there-is pounds. I'm walking like a fiend and all I have to show for it after three weeks if five pounds. To be honest, I have not been all that careful about what I've been eating so I guess I've just been walking off all of the junk I've been eating. I never claimed to be some sort of genius.

4. In the Life of a Child with Moonstruck
It had been a long week. A long very long week and I was tired. As I trudged through the living room picking up toys, a silver moonbeam glinted through the window. I curled up on the couch with a sigh.

5. Glacier Racing with U Sweet!
Before my father passed, I was fortunate to travel with him across the country to buy an antique car. The trip was pure joy. Dad lived it up, swapping geezer stories at every rest stop and flirting with waitresses in ten states. We were Route 66 freedom flyers, a greyhair and a whitehair, wishing it would never end.

6. Cymry-Pa with Chocolate Covered Caramel Slice
I recently came across Julie Powell's Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen and gave in the urge to buy a new book, for what's my life without lots and lots of books, especially if they happen to be about food.

7. Tiaras and Tantrums with Sweet Chocolate
Second addiction - sweets. Like chocolate but love chocolate peanut butter cups. Like licorice, but love licorice nibs. Also love tangy taffy because I can stick it up into my gums where the sugar gets absorbed really fast, and make faces at the kids.

8. In the Mom Zone with A (Not So) Sweet Treat
When I think if chocolate, my mind flashes back to the Spring of 1997. My birthday was nearing. A big one. Eighteen. My boyfriend and I were going through what you might call a rough patch. He was 8 hours away at college and we had found that the distance made things difficult.

9. Ceasless Praise with The Sweetest Sound
My ears have just begun to hear the sweetest sound.
The sound that I have been waiting and longing to hear for so many years.
A tiny voice, knowingly calling me 'mama'.

10. What Is a Sundial in the Shade? with My Little Valentines
I've been married for almost 15 years and though my hubby-man is my sun, moon, stars, and favorite hot cocoa, we've never made that big a deal about Valentine's Day.

11. Past Continuous with The Great Chocolate Divide
When we were young, many many moons ago, chocolates were not as plenty on the ground as they seem to be now. Now, every passing guest will bring a gift of chocolates to my two daughters; the fridge is full of yet-to-be-unwrapped Dairy Milk Chocolate bars and other goodies.

12. Here Is Where Our Story Begins with My Guilty Pleasure
I have an awful obsession, one that I'm embarrassed to admit. I love Little Debbie Fudge Brownies. A Lot.

13. The Little Things with A Sweet Six Years
There is no pain like the pain of wanting something that you can’t have. Especially, when what you want is good. Especially, when what you want is a child. Hoping for something with your whole heart and being denied that is painful for the heart, soul and spirit.

14. TJ with Sweeter Still
After five days without sugar, my dessert box craved something sweet on date night. After eating half of our two-for-one custard brownie sundaes, my husband and I looked at each other with the sickly feeling of overindulgence. “It’s almost too sweet,” he said.

15. MamaBlogga with The Bitter and the Sweet
The stereotypical image of the forbidden fruit of the Garden of Eden is an apple. I must respectfully dissent from popular opinion here—if I had to choose a modern fruit to grow on the tree of knowledge of good and evil, I’d have to go with the plum.

16. What about Mom? with Bittersweet
I got a message on Facebook today from an old friend, who, if I had not ended our relationship thirteen years ago, I wouldn’t be in this life I have here. I wouldn’t curl myself up next to Dick every night. I wouldn’t read Mr. Fine Porcupine with Spot or play tooth fairy for Sally or cuddle a cranky Susan.

17. An Unnamed Woman with What Kind of Dessert Are You?
What is your favorite dessert? No doubt you've seen personality tests flying around that relate you to some type of delectable treat. They bug me a little. Because I can never make up my mind on questions like the above. I love them all!

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Jordan McCollum said...

Wow, thanks Annette and Michelle! I'm so flattered! What great entries!

An Ordinary Mom said...

Fabulous winner and what an awesome judge!

Tristi Pinkston said...

Congrats to the winners - they look very deserving!