Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Toby Picks The Winner!

I'm sure you remember that everyone sharing a post at Two Shoes Tuesday for the past two weeks has been entered in a drawing for a $100 Amazon gift card in celebration of the 100th Edition of Two Shoes Tuesday!  In the interest of being impartial, I decided to let Toby choose the winner. :-)
I took small squares of aluminum foil, one for each person who posted a link on Week #99, and one for each person who posted a link on Week #100.  I wrote a name on each square with a Sharpie, then crushed them into balls with the name on the inside.  I put all the balls in this candy dish and stirred them up. 
Then I called upon the services of my capable assistant Toby to choose the winning contestant.  He wasted no time in selecting one of the balls, picking it up with his mouth... and taking off down the hallway with it! :-)
Retrieving Toby and the foil ball of his choice, I handed the ball to Papa Bear, who had been overseeing the proceedings in the interest of fairness.  He opened the ball to discover....
Patricia at Patricia's Place
 is the official winner of the $100 Amazon.com gift card!
 
Congratulations Patricia! 
Send your email address to me at jts.2000@yahoo.com
and I'll send that gift card your way! :-)
 
A big THANK YOU to EVERYONE who participated in the contest and helped me
celebrate this Two Shoes Tuesday milestone.  Let's do it again for the 200th Edition!
 
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This post was written for Two Shoes Tuesday
where the theme choices this week are card and drawing.
If you enjoy writing, come and join us!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Two Shoes Tuesday #101 - Card or Drawing

Two Shoes Tuesdsay
 
Welcome to Two Shoes Tuesday...  a place for those who love to write!

There are two word prompts to choose from... you can use whichever one inspires you. You are not required to include them both. You do not have to include the prompt word, but please use it as the theme for your post. You are welcome to write a post for each prompt word, if you like. Posts unrelated to either word prompt will be deleted from the link list.

Your contribution must be in the form of an original poem, essay, or short story (fiction or non-fiction), and it must be a new piece - not something drawn from your other writings or archives.

Your link must go directly to your post for Two Shoes Tuesday, and somewhere in the post you must provide a link to Two Shoes Tuesday.  It doesn't need to be big or fancy, just a text or logo link at the end of your post will be fine. You can add a link anytime through next Monday. 

Please take some time to visit as many of the other TST participants as possible during the week, we all love feedback on our efforts!  Feel free to email me at jts.2000@yahoo.com if you have any questions.
 
The October 21st writing themes to choose from are card and drawing. 

I will be announcing the winner of the $100 Amazon Gift Card on my post! :-)  

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Girlfriends OnFire

This week, I was given the privilege of being interviewed about my past by my friend Sid, The Bad Boy Diva for the "Bad Boy Confessions" series at Girlfriends OnFire, a powerful new online community developed by Sid and her friend Dr. D to help women break free of destructive relationships. 
 
I've written about my past marriages before on my blog in bits and pieces, and some of you are familiar with much of the story. In this interview I've put myself out there and shared more than I ever have before - not for the purpose of drawing attention to myself, but in hopes of showing other women in similar situations that they are of value, and change is possible.   It is never to late to choose to break free!  Here is a link to my Interview as it appears on The Bad Boy Diva blog.
 
Be sure to check out Girlfriends OnFire on Facebook, and the Girlfriends OnFire website too!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Two Shoes Tuesday Prompts for October 21st

~TWO SHOES TUESDAY~
Stories, poems and essays - original fiction and non-fiction 
 Your choice of themes for Tuesday, October 21st are: 
card or drawing

Find out more about Two Shoes Tuesday here

Put your thinking cap on ~ come and join us on Tuesday!
 
I'll be announcing the winner of the this...

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Josie Two Shoes is on Facebook!

For some time now I've been attempting a balancing act between my legal/public identity, and my personal/private identity as Josie Two Shoes. Some people know me only as one or the other, but the number of people who are aware of both identities and my blog is increasing. I've been debating whether or not to bring Josie and my blog out of the closet and into the public eye, since in reality, she is more me than my given name will ever be. 

I have shared so much of myself on my blog over the years that it's a bit intimidating to put it on public display, but then I've always claimed that I have no secrets, and really, at sixty what does it matter what people think? Love me, or hate me, as long as I am good with who I am now all is well, and it's taken every one of those hard-learned life lessons to get me to this place. 

So, for the very first time, I am linking up Two Shoes in Texas to Facebook.  If you're on Facebook please come and visit me at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Josie-Two-Shoes/354429328062887  Let's see what happens!