Sunday, March 1, 2009

I Won!

I won the Apron Book Giveway at The Apron Goddesses! It's a pattern book with 20 vintage apron patterns in it, and I simply can't wait to see it! Julia, the head Apron Goddess, is always hosting great apron-related giveaways. If you haven't visited her blog, you really ought to, because she is riding the crest of the latest trend with this apron thing and you could be a winner, too!

I didn't even know I'd won - I pulled trauma call yesterday, and it was a rough one. The weekend isn't a real weekend at a trauma center until you've had victims of a gunshot wound, a car accident and an ATV accident in the operating room, and we had multiples of the first two yesterday.

I went in at 6:30 a.m. (and, really, the only positive thing about weekend call is that you can sleep a little later) and didn't get a chance to eat lunch until 2:30 in the afternoon, when one of the Labor & Delivery folks took pity on me and came down to watch my patient (a car accident victim) so I could go grab a bite. And I was lucky to get that! Other than that, the rest of the day was spent in motion! I sat down in each case just long enough to chart, and in the bad ones I didn't even sit down to chart - I just charted in between adjusting things.

So I was beat. I came home and changed into PJ's and went to bed. The Princess wanted to come visit and normally I am always up for Princess time, but last night I just couldn't manage one more thing, so I asked her dad to tell her that we needed to postpone it. She is a sweet and sensible Princess, though, so I am sure she understands.

Then I talked to Hannah's mom, who knew I'd been stuck in the hospital all day. She told me I needed to take a look at The Apron Goddesses, and I knew immediately what that meant! And I've nattered on for a page and a half just to explain the lift that news gave me - to be so exhausted and feel so beat and then to get good news. I can't even describe how it felt, but I'll bet you can picture it!

So, Julia, thank you so much for hosting such a great giveaway on your lovely blog. I am so excited about winning it! I'll get the book, and I'll review it here, and I'll make a couple of aprons, and if one of them turns out well perhaps I'll have a vintage apron giveaway! Won't that be fun?


Anonymous said...

I saw her comment where you had won and I looked in at her blog (which is great) to view the book. What a fun thing to win and experiment with. Congratulations!

Yarn Princess said...

Your day yesterday was exactly why I was trying to let you know you won. Although I didn't know HOW rough a day it was going to be I figured this news would be a bright spot.

Anna said...

Congratulations! That's cool

TC said...

I guess I might compare how you felt wining the ABG to me being sent a potted plant or garden tool to test(I would say garden gloves as they might relate more to a cloth apron, but I don't wear gloves in the garden). I really admire you for the career you're in. I couldn't handle it. I've always said those who work in the medical field are indeed God's angels.
The word for verification was "drapter," as might be used thusly: "That drapter was really difficult to understand."

Susie said...

Well congrats to you Terri! After such a busy day what a nice thing to find out. I know you will enjoy for sure!

Terri said...

Thank you, Mildred - I think I'll have a lot of fun with it!

YP, I am so glad you did!

Thank you, Anna!

TC, thank you for your kind comments! I'm bad about not wearing my gardening gloves, either, which means my nails are always terrible! Oh, and I have lots of difficult 'drapters' this week! ;)

Susie, thank you - I know I'll have fun with it!


jen said...

Yipppeee!! Congrats on your win!!


andrea said...

what a nice pick me up after a hard day :)

hospitals are hard places to spend lots of time - I am not sure I could work in one day in and out - but I love the er work I've done with animals and actually enjoy the advocacy piece when loved ones are in hospital so maybe I'd surprise myself ;)

congrats and I hope you get a breather soon

Terri said...

Thank you, Jen!

Andrea, you really might surprise yourself, but you're right - it isn't easy. But, it's never boring, either!


Julia said...

I am glad that this win brought a pick me up to an otherwise tiring and stressful day! Yeah!!! If you send me an email with your full name and address I will forward it to June Bartos asap.


em's scrapbag said...

Have fun making aprons. I'm hoping one turns out. I'd love a chance to win it. By the way you won the fat quarter give away on my blog today. Congrats!

TC said...

I've switched to a new template and you might need to reset my blog address if you were following or subscribed. I lost all that stuff during the switch over. Thanks!

simple~needs said...

yes!! i am soooo happy you won!!!!!

Gayle said...

HEY! You also won a fat quarter over at Em's Scrapbag blog! She needs your address so she can mail it to you! Congrats!

Terri said...

Julia, thanks so much!

Em, how awesome! I need to go and buy a lottery ticket - I'm just having all the luck this week! Better yet, though, you've given away a fat quarter! :)

TC, I'll check in soon!

Thank you, Kim! Good to "see" you!

Thanks, Gayle - I am having a lucky week, aren't I?


DayPhoto said...

I just love apron's so having her blog is really a neat addition to my favorites list.

I am glad you won! YEAH FOR YOU!


Daisy said...

Congratulations on your win! How lovely that you won on the day you needed a lift the most! I'm sorry to hear how rough things were at work for you. I would never be able to handle the job that you have and I'm so grateful for you and others like you who are willing and able to take on the duties of that profession.