Our squeaky-clean winner.

The random number generator chose Deedee as the lucky recipient of the soap-and-germ package. Yes, she gets her very own stuffed cootie to go with all that laundry detergent and softener.

It occurred to me, belatedly, that the little guy’s picture might be available on the Internet somewhere. It was:

Somehow I doubt that bacteria have walrus-like fangs. But maybe thinking that they do makes it easier for us to justify killing them.

Here’s my tip, Deedee: Since the free detergent coupon doesn’t expire until Oct. 31, be on the lookout for a buy-one-get-one sale (BOLO for a BOGO?). Then you’d really clean up, as it were. Even these days $13  buys a lot of laundry soap.

If you’ll recall, I listed three other kinds of giveaway packs to be up for grabs. Since I have to go out of town for a family emergency, I may not give those away just yet. Offhand, I have at least two items that could be sent with much less fuss. If I do put those collections up for grabs, it will be with the understanding that they won’t be mailed until after I get home on Sept. 30.

Thanks again to dear daughter Abigail, of I Pick Up Pennies, for scouting all that loot at BlogHer 2010.

For those of you who keep track of such things: The Godiva chocolate has been purchased but it too will likely wait until after Sept. 30 to be mailed. It’s still pretty hot in South Jersey and I don’t want the quality of the confection to be affected. Some things are worth waiting for; free chocolate is among them.

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  1. Sarah L

    Donna, please don’t worry about giveaways right now!! Take the time to enjoy being with your family, all of us readers will be more than patient, and understanding if you can’t be posting on your blog until things get resettled for you.

  2. Don’t worry about us, we will be here when you get back…contests or no contests. Just go do what you need to do, and be safe.

  3. I hope your trip is enjoyable, though it’s not for the happiest of reasons. South Jersey: have you had panzarottis? Not at all good for you but very very tasty! (I grew up in Haddon Twp)

    • Donna Freedman

      H Lee D: I grew up further south, in Cumberland County, but lived for a couple of years in Mt. Laurel and used to take the high-speed line from Haddonfield (not far from Haddon Twp.?) to Philly.
      What I’m really jonesing for is a cheesesteak. But it may be too hot to eat that kind of thing. Custard it is!
      Thanks for reading.

  4. Mmmmmmm, panzarottis and cheesesteak with custard on the side. How did this go from bacteria to food?
    Take care.

  5. Mariellen Romer

    Have a safe, memorable and in the moment trip. Led to your blog through Elizabeth Harper, Giftsofthejourney. Book marked and looking forward to reading more.

    I am so glad you are going ‘for the trip, not for a funeral’. A real gift for your aunts and yourself.

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