Saturday, December 01, 2007

Christmas Giving!

Yesterday I got back from the mall and thought, Now I know why I do my Christmas shopping in October! I got shoved, bumped, and tripped. And all I wanted to buy was a pair of fuzzy warm know the kind? They are microfiber and feel like a scarf on your feet. I bought the confetti ones (they look as good as they feel)!.

When I emerged from the chaos inside the mall, I thought I was home free, except I couldn't find my car (a few hundred more cars moved into all the little slots where I thought my car should have been). I wandered aimlessly pointing my key chain "gizmo" to every white-colored car (do you know how many people have white cars?). As I pointed and clicked, I prayed that somewhere out there, my car's headlights would "wink" back at me. No such luck! I finally had to stop at Starbucks to receive "nourishment" before I continued on my journey!

To help lessen your burden, so you don't get shoved, bumped, tripped or bruised at the shopping mall, I'm offering my holiday gift package to you: Five FREE books and a Josh Groban CD. I started a ShoutLife page and all the details are there. So here's what I'm giving away:

Chicken Soup for the Coffee Lover's Soul (strange huh? Soup in your coffee?)

Living The Serenity Prayer by Adams Media

The One Year Life Verse Devotional by Tyndale House

God Allows U-Turns for Women by Bethany House

A Cup of Comfort Devotional For Mothers by Adams Media

CD: Noel by Josh Groban (if I have the courage to part with it!). Thankfully, it's all wrapped up!

(Just let me know if you want the books autographed!)

Go to and sign up for my free newsletter and you will be entered into the contest. Deadline: High Noon on Saturday, December 15, 2007 (EST). Under the "Contact Us" link (type in book bundle giveaway!). That's it!

Happy "Shopping"!

P.S. I know what I'm asking for Christmas...a GPS device (one for inside the car and the other on my key chain!).


Sue @ Praise and Coffee said...

Thanks so much for entering me in the contest- I did sign-up for the newsletters too!
And thanks for the link on your blog!


Connie Pombo said...

Oh, you're most welcome, Sue, and thanks for signing up! I love having your link on my blog. Now if I could just figure out how to put my books on there. My son, thankfully, is getting his masters in web (something!). Maybe I'll ask him. Can't hurt, might help!

Susan Kelly Skitt said...

Hey Connie, you busy girl! A GPS, way too funny!

What a nice book giveaway you're hosting for people. You are so generous. I just love you girl and am glad to know you not only here in blogville but in everyday life.

Jan Parrish said...

Hi Connie! I linked you to my posting on moles yesterday. No results back for a few weeks. How did you get yours back so quick?

Connie Pombo said...

My dermatologist is the best. He reads his own slides! He's a pathologist and a dermatologist, and he's also a Harvard grad. He doesn't trust "hospital" labs. About 10 years ago I had a shave biopsy on my nose that they thought for certain was cancer and guess what? The lab washed it down the drain! Can you even imagine? They couldn't do anything and said, "If it grows back we'll know that it was cancer!" Incredible, huh? That's when I found a new dermatologist who does everything in his office: reads his own slides, does his own surgery (huge place with operating suites), and is the only one in the area that does the Moh's procedure. I'm fortunate that my insurance pays for him. Normally, lab results take about 10days depending on how busy they are, but three weeks (I never heard of that!). Did they send it to a special lab? It could be because of the holidays! I always have them put an "alert" reading on my specimens and it's usually read within 3-4 days, but this was done as a courtesy for me. It never hurts to ask (and I've learned to speak up!).

I will keep you in my prayers!