Cure for the mid-winter blahs

I’ve got ’em, oh how I’ve got ’em. No zip, no energy, no motivation. Just a mournful sigh as I gaze at the mountains of laundry and Christmas decorations that didn’t make it up to the attic in the first round. And also, taxes. Blah.

But hark, what light from yon window breaks. Or something. It’s a Bloggy Giveaway! Last time I entered about 90% of the contests and won 3! Woo-hoo! Of course, you’ll want to postpone sleep for the next week while you try to keep up with it all, but there’s time enough to sleep when your dead! (That’s what an old boss use to tell me when I was a little frazzled from 3 weeks straight of 12 to 14 hour workdays. But that’s another post.)

This time, I’m going to participate by doing more than just entering all 9,253 giveaways. I am offering my very own prize: Acoustic Sketches by the fabulous Phil Keaggy.

If you don’t know Phil Keaggy, well your life is just sad and miserable. Or not. But he is a fabulous artist and you ought to know him. Taking these tablets an hour before sexual intercourse. generic cialis professional online last in the body and works just fine all the time. Buying Propecia: The best part about using propecia is that in these countries social and family links tend to be much stronger and if one faces cialis properien a bad problem or feels down they can just relieve their soul by talking to a close friend or family member. The “first time” often leads to the erectile dysfunction. viagra sale icks.org Usually disclosed in the fine print of the application, borrowers would then complain that they were being hit with sudden rate increases and not given enough time to react to linked here cost of viagra 100mg them. Phil Keaggy is a incredible guitarist and Christian musician. This album is a collection of instrumental pieces that are just lovely and was #37 on the list of the top 100 Acoustic Guitar Albums of all time. In fact, MTG and I used this CD (and Premium Jams, I think) for most of our wedding music. Our first date was also a Keaggy concert. We’re a little bit fanatical, but in a mellow way.

You can enter to win the CD by leaving a comment and a tip on how you fight the winter blues. Really, I’m sinking here and the knee-biters are plotting their coup. I need some help, pronto.

Oh yeah, the give away ends Friday ish. Drawing Saturday ish. Make sure you leave contact info, etc. Thanks for playing!

56 responses to “Cure for the mid-winter blahs”

  1. Mandy Avatar

    I’ve never heard his music, he sounds great. I’ll be checking him out. Count me as entered and thank you for the nice giveaway!:)

  2. Don and Lisa Osborn Avatar
    Don and Lisa Osborn

    Ah how to fight the winter blues??? Sometimes I find getting a haircut makes the difference and perks me up a bit. If that’s not enough doing something for someone else helps.


  3. Kristen Avatar

    I beat the blues by making sure I get out for walks when the sun is shining. Even if I have to bundle up, just seeing the sun makes me feel better.

  4. Taryn Avatar

    great giveaway! thanks!

    and i eat chocolate lol!

  5. Jen Avatar

    I love Keaggy…so does my son, who happens to be a guitarist. We would both love to win this CD!

  6. Boasting In My Weakness Avatar
    Boasting In My Weakness

    Phil Keaggy is great!! Thanks for the chance to win!!


  7. Deanne Avatar

    Great giveaway! Winter blahs??…travel to a sunny, warm place. Can’t afford that….have a silly sock day with your kids– go and pick out some fun, funky socks and chose a day to wear them. It’s a fun little diversion for a day. 🙂

  8. Karin Avatar

    Sometimes putting some suntan lotion on in the mornings helps perk one out of the winter doldrums! (Coppertone works good!) Thanks for the giveaway!

    P.S. It’s 10 below zero here today! BRRRRRRR

  9. joyfulnotes Avatar

    I believe I’ve heard of him, but never heard his music! One way I fight the winter blues is to have a game night with my family! We make snacks and drinks and play our favorite games!

  10. KnittinChick Avatar

    Fighting the winter blues… enter the Bloggy Giveaways. I love Steve Bell (kind of like Phil Keagy) and you probably would like him too!


  11. Elisarose Avatar

    Ha ha! The winter blues… actually I’ve got them too. Just the other day, I tried the new Diet Pepsi Max (Wake Up People!), and it did give me just enough energy to go load the washing machine.
    Phil Keaggy is awesome!
    elisarosehilliard at gmail dot com

  12. Damselfly Avatar

    Don’t enter me in the contest because I already have this album. Just wanted to say it’s a great album!

  13. michelle Avatar

    I don’t really fight the winter blues. Maybe that comes from growing up in Canada, I don’t know. My solution is to stock up on a bunch of great reading material, cozy slippers, chocolate, and whatever else makes you happy before the snow begins to fly and then just set up shop on the couch in front of the fire for the duration. I would love to be entered in your drawing.

    michelle (at) northofthe49 (dot) com

  14. Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings Avatar
    Laura @ Laura Williams’ Musings

    Eat chocolate and drink coffee!

    Count me in please.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Stop by my place to win a bath set & candles or one of two copies of a book I’m giving away. Don’t miss the daily edition of contests galore that I post on my blog.

    Laura @ Laura Williams’ Musings

  15. The Chatty Housewife- Avatar
    The Chatty Housewife-

    The best ways to fight the blues are to go for a walk, spend time with someone who makes you laugh, read a funny book.


  16. Jenna Avatar

    I’m always up for some new music! Fighting the winter blues can be hard… have you tried making a big chain with construction paper, each ring a day until spring? Then you can tear them off each day, feeling as though you are ripping apart winter? Too extreme… then maybe just a nice blanket and cup of hot cocoa…
    (Not to sway you or anything… but I entered almost every contest last time too and didn’t win a thing!)

  17. Pure and Sensible Avatar
    Pure and Sensible

    I’d like to hear his music. Thank you for hosting! Leinani

    BTW, I like your blog title!


  18. Julie D Avatar
    Julie D

    Love Phil K!
    We don’t get too much winter weather here in NM (although we did have a white Thanksgiving!). Just when the cold gets to be too much, we have a 60 degree day.

  19. The Trier and Jen Avatar
    The Trier and Jen

    lease enter me for your giveaway


  20. Renae Avatar

    We like Phil Keaggy, too, but maybe not as much as you. 😉

    I don’t know how to cure the winter blahs. I’m right there with you, except we are still recovering from the fever flu of death. My kids are really sick when they tuck themselves in for naps or fall asleep on the recliner. Poor littles.

    Your post did make me smile, so maybe knowing I am moaning with you will help. No? Well, spring is coming! 🙂

    Anyway, thanks for the opportunity to win a really cool CD.

  21. Reeva Avatar

    GREAT giveaway! Count me in!


  22. ahiltz Avatar

    Sounds lovely! Thanks so much for doing this!


  23. Hannah Avatar

    please enter me for the cd! i love phil keaggy! saw him in concert during college. hsmuda[at]gmail[dot]com
    music and reading are how i fight the winter blues spend time with friends and family and pray too.

  24. jayedee Avatar

    very nice giveaway! please throw my name into the hat too……good luck everyone!

  25. Lesha Avatar

    Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  26. dolls123 Avatar

    Just think of all the cool sweaters you get to wear

  27. Deborah Avatar

    Uh-oh, I’m from Georgia, so we don’t get much winter weather here, so hopefully I won’t be kicked out of this contest because I have no hints to give you. Sorry. But I’d sure love this nice getaway you have. Have your random picker pick me please. dmj53(at)hotmail(dot)com

  28. Bree Avatar

    Have a picnic inside!

  29. Emily Avatar

    I entered about that many last year and won 6. 3 people never sent me my prizes, though, it made me sad. Oh well. Such is life. Any way. I would love to win this for my mom, she loves them! Thank you for offering it!


  30. Carolynn W. Avatar
    Carolynn W.

    I kick the winter blues by curling up with a nice hot cup of tea and a good book or movie!
    Or I invite the whole family to play games like Pictionary or Mad Gab or we go ice skating and sledding.
    There’s lots to do and fun to be had in winter. Can you guess that it’s my favorite time of year? LOL
    Thanks for the giveaway:)

  31. Elena Avatar

    The CD sounds great. It’s easy to beat the winter blues when you live in the desert and it’s sunny year round, so I guess my tip is for you to move. 😀 Thanks for the contest!

  32. Susie Avatar

    Phil Keaggy played at our church a Christmas ago. Amazing!

    Cure for winter blahs? chocolate, but not too much…:)

  33. Linda Avatar

    This will probably never happen again. My dh and I just got back from a cruise with his parents. (They paid.) Talk about beating winter blues! Please enter me! ernestsgirl82@aol.com

  34. Qtpies7 Avatar

    I almost never recoginize an artist, so I wouldn’t know this guy. However, my husband LOVES acoustic guitar music, and so does my dd. They would be thrilled if I won.

  35. Tobi Avatar

    I love Phil Keaggy! Thanks for spreading the word about him. I don’t own any of his music so I would love to win this. Thanks!

  36. Wired Wilsons Avatar
    Wired Wilsons

    I’m one of the sad ones who does not know Phil Keaggy but maybe I’ll win and get to know Phil!

    Winter blue – we have indoor picnics, embrace the cold and walk anyway (bundled well!),use the indoor time for projects that will go to the wayside when the sun comes out again, and connect with blog friends for a little uplift and cheer!

  37. *carrie* Avatar

    Yay, PK! We have Lights of Madrid, and it’s wonderful. Great giveaway idea!

    One of the hardest things for me about winter is the dreary days, so if it’s sunny, I make sure I soak up sunshine indoors (via the windows). Great music helps, too!

  38. Stacey Avatar

    Enjoying every bit of sunshine I can. Even if it is just sitting by a window, I love the feel of sunlight on my face in the winter.

  39. Paige Avatar

    I’m playing trains with the little guy today, but my teenager is home sick. Ugh. So, we’ve got some winter blues here, too. I guess I need to hit the treadmill.

    I’d love to be entered.

  40. Anonymous Avatar

    We love Phil Keaggy! Our daughter’s middle name is Addison, after the song Addison’s Walk!


    art and nature [at] juno *dot* com

  41. mommyofmany Avatar

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    Beating the Blues: Bake something yummy with the family!

  42. Jennifer P Avatar
    Jennifer P

    Sounds like a great CD! For the blues–chocolate and a good book help–and being out in the sunshine, even if I don’t want to!

  43. Angela Avatar

    Too, too cool! I loved looking around your blog. Thank you for your great offer!

  44. Piseco Avatar

    I make it a point to sit in the sun as soon as possible in the morning… Thanks for the contest!

  45. Tanya Avatar

    Winter? It’s winter? Uh, sorry, we’re from So. Cal. Just kidding – I plan my garden to get some excitement up. 🙂

  46. The Vece Fam Avatar
    The Vece Fam

    i love Keaggy! Hm… the winter blahs, eh? A nice long hot bath with a good book? The way I do it is to just sit at my piano and play some Joplin.

  47. Sheila Avatar

    I love Phil Keaggy! And winter blahs – just think of all the cinnamon rolls and hot cocoa you can have now that you’ll cringe from in the summer!
    Please count me in! Thanks!

  48. KJ Avatar

    Thank-you for your generosity! Please include me!


  49. Audra Marie Avatar
    Audra Marie

    I struggle with SAD each winter, but this winter, I’ve managed to not sink (thank you, Lord). When the sun peeks out, absorb those rays even if it’s by sitting in the window. Eat well (it’s made a huge difference), get enough sleep, basically, take care of you. Play music you enjoy, drink tea, do things that make you happy. Hope that helps. 🙂

    I’d love this CD.

    Thanks for the chance to win! 🙂


  50. Heather Avatar

    I would love his cd!

  51. Karen Avatar

    Paint your toenails. Seriously, on a really dreary day, turn up the heat, put on shorts and a tee and paint your toenails. Go barefoot and pretend spring is just around the corner!

    kpuleski at gmail dot com

  52. Anastasia Avatar

    I fight the winter blues with TV and thoughts of fresh flowers lol 🙂


  53. Susan Avatar

    Would love to win. Make a cappacino and take a hot bubble bath!

    lillily316 at yahoo dot com

  54. Cindy Avatar

    Great prize! We were getting a little stir crazy ourselves today, but I decided to take my 3 year old to a pet store and we had so much fun with all the animals. Thanks for entering me.

  55. Hedi Avatar

    Nice prize! Many thanks for hosting a giveaway!

  56. heather h Avatar
    heather h

    To beat the blues, I love to get out of the house. Anywhere–just get out. I’m a SAHM, and sometimes I get cabin fever so bad. Just getting out and being with the public is generally a spirit-lifter!

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