Sunday, October 31, 2010

*200* And A Give-Away!!!

WooHoo ~~~ YaY ~~~ I have finally hit my 200th post and am finally taking the time to give something away.
I LOVE a giveaway because I LOVE to win!!!

During the past couple of months while hubby has been ill I have thought long and hard regarding the blessings in my life. I suppose we all tend to take things for granted until you think you might lose it all.

I admit I wasn't concerned about losing 'things' but I quite frankly was concerned about losing my hubby. There were MANY nights I came home from the hospital and pled with God to walk me through the fears I was facing.

One of the things I realized I was Most grateful for was 'Jaynie'. You may ask: Who is Jaynie? Well, I am about to tell you.

Have you ever had a 'great pumpkin', rosebud, or bessie? I bet you have and didn't even know it.

This is what my 'Great Pumpkin' looked like...

One year way back in the late 70's I owned an orange pinto (my first car). On halloween I dressed it up like a pumpkin and my friend from work dressed up like Snoopy (huge snoopy head and all). We drove all over the streets of LosAngeles and had a big sign on the back of my car that said: "The Great Pumpin". Those were the days when it was ok to be silly on the streets of LA. From that point forward that car was called the great pumpkin.

Now this is Jaynie...

Why do we name our cars? I think it's because we spend so much time with/in them that they begin to reflect some of our personality.

Let me tell you about Jaynie...

First off Jaynie was the name I chose for a girl if we ever had children. Since we didn't have children and we adopted only boys I never had the opportunity to use the name I Jaynie became my cars nickname!!

She is 13 years old...yep a teen-ager! She has been with us for most of those 13 years though we did not get her brand new. (I suppose you can say we adopted her also)

She has this many miles on her:


She has been faithful, loyal and reliable. I must say that during this past couple of months while hubby was in the hospital and even now that he is home but continues to be quite ill, I sure am glad for the reliable part. I am also thankful that she is paid for!!!! the background of her picture you can see the red pick-up, well that belongs to Uncle Bumco (ie: Hubby)...He is also 13 (I know we have to keep them separated) and has this many miles on him:

204098 ~~~ Just in case you couldn't read it!!!

He is also reliable, faithful, loyal and paid for. Oh and even though we are not big on bumper stickers and such he displays an important campaign in our lives: Donate Life!!! We ARE donors and Hubby is a recepiant!! Another Grateful, God-filled story I am always happy to share.

In honor of my 200th post I am giving away a little 'auto' package to one person. Please leave a comment either here or on my facebook and tell me if you have ever named one of your cars. I bet each of us has at some point in our lives. I'd love to hear Your Story.

Drawing will be later this week!!!

Considering Reliable Autos with Great Joy,


  1. No, I don't name my cars; kind of wish I had now...

    Both of our cars are clocking in at 130,000 miles each. I've been driving my van for nearly 10 years. Honestly, she could go at any time; we're needing something more reliable, but since I'm limited to in town traffic, and since she's paid for, I'll keep plugging along with her until the floorboards fall out. Then I'll be just like Fred and Wilma from the Flintstones!

    Glad for Jaynie. I have a Jane... Amelia Jane. It's my mother's name.

    Congrats on 200! I haven't a clue as to how many I've accumulated.


  2. CONGRATS on 200 posts!!!

    I don't name my cars either however my first car was my biggest car crush/love. I loved that car! A sparkly green VW bug. I loved driving her, looking at her and having a car of my very own.

    Right now...we own both of our cars...mine is approaching 80,000 miles and the hubby's is just over 100,000. We really like not having car payments for the first time in a long time.

    Love your pumpkin story and cruising around LA. In high school, we would go to Huntington Beach for the day, go to Farrel's for ice cream on the way home and cruise Van Nuys Blvd with all the cruisers. It was fun!!


  3. Congrats on 'many' things that are going on right now!!! You my friend shine bright the message of patience and endurance...and I just wanted you to know I love you!

  4. Mike Summers Here, (Cindys Husband)
    I also had an orange car, 1977 Dodge colt station wagon that was called the beast. I love the holloween story. Take care and prayers are with your family.
    mike summers

  5. nope, don't name our cars :(

    But my first car was a 1978 Honda Civic that my friends called the "Bueno Mobile"

  6. Oh dear sweet Cindy... your words left at my blog have touched me so. If we lived down the road.... ah... I can imagine the cups of coffee/tea.. the tears, the laughter.... If only......

    Thank you for reading my words. You have no idea how much that touches me...

    So blessed to know that I have a comrade who "gets" me and what I'm experiencing.

    Thank you friend!


Hi Friend, I read and cherish every single comment you leave! You bring Joy to my heart! Blessings, Cindy