Thursday, December 1, 2016

Dear All, from Annie + Two Giveaways!


Dear readers, authors and fans of Just Commonly,

I was recently hospitalized and officially diagnosed with migraines. It's been only a couple of days at home resting, and recuperating from the associated ailments of migraines. Unfortunately, my recent struggles with migraines and being hospitalized because of it have made a significant change in my lifestyle, especially to my reading schedule. It's my first encounter and realization of how migraines can be so debilitating. After much prayer and discussion with my doctor, I've decided to take a month off in adjusting and accommodating this new lifestyle change. With that said, Just Commonly will not have any new posts for the month of December.

I apologize for not spending and sharing one of my favorite months with you, talking about best books to give and the many wonderful books to review. Don't worry, previously scheduled reviews will just be delayed to early 2017.  My year end "Best" lists will need to be postpone as well, as well as the many giveaways I've planned.  However, I've decided to still post TWO of the intended giveaways which is a THANK YOU to readers and fans of Just Commonly. Just scroll on down for more info.



I will dearly miss this time with you. As you had surmised, my presence on social media will also be affected for December until I have a better grasp on managing my time with the diagnosis, along with time to meet with my doctors. 

Merry Christmas, everyone!  I'll see you next year, where things will start up again on Just Commonly, with a new feature of many guest posts by your favorite authors! So don't leave me too long!





GIVEAWAY #1 - Prize: 1 box of SIGNED Books


For all those that left a comment on Just Commonly between July 1st through December 31st, each of your comments will be an entry to win a box of signed books (of variety of genres).  No need to do anything, your previous comments will already be counted. To increase your chance, feel free to go back and comment on previous review posts. 

Winner will be selected through Random.org. Due to shipping costs, only US mailing addresses will be allowed to win. 

WINNER: Gail H.


GIVEAWAY #2 - Prize: 1 box of Heartwarming books


For all followers of Just Commonly via email or any of the social media platforms, each of your follow will be an entry to win a box of Heartwarming books. Please enter through the Rafflecopter below. Due to shipping costs, only US mailing addresses will be allowed to win. 


If these giveaways don't interest you, stay tune for more in January, the rest of my December giveaways!


27 comments :

  1. praying for you, my sweet friend <3

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  2. Annie, I suffer from migraines, too. Mine come from the occipital lobe of my brain. So I get weird squiggly lines in my eyes. You are wise to give yourself time off. Though I know you love books and reading! Take care. I wish you a healthier holiday season and a happy New Year!

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  3. I know this was not an easy decision to make Annie, Praying for you and wishing you all the best for the Christmas Season and much health and happiness. Hugs! <3

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  4. I'll be praying for you Annie. I too have spent time in the hospital with migraines. While everyone's migraines are different, just know that you are not alone. Take care! I hope you find relief.

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  5. Migraines are the worst. Hope you can find what works for you to relieve them. Praying!!

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  6. I am so sorry to learn that your headaches have forced you to spend time away from something that you dearly love. May the Lord bless you in especially creative ways during this wonderful Christmas season and we will pray that you can ease back into your reading schedule in the New Year!

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  7. I'm so sorry you're suffering and I'm glad you're getting the help you need. Praying that this month off will make a big difference! We'll miss you <3

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  8. Praying for you, dead Annie. Thank you for all you do to support and promote Christian fiction. Our community is so much brighter and fuller because of you. Hoping you enjoy this break and come back stronger and healthier. Merry Christmas.

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  9. Praying for you. I will miss reading your posts. Thank you for your kindness. Much love and hugs. Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year.

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  10. I will miss you this month and will keep you in my prayers Annie. Have a very Merry Christmas and get plenty of rest. :)

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  11. I'm sad to learn about your migraines. I've witnessed my husband suffer them and he tried to sleep them off and sound and light pains him so. I will keep you in my prayers.

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  12. Prayers for you, Annie and a big hug, too!

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  13. :( So sorry. Take it easy. Praying for you now.

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  14. Pray that the Lord will give you a sweet and peaceful rest for the month. That you will be able to be healed and refreahed to start the new year! :)

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  15. Annie,I'm covering you in prayer.

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  16. I'm sorry you are having to deal with migraines. Besides the pain, I think it would be really hard not to be able to read as much. I'm praying this break will be just what you need.

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  17. I get migraines as well from time to time and passed it down to my girls. However, my youngest has them the most. For three years she suffered nearly on a daily basis writhing in pain they were so bad. Finally, we found a pain specialist here in town who suggested Botox injections in her head and along the back of her neck and shoulders. They have worked wonders. She still gets headaches from time to time, but not nearly as bad as before. I hope you don't have that much trouble with these migraines. God bless and good luck.

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  18. I'm so sorry that you're dealing with migraines. My sister gets them, and they're just terrible. Would it bother you to listen to audiobooks? Our local library has thousands of choices.
    Dianna

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  19. Hope you got through the Holiday's without a migraine.. May God Bless!

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  20. I am praying for you right now. Migraines are no fun.
    Janice
    pjrcmoore@windstream.net

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  21. I totally forgot to enter this! Love you Annie! Praying for you my friend!

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  22. I had totally forgotten to enter this. Love you my friend and praying for you! <3

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  23. May you have relief and praying now for you. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

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  24. So sorry, Annie! My son has suffered from debilitating migraines since age 11. He missed the last 2 years of high school because of them. So I can greatly sympathize. Praying you find relief and peace. Health and happiness for 2017!
    Cheers,
    Susan

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  25. Thank you, everyone for your kindness and prayers!!

    And congratulations to Gail H and Debra G! Random.org and Rafflecopter have chosen your entries as the winning entries for Giveaways 1 and 2 respectively!! Thanks again for participating and following Just Commonly!

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