Oh goodness. You just won’t believe it. Seriously, go ahead, guess. Did you guess?
I won. Not once, not twice, not three times — FOUR BLOGGY GIVEAWAYS. Can you even believe it?
I can hardly wrap my head around it. It’s crazy! It’s exciting! It’s special! Wanna hear about the awesomeness that was my weekend?
First, I got an email from Elaine at The Miss-Elaine-ous Life on Friday. I won a neat-o 12×12 photo album and scrapbook layout. (Now I just need to find quiet time to sit and scrap!) I was so cheered up by the news – my cold is dragging on, and Gruff’s is worse (if you can imagine that – a man… a doctor…. with a horrid cold. Oh, the drama!) – and I had a thousand things to do for Smooch’s birthday and was feeling tired and overwhelmed. Then? Opened up the email and felt my heart lift a little bit!
On Saturday, I got an email from Peter at Walking the Line. He said he’d used a random number generator to pick a winner and it wasn’t me. (My first thought was, Huh? Then why email me?) Thank goodness I kept reading! He decided to pick a runner-up and giveaway TWO of his Photoshopped picture collages, and I won the second one! We emailed back and forth a bit on Saturday and I decided to use some of the photos from Smooch’s birthday, so I can’t wait to see how it turns out. How awesome is that?
I checked my email again, later on Saturday, and found one from Carrington of Capri by the Lake. She is getting back into her Arbonne business now that her son is a few months old, and she was giving away an Arbonne tinted moisturizer and pretty, sheer lip gloss — and I won! (Can I just say that this one was purely in the nick of time, because I *heart* using tinted moisturizer as an alternative to a full-on makeup treatment, and I’m almost completely out of mine?) I could NOT believe my good fortune. How amazing!
And then. OH, and then. Sunday night I was online during the Super Bowl (they were playing football? Yeah, yeah, yeah. I had important blogging to do! I know – I didn’t post here. But my family blog had to be updated with birthday-cake-&-presents pictures, because the grandparents? They will go CRAZY on your ass if you let those things slide, especially if a certain grandmother wanted to come up to visit for the birthday and you told her no, you were not up for company. She may have given me a teeny, tiny, short guilt trip about at least seeing some pictures of her sweet grandbaby on his second birthday since she couldn’t be with him!). I checked my email one last time and do you know what? Michelle at The Monk’s Wife had dropped me a line saying my email link wasn’t working – but she needed to get in touch with me because I won her giveaway! People. Do you know what Michelle was giving away? Pampered Chef! A whole bunch of goodies by Pampered Chef! I could just die. I was so excited – and Gruff thought maybe I was watching the game and caring about the players on that one team, but really I was just envisioning myself using a new Cake Tester and reading some awesome new recipes. Poor man. I just don’t share his interests; don’t you feel sorry for him? (Nah, me neither.)
Now – I am working on a special birthday hoopla post about my sweet little Smooch, and also a follow-up post about my political quandry, and also a few other things that I can’t remember off the top of my head. So stick around this week – it looks like we might have broken through the “blah” and found the mojo once again! Hurrah!
*EDIT: I actually won five giveaways!!! Melissa of Pink Paper Peppermints left me a comment (and apparently a couple of emails that I didn’t get – darn Gmail!) to say that I’d won her awesome bucket of valentiney paper goodies and a calendar, too. Does anyone else think I should go play the lottery tonight?*