This week, I’ve had some crappy days. Not over-the-top horrible, nothing life threatening or catastrophic. Just a run of little things to drive me batty or leave me frustrated. And even though it’s been a productive week because of the amount of work I’ve accomplished, it’s been a non-productive week because I’ve been setting things aside to finish when I’m not ready to just tear it all apart! So half-accomplished projects, but many on the go…
Earlier in the week, I entered a contest on Facebook. I have NEVER, EVER won on FB, but figure if I want people to support my small business page, I should do the same. And in the world of social media, activity is activity is activity, no?
Well…. I WON!!!! Sarita Baby picked me (randomly) as the winner of their Sock Monkey clutch
. Which is absolutely perfect because I have two little monkeys who will think it’s adorable (although they’re not so little any more!)
I don’t think I’ll carry it around on it’s own, but it will make a cute little pouch to toss in my bag when I’m on the go. I’m thinking an activity pouch for the boys. Some pencils, notepads, small toys, etc. – you know, a boredom bag. I’m so excited!
And…. this morning, as I begrudgingly stumbled through my chilly house in the dark, mumbling under my breath about silly early start schools, I picked up my phone and absent-mindedly checked my emails. I skimmed and saw: “Congrats – you are a First Reads winner!”
as the subject line of a nice little email from Goodreads
– super start to my day.
Again, I’ve entered a ton of times for First Reads (ARC or for-review copies) on this site, but this is the first time I’ve won. I’ll be adding a copy of And Then I Found You by Patti Callahan Henry
to my bookshelves soon. The title might not be my very first choice of books to win, but it could be a good story and a FREE book is the best book! If it’s a bust, I’ll just pass it along.
In my head all day I’ve been singing (in my best Franz Ferdinand voice, of course!)
Lucky, lucky, you’re so lucky;Lucky, lucky, you’re so lucky:Lucky, lucky, you’re so lucky:
I can’t wait for the day my mailbox yields it’s special prizes. More than makes up for the crappy moments. Maybe I should buy a lotto ticket!