I'm late posting today and I'm sorry. I didn't write anything over the weekend to auto-post on Monday and it's been a busy morning at work so it took me a while to carve out a few minutes from my day to write something. I don't really know how or why it happened, but one day I started winning things and since then, I've been pretty lucky. In the words of Erika, I am "the LUCKIEST person" she knows. Seriously, y'all there is no rhyme or reason to it.
I told you last week about the bag that my favorite cycling team sent
me. It arrived over the weekend and it is hilarious and awesome wrapped
into one HUGE bag. I neglected to take a picture of it, but will try to
get one taken this week to show you. Seriously, it is so cool and I am
super excited that they sent it to me. Well, since word broke that
Garmin-Sharp was sending me a banner bag, I've won two more things, the
first of which prompted Erika to email and tell me I'm "the LUCKIEST
person" she knows.
The first item I won was from the hilariously funny cooking blog
Culinary Concoctions by Peabody. Erika actually introduced me to this
blog a few years ago and I have been a follower ever since. I have made
quite a few of Peabody's delicious desserts, my favorite being the
Orange Cupcakes for Two. A week or so ago, Peabody wrote about using
Cougar Gold Cheese in a Mac and Cheese recipe and since this particular
cheese isn't readily available across the US (It's made by Washington State University), she gave some away.
Imagine my surprise when I checked my email and saw an email titled,
"Cougar Gold Cheese", which at first I thought was spam. Clearly, it was
not spam, and in fact, I won the cheese. I'm anxiously awaiting it's
Then today, I was checking my blog email address and discovered I had an
email from another blogger. Last week I entered to win a copy of Big
Mama's Sparkly Green Earrings which came out on Friday. I read The Big Mama blog each weekday and I think Melanie's book will most likely be as
hilarious as each of her blog posts and so I've entered just about
every giveaway for the book I came across. Today when I checked my email, I had won a copy of the book. Sadly, I did not also win the
giveaway that included a pair of green earrings, but you can't win 'em
all as they say. At any rate, I'm really excited about this book. I
checked out the preview on Amazon last week and I think it is going to
be great. If I like it as much as I hope I will, I may do a giveaway of
my own. Stay tuned as they say.
Seriously, I have no idea how it is that I win things from time to time.
If there was a secret formula, I might sell it to the highest bidder;
but, alas, there is not. I just seem to get lucky every now and then and
it always comes in spurts. I'll win something (or three somethings) and
then nothing for a long time. My only advice is to enter as many
giveaways as possible, so long as you are interested in what is being
given away. For example, I wouldn't enter a giveaway for a new duck
call. Just sayin'. If only this luck could continue with the lottery.
I've never actually bought a lottery ticket, although maybe a trip to
Tennessee this afternoon might be a good idea the way things are falling
in my favor at the moment.
After I originally posted this, I realized that I actually got some more
goodies over the weekend. I was chatting with my friend Meri here at
work who also happens to attend church at Mayfair. Yesterday I attended
Mayfair 101, which is the gathering for new members where we get a tour
of the building and have lunch provided for us after the tour (which
takes place during class time). Even though I know my way around the
building (for the most part) and have been attending for a few months
now, I still went to the orientation and I'm glad I did. I got a nice
tote bag, a coffee mug and a pen as well as a church directory and then
from the ladies' group I got a cookbook, and some lotion, soap and a
loofah. I suppose they want us to have good hygiene at church - actually
they were just being nice and I appreciated the gesture. The lunch was
delicious as well. I am definitely glad I went and yes, Melissa, I saw
your comment and promise to soon tell the story of why I changed