Sometimes I have these terrible, awful, no good, very bad days. I'm sure you are all familiar with the kind of day I am talking about. But every once in awhile a fabulous day comes along, like today, and I kind of feel like skipping because:
Last night when I got home from Wednesday night church activities I hopped online and saw the blog The Lettered Cottage (a blog I came across last week) had a new post up. This couple has done AMAZING things with their home. They make me WANT a fixer upper. I love the crisp white farmhouse-y look they have going on. Anyway, last week she had a drawing giving away a $100 gift certificate to Lisa Leonard Designs, a mommy who makes really cool personalized jewelry. I have salivated over her necklaces upon occasion and every time I come across a drawing enter it. This time I WON!!!! I don't believe I have ever won ANYTHING before. And now I can get one of these cool necklaces and have all my kids' names engraved! I am soooooo thrilled.
This morning Josh took the kids on our March field trip and then out to eat at Mc.Don.ald's where they got to play in the play area. I was doing a little dance that I would get 2 whole hours home with just me and Owen. There has been a lack of quiet as of late. But what made it even better was that a lady in the play area gave Josh five free tickets to the circus!!! So he is now there with the four oldest, and I get the rest of the afternoon to myself! Can you believe it?
And then tonight I get to go to my in-laws for supper, which I'm guessing will be chicken-fried steak and mashed potatoes . . . (it's my brother-in-law's birthday dinner and this seems to be the meal of choice, for very good reason) ;o) So I am off the hook for cooking! Woohoo!
The sun is shining, free jewelry, quiet, no cooking . . . Does it get any better than that? ;o)
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