I actually won something.  I never win.  But I can’t say that anymore because I actually won something.

Okay, so the truth is that the blogosphere has given better odds of winning really cool stuff to losers people like me who rarely if ever win things in the real world.  And it’s great because whenever I enter cool contests like this one I end up finding some really cool blogs that I didn’t know about before!  This contest was just right up my alley.  I couldn’t draw something pretty to save my life but I can take a pretty picture and let someone else draw it.  That, I can do!

Thanks so much, Debbie, for a very cool contest!

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In other news, you all know that I have been telling everyone, every chance I get, to go and visit only the best blog that has ever existed, pretty much since the day it started mostly because she is dang funny and a very talented writer.  But really, she is far more than that.  My good internet buddy Ree, who constantly and very generously gives to her readers more than pretty much any other blogger, is doing it again, in a major way… (who am I kidding… it’s always in a major way.)  At least once a week she offers random giveaways for high dollar gift cards to really great places.  This time she is out-doing herself with a seriously FABULOUS recipe contest. You can enter up to three recipes that have domestic dairy products as a main ingredient. And the prizES will knock your ever-lovin’ socks off.  Really.  Get some garters or somethin’ if you want to keep your socks on to hide your unsightly bunions or something because they will be summarily knocked off (your socks, not your bunions… sorry) and blown to kingdom come by the coolness of the prize package Ree has cooked up. ( Get it?  Cooked up.  Har har.  I’m funny.)

Check it out:

Here’s what the winner will come away with:

$500 Grocery Gift Card
at the supermarket of the winner’s choice
$300 supply of Dairy Products (Milk, Cheese, Yogurt)–YUM!
A basketful of dairy-related products picked by me:
Pizza Que Grill (I want this)
Bialetti Pizza Chopper (I want this bad)
Pizza Peel
Antonini Olive Wood Cheese Knives & Board
Eurocuisine Yogurt Maker (Yogurt Starter and replacement bowls included)
Four Rooster Francais Cereal Bowls—Um, I am over the moon in love with these.
Apilco Porcelain Cow Creamer—I have this, and it makes my life a happier place.

Now if that doesn’t tempt your fancy, I don’t know what will.  I mean, it would have been cool enough with just one of any of these things… but all together?  Fuhgetaboutit!

And while you are over there, immediately (after entering the contest) go here and here and decide on the spot that you must make these if you want to live a full life.  You will not regret it.

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Now, on a completely unrelated note, can I just tell you something?  I never let my kids just sit and watch t.v. or movies all morning long.  Okay, really rarely.  I mean, they have to be really sick for me to not be shooing them out the door to play in the dirt or to ride their bikes or to go build something if the weather is nice.   But today… today I am letting them veg out in front of the most idiotic excuses for children’s “educational” programing that I’ve ever witnessed.  (Really… how adults can create shows that insult even a two year old’s intelligence is another matter entirely and fodder for its own separate conversation all together, but I digress.)  But let me tell you a little secret.

(((The silence is golden.)))

Seriously.  Boys are loud people.  If you don’t believe me, you should have been here yesterday when we had some awesome new friends over and there were 7 little boys stampeding through our house, yelling at intense decibals about things like impending doom and saving the world from disaster and other such world-crises.  It was awesome.  But the volume would have sent my poor Grandma into a severe Menier’s Syndrome episode if she were here, I’m quite sure!  But it was so much fun.  But, it was dang loud.  And we can’t wait to do it again next week!

But right now?

(((The silence is golden, I tell you, GOLDEN!)))

Don’t worry, I won’t let it go to my head.

 

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