It has been a great week! Now that another one is about to start, I am thinking back on the last one.
First off, I was Lucky once again. Those who know me, know that I have been prone to spend a little time here and there entering Lucky Magazine giveaways. It has well paid for my subscription (I won a $500 Lands End gift card last year, some shampoo and conditioner – that I have yet to receive) and this week, I came home to a Pink Papaya spa package that the UPS man kindly left on my doorstep.
Being inspired by these free goodies, I got on the Lucky website and entered all of this month’s giveaways. (Perhaps a Hawaiian shopping spree?!) Since I was on the site, I thought I would look around some and not just stick to the freebie page. While browsing, I found the Lucky community, where bloggers submit posts for the possibility to be published on the website. Why not give it a try? I did, and very shortly after, I got an email that my submission was published! (The post submitted was a slight revision on my Hidden Treasures post, and you can link to it here.) A happy day indeed. Now I can display that neat looking badge on this little ole blog of mine that says I am a Lucky Contributor! I have a few ideas that I am now working on for other submissions.
And, on the bright side of my housewife life, the mail lady delivered the part for my broken washing machine and I am happily washing the last week’s worth of laundry as I write. Luckily my guy was able to fix the machine or else I would be out of luck in the laundry department for a little while. I never thought I would be happy about laundry, but when your other option is to go to the laundry mat, a working machine filled full is a good thing! *Note to self, I must remember to put the clothes away. That’s the thing that always gets me behind!
Also related to homemaking, I got to try a few more recipes with some of my CSA veggies. The broccoli casserole was a favorite – well, in this house specifically, it was a favorite for me only, but I was happy that my guy gave it a try. I told him I would cry if he didn’t, and this may have been the one and only time that line worked! I am not expecting him to ask me to make a future broccoli dish, but for the absolute meat eater he is, I was happy! My next recipe to try will be beet brownies. I think my guy may even indulge me and try these without too much hesitation, because who doesn’t like brownies? Maybe I will modify the bourbon bacon brownies, with a simple addition of beets…
Now, if my guy and the boy will come home from a successful day of hunting, the week will have finished well – even though today is technically the first day of the next week!