Sunday, June 12, 2011

I should have bought a Power Ball ticket too...

I've been pretty lucky lately. Well, in general, I feel like I'm pretty lucky - I have a wonderful husband (when he's not being annoying) and a delightful, hilarious daughter, in addition to a very entertaining extended family. But I've been the beneficiary of some extra luck lately.

Lori Lavender Luz was hosting a giveaway at her All Thumbs review page recently. I won a great set of glass storage containers, some recipe cards, and a flexible measuring cup. I would have taken a picture, but everything went immediately into the dishwasher (except the recipe cards, of course!) so I could use them right away!

My other big win is a trip. One day, at work, I received an email from one of the managers regarding a travel/training opportunity. The training and lodging is funded through a particular program, but if you were one of the first 100 to register, your travel expenses would also be paid. Since I work for state government, and since the state coffers are empty, training opportunities have been few and far between...unless I'd like to pay for them myself. I'd rather spend my travel money for leisure than work, so I haven't been able to go to any professional meetings in quite a few years. I was able to get my registration in, and now I get to spend a week in August in Jackson Hole, Wyoming! There are worse places to attend training, I think. I'm hoping I'll get a chance to snag a rental car and take a quick trip to Yellowstone National Park to see Old Faithful.

We've already had our first vacation this year - my daughter and I spent the weekend in Chicago attending my niece's graduation. I'm planning a couple more trips too. This should be the most exciting summer I've had in a long time!


  1. Awesome. Now buy that lottery ticket!

  2. Um...SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!! You will be just over an hour away from me...or am I too scary to do lunch with. I am a little unbalanced. Kind of iffy ...yeah... well shoot me an email if you're interested.

    It's a beautiful place!

  3. If you ever have a spare luck token, Ill take it ;)

    Sounds like youll have an exciting summer!

  4. What a roll, a! Enjoy the good times, every minute.

  5. This would TOTALLY be the time to buy a lotto ticket! But, you've already won some great stuff, so kudos to you. I'm jealous of your trip to Jackson Hole. I've been wanting to go there for some time. It's supposed to be absolutely beautiful and serene and just majestic is what I hear. Fill us in on the deets when you get back !

  6. You should buy the lottery ticket, just in case Lady Luck is smiling at you?

    Congrats on winning the giveaway and that trip too!

    Be good.

  7. Oooh, Yellowstone! Make it happen. I would so love to visit that place. Lucky lucky lucky you!!

  8. That's so cool! I'm glad for you on both counts, although I wish, selfishly, that the work trip were just a couple hundred miles south :-)