As far as I know, I do not even have 1% Irish in me. The last time I looked into it, I found that I was 99.9% English with, I think, a tiny smidge of Scottish if you go back far enough. This, however, does not stop me from going hog wild on St Patrick's Day. I already have the beef marinating for my Steak and Guinness Pie tomorrow.
This year, it seems I've cashed in all those lucky four-leafed clovers I found out back as a kid. In just over a year, I have won no less than FOUR blog giveaways! Blogging is turning out to be better than the lottery!
Two of those giveaways I won this month within a week of each other. A big thanks to Nezzy for the fantastic $40 gift code at CSN Stores, which I gave to my overworked mom who has been playing nursemaid to my dad after his knee replacement surgery. At the risk of making a sweeping generalization, anyone with a man around the house knows what it's like to look after them when they're under the weather. Am I right?! My mom deserved a treat, and that $40 gift code came at just the right time!
And yesterday, I received this in the mail from Janine:
Obviously, it was painful to have to rip open something so pretty, but I forced myself to do it, and found this stamp set inside:
Janine knows me well. If there's one thing I can use this year, it's an incentive to get my Christmas cards made! I won this for successfully guessing where Janine spent a week in the sun. Frankly, I can't tell Jamaica from Mexico from Italy (I really do need to get out more...), but somehow I guessed correctly and won! I'd have preferred it if Janine had just taken me to Jamaica with her, but I have to admit, now that things are getting slushy and more bearable here, this fantastic stamp set was a much more practical choice!
I think from here on out, I'm going to give the giveaways a miss only because I don't think it's fair that I keep winning, and I want to give someone else a chance. Did you ever see those two guys on that lottery commercial who had each won a million bucks and were competing to see who could be the first to win a second time? I wanted to give them both a slap and tell them to be thankful they'd won at all and to let someone else share the wealth! And that's how I feel every time I'm tempted to enter a giveaway now. So I'm passing on the luck of the Irish to all my blog buddies. Go out there and win something, people! I'm not going to stand in your way!