But I also spent a couple of hours working on an online marketing course I am taking in the hopes of boosting my handcrafted jewelry business; inspired, I added some Fourth of July items to my Etsy store and several rows to the scarf I am knitting. Later, I met a friend at the mall for coffee and conversation and found the hot pink shoes I have been craving for months now.
That wasn't the only good fortune I had today, though. This afternoon, I spent a few minutes lying the sun, and while I was stretched out in my lounge chair, minding my own business, two dandelion seeds drifting through the summer air landed directly on top of me.
Not only that, but when I was walking back to my car at the mall, shopping bag firmly in hand, I found a penny lying on the ground.
I happen to be a big believer in making wishes on dandelion seeds and lucky pennies, so I more excited than ever about what the future might have in store for me.
But since I have never been one to sit back and wait for good things to happen, I want to tell you about a couple of things I have going on right now.
First, I am blogging over at Petit Fours and Hot Tamales on Monday. Stop by and leave a comment there and you will be entered in a drawing to win a pair of millefiori earrings handcrafted by yours truly. The deadline is midnight on Monday.
Second, Monday is the blog launch of Writers LiPP, the joint project of my wonderful friend/critique partner Lindy Chaffin Start and myself. Follow us and leave a comment there and you will be entered in a drawing to win an authographed copy of Suz Brockmann's Kiss and Tell and a Writers LiPP t-shirt. The deadline is midnight on Tuesday.
Finally, leave a comment at the end of this post and you will be entered in a drawing to win a ten-dollar Amazon gift certificate. The deadline is midnight on Monday.
See you in the blogosphere!