It occurred to me last night that what has been a pretty amazing week for me online and as a blogger has been completely overshadowed by my my fairly lousy 'real life' week.
Along with what went on last weekend (car accident, lying child) on Wednesday my hard drive crashed along with everything on it. We spent all evening on the phone with 2 guys from India (doesn't that sound like a movie?) and re-installed everything from the ground up. Fortunately we have an external hard drive. Unfortunately it hasn't been updated since May. So we lost a fair amount of music and possibly some photos. All in all, not so bad. I haven't gotten much (any?) reading done this week, in part from worrying, talking to folks in India, and reading Setting Limits with your Strong-Willed Child which should explain everything else. I recommend this title, by the way.
Whew. Enough of that. Let's look at the bright side.
I won two books from drawings this week! How amazing is that? I won Shoot the Moon from Bree and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society from A Reader's Respite. I also received the I Love Your Blog! award from Ti which touched my heart and I pass right back to all of you good people who have been giving support with your kind words.
I got a brand-new cookbook in the mail, In Season by Sarah Ravens, which is gorgeous, and has ribbon markers, and was free because I had gift cards from overstock.com!
I also received a couple of review copies of books, one of which is Immoveable Feast: A Paris Christmas. I think the gentleman who emailed me about this one read my mind: Christmas, cooking and Paris? What more could I want. Stay tuned, because there just might be a giveaway for this one.
Lots of books, and lots of blessings have filled my bookish and bloggish life this week, and I am grateful for that.