Amy’s having a blogiversary contest that involves revealing your “heart list.” There will be yarn, food, and a “dog prize” (although it’s unclear to me whether you actually receive a dog for that last). Winner will be selected April 4.
The Yarn Harlot returns to the Twin Cities on April 10! Alas, I’m not able to attend this time around, but if you’re going and you’re interested in meeting up with some local knitters for dinner beforehand, check out this Ravelry thread.
Steward of Song by Adam Stemple. The sequel to Singer of Souls is another well-written urban fantasy from Stemple, but it sadly lacks the intensity of the first book.
The Dead Girls’ Dance: The Morganville Vampires, Book Two and Midnight Alley: The Morganville Vampires, Book Three by Rachel Caine. This teen-oriented paranormal series has quietly sucked me in…
T is for Trespass: A Kinsey Milhone Mystery by Sue Grafton. What can I say about Grafton’s Kinsey Milhone series? Always a good read, although I do wish Grafton had a lighter hand with the foreshadowing.
Over Hexed by Vicki Lewis Thompson. Pleasantly distracting trashy paranormal romance – no vampires or werewolves. 🙂
Gods in Alabama by Joshilyn Jackson. I’d heard mixed things about this novel, but I enjoyed it and didn’t untangle the heart of the story on my own.
Dingo by Charles de Lint. De Lint’s latest is a solid young adult novel set near Newford.
Recently, I won a contest over at Brigitte’s and the prize package arrived in record breaking time (we suspect that someone usually just walks the mail to Minneapolis from Toronto).
“Oh, what’d Gandalf send me?! That little hottie…” -Mayhem
“Simmer down there, Mayhem. Hmm, I wonder what Mae’s included for me, since I know she thinks I’m the cat’s meow.” -Chaos
A new kitty toy, a black cat Pez dispenser, a thrummed mitten kit (yay!! For thrums, I’ll knit thumbs), tea, a Toronto travel mug, some Green & Black’s cocoa, yummy chocolate, and my all-time favorite gluten-free crackers – thank you so much, Brigitte!
“Mom, is chocolate really bad for cats, or do you just want to keep it all for yourself?” -Chaos
Darn it – busted! 😉
Oh yeah, and it snowed yesterday. By the time you read this, we may have had seven or eight inches of snow! Nope, this is not an April Fools joke, alas.
“If I tip my head just so, the flakes sort of look like birds…” -Chaos
30 thoughts on “Of a contest won and… more snow”
After having a taste of Summer, cold and snow doesn’t seem so bad. But I’m glad, the latter is in your backyard 😉
What a great package!!
My mom just bought some of those Nut Thins and they’re most yummy…
sorry to hear about the snow. This “springs” weather is just plain weird.
Hope springs eternal…maybe we’ll have spring by the weekend?
The guy at the Post Office told me that there is NO air mail service from Toronto to Minneapolis! WTF?!!
I’m so glad you like everything! Mmmm, those are my favourite crackers too.
Heh. Wonder how easy I could mail a dog…
I’ve wanted to read Gods in Alabama for a while now. Glad to hear you enjoyed it.
And WOAH on the SNOW. It’s raining here today, ten degrees. I’m not holding my breath, though.
Lucky you! Lovely goodies. And the snow… it seems like Narnia under the spell of the White Witch, doesn’t it?
Oh what lovely snow! I know it is a pain for you all but it looks amazing to me… That is a wonderful package you’ve got there – I love the way those kitty heads are peering in.
PS if you are in the UK around 6 Sept you could come and see the Yarn Harlot with me in London.
Winter just hasn’t gotten the memo, has it?!
Oooh, nice package! It was nice of Brigitte to include May and Chaos.
Great care package – you’ll need it since it looks like you may be getting snowed in… :o(
It’s April…and you’re still getting snow…and you do actually live BELOW the Arctic Circle. Huh. 🙂
Yeah, I can totally see why you’re happy about the thrummed mitten kit!
It’s a darned good thing this snow is pretty, but I. am. done. My kids won’t even go out to play in it anymore, which doesn’t bode well for getting the sidewalk shoveled.
It’s snowing right now here. Yesterday at 5:30, it was 65….
I think it finally warmed up enough to snow in Minnesota
Chris- I’m beginning to think this whole winter has been one big joke- I’m losing my sense of humour.
Good swag from Bridge!
thankfully, it is melting quickly.
Not more snow! I’d try to send you warm weather, but we have actually been having a “cold” spring for California, and we aren’t getting enough rain. The climate is so messed up.
Great stuff from Brigitte! She is definitely a blog-friend par excellence. And cats are absolute carnivores, so chocolate for Chris and tuna for Chaos.
what a great box of goodies.
I send you wishes that the snow melts soon.
Ugh, more snow? Spring will come. I promise.
Ooh, I wonder if Hez would like a dog if I win? Snow? Wow.
You’ve gotten some nice prezzies in the mail!
Seeing that box of Nut Thins reminds me that I want to try coating some of the almond variety in chocolate for something a little different to take to a party. A great prize package!
Love the Kityy pez, Can’t believe you got snow. Great zoo pictures.
ehhehehe those cats!
The Yarn Harlot is going to be in Nashville the previous night, the 9th. I’ll be going to see her there.
Great package from Brigitte! I love that black cat Pez dispenser. Looks like the mitten kit came just in time. 🙂
Oh I’m sorry about the snow. Here I am being whiney because it was 60 on Monday and 45 today, which is just too cold.
I’ll send you some sunshine!
Hmf. I’d trade you for the 70Âº weather we had today.
I like that last pic of Chaos.
Speaking of birds, I was watching the movie (The Birds) tonight on TV and Momma made me turn it off cause she said it gets too scary for us little girls.