Friday night I bowled with my yet-to-be-named ball (my average is climbing) and afterwards someone passed me the dice cup for the Shake of the Day. Back in my bartending days I was unbeatable at craps. But one's luck at dice can turn cold in the blink of an eye. I shrugged, shook and tipped the dice onto the bar, presuming my dollar would sweeten the pot for the bar's next lucky winner. All snake eyes looked back at me. (That's "ones" to those of you unschooled in bar dice.) Ha! I laughed. What are the odds of that happening in just one shake. What's the number anyway?
And just like that, with a single roll of the dice, I walked out a winner.
Depending on which side of the bed you lay on last night, you went to sleep a winner or a loser, too. I stifled my glee beneath my pillow while Mr. D kept his annoyance to himself. We're moderate as a general rule, but my husband's a capitalist in favor of small government. The report interrupting Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution resulted in mild comments back and forth. On a Sunday night, neither of us has the stomach for political debate.
Today is Monday, opening day for the baseball season. To celebrate this official first day of spring at our house, I always take down this painting above our fireplace
and replace it with this
Robins, crocuses, the first day of baseball practice. Spring is here.
And it's time for me to give away something FABULOUS to one lucky blogger. So far I've been promoting my bloggy friends' books--I'd say bloggy friends who write, but that's woefully redundant. I'm mixing it up by including some Craftacular Bloggy Friends and this month it's Saucy who writes at Bloggedy Blog Blog. If you haven't checked her out yet, you're missing out in a big way. Saucy keeps Mad Money in her bra (just in case!), takes amazing photographs, bakes cupcakes (I followed her Red Velvet Elvis recipe to great acclaim) and has boundless creativity when it comes to making beautiful things. Whether she's flipping a house or outfitting the Cheerios, her life is full of hustle, bustle and love. Her skills in decorating, fashion, and party-throwing are legendary. Seriously. And she writes a wicked Oscar dress recap every year.
Two years ago Saucy sent me the cutest pair of ipod earrings--I always get complements when I wear them. Saucy is generously including a pair of these clever little earrings with the gift I'm giving away to my lucky bloggy winner this month.
Are you ready to see this month's Grand Gesture?
This necklace handmade by Saucy is actually called "Grand Gesture." Isn't it gorgeous? I want to enter my own contest so I can win it! Let's take a closer look...
Leave a comment between now and Saturday for a chance to win this month's Fabulous. Spill it, reader, what Grand Gesture welcomes spring in your house?