and it's been...a week. i could go into a long list of complaints, but suddenly on friday it doesn't seem worth the effort. and really, i don't think you need (or want) to hear my whining either.
so let's all look with anticipation for the weekend ahead. i have been having some quiet nights this week as A is out of town for a couple weeks on a course. but this weekend i'll be welcoming some noise in the form of my nephews who are visiting. not staying with me - that might be a bit much! - but at my folks. so there will be visiting, some time in the farmyard, and hopefully some beach time with bonus picnic. my other sister and her family are getting their new puppy today, so i might get a chance to visit there too and see the little beast. kids and animals and food, oh my! it could be a lively one.
something else on my mind this week that i thought i'd open up to feedback here. currently, last week's giveaway remains unclaimed, despite posting the winner and a secondary attempt to let her know. i'm kind of torn on this issue. on the one hand, that person is the winner, as picked by the random number generator, and i'd be happy to send them their prize. on the other, since it has been nearly a week without hearing from her (with where to send the prize, etc), i'm tempted to draw another person from the comments to the giveaway post. i'm not sure what is considered fair in these situations, and what proper protocol is for contacting winners. i kind of feel that if you have entered a giveaway or other contest on a blog, it is your responsibility to check back and see if you have won, not mine to track you down when i am already giving you something for free. i would feel the same if i entered a giveaway on someone else's blog. what do you think?