On Tuesday, Madeline had her Battle of the Books. BotB is where teams from a bunch of schools have to read the same 10 books from January to April, then compete to see who knows them most thoroughly. Her team did very well - 5th out of about 20. To make this event even more fun, they had a bunch of door prizes for the kids. M won one of them - a nice bag full of goodies.
They also had two door prizes for spectators, and I won one of them! Hooray for great books - I got one that I just finished reading and really enjoyed, and I already have plans for it... just don't tell my book club - they might all fight over my offering knowing I'm bringing the Hunger Games to our year end book swap!
This weekend I went to Saskatoon for a writer's conference. They had door prizes, and I won again. They had lots, and I think just about everybody took something home. But still, I came away with something that I will actually use in my house.
Along with my registration, I send in an entry to the writing contest; a short work of prose, 2 pages, that included 4 specific words. They announced the winners after lunch; I came in second. Yay! I even made a bit of cash for that.
So there's my run of three - it's been a good week!