Thursday, December 6, 2018

Chanukah, Christmas and My Birthday...

...Arrived today, set in a cooler of dry ice!
 
I'm not sure if delivery was via Hanukah Harry, Saint Nicholas or the FedEx truck, but I received a cooler of seven pints of the dairy free version of  Enlightened Ice Cream.  Enlightened is a favorite of mine and I haven't been able to find the new flavors anywhere in my grocery store wanderings around Manhattan.
 
Long time readers may remember my habit of entering sweepstakes. I had a long bout of insomnia for almost a decade. Watching television or reading in the middle of the night didn't work to put me back to sleep, but an hour or so at the computer in the middle of the night, worked best for me. I had a number of wins, but in the last few years I've both slept better and the contest website I had frequented had less contests of interest. Recently I found a number of contests on Facebook and Instagram and I started to enter them again. In October I won 24 containers of yogurt and last month I won this Facebook contest sponsored by Enlightened. I'm thrilled with this win, but my dream is still  a spa vacation win.
 
Looking at this cooler packed with yummy, my biggest question was which pint to try first. It was a difficult choice, but I guided by my buddy, Pep the Monkey, I went with Monkey Business, in the upper right corner. It's banana with swirls of peanut butter and chocolate chips. It was a great choice and I will be on the lookout for it in the future. Other flavors include Espresso Shot, Cookies & Mint and Candy Bar Crunch.
 
Thanks, friends at Enlightened! This ice cream lover is very happy tonight.
 
It's the usual busy end of the year and I'm trying to get all the little errands done that seem to pop up at this time of year and still enjoy New York at the holidays. I thought I had so much done, but I've got a lot of wrapping and card writing to do in the next week to avoid post office disaster. I haven't skipped some holiday sightseeing and I have photographs to share in the next few days. 
 
As ever, thanks for sharing and have a fabulous Friday! 

9 comments:

Tanza Erlambang - Every Day Issues said...

happy Hanukkah and Christmas (coming soon).

have a great day

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

How wonderful to win ice cream! Consumable gifts and prizes are the best.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Wow! That all looks SO good! I did a post on a giveaway win yesterday too. It's fun to win something you'll enjoy! Holiday hugs!

Theresa said...

YUM! What a wonderful package to receive:) ENJOY trying each one! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Terra said...

That is a lot of holidays wrapped in one package and Pepe steered you in the right direction of flavor to start with.

Mevely317 said...

Anything arriving at my door on dry ice is cause for celebration … and yours looks like no exception! I'm not familiar with Enlightened, but I'm headed that direction now! Congratulations!

Mimi said...

What a fun win!

Donna said...

How delightful! I am so glad you won! I have yet to find these, though I can’t say I have looked very hard. Have a most wonderful day Carol!

Curtains in My Tree said...

Oh I want to tell you Happy Belated Birthday

I love all your pictures around new york city, my favorite fun city to visit