Yep, thats me! Winner. I think today just became my favorite day! For some reason I broke all the rules. I logged on early this morning which isn't the norm. And knowing full well that with one click I run the risk of getting sucked into the vast bloggy vortex where hours pass like mere minutes at times, well I clicked anyway and look at what I discovered !
That is the equivalence of seeing your name in lights in my world! Gitz has been doing a daily contest in which she gives away one of her handmade canvases. Answer her question by leaving her a comment and you're in. Its oh so "Easy, Peasy, lemon squeezy!" And then if you're lucky like apparently I am, (who knew?) and the random number generator picks you, you are also a "winner winner chicken dinner!" ( Seriously, I am referring to the disney movie, "The Greatest Game Ever Played." If you've never seen it I highly recommend it, and you don't even have to love golf!)
But I digress, I was speaking of Gitz. This is a little well-kept secret, but I have longed for one of her beautiful canvases. I have loved each and every one, but when the red one showed up with this message "Its not what you gather, but what you scatter, that tells what kind of life you have lived," it spoke to me on more than one level. I instantly visualized the place on my computer desk where it would stand out. And yet, I was still so surprised to see my name. I started yelling excitedly. Nolan chimed right in when he heard me say that I'd won. He shouted and jumped around and then he asked, "But mom, what is a canvas?"
But the excitement didn't end there. I then ran out to the mail box and found all kinds of treasures inside. I love receiving Christmas cards! Really. And mixed in with them was a special package from another blog friend. She knew the exact things to send to a Minnesota gal who shivers in the cold. Her joy tickles you even from half way across the country! Thank you Robin!
I don't quite know what to make out of all of this good fortune today. Its rendered me a little speechless. Some things touch us so deeply that no earthly words can be used to express them.