Monday, November 05, 2007

You Are SO Not Going to Believe This...

Oh, I won, all right... FIVE TIMES!! Can you believe that? If I didn't know any better, I'd figure someone or someone else was messing around with me. But, it is apparently true. In one weekend, Bloggy Giveaways has made up for 38 years of never winning a single darn thing. Really. I can count on one hand the times I've won drawings or contests. Let's see...
1) I won a Sign Language Dictionary once at a Sign Language class
2)

I can't think of a two. So, apparently I can count on one finger the number of times I've won something in a drawing.

Oh, it's that bad, people. Now, once I won a costume contest, but that was mostly due to my mom's sewing prowess. Once at a baby shower, I won a prize for guessing how big around the mom-to-be's stomach was, but since I've had so much experience with that myself, I figure that had more to do with professional knowledge than with luck. And... that's about it. Whatever blessings I've experienced in life have nothing whatsoever to do with my luck, which apparently stinks. Until this weekend!

This past week, I entered the Bloggy Giveaways sponsored by Rocks in My Dryer and on Friday, as you may have read, I was contacted by Rachel at Belle Texanne because I won a custom-made hat and scarf from her. And I was most excited, not only because it is a lovely gift, but because I never win things and I figured this would be the extent of my good fortune. Not so!

On Saturday, I received an email from Sarah at Short Stop informing me that I had won The Dangerous Book for Boys by Conn Iggulden. Cool!! I have four boys that will LOVE this book! Two things won- imagine that!

Later on Saturday, I received an email from Life in A Shoe informing me that I had won two of Vision Forum's new releases: Passionate Housewives Desperate For God by Jennie Chancey and Stacy McDonald and the new DVD called Return of the Daughters by Anna and Elizabeth Botkin. I've seen reviews for these items on Doug Phillip's blog, and the Vision Forum catalog is a favorite among homeschoolers- I've drooled over their items for years! I began eagerly checking my email every couple of hours. Maybe something good was going on here!


On Sunday afternoon, I received an email from Dawn at Blonde Reviews to let me know that I've won Merry Christmas, America! a newly released autographed book from design guru Bruce Littlefield. How totally cool is that?? This was pretty amazing!

And finally, last night, I received an email from Karen at Mommy of Three letting me know that I won a copy of another newly released book, Canteen Dreams by Cara Putman, who is a Christian lawyer, writer, mom- and was homeschooled herself!

Is all this incredible or what?? It's like Mother's Day and Christmas and my birthday all rolled together in one weekend- the surprise party I've never had. The only discouraging thing about this is the sinking feeling that I may have used up all my luck for the next 38 years or so in one fell swoop. Oh well. I will enjoy the results of my fortunate weekend in some wonderful reading over the holidays. Thanks so much to everyone who offered these generous gifts. You made my day!... and weekend!... and month!...

5 comments:

suzof7 said...

Wow! You made out! Congratulations on all your wins!!

Rachel said...

That is so cool! I'm glad to be a part of your winnings...maybe God decided you needed an extra boost this weekend :). I've already finished the hat, working on the scarf!

~ Stephanie. said...

Way to go, Sandy! I think all my good luck has rubbed off on you! I can't count the number of times I have "won" things, and it's FUN! Enjoy your new library of books!

thruchildeyes said...

That's incredible! Too good to be true- except that it is true! Congrats.

janjanmom said...

Buy a lottery ticket, just in case!!