Monday, September 24, 2012

I won!!

I usually don't win anything.  In fact the last thing I won in my life was back in about 5th or 6th grade.  My Mom entered a drawing to win a year's worth of free groceries at a local grocery store's grand opening.  They were also giving away a 3 ft. high stuffed Pink Panther.  Mom got a call that she'd won.  Imagine her disappointment when she found out that she'd won the Pink Panther instead of the groceries.  My sister and I were elated.  We'd take turns letting Pink Panther sleep on our beds and played with him like he was a giant doll of sorts.
Fast forward to a few weeks ago.  Alison held a drawing on her blog for two beautiful cups with scenery from Glacier National Park.  I commented and won!!  It came in the mail with a nice note and I was thrilled to have morning coffee in my new cup.  Thank you Alison for making my day!!  Maybe I'll try to have a drawing soon just to pay it forward.  As for the Pink Panther??  I still wonder what became of him.  I have a feeling he probably wound up in the bin going to Goodwill years later.  Maybe somebody is loving him now.


Lani said...

We had an inflatable pink panther in our lives and I always wondered what happened to him, too. ;) Love the new cup. Jelly, but if someone other than me were to win, I'm glad it was you. Good morning!

The J's said...

Beautiful!! How very lucky you were :)
pink panther story is funny--I sure would've sympathized with your mom tho!

Tami Asars said...

Oh man, I do miss that pink panther. That was loads of fun- remember when we dressed him for Halloween? Who knew such a crazy stuffed toy would have helped define our childhood!