Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A Major Award, Or Two


John said I must now know how the father in A Christmas Story felt when he won. My reply was, "Yeah. But this is waayyy better than a lamp."
Something wonderful happened to me this past week and I just have to share. One happened prior to the unfortunate incident involving my purse and the other the morning after I realized the unfortunate purse incident had happened. But first, have you ever seen the movie A Christmas Story? If you have then you will surely recall when the father wins his major award. Remember? “Fra-gee-ly...must be Italian.” Well, that scene should help you paint a mental picture of what happened to me.

About 11 months ago I began blogging. About two months ago I became a follower of two other blogs, one called Stone Gable and the other called Between Naps on the Porch. Both are wonderful sites full of many, many ideas for your home and they are both on my daily must-read list. A couple weeks ago it just so happened that each site was hosting a fabulous giveaway. One lucky Stone Gable reader would win a complete set of some seriously beautiful Christmas dishes depicting the Nativity, while an equally lucky individual would triumph in the Between Naps on the Porch giveaway for a fabulous set of dishes by Mikasa. Well, I’m sure you’ve figured out by now that the lucky person was meeee!!! Both times!!! Can you believe it!?! Not one, but two major giveaways within a week!!! Karma must surely have been feeling quite sympathetic toward me since my purse was lost/stolen.

You can understand why I had to scream aloud when I saw my name announced as the winner the first time and then felt as if I had superhuman prize-winning abilities when I saw I had won AGAIN. John actually ran in from another room the first night because he thought something terrible had happened and, as he works across the hall from me and was the first person I told upon winning the second set, suggested I should look into playing the lottery.

I’m Tyla and I now have a new set, umm make that TWO new sets, of very pretty dishes. Or at least I will when they arrive in the mail. If you want to sneak at peek at my winnings just click on the links in the first paragraph.

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4 comments:

Julie Harward said...

How can that be...you are so lucky! I really love Yvonne, I don't know the other one. Well, enjoy and I want to see pictures! I'd say you got an early Christmas! ;D

Susie said...

Wow, congrats, Tyla! Now, just when will we be dining on that new dinnerware?

Farmchick said...

Happy for you. I agree...show some pictures!

Tyla said...

Pictures will be coming soon :)

Susie, I'm still working on that date. Just got a little sidetracked. lol