As if you don't have enough reasons to be jealous of me.
Besides being totally awesome and, at the same time, quite humble..., I'm a big time winner! Sorry, I meant, WINNER!!!! It's true, I lucked out with cool parents, a great childhood and even scored a Frenchman without hardly even trying. And then throw in four great(most of the time) kids and, basically, I got it all! Alright, I might have a few flaws but I'm certainly not going to point them out to you here.
Anyway, a million years ago, fellow blogger Brandi, of Don't Disturb This Groove, held a contest in which she would design/make a pillow and present it to the lucky person who commented. Well, being a Winner, I thought, "hell, I could use another pillow"! So I commented and you'll never guess what happen next.
Oh my God, you're right! I did win! How did you do that? Well since you figured that out, I'll just continue. So Brandi wrote back congratulating me and I was all like "What, you mean me? Oh my, I can't believe it"! So I was happy and I thanked her very much. Then I waited. And waited, and waited and waited... Actually, I did wait a little bit but I wasn't overly concerned. But Brandi was! Honest to Pete, she was a total nut about it. I would get daily emails asking me about fabric choices and color choices and design choices. It totally turned into a lot of work on my end and if I wasn't so greedy about getting something for nothing, I would have surely blocked her email address.
The funny thing is, she was really like that! But here's the deal. Although Brandi will never say it, she's a perfectionist. She just wanted it to be perfect for me. And so every time that she would shoot me an email about making another decision, I would first call her some kind of Crazy and then I would answer her question. And then finally, I said, "Geez, I'm so tired. Just send me the damn pillow already!". Thankfully, she was able to laugh at her old crazy self.
So then that was all decided and as far as I can remember, she went on vacation. Then while on vacation, I would receive emails from her apologizing that she was on vacation and would work on the pillow as soon as she got home. I told her to relax and that I had bigger things, in life, to worry about. Which is, um, true.
So finally, we got to the mailing stage. Once again, I would get emails indicating that the package was mailed, what tracking number to use to trace it and when I could expect it. She just wanted to make sure that I actually got it.
So then one day, upon coming back from work, I spied, with my little eye, a package outside my door. I was so excited to receive it. So much so that I forgot to email Brandi to let her know that it had arrived. I don't know for sure but she probably had 10 different kinds of heart attacks that day when she didn't get an email from me.
But the next day, I did email her back letting her know that, Yes, I did receive it and, Yes, I was totally in love with my custom made, just for me, Pillow and all the other things that came along with it. She included wash clothes, hand towels, a piece of art for Claire and whole bunch of ice-cream fixins' for the boys. But really, all I cared about was the one item made especially for me.
It's all mine. Now stop trying to look up my shorts!
My first secret, that most of you don't know is, we are buying a new house. I'll blog about it later. But in that new living room, the major color will be blue. And since you're so smart, guess what item I'll be decorating it around?
Seriously, I can't get nothin' by you!
Brandi, thank you so much! And even though you exhaust me and I can't even imagine what you must put your husband through, I am totally gaga about this beautiful pillow. The kids love it too. Jacob even tried to touch it last night and, p.s. long story short, he won't be trying that move again!
Brandi's Friend, m.
p.s. Hopefully, by the end of this week, I'll talk about something else that I won.