I never win anything. At least, that's what I've always told myself, from the time when we were kids and, if it came to drawing straws to decide whether sister Deb or I had to do dishes, I knew I might as well start filling the sink.
But this week, after an already excellent bike commute and day with my students at school, I arrived home to find that Seattle Arts and Lectures has made me a winner. Before Thanksgiving, they asked on their Facebook page for answers to this question: What book are you thankful for this season?
My answer was Cathy Davidson's Now You See It. It's not as if that was the winning book -- though maybe it should be -- but they ended up drawing the names of people who responded, and I won! I won two tickets to the SAL lecture of my choice.
That got me thinking my losing streak is over. I do occasionally notice that somebody is raining down blessings on my head, in an effort perhaps to get me to believe in abundance.
So it was in that spirit I responded to the sign about the sale on champagne at Fred Meyer. I bought six bottles.
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