I think I may be dying

by Kathi D on May 2, 2009

That may be a little bit melodramatic. But, here’s the deal. You know how people on The Internets often have these Give-A-Ways that say, “Just comment on this post and you may win this thing”? I mean, not me, because I never have anything to give away except my own self, which I give in bits and pieces day after day after . . . OK, maybe too much drama again. 

So anyway, I am always commenting on things whether I get Free Stuff for it or not, and I never remember anything from one day to the next, and I certainly never win any of the promised Free Stuff, and so imagine my surprise (Really. I will stop for a moment and wait while you actually try to imagine my surprise.)  . . . 












. . .  when I got an e-mail last night saying I won 270 pre-washed and pre-cut fabric squares, enough to make this fabulous quilt


from Jen, who is the genius behind Stitch Simple, which, if you are not a quilting type, you won’t understand the fabulosity of her idea, but if you are, you, uh, will. As you can see, words fail me.

OK, so that curled my hair, let me tell you. But then, after last night, this morning came. And in my morning e-mail was the news that I had, by merely shooting off my keyboard mouth yet again, won THIS


except even better than this, because I get to choose the names for it, not that I don’t love maggie and david and mat, AND I get a handmade lampwork bead for it besides! and this is from the awesome Cluck and Tweet  that I read just because of their awesomeness without even thinking of getting Free Stuff.

And what makes it all even more amazing (I know, you are saying to yourself, “Can this get any more amazing?”) is that for a week or two I have been in the Serious Doldrums, so serious that the husband, who is not often given to floral displays, sent me this the other day to cheer me up


which, after I convinced myself that he wasn’t sending them out of guilt for cheating on me with a disease-infested hooker or something, did cheer me up a little, and then when I got these other awesomely amazing gifts, I was SO cheered up for a while.

And then I realized that This Sort of Thing never happens to me, and since I have pinched myself all over, certifying that I am not dreaming, or that I may be dreaming, but it is one of those dreams where everything is so real that even when you think, “Am I dreaming?” you convince yourself that, no, you aren’t dreaming, and then it turns out that you wake up and yes, you were dreaming, anyway, since I am pretty sure that I’m not dreaming, I think that I must be dying and everyone got together behind my back to do nice things for me to brighten my Final Days.


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Melissa May 2, 2009 at 12:04 pm

We just want your last days to be cheerful and comfortable. Order those names quickly.

Melissa’s last blog post..Zucchini risotto, a la Susan

Lola...again May 2, 2009 at 12:09 pm

ummmmmmm…oh yeah! you…uhhhh…won my give-away too! crap! not really..
(next time you’re going to die, make sure that they notify me so that I can join in the fun too~)

Lola…again’s last blog post..OK laugh

Alison (aka Cluck and Tweet) May 2, 2009 at 12:45 pm

I am really glad you won. Everything. And the flowers. The last time I entered a contest it was for Disney on Ice tickets …in Houston (I live in Michigan) and it was just a test to see if I entered contests I didn’t want to win, if I would win them. And I won. Twice. But they gave the tickets to someone who could use them. Like I wouldn’t have totally tried to scalp them or something. Thanks for the kind words, Kathi! You’re the best.

Alison (aka Cluck and Tweet)’s last blog post..If It Weren’t for Potluck, I’d Have No Luck at All

Chez May 2, 2009 at 10:32 pm

I’m not much good at conspiring, unless it to try and sneak another new guitar onto the credit card and into the house without the VH (vigilant husband) noticing, but I’m all about helping others achieve sneaky deeds.
So you’re probably not dying.


foolery May 2, 2009 at 10:48 pm

I’d like to say a few words at the wake, if I may. Also, will there be an open bar?

GAHHHH I’m bitch. Love you, Miss K.

Jen Duncan May 3, 2009 at 9:47 am

Or maybe it was just your turn. ;-)
I hope things will continue to look up for you. Summer’s just around the corner AGAIN!

Jen Duncan’s last blog post..Quilty catch up

Toi May 3, 2009 at 4:17 pm

Looks like you need to go buy yourself a lottery ticket Ms. Lucky Ducky! I have to assume that you will be putting my name on one of those charms. You did think of that didn’t you? Please say you did!

Toi’s last blog post..Turn Away From Me…….I’m Hideous!

Ellie May 4, 2009 at 1:52 pm

This is your BIG CHANCE. You know, to Do Those Things You Always Wanted To Do. Take adavantage of these last few days. Go crazy! And have fun.


Ellie’s last blog post..Wake Up The Earth

edj May 4, 2009 at 4:37 pm

Yes, definitely buy a lottery ticket. And I LOVE that necklace! I am always entering to win jewelry on the internet from various etsy shops and have NEVER won! But I did recently win two books, so I can’t complain.
I like the idea of you putting commenter’s names on your necklace. If there wasn’t room for Elizabeth you could put edj, which is cute and you could make jokes about being “edgy.”

edj’s last blog post..Where?

Somone May 4, 2009 at 7:26 pm

My first time here at this CRAZY site. Your commenters are also crazy. Love it. Will be back :-)

Musingwoman May 4, 2009 at 7:44 pm

There was a young woman named Kathi,
Who won things like necklaces, not taffy,
Nice material to quilt
Bouquet of roses (sans guilt)
All of which made her need homeopathy.

Musingwoman’s last blog post..If you could change one thing about yourself

bob May 4, 2009 at 9:27 pm

you are still not getting the carnation truck.

Karen May 18, 2009 at 11:44 am

When you are done having a great time out there, good you send some of that fun my way! Yes I realize it’s been too weeks, but I could use it!

Karen’s last blog post..Karen is losing her job

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