“Is this Leigha I am speaking to? Great! Remember that form you filled out at the craft fair this weekend for the trip to Florida? Well, congratulations you won! Your name was drawn as a winner! … I just need a $498 reservation fee…” No doubt he was trying to tout some condo or time-share house in Orlando and Daytona Beach. It was supposed to be a 7-day trip staying at resorts down south. Funny as soon as I told him I couldn’t afford the $498 fee, he said goodbye. I guess I should be glad I got a courtesy goodbye and not just a hang up. This was after I had gotten (for the second time in about a month) a call “from Verizon” that my account was suspended and I just needed to reconnect my account… just give us all your bank account info so we can rob you blind!
I wouldn’t normally answer my phone with unknown numbers, but a local radio station is part of a nationwide contest to win $1000 by texting a keyword. Thing is they call you back to get your info… so if I want to win, I have to answer. Hey, $1000 is a fair amount of money and would make an awesome Christmas this year. I know my odds of winning are low, but it is worth a shot. What do you do that is against all odds?
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – tout
Good evening everyone. I sit here after midnight trying to gather my thoughts into some kind of coherent writing. I was told the other day from WordPress that I hit a milestone. I have now had over 1000 posts now. Does not seem possible, but then again with doing both a daily happy and grateful post and the daily prompts all of last year that was well over 700 alone. So I am feeling somewhat prolific. I would like to say they were all wonderful posts, but I am my own worst critic. Some of the posts I would like to sort through, but I am afraid half of them would be deleted then.
So I guess this is a kind of thank you. Thanks for the views and the likes on all my 1000… most of all thanks for the follows. I still wonder what I write that is good enough to want to follow… a lot of it is just getting my thoughts and demons out. I am glad you have come along for the ride. Now I guess I try to hit another 1000 posts.
How is the weather where you are? We are getting ready for an ice/snow storm to hit just in time for the morning commute tomorrow (well technically today since it is after midnight) and of course both my daughter and my boyfriend will have to drive through it. I do have to go out but it is only a couple blocks away so I am not too worried about my drive time… I am already anxious about the two of them driving in it though.
I have lived my whole life in Iowa, you would think I would be used to these little storm warnings, but they really bother me any more. And driving in snow and ice at night… forget it! I have turned into a ‘fraidy cat and I am not afraid to admit it!
I should stop rambling for the night. Get some rest so I can check in on my daughter in the morning and make sure it was a safe trip to work for her. Then wait to get a text from my boyfriend that he has arrived at work ok as well. I hope you all have a wonderful night/day!