More and more lately I've realized how unimportant "THINGS" are. People and experiences are much more valuable than mere inanimate objects.
In our recent move from Indiana to Wisconsin, I spent a lot of time and energy weeding out THINGS. I hope to NOT replace all those THINGS with more useless THINGS.
Yet, now that I have a Football Cave (FBC) I found myself really WANTING a new THING. I wanted a football table lamp - - -
Because really, THIS cut glass lamp just has NO BUSINESS in a football cave. Putting this in the FBC would be like wearing a prom dress to mud wrestling!
And yet - - - cut glass is what I HAD and so down it went to the FBC.
I googled around and found several choices of football lamps. I wished for one of them. I longed for one of them. I DROOLED over one of them.
But - - - I just couldn't bring myself to spend money on a THING, especially so soon after weeding out so many.
Then I noticed many bloggy people offering CSN GIVEAWAYS. Oh, I scurried right over to the CSN store website and discovered to my joy that every stinkin' one of the football lamps I'd been drooling over were offered there!!!!
Well - - - I started entering every CSN giveaway I could find.
Finally I WON - - - Beth, over at Geyond The Garden Gate, gave away a $35 CSN promo number, and it had MY NAME ON IT!!! Oh Beth THANK YOU SOOOOOOO MUCH!!!
My new CSN football lamp arrived via UPS yesterday and the cut glass moved out of the FBC and the football lamp moved in.
Doesn't Mr. Football Lamp look like he's right where he belongs!?! And I didn't have to spend even a penny to get him!
By the way - - - the gridiron snack tray upon which Mr. Lamp is sitting was a gift from one of my former students (does he know me or what???) and it is one of the THINGS that did move with us from Indiana.