I looked around wondering where to start. The kitchen? The bathrooms? Bedroom? Faced with such a choice, I chose shopping. Not fun, indulgent shopping, but mundane, ho-hum grocery shopping. It seemed the lesser of the evils.
So I was at the checkout, signing off my purchases when the cashier gets all animated-like.
"*GASP*! You won!!", she says all happy.
"Wha..?", I reply all clueless.
"You're our winner today!", all game-show hostess like.
Bells were ringing, lights were flashing, confetti was flying, a sharp man in a tuxedo was placing a tiara on my head! Really, it all happened just like that except for the sentence preceding this one!
Bottom line, I got my groceries for free. All $72.55 of them. Apparently, this grocery store has a random daily winner of "Win What You Spend". Today it was little old me.
Now, I'm not much of a loyal grocery shopper. I like to play the field. I've got a good batch of stores within equal distance from me, so depending on what I need and where my other errands are, and my mood, I select one of them. Today, I selected this one.
Or was it... fate?
Here's a bit of AbbyNormal trivia, in case it should ever come up at a party: My favorite number is 13. I just like it, probably because of the dark connotations, the rebellion of it. Plus it's a prime number, and I've always been rather partial to prime numbers.
Earlier today, I was looking at the overall results of that 10K I did yesterday. Turns out, I finished 13th overall for the ladies. See that? See what I did there? Thirteenth overall for the New Year's Day run for year 2013?? Huh? HUH??
Ooooh, it's gonna be a good year, you think?
Really, I'm not superstitious. Not about numbers anyway. I know the true force behind my good fortune, and it's none other than our cat Kat. I've always gotten good vibes from black cats, and now I live with one!
I returned home with my load of free groceries and thanked her muchly. And I'll let you in on a little secret. She's not just a cat. That's just the form she chooses to hang out in most of the time. She's asked me to share her true self with the blog. She's the... uh... larger one.
As you can see, she is elated that we won.