Friday, January 10, 2014

We Were In Shock!

First of all Thank you so much for the kind messages on my
last post. You are all so kind and I want to start off by
wishing everyone A Happy 2014!

Things that Have Happened Since I Last Posted!
My husband and I had the shock of our lives
on December 12th when his lottery ticket
won on the Extra and we won
one hundred thousand dollars.
Can you believe that we were besides ourselves,
we have never considered ourselves lucky
when it comes to finances,
especially since I became ill in 2003,
there had been some really tough
times which I never focused on
because we always knew we would be okay no matter what
because we had each other.
I remember once saying to my husband,
What would happen if we became homeless,
and he said he would always have me a big cardboard house,
and that is as far as our discussions would go.
My Mother in Law asked me today what we bought with our money,
I bought a new pair of glasses....they are Purple and I love them,
and I can see. My last pair was eight years ago.
My hubby bought me a new CPAP machine that I wear
at night for sleep Apnea. I am sleeping so much better.
Apparently my old one was on the Fritz!
So what does my husband buy for himself,
He comes home with a toilet seat that goes down on its own,
and he feels like a king.
He put it on and said Honey you got to come see this.
You should have seen his smile.
.....Otherwise we have been sensible,
paid off all Credit Cards, put money on mortgage,
It has been a stress reliever,
we have learned lessons to in this time.
I contemplated about telling others about our happiness,
but it reinforces everything I believe in.
that no matter how bad things can be or are
to always try to Have Our Very Best Days,
no one never knows what is ahead or
around the corner or
what is planned for us next.
Enjoy, believe, and Have Faith,
we never thought we would ever win anything,
because we never had before, and when we did,
it took us almost two weeks to believe it was actually true!
We were also glad that it was not a huge huge prize,
because I don't think we would have been able to handle it.
What would you do if you ever won!
Wain always said he would call me from the airport
to call and say goodbye.
We would laugh,
we both have such a strange sense of humor.
I hope this finds you all well,
and thank you to everyone whom sent me
Christmas and New Years cards.
Replies will be sent soon.
Hugs to all,


  1. how wonderful!!! yes, no matter how bad things get, there is always a silver lining. have faith and all will turn out well.

    1. Thanks Kamana, there is always a silver lining. I have learned to never lose faith. hope you and your family are all well. hugs to you.

  2. that is so cool...and what a treat for you all...hey, i like the thought of a new toilet seat....smiles. hey it could not have happened to a better person you know....

    1. Thanks Brian, we have been given a break that is for sure. hope all is well. go to come and catch up on your writings.

  3. oh my stars congratulations. how wonderful for you and Wain. what a lovely feeling knowing good people get the goods too. Oma Linda

    1. Thanks Linda, hope you are well. and your family too.

  4. Congratulations! It couldn't have happened to two nicer people! I'm very happy for you!

    1. thanks Debra, people have been so kind. we are very grateful. hugs.

  5. Congratulations, Cinner! This is incredibly good news and I am so happy for you both--you DESERVE it! It makes me feel good about the lottery! Thank you for sharing it and your perspective on it here. I love that you both have stress relief and spent the money wisely and got to enjoy it too. YAY! xoO

    1. Thanks Olivia, less stress makes Cinner a much happier lady. hope you are well.

  6. How fabulous to have received this gift of breath into your lives !!!
    Congratulations !
    My hubby bought the same seat when we redid our bathroom last year. A simple silly joy ! ;)
    Wishing you all the best and continued good fortune in 2014, Cinner !

    1. Thank you Kim, I had to laugh reading your husband bought the same thing. All the best to you, I have got to stop by and visit your blog. I always get happy there. hugs.

  7. Couldn't have happened to nicer people. I'm thrilled for you both.
    Continued blessing for you and your family.

    1. Thanks Jackie, we are so extremely grateful. hugs to you my friend.

  8. Well a great big congratulations to you and your husband, Cinner! I am thrilled for you. I've never known anyone who won anything in the lottery! WOW.
    What would I buy, hmm-- Maybe, hmm, I'm stumped on an answer. I'll have to think on that.
    Happy New Year! xo jj

    1. Thanks Joanna, I have known a few, usually we just win a free play or 2 dollars. Happy New Year to you too. hope you are well.

  9. Cinner, that is awesome and fantastic news!! I'm happy for you and your husband. I adore when amazing events happen to good people!!
    If I won an amount like that, put money aside for my son's college fund. Then go on a trip to Paris and Tahiti. In that order.

    1. Shell hi, thank you we were so excited, still are. it has sure lessened my stress levels. will be by to see you soon.


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