A different kind of winner

13 Mar

At the end of the day yesterday, I tried not to get my hopes up as I looked at my phone.

All day long I had tried to NOT think about the fact that the Rose City Yarn Crawl prizes would be announced at some time today.  I tried NOT to check my personal email. ( I might have peeked once or twice) but, locked in my cupboard, my phone was off limits until the end of the day.

After the kids left I undid the lock. A couple of years ago I broke the lock on the door, so now, I secure it with a fancy combination of an old choke collar and my locker padlock from high school. I got it in 1978 and I still know the combo. That’s an accomplishment of sorts, I thought as I slid the chain from the handles. It always makes such a nice satisfactory sound.  I bet most people don’t have the padlock, let alone remember the combo.

I pulled the phone from my bag. No messages announcing I was a winner. And none came as I drove home or after I walked through the front door. I tried not to feel disappointed. I fed Lucy and myself. I checked my email and before too long, I was fine.

I have the yarn I bought on the yarn crawl ( plus a whole lot more in my stash).

I have a super cute basset hound.

I have my high school padlock and still remember the combination – and that is a whole different kind of winning.




9 Responses to “A different kind of winner”

  1. Ramona March 13, 2019 at 6:07 am #

    Congrats on still knowing those numbers! I have a combination lock for the locker at swim class that I have to look at each time right before I lock up my things. Not sure if it’s due to the infrequency of my attendance or the age of my mind! Sorry you didn’t win the yarn. I love how you used the power of three to console yourself.

  2. Stacey Shubitz March 13, 2019 at 6:36 am #

    I remember my old locker combo too. In fact, I used it’s my phone PW!

  3. arjeha March 13, 2019 at 8:15 am #

    Sorry you didn’t win a prize, but as you said you have won in other aspects. I have no idea what my high school combination was.

  4. Diane Cherry March 13, 2019 at 9:31 am #

    Hugs 🤗

    Sent from Diane’s iPhone


  5. edifiedlistener March 13, 2019 at 9:35 am #

    Even if I can guess from the title that it’s probably not going to work out with a win, I’m still pulling for you until it’s finally confirmed and you count your other wins. And a locker padlock from HS? That you still have it and can remember the combination – those are significant accomplishments.

  6. Brian Rozinsky March 13, 2019 at 2:50 pm #

    I admire your perspective, and I’m amused by your security methods 🙂

  7. Lisa Corbett March 13, 2019 at 4:14 pm #

    I routinely have nightmares that involve me not being able to open my high school locker to get something currently important to me. Like my purse is locked in there, or a book I need now. Maybe if I still remembered the combination I wouldn’t have to worry about it in my dreams! Sorry you didn’t win, but chances are you have plenty of yarn anyway, right? Have you started the sweater for the pattern review?

    • Adrienne March 13, 2019 at 5:26 pm #

      I plan on starting it this weekend.

  8. ebgriffin March 13, 2019 at 5:53 pm #

    It’s hard when our hopes are high and we end up disappointed, but it is so wise to look for the positive. I can’t believe you remember your high school locker combination. I remember my childhood phone number, but not too many other numbers from back in the day!

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