So, last night my friend, Donna, called to tell me Nordstrom Rack was opening and did we want to go. That they would be raffling off $100 gift certificates. The only drawback was that we needed to be at/near the Mall by 8:00 a.m. Whatev . . . I said, "Sure."
I set my alarm so I could wake up by 6:00 to pick her up by 7:30. When we arrived, there was already a line, but they were offering breakfast snacks and coffee, so we had stamina for the wait.
Neither of us won on the first round. Nor the big prize of $1,000. But on the final round, they called my name.
Well, if Donna hadn't dragged me there, I never would have won. So I split the gift card with her. A few minutes later the doors opened and we shopped 'til we dropped -- $90 that is.
After that, the obligatory stop at Starbucks, then home. All done by 10:00 a.m.
Oh, yeah, bought a PowerBall ticket, too.
Hope your day is as lucky.