Thursday, March 05, 2009


So, Silver and I went to an event she was invited to this evening, because she KICKS ASS...*ahem* was the 2008-2009 Drive for Excellence, and they raffled off six laptop computers among other door prizes. Silver was very reluctant to go initially, I had to wake her up from a nap to get ready, she was hungry and cranky and kept saying, "I never win anything anyway, so why do we even have to go...I could be doing homework or playing video games or something!" But I insisted. She's done very, very well, and if a bunch of local organizations and companies want to honor her, we should at least take the time to show up. So we did and despite the fact that our feet were killing us (high heels, ugh), we had fun.
They started raffling off the laptops, and Silver was eying her ticket very closely. By the third announcement, her shoulders were slumped and she'd lost hope...then it happened...the announcer said, verrrrry slooooowly: 2...9...1...0.......8...........9!


Silver and I started screaming and jumping up and down: SHE'D WON!!!!

After making our way through the crowd up to the stage, filling out the obligatory paperwork and having her picture taken numerous times (she might make the paper!), we headed home. While walking toward the door, Silver looked at me and said, "Happy Birthday, Mom. This one's yours."
I have a very good kid.
You see, I spent half of my tax refund buying a refurbished laptop for her, so she'd have one for college. I had initially planned on getting one for myself at the same time, but since the one she wanted was so pricey, I changed my mind and resigned myself to using my old, slow, crappy 256-megs-of-RAM desktop for a long, long time.
Now I'm typing this post on my new, snazzy, superfast Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop, instead! The one she spent an hour setting up for me.

What can I say? Silver's a sweetheart! :)



Mauser*Girl said...

Absolutely awesome - both the fact that Silver was very lucky and the fact that she willingly parted with it for you.

Christina RN LMT said...

I'm still (figuratively) pinching myself. It's so hard to believe she actually won...and then to just pass it on to me, I'm amazed and thrilled!

Julie said...

wonderful story ... all round! and happy birthday!

Buck said...

Silver's a sweetheart! :)

Indeed! That's a snazzy looking laptop... and... it's SILVER!

Christina RN LMT said...

Julie, thank you! It's been a great birthday this year...:)

Buck, you crack me up...:D

phlegmfatale said...

Verrah, verrah cool of Silver to share the booty with you. :) Happy birthday, indeed! And many, many more, lovely lady!

Anonymous said...

Congrats! I wish I had a laptop like that...I don't even have my own computer!

memory_lucky12 said...

Congrats! You are so lucky! It's also so cool that Rebecca gave the laptop to you for your birthday. That is sweet!

Christina RN LMT said...

Thank you so much, Phlegmmy!

Tally, I wish you had your own computer, too.

Chaos, you want to know something funny? Silver kept saying on our way to the event, "If Sisters were here, maybe we'd have a chance at winning..." :D
She thinks YOU guys are the consistently lucky ones...but she can't say that anymore, huh?

HollyB said...

What an amazing Daughter you have raised!

Christina RN LMT said...

Thank you, Holly! I can honestly take little credit for it, though. "Benign neglect" pretty much sums up my parenting style! She's just a good person.