I got some interesting news yesterday. I guess I won a cruise for 2 to Mexico for 4 days and 3 nights.
That's what I said.
Several months ago, Dylan brought home raffle tickets as a fundraiser for his Students Run Los Angeles club. They were each supposed to sell 50 tickets, with the money going to pay for all the drinks, snacks, and buses for the races throughout the year. I'm kind of cheap, but I like to help the kids at least a little, so I figured, 'what the hey, give me 5.'
5 bucks. I'm not sure if he actually sold any more tickets beside those 5 to me. The Grand Prize was the cruise to Mexico for 2. 2nd prize was 2 roundtrip tickets on Southwest Airlines (2 of those) and 3rd prize was $50 (3 of those).
I tucked my tickets away and forgot about them.
After piano lessons, Dylan said, "Hey Mom, remember those raffle tickets for SRLA?"
And I replied, "Yeah, did I win?"
And he said, "Actually, yes you did. You won the cruise, Mom."
I thought he was joking. He's a pretty good jokester. I kept my shock and delight in serious check just in case he was about to pull the rug out from under me and leave me feeling foolish and depressed. For about 30 minutes it went back and forth like this:
"Dylan, if this is some kind of joke, it's not funny."
"Not a joke, Mom."
"Okay, seriously, are you kidding?"
"I'm not kidding, Mom. Mr. Moss drew the names at our meeting today, and he called out 'Jenna Consolo'."
"Dylan, please tell me the truth. Don't play with me. Are you serious?"
And he was.
Holy cow. I won a cruise to Mexico!
Yes, I know it will be the tiniest cabin without a view, and we'll probably have to go in off-season, but so far the only trip Adam and I have ever taken together was to court in Arizona last month. And we had a good time at that, so maybe a cruise would be even better! And we don't have to pay for it!
To celebrate, we had leftover Mexican food and opened up that last bottle of sparkling grape juice left over from Christmas. (I just knew there would be a proper occasion coming up!) Cheers all around!