You may know by now that I love nature, that tending a garden feeds not only my body, but also my soul. You may know that I love taking photos at all the beauty I see around me, and that I sometimes express myself through poetry.
You may know that I love my kitties, that I’m close with my family, that I’ve dabbled in various home improvement projects, and sometimes have failed at it.
But what you may not know is that I absolutely love the Minnesota Renaissance Festival, and go there every year with my sister and my daughter. I love that sense of stepping back in time, and I participate fully in the whole experience while I’m there ~ dressing up in a costume and such. Yep… I’m a nerd, and I’ve chosen to embrace my weirdness.
Well, the reason I titled this post “Feelin’ Lucky” is because I won free tickets for Renfest this year! The tickets only cost like $23 each, and my sister always pays for them as a gift for me for my birthday, but omygosh it’s so exciting to win!
Each Tuesday on their Facebook page, the Renaissance Festival posts a photo for their followers to share for a chance to win free tickets. I’m not always on there to catch it, but I’ve shared their free ticket posts maybe a dozen times or so over the past year. I also have a few friends who have no interest whatsoever in the Renaissance Festival, but participate just so they can give me the tickets if they win because they know how much I love going. I never even asked them to do that, I have such great friends! My daughter also participates, and she’s actually the one who noticed my name when they posted the winners. Oh my, you should have heard the squeals of utter delight ringing throughout the house when she came and told me! Weeeeeeee! 😀
On the Tuesday that I won, 8, 466 people entered! I think that’s a ton of people, so I think I’m pretty lucky to have won! Yay me!
I’ve been waiting for the tickets to arrive in the mail to post about this so I could take a picture of them to share, but I just couldn’t wait any longer. So instead, here’s a photo from a couple of years ago of me holding up ‘the tickets that time forgot.’ I mean… that I forgot. Oops!
You can read about that little oopsie here if you’d like… https://ramblingsfromjewels.wordpress.com/2012/09/30/minnesota-renaissance-festival-2012/
I’m so grateful for winning and really excited for the tickets to arrive! Renfest is coming up soon, I can’t wait to go this year! I hope you have exciting things going on where you are too, and I wish you luck in all you set out to do!
✿~Peace & Love~✿
UPDATE: So fun… my tickets came in the mail today shortly after I posted this!