Christmas GiveAway Week 4: Congratulations Eva-e!

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaay, the first non watchalong winner! See, there is hope for everyone. Eva commented a whole 14 times this week (so, an average of twice a day). And even with that little bit, she wins!

First, last week’s card for Kirre! Which will arrive in a very very long time from now. But don’t worry Kirre, it will still be a surprise for you, I’m only showing the front of the card, there’s more inside.

Now, Eva!!! I will have to pull together something wonderful and, once again, it will take a long long LONG time to reach you. Stupid international mail.

15 thoughts on “Christmas GiveAway Week 4: Congratulations Eva-e!

  1. Sigh. I remember when I was the winner for most posts. If only my damn life wouldn’t keep interfering with the things I love to do, like getting lost in DCIB.

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    • But it’s so EASY! Wait until we get through the other frequent flyers on WatchAlongs and you just have to comment twice a day 🙂

      On Sun, Nov 28, 2021 at 10:04 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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  2. Thank you. It helps if you’re one of the few commentators who are not celebrating a major holiday. And if the only participants of the watch-along have already won in the weeks before. So yay, Thanksgiving week.

    This cheering news comes at just the right moment, though. Because now it’s my granddad who’s dying. The experts have given him up to two weeks left. And I’m stuck on the other side of the country with a wife who has to work and two little kids that I can’t leave behind. If I even manage to get there in time, he probably won’t be lucid anymore. I still have to try though, right? Just so I won’t be forever wondering whether I could have gotten in that one last hug?

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    • So sorry to hear that, Eva. It’s hard to be far from family at times like these. I’m a believer in trying to show up, but knowing that there are limits to what is humanly possible and sometimes we have to live with the best that we could do in a given moment. Wishing comfort for you and your family.

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      • Thank you. So far, I’ve come up with exactly one scenario how I could make it there. Now it all depends on whether that’s feasible for the other people involved.

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        • I’m so sorry about your grandfather. I’m sure you’ll do your best to see him but please remember to give yourself a break if you don’t get a chance to do so. Sending you hugs and comfort during this time.

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          • Thank you. I’m aware that it’s a very delicate balance. On one hand, at least having tried is important for my long term mental health. On the other hand, there are some theoretical options that I just know would stress me way too much right now. And I need to be the mature adult who acknowledges that that just means those are actually outside the realm of “trying everything I can”/“doing my best”.

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    • Oh Eva, I’m so sorry!!!!! I wish we could have something nice in common, like both putting up Christmas trees or something, instead of dying grandfathers. I saw my grandfather twice after he started dying. The first time was horrible and I wish I hadn’t done it. He was in pain and fuzzy headed and I wish my last memory was something nicer. But the second time was nice, he was comfortable and fading and peaceful. So I guess I have no information to offer you, it can be either nice or horrible.

      On Sun, Nov 28, 2021 at 11:46 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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      • Thank you anyways for sharing what you do know.

        And no, we couldn’t have a Christmas tree in common this early in the season. It’s only supposed to go up the day before Christmas Eve at the very earliest!

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    • Oh, and my nephew learned to notice when my sister started to get weepy and would march off to find his father and order him “Daddy hug Mommy” to solve the problem. So, see if your Big Boy can learn to run and get your wife when you are sad. That would be helpful.

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        • If he can hug you himself, then he is a much better little boy than my nephew! And thank goodness, your daughter is too small to protest and you can hug her whenever you want 🙂

          On Sun, Nov 28, 2021 at 11:07 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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