The most wonderful thing happened. But before I tell you remember in a blog post sometime prior to this I was wining about my name. It has been an issue for some time.
I was born a Brown. And Pam is very common. The Brown problem was my mother thought it was cute to dress me in brown while I love loud vivid colors. My ENT doctor was examining my nose when I was there for post-op vocal chord surgery. The dentist almost pulled a tooth! Yikes. And that is just the problem with being Pam and Brown.
The problem with being Pam is that in my company I have been in a department where there were 4 Pams. The same company had 3 Pam Browns nationwide and 2 in my office (the other was not in my department). I got her check once….I knew immediately it wasn’t mine; she was a boss and I was so not. And just last week while waiting for my mammogram, first they called Donna and 2 women stood up and yes you guessed it they called Pam and 2 of us stood up.
So that brings me to my current last name LEvingston. Why did I bold, underline and Italicize the E…because no one hears it; no one sees it. No matter whether I write it or enunciate it as Lev- (think tax levy)-ing-ston, people hear or see Livingston. Such was the case when I won PaperTreyInk’s Year of Stamps prize for their 10th anniversary.
When they announced the contest I forwarded the email to a group of friends called the Late Night Stampers. My email said enter someone has to win and it might as well be one of us…hahaha. When I was completed the entry form I said to God Let me win and even before the n on win was out of my thoughts I added am I being greedy, I have so much. God is so Good!
I know that I did not misspell my own name because Google auto-input my name and address for me.
So imagine seeing this on PaperTrey’s website when I went to place my order.
I knew that it was me even with an “I”.
I almost fell out of my chair.
I know my friend on the phone got an earful and so did my husband.
I posted to Facebook.
I thanked PaperTrey in their Forum.
But then I worried because no one from PaperTrey acknowledged the typo or that I had indeed won. It bothered me so much I tracked down a former winner to see what to expect, she graciously told me what I would receive. ALL THE STAMPS, THE MINI MAKE IT MARKET KITS. She let me know that it would arrive well after the release and that I would get all the releases for this year and January of 2018. I would not get the Stamp Affair kit….I think I can afford to buy that. No dies I think I can afford to buy those.
So Thanks PaperTrey!
And oh by the way there is a Pam Livingston who works for my company now…but not in Louisville, Kentucky!
You can see what they sent in the first box here:
In His Hand,