I got this nice surprise in the mail the other day. I won a contest and got a $50 gift certificate to spend at some stores in a nearby suburb! I entered an online contest where I had to say in 25 words or less why I enjoyed shopping in Elsternwick. To be honest, I've never shopped there (unless you count going out to eat once and going to their movie theatre a couple of times-shhhh!), but I wrote some cutesy little rhyme, and apparently that worked. I'm not even sure how many people entered and how many winners there were, but hey, I'll take it. And since the weather has changed from sunny and hot to rainy and miserable, maybe today is a good day for some shopping?!