Wednesday, October 26, 2011

No Whining on this Wednesday!!!

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Well, the fogginess I was feeling yesterday afternoon seems to have gone away - guess I was tired or maybe it was the surprise waiting for me at home yesterday afternoon. When I got home from my part-time job, I found a note pad with this message scribbled on it from my DH:

"Happy Early Birthday...I wanted you to have this for Chicago"

Under the notepad was a white box...which I thought was a box of chocolates...which would have been really strange (why would he want me to have a box of chocolates before I went to Chicago?). However, after looking closer, I saw that it was

" iPad...what the h*ll is he doing buying me an iPad?"

That is what my response was, in fact I texted that to him..."What the h*ell?"...I never feel right about money being spent on me - for we have priorities right? Mortgage, food, electricity, clothing and necessities for the kids and hockey for the kids and hockey travel for the kids...not things for mommy...anyone else have that thought process?

Well, anyway...of course after I got over the fact that this was too much, I opened it up and turned it on...singing:

"Mommy has a new toy and I don't have to share it!"
Ok, now I really have gone off the deep end. It is a fun "toy" and it will come in handy as we get ready to travel next weekend to Chicago (both boys have a hockey tournament there and we will be flying out next Thursday...which is my real birthday date). I have started down loading the songs I have on my iPod (which I inherited from one of the boys when they received an iTouch), added some of the games the boys have purchased for their iTouches and then of course I had to get a movie...and the first movie I got was:
First movie download - It's a Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
How can one turn down It's a Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown?

And if that wasn't enough to erase the fog from one's head, I found out this morning when I opened up my inbox that I won one of the doorprizes from the Online Needlework Show. Did any of you cruise the Online Needlework Show? Did you enter any of the door prize giveaway? Well Friday afternoon I surfed through the show entering into as many of the door prize giveaways as I could - any that I missed, I finished up on Saturday. Today I saw an email from Mari from Whisper by the Wind. As a winner I got to choose any design I wanted and I chose this:

"Recipe for a Snowman" by Whispers by the Wind (my choice for door prize)
Isn't that cool. I don't win very often, so I was very, very excited and I just love this pattern!

And if that isn't enough...I just put the last stitch in the ornament I have been working on for Conny of the Ornament Swap. Now I just need to finish it up as an ornament.

The sun is shining, the cool air is invigorating and the scenery is:

is breath-taking and I am not fog headed any more. With no hockey tonight, I am looking forward to getting to bed early to make sure to catch up on my sleep. 
Take care my friends - until next time, remember...
Live, Love, Laugh and Stitch often,


CalamityJr said...

An iPad for your birthday and a door prize chart!! This is your lucky pre-birthday day!!! Enjoy - you deserve them both.

MoonBeam said...

Congratulations! You will love it.

Happy Birthday.

Penny said...

What a great birthday present! I think we do tend to put our kids and everything else first before ourselves but we deserve a treat every now and again. :) Congratulations on the door prize and enjoy Charlie Brown. :)

cucki said...

very sweet birthday presents dear :)the snowman chart is really very lovely..
enjoy your gifts and have a lovely time xxx

Carolyn NC said...

Wow - how awesome! Definitely a good day - I-pad and a door prize and beautiful weather!

SoCal Debbie said...

What a nice chart you chose! Good for you for getting a brand new toy all for yourself!