Wednesday, March 18, 2009

On being sick, blog candy, and birthdays

Being sick sucks. For most of this month, my whole family has been sick - probably the flu - coughing, stuffy heads, etc. Not fun at all. I still (2 weeks later) can start coughing at the drop of a hat - or especially around aerosols or other strong odors - which makes my husband unhappy, since he smokes. Bleah.

On the bright side - it's been in the 70s and 80s this week, so MUCH nicer weather... and it is nice to get out into the sunshine. My brother is coming over a lot more, and tilling up the gardens, cutting down all the deadwood from the storms last summer, and putting up storage buildings.

Found some LOVELY blog candy on Sonja's blog - poor girl accidentally lost all of her previous work and had to start a new blog!! I love the Chloe's Closet items - those little stick pins are too too cute! Check out her blog HERE

Saturday is my birthday.. and most of my friends know how birthdays make me feel.. I just find them rather depressing. I'm hoping this year will be different - I made to take the day off work, and we are going to a fabulous restaurant called the Abby for dinner - I went there once before for a friend's going away party, and had the most fabulous dinner (melt-in-your-mouth, cooked-to-perfection steak *yum* ). And they are very willing to work with us to find something my daughter can eat, since she is so sensitive to high fructose corn syrup.

Patti from AMR sent me this birthday card the other day - I love it! It is a bigger card (6x6.5), and I was surprised to see it.. I love the background on the stamped image, and am waiting for Patti to tell me how she did it!

This is what my husband gave me for my birthday!
This is Jones. He is a 1952 Chevrolet truck (I forget exactly what kind). DH has been looking for a project car for himself and DS, and since I told him I wanted a Mater... this is the closest he could find. I think he's a really cool truck. (but if my DH thinks I'm going to get out there and sand the rust off, he has another think coming!!). My daughter thinks that the right headlight should be knock out, the hood taken off, and a tow apparatus added to the back. LOL
Still hoping to get a new lens for the camera for my birthday too, but that will have to wait.

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