Sunday, August 5, 2012

Something To Crow About

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I recently won a give-a-way from Brenda AtThe  Rusty Thimble I just love my
crow!
sooo cute and a great way to start my birthday.

On Friday my husband picked flowers from my garden and delivered them to work.
which I thought was sooo sweet. That night we had Chinese which we never get because husband
doesn't like it that much but for my birthday he was happy to eat it.

On Sat my actual birthday I went to a sale and got
a couple of great things that have some age. Then I went to stay at my daughters to spend the night with my grand daughter and the grand dog. It was very hot so Miss B and I spent the day in her kiddy pool.
when she took a nap so did I! Every one kept saying are you sure you want to babysit on your birthday? I can't think of a better way to spend my day then with my favorite girl.

My daughter made me a cake and gave me a big stack of ones with instructions in the card of
all the things I couldn't spend it on. In other words just for me! I also had a gift card from mother's day so today when I got home husband and I went shopping.
Some good smelling soap and powder among other things. We are having very high humidity and in
Northern NH there are not many people who have whole house air. (So this will come in handy. I was looking for powder with the powder puff but no luck.)
usually we have one or two days of it and it's over but there has been a lot of it this year.
I really don't want to complain because I have seen on the news the horror the rest of the country
has had from this summer's weather.We have
had plenty of rain and everything is lush and great just
sticky yeck.

We hit a antiques mall and I found a piece of my pottery it is large and lovely and cheap.
I told husband with my money that was left I would treat him to an ice cream.
we went to a little place on the lake. They were having customer appreciation.
So we got a free hot dog and drink sat on the deck and watched the storm come in over the lake
the boats were going for all they could to get out of the storm.
We got our ice cream and ran for the truck.

Just as I was telling husband what a great birthday I had, in drives one of my
great friends who I haven't seen since new years day. She jumps out of the car and said I
heard it was your birthday and passes me some vintage Christmas ornaments!
Be still my heart. She lives in Maine and our paths just don't pass as much as it use to
when she lived in my town. Such a great ending to a great weekend.

you know we had to go to the dump during our trips this weekend.
I pulled this out of the metal pile. Hand painted and just great.
I also got miss B some sides to go on a bed so when she gets to a big girl bed she
will not fall out.
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Life is good!
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I finally figured out the only reason to be alive is to enjoy it.
                                    Rita Mae Brown

24 comments:

Rugs and Pugs said...

Cathy ~
Happy, happy birthday and many, many more. It sounds like you had a fabulous day!!! Yeah for you.
That crow is just TOO CUTE. I bet Miss Cranky Crow is more than a wee bit jealous...lol!
Birthday hugs :)
Lauren

woollylottrugs said...

Happy Happy Birthday Cathy. Sounds like you had the perfect day. So happy for you.

hugs
cyndi

TheRustyThimble said...

Well HAPPY HAPPY Birthday to you Cathy, I am so glad you like your crow, and my what a wonderful weekend you had. Such sweet gifts

Hugs
Brenda

Kim said...

Happy Birthday. I can't think of a better way to spend the day. (now I'm hungry for Chinese food)

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Happy Belated Birthday. It sounds like it was a lovely day. The humidity has been rough. I haven't been for my walk since Wednesday. The humidity kills me!

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Happy Birthday!! FLowers and Chinese. Sounds perfect to me too.

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

Happy, happy birthday!! and congrats on your win...I love the crow's cute feet!! Love all your goodies too--Jan

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Happy Birthday!! Loved your flowers super sweet!! How nice you had such a wonderful day!!

newburyarts said...

****once again...happy birthday!
glad that you had a good time and some nice gifts...now back to hooking the cat rug!!! i've been thinking about the frame that i want david to build...found a stool to go with it, so i better get busy. stay cool! tom

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

It sounds like your Birthday was great. Full of the most simple, but best things in life! And I'm glad you got some sweet little gifts too.
Happy B-day!
Erica :)

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Aww, Happy Birthday! It sounds like you were treated like a queen by your family, and are very loved!

BumbleBeeLane said...

Sounds like the best birthday ever.May Blessings find you the whole year through!~Amy

Stacy Crawford said...

Happy birthday. Nothing like flowers to brighten the day.

yaya said...

Happy Birthday! You hit the mother load of fun, gifts, family love, and Chinese food! Great combo! Our heat and humidity have been pretty constant but not like other parts of the US...but we could use more rain. We got a nice amount this weekend and everyone is happy today is much cooler and low humidity...I'm having a day off that should be perfect weather! Have a good week and continue to celebrate!

~Sara said...

Happy Birthday! Blessings for a wonderful year!

Vintage Gal said...

Happy Birthday~! It sounds like your birthday was just perfect as it should be. Simple is the best way to go in my books. Thank the Lord that you have such a wonderful family and friends ~ birthdays are such fun and you even got a few treasures ~ yay ;-)

Nellie said...

A belated Happy Birthday to you!

I've been away for several days and am a bit behind on blogging. Hope to get back to commenting.:)

Primitive Stars said...

Hello Cathy, that was one great Birthday, Happy Belated to you. Love you Bday goodies, flowers so pretty. That was so wonderful your friend came, life is good. Blessings Francine.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Ah honey I do love coming by for a visit. A very very belated Happy Birthday. I am so glad you had a good day.
I went to my girlfriends over the weekend and we went to some resale shops and I thought of you. I really did. I told her about you and all your great finds.
Thanks for leaving me the note about my trip. I am on my way now to email you.
Love
Maggie

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

PS
I love the Crow you won it is toooo cute.
Love
Maggie

Rose H (UK) said...

Many happy belated birthday greetings from over the pond Cathy!
Sorry they're a bit late though.
Looks like you had a super day with lovely gifts and excellent finds :o)
Rose H
xx

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

Happy belated birthday!

The Paisley Studio/Sarah McNamara said...

Belated birthday wishes to you! Sounds like a great weekend! Sarah

jody said...

happy birthday to you! hope it was a great day! it sounds like it was!what a guy beautiful flowers from your garden. the best! love the crow, fun to win something..love the pottery and great christmas ornis! enjoy your evening!