Sunday, October 30, 2011

Birthday goodies and other stuff..

Hello everyone! I don't think I ever posted this like I said I would- here is progress on my weekend project, as of tonight..didn't get too much done this weekend- been running here and there and everywhere..
It was my not-quite-fortieth birthday this week.. I had a good day.  Had to work but work wasn't too stressful, got a nice gift from my boss..then that night the family and I went out to Chili's for dinner; I had been craving it for a while.  I had margarita-grilled chicken, with black beans and rice.. it was delicious! Rob and the kids gave me a Starbucks gift card(always a favorite with me♥) and some gift cards for some shops so I can get some retail therapy. ;) I also got a surprise gift from my aunt- these beautiful thread caddies- to replace my plastic and velcro Lo-Ran ones. :P I LOVE these. Here are a few snaps-


They are so nice- you just take the rings out of the Lo-Ran ones and put them in the little slots in the cloth one.. easy peasy! And it's so nice to tie them shut- I know the velcro on one of my old caddies didn't work, even after I replaced it. I had a hair elastic around it for a while..this is so much better!
It has gotten much cooler here this past week and I am loving it.  I have actually been able to wear my sweaters! Yay!! I think it supposed to warm up later this week but only in the low 70's. :)
The kids are psyched for Halloween tomorrow-I was all set to take them trick-or-treating Friday night and then found out that trick-or-treating was actually on Halloween this year! Usually they have it on the closest Friday, so I was surprised! I was also kind of glad because the semi-annual library book sale started Friday night. :) Five paperbacks for 1.00! And I found a couple of real treasures(in my opinion)- Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe(as mentioned in Jane Austen's Emma), and The Watsons/Emma Watson by Jane Austen- I don't believe she finished this one but I believe the edition I got was finished by someone else- we'll see how it is!
Well, I better be going, it's late and in addition to work this week I also have to do some cleaning as Mom and Dad will be visiting us this coming weekend! Woohoo! :) I can't wait. :)

7 comments:

Mindi said...

It sounds like you had a really enjoyable birthday. Those thread caddies look great.

Lizzy said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Tracey! Sounds like you had a lovely time with your family... Love those thread caddies ~ so sweet of your Auntie... Love the Autumn punkin WIP. And wonderful Jane Austen finds... Happy Halloween! Blessings always in stitches...

Catherine said...

Happy Birthday!! Enjoy your goodies!

Mouse said...

ohh happy belated not quite 40 yet birthday ..lol ... those thread caddies are lovely and oooo those books sound good ... enjoy :) love mouse xxxx

Carolyn NC said...

Glad you had a nice BD - wonderful gifts!

Teena in Toronto said...

Good job!

Happy blogoversary :)

Brigitte said...

Happy belated birthday! Enjoy all the wondeeful goodies that you received.