Friday, September 23, 2011


Yesterday was my birthday, and even though I adamantly stated to my family that I did not want any gifts, of course they didn’t listen.  This is always an ongoing battle within our family.
Anyhow, since they didn’t listen as usual, I thought I’d show you some of the goodies I got yesterday:

A “kinda antique” clock from my Dad.  This clock sat on an end table at my Great-Aunt Harriet’s house since my childhood and I remember playing with it for hours and hours.  It has two little doors that open & close and the clock face swings in (so you can wind it & set the time) if you have one of the doors open & push on it.  Upon seeing it again last year while visiting, I mentioned to my Dad how much I liked it.  It’s been broken for years now (most likely from my playing with it), but my Dad took it to a jewelers, had it fixed and gave it to me for a birthday present!
My sister also sent me a really neat snake bracelet / watch!  The picture doesn’t do it justice though.  It’s a shiny black enamel with jewel eyes and the snake’s head flips up to reveal the watch inside.  Very swanky.  I think she’s trying to tell me that I should dress up once in a while.
I also got a Fall-themed handmade quilt from my Mom. Although I think I guilted her into giving it to me.  She just finished it a few days ago and showed it to me, and I immediately said that it would make a great present for me!  Joking of course.  But I ended up getting it anyhow.  So it graced her sofa for a whole two days; not even sure if she got to use it for five minutes.  Now it will be used to warm Rhiannon and I up on the couch. 
And as if on cue, I received my first issue of “Hobby Farm” in the mail yesterday!  This was a gift from Tiny Gardener….she had a giveaway on her birthday a while ago and I was the big winner.
So thank you all for the birthday wishes and gifts.  I think I’m going to go snuggle up under my new quilt and flip through my new Hobby Farms magazine.  And don’t worry Mom; I won’t let the cats puke on the quilt.
PS - Don't forget to enter for the "White Trash Cookbook"!


  1. Happy Belated Birthday! Yesterday was my husband's birthday too. I love the gift your Dad gave you! What a thoughtful gift that was!

  2. What a gorgeous quilt! Enjoy your gifts. :)

  3. I have been trying to post for weeks but the browser wouldn't let me then today, out of the blue....success!

    Happy Birthday.

    The dry weather in your area has made hay prices skyrocket - good luck with your new hay man.

    Wish I could have some of those wonderful chicks!

  4. Pretty good haul for not wanting any presents! :) Nice of your mom for giving you the quilt and the clock is just cool!
    You'll love Hobby Farms!! I also get Hobby Farms Home and enjoy it too.

  5. Happy Birthday! I am so happy that my birthday giveaway happened to arrive for YOUR birthday! Those are some purdy nice gifts you got there, especially that lovely quilt!

  6. Wishing you a very happy (belated) birthday. You got some really nice gifts! Fun, fun, fun!

  7. What awesome gifts! Happy birthday, a little late. Have a great day snuggling with R! I'll be butchering chickens... :)

  8. Belated Happy Birthday! Sounds like it was an excellent day.

  9. Well, Happy Birthday! If I understand you correctly, we share 9/22. I have a year or two on you....

    Great gifts all.