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.
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