Monday, October 26, 2009

~ Birthday Fun & a Sweet Gift ~

Hi friends~

I have missed ya'll~ I guess I took a teeny, little blog break. We've just been so busy...with the genius' games, ( facebook games ) and work....did I mention work? Since I went back on 10/1 they have had me full time to ease back in to normal life for me.

Well, some of you may know this already but I turned 30-something last Thursday. Thank you to all my blog friends, message board friends and my facebook friends...for the good wishes. My smiling.

Thursday began as a stormy, rainy day....I went to work, a co-worker brought me my favorite
Starbucks coffee, they bought me a card and a carrot cake...yumm. They all signed the card saying I am the best boss ever....sweet huh? I think they want to schedule their vacations. j/k. I have a a good crew. Since we get a paid day off for our birthday { yeah! } I decided to just leave early Thursday and take off Friday.....{ double yeah }.

When I got home the sun was shining ( bringing in some much cooler weather. ) I knew Mister had a special dinner planned...but I had a suprise in the mail, too! Mister said " You got something from your friend "
Cindy @ just another day in paradise (her blog is private) but her sewing blog isn't. :)

She is super talented, super sweet and we are alike in many many ways. When I opened the gift....I cried....real tears. She made this beautiful table runner with her own two hands. This truly is a special gift. I have been a long time fan of her work....and teased her" hello, I just came by to get my quilt" or " where IS my quilt? " I hope I didn't bully her too much. But, somehow I know she just made this from her heart. That is priceless.

I quickly e-mailed her a thank you but I wish I could give her a great big hug!

For now, it's on my coffee table but it fits my breakfast table perfectly, too. The rest of Thursday was very nice. Mister made a really great dinner, steak, shrimp, baked potato, wheat rolls and please don't gasp over the paper plates but since Mister & the genius were doing the dishes...they opted for

Later on we decided to go for ice-cream.... It was a great birthday. Have a beautiful week!

Your friend~ J


Queenie said...

Good morning Jessica!
The quilt runner that Cindy made is looks perfect on your coffee table too! That dinner that your Mister cooked looked delish too...hey, paper plates work for mo too...
A Very Happy Birthday to You!
Big Hugs,

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Good morning my friend, Happy Belated Birthday!!! I'm sorry I missed your big day.. What a beautiful gift from our gal pal Cindy. She has incredible talent...I know you'll cherish it always. Like you I've been hitting it full throttle. Not alot of time to be on here playing. I haven't been on face book for quite some time. I almost forget about Yes, darling you are entered in the give away for the basket of goodies.. I wish you all the luck in the world of winning. I'm off for another 12 hour day.. a week of those this week.., thank you for asking about Mr. P.. he's doing well right now.. that's 2 weeks of good days.. yeah!!!
I'm officially off...hugs ~lynne~

Tootsie said...

morning sweetie. I am so happy that you had a great day. that is a great gift from she not as sweet as sugar???
seeing you guys so happy with each other makes my heart sing. I am so happy for you all!

Shelia said...

Hi Jessica! OH, is sounds like you had a fabulous birthday! You, tiny little one, young looking little one, are the big boss? I'm so impressed! :)
How nice of your friend Cindy to make the beautiful table runner for you! My mother quilts and I know it takes quite a long time to do this. You are the sweetest one, after all.

Hope you're feeling good.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

onlymehere said...

Virtual hug received! Thanks so much for your kind words. I know there were tons of mistakes but it was my first time quilting on my machine. I know I'll get better. Right now there's no time to practice though. I just knew your Mister and the Genius would make you a fabulous dinner! I'm glad that work treated you so well too. I'm off today but just had to check in and make sure you were having a day full of sunshine! Me

P.S. I was thinking about you wishing that you were here to help me do dishes after the luau! I would have done a month's worth of laundry if I could have gotten some help. I didn't get done before I had to go to work so guess what I get to go upstairs and do now? ICK! Oh well, I'll enjoy it when they're done and the kitchen is clean again! It was all worth it though for the hug Travie gave me after!

onlymehere said...

Brianna left a message for you on my blog for how to turn the boots pink using photoshop in a picture. I'm pretty sure it was you who asked but I'm crazy busy at work right now and can't take the time to look it up for sure! Anyway I hope her comment helps and that it was you. Have a great day! Cindy

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Jessica
A belated HAPPY BIRTHAY from me!
Great to catch up with your news. The table runner your friend sent you is really beautiful. I am sure you will treasure that always. It's gorgeous.

Tootsie said...

hey...I am going to go out tomorrow and beg borrow or steal a box to put that crown in for you so I can finally send it away!!! I am sending Betty the brown one...just need boxes!!!!
love you sunshine!

Sophia said...

Happy belated birthday...that runner is adorable!! :) Sending much love and sunshine your way. Hugs!

Erin said...

Happy Belated Birthday to you! Glad to see your family treated you so well and that your work family gave you some love, too. That table runner IS gorgeous and I can see why you cried big fat "real" tears. Sounds like it was just what you needed.