Wednesday, February 4, 2009

I do have the best the world....sometimes I have to remind myself of it.....

Hi everyone....well I want to show you all my birthday present. Yes, I my birthday is next Monday, and if you know me, you know I start celebrating days in advance. I will be turning 43 this sure doesn't feel it. I feel like I'm 25, really. We will be celebrating on Sunday with my family. My mom, sister and her family are all coming. We usually go to my mom's house, but we've been there a lot recently, so I wanted them all to come by me for once. I better start getting this house in order, and I'm cooking...YUM! Mom usually cooks my favorite meal. She would call me a couple of weeks before, and ask want I would like for my birthday meal, and I would really look forward to it, and Mom would make it so very special for me....thanks Mom! This year will be very bittersweet for Dad won't be with us, and he really always made my birthday nice, sitting at the head of the table, he would be the one to say the "birthday prayer".....he was always just there, and this year he won't be, very hard for me, and I'm sure for my family as well.

Today our water well pump broke. We had no water all morning. At first I went to the phone and wanted to dial Dad's number here in NJ, and I had to stop. I would have immediately called Dad to tell him what was going on, he would have given me his "two sense" good or bad, but it was the comfort of just telling him. Then when all was done, and it was fixed, $1200 later.......I wanted to call Dad again, just to let him know it was fixed...and he would have said, "Thank God." It's hard with Dad being gone.

Anyway, on a more cheerful note, I wanted to tell you all what my wonderful Hubby got me for my birthday, yes a little early, but it's fine with me. I wanted something different this year. Something I wouldn't just go out and buy for myself. So I wanted a new handbag. All my friends have "Vera Bradley" bags, and I just love them, but like I said, it's something I wouldn't just go out and buy for myself. So, my hubby asked me what I would like, and I told him. I went to the store this past Monday, all by myself, HOW NICE, to look at all the bags, try them on, and I really loved them all. I picked out a great bag, wallet, and I even got a little "pouch" thing free. So, today even though it was a crazy morning with the well pump dying, and the men here fixing it, and the mess, and the crazyiness of my world, that is so normal....we went to the store, and we picked up the handbag and wallet, and free "pouch." I am so thrilled, the pattern will match almost everything for spring/summer....and I just love it. This bag is so me....the name should be called..."Liz"....HA!
Thank you Honey for all you do for me. For loving me, and for always wanting to please me, support me, and for buying me this GREAT new Vera handbag. I know sometimes I give you grief......but the bottom line is..... I love you! Are you all blushing???? I hope so.


Busy Mom in NJ said...

It's beautiful!! Happy Birthday ( a little early).

Blessings and Joy said...

Cute bag...and I'm so sorry about your well pump! Have a great least your hair looks fantastic!

The Crazy Bus said...

Aww! He is so sweet! I love the bag! You picked out a really great one. Happy Birthday a little early, and I give Dave points for getting you exactly what you wanted!

Dave said...

Liz, am glad that everything worked out with the well pump and that it did get fixed. Even though Dad was not here to bounch things off of and to give us some Advice, You made the right call. God was looking out for us and he directed us to the right people.

Glad you like the new bag. Happy early Birthday. Wear it in good health.

You only drive me nuts half the time. I love you too!!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Love the bag and the colors. So glad you have water again. Will see your bag on Sunday!!!!

The Crazy Bus said...

You guys are too cute, you know that?

Debbie said...

Love the Vera Bradley!!!! What a nice gift. I will be praying for you on Monday. I know it will be a hard birthday with your dad not being there this year.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I'm giving you an award on my blog tomorrow. I know you don't have time to pass it on, but please go and look at it. You can copy and paste it onto your blog, you don't have pass it on!!! See you on Sunday!!!

bill and beth said...

Now we aren't friends OR family! What did we do?
Have a great birthday Liz. See you soon

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Happy early birthday,looks like someone besides me has a fantastic husband!!! Very nice bag!My first visit and I enjoyed it very much.

the voice of melody said...

Happy birthday Liz! Enjoy your special bag and wallet. :)

BECKY said...

Hi Liz!! Happy Birthday!! I might add you look younger than your years!! (YAY you!)

I love all of Vera Bradley's stuff, too, but like you haven't bought any for myself! Well, I have Mother's Day and my Birthday coming up so who knows??

I know exactly how you feel regarding your Dad. I lost both of my parents in 2004, and miss them terribly. I, too, caught myself picking up the phone to call my does get easier, so just enjoy...that's what he would want for you!!

Birthday Blessings, Liz!!
Simply Fabulous at 43!!

Debbie said...

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday Dear Liz,
Happy Birthday to you!!!!

Be glad you didn't have to hear me sing this!!

Have a blessed day you deserve it!

God is so Good!

FeeBeeKay said...

Happy Birthday Liz! Just popped over from wonderful Lois's blog to wish you many happy returns and blessings from Northern Ireland!