Saturday was my dinner party with friends. In the middle of the afternoon, before everyone arrived, this balloon bouquet arrived from Lisa's mum, Dian. It was a Thank you/happy birthday gift. (I'd been their official driver while Dian was visiting.)
It's been a long time since anyone had sent me balloons and I was very surprised. They are happily bobbing in the living room.
The Chapter's gift card translated into this book, which I have debated over a time or two. I'm going to take it with me to Artfest for reading in the evenings before bed, if I can stay awake!
Oh and I wanted to show you the prettiest shoes ever! I was looking for some clog style shoes a week ago when I came across these. They are leather and so comfortable. They look like boots peeking out from under my jeans and I LOVE the colour. They were $49 and when I got to the register, they were actually on sale so they only came to $25 with tax! When I got home and showed my husband and told him what a steal they were he said "Why didn't you buy yourself TWO pair?!?" Good question! So I called the store the next day and he drove over and picked up the second pair for me. What's not to love about a man who TELLS you to buy shoes?!? He's a keeper!!
I am *so* neurotic about the cost of shoes. I can't bear to buy any over $50. I do not know why this is, it just is. Last spring, he insisted I buy a decent pair of runners. My best friend took me to a fancy-schmancy running shoe store so I could have a certain kind, specific to walking the track and made for the way my foot rolls. The shoes were $218 and I was hyperventilating the whole time I was paying for them. My husband was so pleased when I got home and confessed their price. Meanwhile I was having a major case of buyer's remorse and the only reason I didn't go flying back to the store to return them was that he really wanted me to have them. I kept them and I wear them, but it's doubtful I will ever spend that much on runners again. It just freaks me out!
So, getting back to birthdaypalooza, there are still pressies in transit via the mail, so the celebration continues. My dinner party was alot of fun-it's so nice to fill the house with friends and good food and laughter. It was kind of odd celebrating my birthday on Easter weekend. To do it again, I would have to live to see 2285! Not gonna happen! The last time it fell on my birthday was 1818, so it was kind of special. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my birthday twin, Tracy Roos!! Hope you had a good one too! xo
Only 9 days left till Artfest! I have so much to do-photocopying images to use in the classes I am taking, packing, finishing some swaps....I had better get crackin'.