~~~My Birthday~~~

Yesterday, the 15th, was my birthday.  Handy Hubby took the day off and offered to go wherever I wanted and do so without any grumbling or complaining at all.  No sighs when I suggested something....none of those pitiful are-you-sure-you-want-to-go-there looks....

He was decidedly enthusiastic.

And of course, I couldn't think of anything I wanted to do.

I thought about just staying home and getting him to paint something for me since the weather was unseasonably warm. But my daughter reminded me that we do that all the time anyway and I should strike while the iron is hot and go somewhere.


So I suggested Hobby Lobby.


It was a big deal because nothing strikes groans and moaning in my boys as much as Hobby Lobby does.  Hubby has never been inside an actual Hobby Lobby store, but only in the parking lot which I blogged about here.  I knew it was now or never to get him to go so off we went.


We arrived and I did what I usually do, browse all the clearance aisles and work my way through the 1/2 off sections, being followed all the while by my own little entourage.  It's fun for the first couple of aisles to have the company but after a while you start turning around, wishing they could just go and find something else to look at.  Which, of course, in Hobby Lobby they cannot do.  Finally the guys asked if I mind if they went on over to Best Buy to look at electronics.  And by that time I surely did not mind at all.

My entourage
I found a mirror that I loved and thought would be a great update for my living room.  And since King Triton was in a generous mood, I found a shelf I liked for the kitchen too.  


I am always snapping photos of objects that I like.  
And having the blog is handy because when I am out and trying to visualize how something will look, I pull up a blog post photo on my phone to get an idea.  How neat is that? That's pretty neat.

We came home and had fun times hanging out in the kitchen, eating and drinking with the family and hanging my shelf and mirror, which is my idea of the perfect birthday evening.








8 comments:

Diane said...

Happy Birthday! You will have to show us how the mirror looks. Diane

Sam I Am...... said...

Happy belated birthday! I haven't been getting posts so now I have to play catch up with multiples of everyones! LOL! I was like you when my family was still at home and I can tell it really doesn't take much to make you happy. I've always been that way too and what a blessing! My thrift store finds, a new book or magazine, a nice meal and a quiet evening at home....it's all good! So glad you had a great one!

Rebecca said...

Happy Birthday! We celebrated here, too, yesterday --my sister's. How thoughtful of your husband to give the gift of time & company to you! Sounds like a fun day...and yes! Pictures please!

labbie1 said...

Happy Birthday! Will you show us your mirror and shelf in the kitchen? inquiring minds want to see!!!!

Those red cannisters are making me go oooooooooooohhhhhhhhh...

The picture of the shepherd and the calf in your header is priceless!

Miss Gracie's House said...

Happy Birthday! Great post...I didn't have a HL around to torture my boys with when they were home...but we did have a Joanne's...that was bad enough:)
I like your idea of a birthday party!
Rene

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Sounds perfect to me and what a sweet hubby to go with you. I say going to Hobby Lobby is like going to the Mother Land!!

Theresa said...

Happy Birthday!! Love that mirror.

momto8 said...

happy birthday!!

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