Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Just In Time! Thank You!

     My birthday this year was not the norm. I generally don't make a big fuss over my birthday, but it is usually spent at home and begins with a phone call from my mom (who sometimes lets my dad give a brief greeting). It also generally includes a nice dinner out, or at least carried in. This year on October 29th, I left for Florida to help with my mom's memorial party. There was no phone call from my mom to start the day (dad did call) and dinner was an order of fries on the road and a scone with coffee when we reached our hotel that night (my choice, my husband would have taken me to dinner). Needless to say, I wasn't in the best of spirits as I sat in that hotel room with my laptop. Suddenly I got an email from Joni @ Red Couch Recipes...I won a $65 gift certificate to CSN stores! On my birthday! Call me greedy, but it was such a fun surprise that I perked up! The timing couldn't have been better! I finally took time to spend my certificate a few days ago and instead of buying something for the house, I bought something for me and they arrived just in time for what I woke up to this morning!

     I bought these fun new Lugz boots and after using my gift certificate, I paid $3 for them! They fit beautifully and are so comfortable and warm! Such a fun treat...thank you Joni! I'm going to be needing them today. After getting close to 80 degrees on we woke up to ICE!

Ice on the pergola.

Ice on the patio furniture (time to put it away)!

I am joining Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday
Please go visit our hostess and say hello!


Red Couch Recipes said...

Sue, your new boots will go great with that weather! I am so glad you won. Also those tabletops below are so great. I am going to grab a few ideas like putting greens under a plate -- why have I never thought of that? Have a great Thanksgiving. Joni

Unknown said...

Hello Sue- You won a roll of double sided Scotch Tape. From CraftOManiac- CONGRATS! Can you please email me your mailing address so it can be sent out to you. Thank you and have a Yummy Thanksgiving. Jen
P.S. you blog is so festive and pretty I love it. Love the tablescape pics too. There are some great ones. I so want some cozy boots myself. Hugs, Jen

LindyLouMac said...

I understand how you were feeling on your Birthday, it is hard especially on special days.

The boots are fabulous, bet they are toasty warm.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Like your boots and looks like you got them just in time. Please don't send that weather here.
Happy Thanksgiving!

The Charm of Home said...

Love the boots! Happy Belated Birthday! And, have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Carol said...

Great boots. My daughter had a pair similar in pink and loved them.
Your blingy blog and header looks lovely.

La said...

I love your boots, Sue. Wear them in good health.

We are having crazy weather here, too. It is supposed to start raining this afternoon and most of tomorrow. Sound like a muddy mess for the tree cutting trip planned for this weekend.

Happy Thanksgiving! La

Kim, USA said...

Love that boots too. That would definitely perked me up too. Belated Happy Birthday! Happy Thanksgiving.
Outdoor Wednesday

dee dee said...

How wonderful that you won a give-a-way on your birthday! I love your new boots! Stay warm and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Dee Dee

Traci said...

We share a birthday!!! Happy belated! I love the boots. They look really comfy. It was 85 degrees here yesterday! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Relyn Lawson said...

I know the first birthday without your Mom was very hard. I am sorry, I know you still miss her. I am thinking of you. And wishing you the happiest belated but sincere birthday wishes! May your year be full of joy and happy surprises.

Donnie said...

So sorry for your loss and I know any little high point during this time is so magnified. I'm glad you were able to buy something you loved and it sure looks like you needed them. Take care.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Happy Happy Belated Birthday Sue
I know it must have been a little hard this year... I'm sure your mum is still with you in spirit.. perhaps she is influencing your giveaway wins and wanted you to have those warm snuggly ugg boots [that's what we call them here] .. in fact I think we should be admonished for introducing them to the world.. hahaha but I'm sure they are much more suitable in your clime!!!

I hope your Thanksgiving is filled with joy and happiness and fond family memories... thinking of you at this time.. ciao xxx Julie

PS I thought of you each time the plane took off and landed!! hahaha

J Rodney said...

Congratulations and belated Happy Birthday Sue! What a fabulous birthday gift you received!

koralee said...

What a good idea...I have won a GC and did not know what to buy...did not realize they had to check it out.

Thanks for the tip. xoxoxo

Blondie's Journal said...

What a sweet story behind the buying of your boots. You will always love them...they are actually supposed to be cool in the summer... if you want to be seen wearing them!


Maria said...

Hi Sue!
Oh don't you just love it when that happens! A fun gift like surprise to buy yourself a surprise!
and... what else is sweet, is your new blog design... it's really fabulous, Sue!
Have a Happy Thanksgiving ~

Sophie said...

Aww, that is so awesome. I had a super crappy birthday this year too, that started with my first traffic ticket, but when I got home I found out I had won a beautiful necklace.

I ultimately decided to give the necklace to my best friend, who visited this past week, because I knew it suited her better and that she would love it. She did, and wore it five out of the seven days she was here!

Sophie said...

Almost forgot, Happy Belated Birthday!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Happy belated birthday, Sue, and thank you for your kind birthday wishes to me! Thank you for all the great recipe help over the past's always such a pleasure to hear from you. I'm thankful for your friendship and am sending wishes to you and yours for a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Jacqueline said...

So sorry about your mom. I lost mine when I was 33, 20 years ago and I still miss her dearly. My mother in law said to me when I lost her, "You always need your mom!" I love that thought and am grateful she said that.

I am soooo glad Joni blessed your life and on your birthday. What wonderful boots. You are going to love them and just in time for an ice storm!

Love, love, love your picture of Disney decked out in your header. We went to Disneyworld for Halloween but I just saw ads on TV for Christmas for Disneyland and I soooo want to go, better not though!

Happy Thanksgiving.

Pondside said...

What a great treat to buy with that winning certificate! Good for you!

xinex said...

Happy birthday, Sue! I am glad your birthday ended up good afterall. Happy Thanksgiving too!...Christine

Drawn to The Sea said...

My mom always starts every birthday call with "(insert number of years) ago today"... the best present I get every year. It's sweet of your dad to continue the tradition, & surely meant so much to have you there for a memorial party. That's a new concept to me; sounds so sweet & special.

Happy Birthday, Happy Thanksgiving, & peaceful weekend. Enjoy your boots :-)

Monica H said...

How cool is that? Happy belated birthday to you. I hope your toes stay warm this winter.