How's the weather where you are?? For us, it is finally sunny and not so cold!!! What a wacky weather week. Nice one day, then snow/rain mix for a few days. Repeat. And I now have 2 sick kiddies--sigh! I am also not feeling 100% these days neither. But it should pass. I hope. :)
It was a very busy week.
It was hubby's birthday this past Monday--the big 40! And boy! is HE not taking it well. (Personally, I don't get what the big deal is---it's just a number. And he's in the best shape ever. ) But whatever. Anyhow, what to get a man who is very difficult to buy for? (and also, $$ is very tight this year--especially after all the expenses with purchasing a home/moving) WELL! It was a very tough decision this year--normally I would buy him tools, or clothes...with his approval, of course. (Trust me, after 20 years together, I've learned my lesson--Yeesh!) So I played it safe. I bought him a pair of shorts (stuck with one of his favorite brands--Levi's) and a few little gadgets. Then I splurged on his birthday meal. The meal was salmon--a whole fillet. (And can I say that I have never, EVER spent that much cash on a piece of fish before!!) (Good thing I love the man!). The man also loves Cherry chip cake (blech! My least fave cake of all time) But maybe because it was always a boxed version I had tasted. And when I want to look up a good recipe for something new, I go to GOOGLE!! Great site! lol I found this awesome, AWESOME recipe for cherry chip cake.
So....I made the cake. AND. I'm telling you, I heard angels singing. It was SUBLIME!!! seriously.
I had a few slices--and the best part?? Hubby enjoyed. My kids enjoyed it. Even my one DS who does not like cake, enjoyed it!
Want the recipe? Check it out HERE. (I hope this link-y thing works---first time using it! lol)
Anyhow, he had a good birthday, I think. I was extremely impressed with my sons' gifts to their dad...really, I was. I could tell that they put some thought into their gifts. From Ray, he received Michael Jackson's CD--This is it!. That's a great cd, with many of the classics by MJ, along with a couple of new ones we hadn't heard before. Yes, my man is/was a MJ fan. (Please don't ask him to do the moonwalk--please!) And from Rob, he received a Superman T-Shirt and a big bag of pistachios. Yes, my man is also a Superman fan--always has been. From April, she picked out a bunch of Tootsie roll pops---which she promptly helped herself to when daddy opened up!
So, other than that, I am still unpacking, rearranging things. I am trying to get my craft space in order. Trying is the operative word here. It's a working progress.
Yesterday was a busy day again. Hubby had an appointment to give platelets at the blood bank. While he was doing that, DD and I went shoe shopping. For her. The munchkin grows so fast, I can't keep up, it seems. We checked many stores, and nothing we saw was within my price range. So, we ended up at Payless. She picked out her runners, and I picked her up a pair of Mary Janes for when she wears her dresses. Both pairs cost less than $40--so momma was happy!!
Then on the way back, I asked hubby if we could stop off at Michael's. I just want to see the price of some things, and see if there were liquidation items (I had scored big time last time!) I did not have much cash, but I did get some cool stuff--2 small 7 gypsies stamps (both less than $1.50), a Tattered Angels spray ($1.99), some foam dots, a sock monkey magnetic play set (for DD), some jewels, and some watercolor crayons (love those things!) --all for under $20! So, I think I did pretty darn good!!!!
Anyhow, that's pretty much my week in a nutshell. Time to get to work in the house.
Oh, I did get a card done for, you guessed it, crop chocolate's weekly challenge. Pretty much the only crafting I could get done this week.
|MLS stamp, Echo Park cardstock, Copic marker|
Have a great week!
Be safe, get crafting!