Monday, December 7, 2009

Birthday and Christmas

Tomorrow is my 57th birthday.  Yikes!  How did all those years go by so fast?  It seems incredible to me.  But, spending 38 of those years with my DH, one of the very best husbands in the entire world, have made those years very very special and wonderful, no matter the challenges and obstacles over the years.  And, I must also give credit for a wonderful life to our stupendous son, Carl, the joy of my life. 

Enough of the serious stuff, I want to show you the wonderful birthday gift Nancy gave me today:

The green fabric bag is a wonderful mix for 'Creamy White Chicken Chili Soup.'  It is from a local company called Warm Hugs.

My supervisor, Cindy, gave me my gift last week.  We work in different parts of campus, so don't actually see each other in person very often, but we keep in constant touch via e-mail.  She has called my 'Wonder Woman' for years, so what else but a Wonder Woman PEZ dispenser?!  Over the years, she's given me a Wonder woman address book, Wonder Woman is an ongoing joke with us.

She also gave me a wonderful tin of pomegranate tea, but that is already residing in my 'food/beverage' cabinet in my office.  :)

This moring, my department had our annual gift exchange and holiday get-together.  Wonderful food and great conversation.  We draw names and exchange gifts.  This year, Connie got my name.  She really spoiled me with some wonderful edible goodies from Harry & David.

Don't you love the eyes on that reindeer cookie?!  Oh yes, the mini loaf at the bottom was a gift from Nancy.  Yum! 

One other gift found it's way to my desk this morning.  This one is from Liz.  I'm not going to open it until Christmas.  From the shape, I suspect it is a CD of some sort.  What do you think?  The snowman on the bow is a pin I can wear after I open it.  Doesn't she do a lovely wrapping job?  Almost too pretty to open. 

OK, that's all the updates for now.  The next update will probably be this weekend, after my second cataract surgery.  I'm excited for Thursday! 

Until then,

Happy Stitching and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone!

Vicki in CO


Carolyn NC said...

Happy Birthday! Sounds like you had a wonderful day and received some great gifts!

EvalinaMaria said...

Happy Birthday and many more! Congrats on beautiful gifts and a great day. Good luck with the next surgery, I know that it will be same easy as the first one. You are in my thoughts. (((((hug)))))

Rene la Frog said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! You have received some really nice gifts and that snowman pin is to die for. You are lucky I'm not closer or it might come up missing VBG

Carol said...

Happy birthday. Your presents look like lots of fun.
I agree with Rene. If I lived closer the snowman pin might mysteriously disappear and have it's "twin" suddenly show up in my collection :)

Kathy said...

Happy Birthday Vicki! May your day be filled with love, laughter and all your wishes come true!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday and hope you have many more. You have received some very nice gifts. Your Hummel pictures is beautiful.


Nancy M said...

Happy birthday! Looks like you got some nice things and it's nice for co-workers to remember your special day!

Cyndi Harris ~ said...

Happy Birthday Vicki! Sounds like you have some really nice people where you work. And you really got some great gifts from your exchanges.

Brigitte said...

Happy belated Birthday. And enjoy all the wonderful gifts you've received.