Sunday, October 11, 2009

HaPpY BiRtHdAy!!! To Me

Years of cake has left me with chubby little
arms and chubby little legs.
I just don't know why they aren't
as cute now as they were then :-/
My friend, Terry had been busy secretly picking up items from my thrifting list--various sizes of cornucopias and an Etch-A-Sketch. And the Pooh thing...all I can say is I must be in my second childhood. Missing out on the Pooh party the first go round, I am having fun exploring the Hundred Acre Woods. And in the delightful words of Tigger, "Hoo-hoo-hoo!" Terry you are sweet as honey.

In the words of Pooh..."I improve my appetite when I exercise." That's the secret, move more, eat less. And actually I will not be indulging in cake today. I am on a five-day RESET program that started Thursday and will end Monday. This was my gift to ME! But I am not too bummed for I have exchanged cake for a 5 lb. loss as of this morning. (excuse me while I do the happy dance!) Nice jump start for a long term/life long change that will keep me healthy and active as those candles keep multiplying on my cake.
More presents? For me?

...up, down, touch the ground...Sweet hubby gave me a little TV for the treadmill. We had one before but when the whole TV thing changed it didn't work anymore. So I guess I stopped working too. So now I can get back to walking while watching my favorite shows and run during the commercials. Go Girl Go!
My son gave me a new wicked sharp saw, he knows I love to play/work outside. Look out dead limbs and cedar trees here I come!
Another thing that has been on my wish list a loooooong time...a jewelry armoire. Last week MIL and I were shopping at our new JC Penney's and they had them on sale. Usually being several hundred dollars, this one had a sale tag of $119. O.K. this is it! While she was checking out the sales clerk said she could save 10%, 20%, or 30% if she opened an account, fine. She scratched the 'lottery ticket'...30%! Great!! So then he started ringing it up. Sale price-$275 - 30%...wait, wait, wait. We thought it was $119. No ma'am. Well then we don't want it. He goes to look at the floor model and sure enough that was the price, oops store error. They honored it and then promptly made the change. Summary, Amoire-$350, sale price-$119, - 30%, $89. We drove away laughing and you guessed it...more happy dancing!
As Tigger would say..."Hoo-hoo-hoo!"



marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! I hope you have a super day and many many more. Love all of your wonderful presents. You hit the lottery for sure. Hugs, Marty

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday! Sounds like your year is off to a great start. Keep on celebrating! ~ Sarah

Cherrie said...

Happy Birthday! Love the jewelry armoire and great price!
Have a great day!

KBeau said...

Have a most excellent birthday, Candy. Sounds like you've got a great start.

Shabby Cottage Collectibles said...

Happy Birthday to you!! Lucky you that jewelry armoire is beautiful. Warm wishes, Esther

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

Hoo-hoo-hoo for you girl and hope you enjoy that special armoire. Congrats for the 5# loss and HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Best wishes to a wonderful girl. Have a sweet day!
Hugs, Pat

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to YOU!!Girlie-girl you have hit the JACKPOT~~losing 5#-BRAVO!!
...a saw (watch out, Everybody-lol!), TV for the treadmill (hey, whatever it takes, right?), and the Jewelry armoire (LOVE that tale!)

Have the BEST day ever, sweet friend!
Hugs and Blessings,

~Let Freedom Ring!~

June said...

Happy Birthday to you Candy!!! I hope it is the best one ever! It already looks like you've scored big time. That picture of you on the patio is priceless. What a beautiful doll.
Have a great time with that that's my kindda gift!

Sharon said...

Happy Birthday missy. I can see you and I can see the 5lbs. floating out the window. You go girl. Great find at Jc Penneys. What luck. I'd be happy dancing too. Sharon

Brenda said...

Happy, happy birthday! I too need to shed some pounds. I packed a good ten pounds on after I injured my foot last May. It's on the mend still. But I gotta get moving or I'm going to be lard! And I just can't give up chocolate! I won't!

Dixie said...

Happy Birthday old gal! I put up a little post for you at French Lique... and... I've got a little something for ya the next time I see ya!

Hope you day was wonderful!

hugs. Dixie

NicNacManiac said...

Happy Happy Birthday!!!!!!!! scored on your special day!! You go girl with the new life changing moving thing...good on ya!!
Enjoy the rest of your day!!
Hugs xOxO Nerina :)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hey! Happy Birthday, Candy! Hope it was extra special. I read about it over at Red Lique and thought I'd come wish you all the best!


Sheila :-)

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Happy Birthday Sweetie! Hope its the best ever! And hooray for you for making it 5 days. its hard to give up those yummies. FYI: when baking a cake that calls for oil substitue with regular old applesauce! I've done it and it tastes great. So we really can have our cake and eat it too!
p.s. did you get my email?

mbkatc230 said...

Happy Birthday Candy! Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend. Hope your day is the best! Kathy

Sue said...


Happy happy birthday---that is a cute photo of you---what a beautiful baby.


Terry said...

My Dear Sweet Candy
Happy Belated Birthday to you !
May your Birthday wishes all come true .
May each day of this new year be filled with joy from start to finish !
I wish you all the best of life you can hold,may your cup truly overflow each day with love,health and happiness.
I am so sorry to have missed your important day.
I have been without a computer so, I have really been missing out on a lot but a birthday Oh NO NO NO !!!!!
Please forgive the over sight and bear with me as I am still without a computer on a regular basis.
Talk about learning humility !
In the meantime sweet lady I am sending you lots of happy thoughts,big hugs and birthday wishes for a lifetime of joy .
Thank you for sharing your special day with us .
I was so thrilled to read about your awesome gifts !
Blessings to you and yours
Big Hugs
Happy Trails