Wednesday, April 1, 2009

I got presents!

I had my birthday this week (44) and some of the things I got made me smile so much that I just have to share them with you.

In the mail from my friend Renee I got this perfect card, it plays Tiki Music! I have known Renee since the third grade so we have been remembering each other's birthdays for three and a half decades now. She knows me.

My mother likes to see me on my actual birthday and so met me for lunch at PEI WEI with my niece and nephew. They are such good company! Cale helped me to pick out what to eat. Since she asked, I had suggested to my mother that I would like a new purse and told her about the one that I had seen on Kim's blog. It could be the last purse I ever need. It is called a Miche and it is a plain black purse with these removable magnetic shells. Cuteness, fashion, and a well engineered concept. Love it.

Mary Beth, expert shopper that she is, acted on a tip and located these Grease Barbie Dolls on sale at Tuesday Morning. I already had the yellow one from a couple of years ago, now it's a collection! This may seem like a frivolous possession in These Trying Times but just looking at these lovely ladies makes me feel happy and that's worth quite a lot, imho. I just can't decide whether or not I should take them out of the boxes.






And then there's Becky, who presented me with a bag of lovely normal presents such as a pink shirt, an Easter decoration, and....this:



I don't have a very good explanation other than that Becky likes to go to vintage toy shows, and this is an item that we remember from our childhood. It recently showed up in the background of the shop in the movie Hairspray, and we both noticed it. I am trying to verify the story of how and why it was featured in our lives, and if I get that straight it'll be another blog post.

6 comments:

Aunt Kathy said...

I love the dolls! I've a small collection. What I have done on vacation trips is buy myself a pretty little doll, and she will be a reminder of the trip.

~Amy said...

OMGosh Mindy! How blessed you are to have friends and family that *get* you and have the perfect gifts to prove it!! Love this! Happy B-day! XOXO

Heather Leigh said...

I soooooo remember the wee wee guy! I think one of my aunts or uncles had one of those in their bar.

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Rebecca Binno Savage said...

TOLD YOU that you'd blog about that present I got you! It was funny 35 years ago, and it is still funny now...

Kim said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

Glad you got the purse :)

What great gifts! Loved them all :)