Friday, November 28, 2008

A Nice Day

I very much enjoyed my birthday today. I got a few nice cards and some phone calls, which are always welcome. A very good friend took me to the movies and out to dinner--and she even gave me a gift! I'm a lucky, lucky woman. :)

First, the movie. We went to see Four Christmases. Now, this will never win an Academy Award, but it was a nice diversion and had some real laughs. If you don't mind slapstick humor, you can really get into this movie. Vince Vaughn on the roof with the satellite dish made me laugh till I cried. (And he isn't a big fav of mine.) While I don't usually enjoy puke humor, Vaugh's reaction to a baby upchucking WAS quite hilarious. Of course the ending got a bit overly sentimental--you know me, there is NOTHING sentimental about the holidays--but it still didn't get too bad. All in all, it wasn't a waste of money.

For dinner we went to my favorite Italian restaurant. YUMMY. I had a tossed salad and mostacolli with meat sauce--and, of course, their famous garlic bread. It was so good I wish I could have done the meal again as soon as I finished, but I was stuffed. Good, good food.

And as a gift, my friend gave me a very pretty star-shaped Christmas bowl, a Christmas hand towel, and homemade chocolate chunk cookies. MORE good food!

K started my day off right with a card and gift bag from a local jewelry store. I LOVE gifts in jewelry store bags! ;) He said the gift is appropriate considering we live in the land of ice and snow--and here is where I heard Led Zeppelin singing "Immigrant Song"*--and I should have a symbol of where we live. In the jewelry box was a pendant in the shape of a snowflake. Gorgeous! And here is a picture:

He really gets it right when he buys me jewelry--I think I'll keep him.

The Wings won over Columbus tonight, 5-3--another good happening for my day. Lilja put the beatdown on a couple of players--one pretty nice fight, actually--and stood up to the meany who was roughing my Baby Boy up a little too much! Go Andreas!! Tonight's game was a better effort than they put on Wednesday night, for sure. Hopefully, they will be able to hold their own against Boston tomorrow night--but they probably will be very tired.

All in all, it was a very nice day--even if it means I got one year older. :)

*"A-ah-ahh-ah, ah-ah-ahh-ah
We come from the land of the ice and snow
from the midnight sun where the hot springs flow"


kristi noser said...

I am glad you had such a good day! I think you're right--and I've said it before--that K's a keeper. Happy happy!

cmk said...


sue said...

aww...I'm soooo late! Happy Belated Birthday!!!

meleah rebeccah said...

YAY. I am super glad you had a wonderful birthday. That necklace is awesome. Your hubby did good!

I am a huge Vince Vaughn fan. I am really looking forward to seeing that movie.

cmk said...

sue: Thank you so much!

meleah: Yeah, he sure doesn't buy many jewelry duds--though he HAS in the past. ;)

I think you'll like the movie--just stupid, slapstick humor. But, we need that sometime, don't we?