Yesterday, was a really great day for me in a lot of ways. I've been sicker than a dog with the flu for over the past week. That can make you have a giant pity party sometimes. I never get sick (or so rarely I don't even notice it) so in all my long hours of resting, I've thought of how lucky I really am. Yesterday proved it.
Yesterday was DD's 12th birthday. I am lucky that I have her - things were really dubious during my prenancy with her - lots of hospital stays, toxemia, etc. But I have her and she's an absolute delight to have - a trial at times as all 'tween girls can be, but she's smart, sweet, talented and my love bug.
Jolene. When I found my first scissor frog, a dear voice, someone who I didn't know at all, commented on my blog and told me that she would make me a fob. Time went by - little did I know that Jolene was busily working on it. She posted hints on her blog, but I didn't know that was to eventually be mine. She has posted pictures on her blog, which are much better than mine, so please take a look. But not only did she send me a fob, she sent me Christmas in a box.
In the next package was the cutest Halloween chart (and excuse the bad pictures - it was cloudy and awful when I took them) with the fabric, floss and buttons from Just Another Button Company, a notepad and recipe cards AND THE MOST DARLING SCISSOR FOB WITH THE FANTASTIC OWL SCISSORS ATTACHED!!!!!!! Be still my heart! Not to seem dramatic or anything, but there were some tears coming out of my eyes at this point and they definitely were not caused by my illness. Here's a couple better pictures: