Thursday, July 3, 2008

It was DH's birthday yesterday so I took today off to get an early start to the long weekend. (DH had already had yesterday off and today as well). We started by going to the movies. There are so many movies out there that we want to see that we literally at the desk to buy our tickets and were still trying to decide. We were down to Hancock and Wall*E. I told DH that it's kind of tradition to see a Will Smith movie when it comes out over the weekend of the 4th. So that is what we ended up seeing. We are going to try and see Wall*E over the weekend. We had fun at the movie then after we went out to the Mohegan Sun Casino. The day after birthday boy ended up winning and me...I kind of broke even.

When we got home there was a package from Sue(Redwitch) waiting for me.

A few weeks ago Sue went to Dublin for a conference and unbenouced to me she picked me up a few things. First there is the card with a picture of one of the pages of the Book of Kells, a bookmark with some of the sites around Trinity College on it, a piece of milk chocolate from the Trinity College Library (I"m amazed that this made it to have it's picture taken. I don't see it making it very far though the night) and last but not least the cutest little doll (I've named her Bridgette).

Thank you SO MUCH Sue! It was so sweet of you to think of me like this. I would love to be able to put Bridgette out on my stitching dresser for everyone to see but, the kittens would get up there and decide she is a toy and I don't want that to happen so she'll have to go away someplace safe till they get bigger but, don't worry I'll have her out all the time to look at.

Two weeks ago this coming Sunday I bought a new computer. I can't begin to tell you how much better getting on line now is. So since then I've slowly been getting the new computer put together. I bought it from Dell and they shipped it to me....boy are they quick! I ordered on Sunday and had all the pieces for it by Wednesday. The last piece of the puzzle I needed was the cord to hook up the printer/scanner. So I hope to figure out how to use it over the weekend so I can share updates on my pieces with you.

To any of the readers out there have any of you read the Stephanie Myers Twilight books? They are young adult books but, they are so well written. One of the ladies I work with got me into reading the and she just told me the other day that they are making a movie of the first book. I can't wait!

I hope everyone here in the US has a safe and happy 4th!

16 comments:

xstitch.nl said...

What a lovely surprise package from Sue!
Have a very happy 4th!!

Ginnie said...

I love receiving surprises in the post!! How lovely for you.
My daughters have read the Stephanie Myers books, they love them and read them again and again. They can't wait for the film. Maybe I better try to read one.

Hazel said...

What a fab surprise from Sue! Esp the chocolate lol mmmmmm. xx

Redwitch said...

Glad you liked it :)

Happy 4th July to you!

The books sound great.

Happy birthday to your DH!

Mel in Dubai said...

It was DS's birthday today and we went to see Hancock too :)

Lovely surprise from Sue - we are off to Dublin later in the summer - looking forward to it.

I picked up the first two Stephanie Meyer Twilight series books last week. Devoured the first one in a couple of days - really enjoyed it :) Going to read a couple of Meg Cabot books next and then start on the second Twilight (New Moon?) book. Hopefully, by that time the third book will be in the bookstores here! If not, I'll look out for it when we're away.

Michelle said...

I'm gonna hafta track down that series, just 'cuz. :o) I am working my way through the Dresden Files right now. If you haven't read this series by Jim Butcher I recommend it. Funny, funny stuff. Adult humor stuff.

Have a lovely and safe 4th Jenn.

Vonna said...

Jenn, my computer crashed so I lost your e-mail...but I got the pattern from you for my birthday yesterday! THANK YOU! You didn't have to get me a thing...but I love it! ;)
Have a great weekend ;) MUCH LOVE!

Carol R said...

Great package from Sue!
Enjoy your new computer.

Concetta said...

Yay! Congratulations on your new computer.

That's a beautiful package from Sue!

Jennifer said...

Heather from Quilt or Stitch recommended the Twilight Books to me and I absolutely adored them. Like Mel, I pretty much devoured them in a couple days - I just couldn't put them down!

stitcherw said...

What a fun surprise package, and I can see why Bridgette might be a bit tempting for the kittens. Glad to hear you're enjoying your new computer, and I can't wait to see your stitching progress update. I haven't read any of the Twilight series, but I've seen a couple people recommend them now so they are on my list.
Sue

Stitch Wizard said...

Hi Jenn: What a nice surprise in the mail for you!! The little doll is so cute!! We went to see Hancock this weekend too and loved it!! Thank you for the comment in my blog! This man that wants 3 of the project that I stitched wants one as well for his son and it will be done the same way except that I will stitch a red line through the word girl, and stitch boy underneath. He has two girls and a boy and wants the same thing for them except for this one change for the boy. Glad you had a great weekend!

Pumpkin said...

That's a wonderful package to come home to! The doll is adorable :o)

I got my laptop from Dell and I'm 100% pleased with them. They are fast! Now if we could only get high speed...

tkdchick said...

What a lovley little group of gifts!

Mary said...

Very nice gifts!
Good luck with your computer.
Happy Belated Birthday to Paul

Michelle said...

Congrats on the new computer! Great gifts too - what a fun surprise. I am trying to finish up the book for my book club, and then will be reading that series. I'm really looking forward to it!