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June 16, 2014

From Susan — Après Birthday

Filed under: Updates — lv2knit @ 8:26 am

Thanks to all for the birthday greetings.  Surly sent me a JibJab card that said that for a 24-hour period, everything revolved around me:

It was a very nice thought, but not exactly true!  My husband and daughter both worked all day, and the older daughter was away on a trip.  The good news: my dad was in town so we could celebrate Father’s Day and my birthday all in one.  It was very nice.  Except for the part when my brother forgot it was my birthday!!  Bad, Bad Barry!! :)

My husband did “buy” me a lovely birthday gift:

Isn’t he thoughtful?  The Myth: He knew I needed and wanted a new sewing machine.  He spent hours and hours researching, and then combed the stores to find a brand new Janome 3160 QDC.  The Reality: He heard the news as a fly-by report, “BTW, you got me a sewing machine for my birthday!”  “Okay, Hon!”

He did buy the flowers :) .  But, hey.  I would much rather pick out my own sewing machine!!!

9 Comments »

  1. You and your husband are very wise.

    Comment by Pat — June 16, 2014 @ 9:33 am

  2. Happy Birthday! And, yes, one should always pick out one’s own sewing machine!

    Comment by stashdragon — June 16, 2014 @ 1:48 pm

  3. Haa! I do the same thing with my husband on birthdays. He has such incredible taste. :) Happy birthday and enjoy your new friend.

    Comment by Diana — June 16, 2014 @ 5:23 pm

  4. Well done, Husband.

    Comment by Catherine S. — June 16, 2014 @ 9:54 pm

  5. That’s how my husband buys yarn. :)

    Comment by Mary — June 17, 2014 @ 12:43 pm

  6. You didn’t tell me Barry forgot your birthday!

    Comment by surly — June 20, 2014 @ 7:06 pm

  7. Sounds like the ideal husband. and typical brother!

    Comment by Mandy Rainey — June 21, 2014 @ 6:48 am

  8. I love the sewing machine story, it’s so sweet (and true)! The myth is fun, but reality is much more likely to get you the machine you want :)

    Comment by Natalie — June 22, 2014 @ 11:01 pm

  9. Your husband is so generous! Happy birthday, lady!

    Comment by June — June 25, 2014 @ 10:53 am

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