Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Happy BIrthday to me!!! :-)

Hi, all!!

We had a really nice weekend... let me tell you about it!

Saturday we had four of us sewing at our house.... okay, one was hand sewing, two were cutting, and one was knitting. But we worked along and talked and had a great time! I got all cut and prepped for Girls' Night Out next week so I can sew, sew, sew; Carol got a bunch of squares cut for a charity quilt she's making; Wendy got the binding sewn on two charity quilts, and Mom got a fair bit of knitting done. I also trimmed the edges of a quilt that Wendy quilted for me on her longarm and got the binding cut. Later I got it pieced and washed and now I just have to press and sew. Like that's some small task. ;-) I gave Wendy the rose quilt to quilt up, so she's got that beast at her house now. ;-)

Sunday we left to head north to Silver Reef Casino, Hotel, and Spa. And I used all three! :-) On the way up, we stopped for an early lunch, then at an outlet mall to do some shopping. We got to the hotel right at check in time. Are we good or what? We checked in, got settled, and then headed to the casino to check out the slots (table games are too rich for our blood - we're penny slot people). Later I got an manicure and pedicure (paid for with birthday money with some left over), and then we grabbed some really good pizza from the pizzeria at the casino. Monday we had a great continental breakfast that was included in our room rate, and then gambled a little more before we headed back south. On the way home, we stopped at a different outlet mall and two casinos (one of which was feeding people free hot dogs - LUNCHTIME!). Three casinos in a day. Yes, we're nuts. I had enough points accumulated at one casino to collect a $22 comp, so that was nice. Birthday cash! ;-) Sure, I gave some of it back to the casino playing the slots, but it wasn't really my money in the first place. I still left there with more than I went in with, so I can't complain.

Once we got home, we found out that the neighbors had organized an impromptu block party and invited us to have some "leftovers." We had met some of our neighbors but not others, so it was nice to put names with faces (at least for a few seconds until we forgot their names or what house they live in). ;-) And we had a free dinner and good company. Can't beat that!

Tonight Bill is taking me to dinner at my favorite local [Mexican] restaurant, and I assume giving me presents. :-D He's not good at secrets, so I know what two of them are (and there are probably only two). Poor Bill. One of these years he'll be able to surprise me. :-) But then, he surprised me BIG TIME last year on my birthday with the Wii, so he can coast on that for a at least a couple years. ;-) The only drawback of the day today (besides having to be at work) is that I have to go work out tonight. *sigh* I wonder if the machines will be extra nice to me since it's my birthday. I'm guessing not, but we can hope. I'm just glad that this isn't a weigh week after the way I ate this weekend. *blush* I definitely need to get back on that wagon tomorrow. Birthday over, back to sensible eating! ;-)

Well, that's all the news I have for now. I hope you all had a great weekend (and long weekend for those in the US)!! Enjoy your week!

Blessings,
Kristin

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