Monday, July 08, 2013

Hello Monday

I found a new blog and she does a weekly feature called hello Monday. I like the idea! And thought I'd join in.. I think mine may be a little space cadety - a couple of reasons here.  
1- still freaking sick (going to see my doc today it's been a month of dizziness) 
2- I'm tired
 3- (and this is the biggest reason) I'm wearing my nieces shirt today and the top is lace and it totally feels like Mosquitos are biting me - this shirt is AWFUL I should just go change but please see number 1 dizzies plus unneeded walking nah! 


Hello Monday! 
Hello taking the poodle to the nursing home. This is seriously the best part of my life - we all know I love him but I wasn't sure I'd love sharing him. Come to find out: I do! I am so proud of the joy he can bring to people who are sad and ill/dying. He is so calm and patient. 
Hello Dr appointment although I hate my doc and I'm pretty sure he's going to be pissed I haven't gotten labs taken (really its a 25 minute drive and I've done nothing but sleep lately) 

Hello finally cooling off so the poodle can get outside 
Hello to feeling better enough to working out full capacity (may and June were my lowest months in a year) 

Hello gratuitous poodle pic 

what are you saying hello to?

A shower gift?

So this weekend was the shower for my nephew and his fiancĂ©. 

They are absolutely 2 of my favorite people on the planet! Actually they're the parents of the "cousin" dog that the poodle and I often go walking with.

So that means I wanted to get them something nice in my (pathetic) budget... On Wednesday I got to looking at the registry and found that they had registered for a dual shower head at bed bath and beyond! This was perfect! It was $50 and I had a 20% off coupon so it came to a wonderful $40 which let me stay in my budget :-) 
So this text with my sister happens:

After much freaking out I called and they let me buy it over the phone AND use my coupon and they held it for pick up! Win!!!!

Well... When you're me just giving a shower for a shower isn't enough! Oh no you must wrap said gift to look like a shower ;-)

I bounced ideas off the hubs and the sister... Hubs was just not in and the sister well she tried REALLY hard to care (it is after all her son getting married) but she lost a good friend Wednesday and so she just didn't have creative wrapping in her but told me it'd be awesome!

Then this happened:

But the sister said it was perfect and promised me nobody would laugh...

After a trip to the dollar store (where I bought a noise maker, an oil drip pan, curling ribbon bows, blue shimmer tissue paper and bubble wrap) I came up with this:
The soon to bes LOVED (and giggled about) the wrapping saying how awesome it was to get a "shower gift" and then when they opened it the bride to be laughed and laughed and said "joy you win! Best most creative gift/wrap ever and this is why I love you"

And so all in all it was a success I'd say :-)

Do you wrap creatively for showers? Or am I alone here?

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Did I ever tell you about the time - 4th of July edition

So a few years ago (like 6) the hubs and I decided to go to Boston and see the 4th of July fireworks on the Charles river.

Well here's what happened we kayaked (in our trusty inflatable kayaks) for an hour to the place where we were going to watch the boston pops and the fireworks and were just deciding where to "park" when a was hit (for lack of a better phrase) by a drunk pontoon boat driver. Hubs was on the opposite side of the pontoon and its front hit my shoulder and pushed me (and my kayak) quite a few feet until a nice guy in a canoe grabbed the front of my kayak and pulled me out of the pontoons path. I was a shaky mess. Hubs just laughed and laughed!  (That's because he wasn't hit by a boat) 
We stayed and watched the fireworks with my new bff the canoe owner but I flat out refused to kayak back! We deflated our boats and took a cab back to our car...
I don't think I've kayaked since! I should get in that boat again, in our nice safe lake!
Moral of the story. Don't be in a kayak on the biggest drinking holiday of the year! 

Do you have a fun 4th of July story?

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