Thursday, September 22, 2011

My Birthday~~~ D.M.V and Wishing for....

Today is my Birthday.

 I am 25

OK! OK! stop calling me a liar!

I'm 48, 48, 48!

Yesterday My day started off by my entrance into the department of Motor Vehicles or what I like to call... HELL.
There I waited and waited and when I finally got to the front of the line I realized that my paper work was in my other purse! Back home I went and by the time I raced back to the Underworld the line had doubled.

Did this surprise me? Nope, because I am ALWAYS doing stuff like that! After I posed for my picture...a photo that was more sweaty mug shot than a licence photo...My husband who was off a day before my actual birthday treated me to lunch. It was nice to have him all to myself, and we enjoyed our sea food and yummy dessert.

A week ago he asked what would I like for my birthday.
"So what would you like?" he asked again.

There was my chance. I could have told him what I have been wanting for years and fact decades.
But I thought it silly and so expensive and so.... unnecessary.

I chickened out. I didn't want to tell him that I have always always wanted one of these. 

He knows that I have been fasinated by these all my life, but I don't think he knows how much I would love one. I know I know a *gulp* 48 year-old woman wanting a doll house?  It's just one of those things that as a child I never got and I was fascinated by them.. It seemed everyone I knew had the barbie dream house ...but what I dreamed about was not the plastic barbie house but one made of wood with all sorts of mini furniture. A childhood friend had one and would never let me play with it.


"You can look at it but don't touch it." She would warn.
I'd go home and make room boxes out of shoe boxes and I would spend days and days making furniture for them out of carboard and pieces of scrap fabric.

 Several years ago I actually bought a kit on sale and put together a doll house. I had intended for my daughter and I to work on it together. Right before I was to start to decorate it my son who was 2 at the time tried to get into the house and smashed it.

Later I bought another kit. This one was on sale for 25 dollars. It was a one room cabin and it adorned the bay window until my dog Max made it a habit of destroying the set up everytime he saw a squirrel outside.


So I didn't say anything about my secret wish.

Later on we celebrated with the kids and they all gave me beautiful cards. My son made me a scavenger hunt birthday card and we ate yummy cannoli cake. Then it was time to open my presents. There was a huge box and my heart skipped a beat. Could it be... after all this time?

I opened it and inside.....was a huge beautiful......

                         ...stainless steel crock pot.

My husband had overheard me a while ago talking about wanting a nicer crockpot.

Was I disappointed? really. He gave me a thoughtful gift and gave me a beautiful day. My dream of that doll house will have to wait...........I just might have to save up for one which isn't as fun as receiving one as a gift. So...until then.......

              I wonder if we have any spare shoe boxes laying around?


  1. I always wanted one, too! But I think we are both doomed! No matter what kind you get, it comes to no good!

  2. Oh, Happy, happy birthday!!! You are still young, and young at heart, with a very cool blog that shows your great sense of humor!

  3. when my girls were little...I bought them a huge dollhouse and loved playing with it with them. I don't known if we ever outgrown some stuff.....Happy B Day!!!!

  4. Happy Birthday:)

    We had an unassembled in a billion pieces dollhouse...I sold it a the yard sale a couple of years back.

    There's always Christmas!

  5. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! My birthday is this Sunday the 25th. I will never tell you how old I am. LOL!!! I am glad you had a wonderful birthday. Treasure all of them!

  6. Happy Birthday! 48 is still young...glad you got that crock pot, maybe the house will come later.

  7. Happy Birthday!

    Not to sound weird but I'm fascinated by dollhouses--the nice ones with accurate miniatures and all. I wouldn't mind having one to decorate and have on, maybe that is kind of weird for a man. A crockpot is practical and you can cook some wonderful things in it.

    Tossing It Out

  8. Happy Birthday, Joanne! When you're my age, looking back, 48 seems young! I've always wanted a doll house, too. I love miniture things. Just start dropping hints now about that doll house, and maybe, next year, that big box will contain your "dream house"!

  9. I got a crock pot about a year ago and really love it. I will turn 60 on the 3rd! I had a dollhouse but didn't move it with me to CA 22 years ago. I think it's a great idea and hope your get one someday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

  10. Happy Belated Birthday! I wouldn't mind being able to say I am 48 again. I have a great idea. Make sure your husband (somehow) sees this post and just maybe he will buy you one for Christmas or your next birthday.

  11. Happy Birthday! Sorry to hear you didn't get the dollhouse, but a crockpot isn't so's practical, I guess that's how men think!

  12. @ Ginny~ LOL! Does your Grand daughter have one?
    we bought my J one when she was very little (it was the fisher price one) it was sooooo cute and she hardly ever played with it. shae loved her dinosaurs better...ugh!

    @ Sarah (Nikki)~ How sweet! do you still have it displayed?

    @ Ma~ Thank You! Nope it won't happen for Christmas...we usually get each other something small because of all the expense of the hoiliday in general...maybe Mother's day? :O)

    @ Beth~ Thank You! I will! Happy pre-birthday to you too!

    @ Kim @ Stuff could~ Thank is a very cool crock pot!

    @ Arlee Bird~ Nothing wrong with that .some miniatures are truly works of art.

    @ Darlene~ Thank You! I have my fingers crossed!

    @ Debby@Just Breathe~ Yes there is nothing tastier than something slow cooked in a crock pot!

    @ Becca~ Thank You!

    @ Barb~ LOL! He never reads my blog! but maybe if I left the page open.....

  13. Happy, happy birthday, sweet Joanne! I hope it's been a wonderful day. Keep celebrating.

    My (ex)husband gave me a dollhouse as a wedding gift. I understand the appeal and hope you get one sometime in the next 48 years.


  14. Lol! I was waiting on pins & needles...and then the crock pot! :-)

    Happy, happy day Joanne!! You have such a wonderful heart & I am so glad you had a beautiful day. Cheers!

  15. Hey sister, Happy, Happy Birthday! I'm sorry about your dollhouse. I hope you had a blessed day!!! Love you, Lisa (a.k.a labybug's mama)

  16. Great Post! followed :)

  17. I hope you had a great Birthday and that you get your doll house one day. nkr

  18. Happy Birthday Joanne! I'm so sorry though that you didn't get the doll house. I know you're ok with it, but still...I wish you had gotten the doll house. xoxoxox Again happy birthday my dear lady! Nothing but good wishes for the next year ahead!

  19. Oh lord darling you crack me up! I've been dying to have a nice new crockpot too. I think I may have to throw one out the window to say ooopps it broke :).

    The doll house will come soon :)

  20. I'm a little late...but I hope you're still celebrating this weekend! I have always wanted a neat doll house, too! I'll wish for BOTH of us to find one at a thrift store at a good price in beautiful condition! You wish for some cute furniture! heehee! Enjoy your weekend! ♥♥♥ Birthday HUGS! ♥♥♥


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