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Thursday, September 22, 2011

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



Today is my Birthday.


 I am 25
            35
               45


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 years....in 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. 
                                           
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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.


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"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.
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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.


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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?
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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? ....no....not 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?

21 comments:

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

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  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!

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  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!!!!

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  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!

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  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!

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

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  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 display....um, maybe that is kind of weird for a man. A crockpot is practical and you can cook some wonderful things in it.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  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"!

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  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!

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  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.

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

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  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 You...it 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.....

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  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.

    xoRobyn

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  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!

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  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)

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

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  17. 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!

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  18. 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 :)

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  19. 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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