Friday, June 5, 2009

A Little of This, A Little of That, A BIG Thank You!

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Where do I begin? I would like to say a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone for all the birthday wishes, you made my day. I can't tell y'all how much you mean to me. The kindness of blog readers is overwhelming. Before I get to 2 people in particular, I want to start with a little story about gifts.

While I always appreciate gifts, any gift no matter how big or how small, there are some that really mean a lot to me. A few years ago before a big trip my husband (boyfriend at the time) bought me a new camera. Cameras are always an amazing gift, but this one was special because it was black. I know now days cameras come in all different colors but at the time anything but silver was unusual. The fact that the he knew black over silver (or anything else) would make me giddy was one of those moments when I thought, "Wow, he really knows me well". It is the little things.
So, the first person I would like to thank is Brooke from Blueprint Bliss. When I saw this POST yesterday I was blown away, I actually shed a tear. The kind words were more than I ever expected but then we went to lunch (with Camila, more on that in a minute) and she gave me this-
A drawing (done by hand) of my house. I think this is one of the coolest gifts you can give someone and the fact that she made it herself makes it 100 times better. However, there is one more thing- she put a gray mat around it. It is the smallest details, the fact she knew I would want a gray mat over any other, that meant so much to me. That is when you know you have a really special friend.

Oh, but my day did not end there. I had already spent lunch with Camila and her husband Jon, in spirit. Brooke and I brought them along (I know, we clearly are a little off) on request of Camila. Camila, of High Heeled Foot In The Door, was my first blogger friend. She is the most thoughtful person. I am sure we are soul mates. When I got home I discovered she did this POST for my birthday, I was beaming I was so thrilled. THEN, I get a knock on the door and these flowers came. Not just any flowers, but my FAVORITE type of flower. She knew what to send me and we haven't even actually ever met. How special is that? I am so humbled that I don't know what to say. Thank you both for making this such an amazing day, there are no words for how lucky I feel.

Okay changing gears. Is your coworker invading your personal space?

I took this picture yesterday. This is me sitting at my desk working (I work from home) and my coworker Harry. He has been put out with me lately because I stopped letting him sit on my lap so now he has decided he will just sit behind me. With a face like that though it is hard to stay irked.

Speaking of Harry and birthdays and getting older.....When we first got Harry from the Pound they told us he was full grown (and that he wouldn't shed, 110% untrue-he is a shedding machine). Here he is with the Hubby, who will not be pleased this picture is up, the day we got him.
Well, I knew he was bigger (and really size does not matter to us, we were not looking for a certain size or anything) then I saw this picture taken the other night...
He is 4 times the size he was when we got him, what happened to my little dog? Isn't it amazing how things change so fast? Yes, he is mad at me in that picture by the way.

Well, I think that is enough of my rambling, time to celebrate with margaritas and cheese dip ( I actually wrote this yesterday). I hope you all have a fabulous weekend! Thanks again for the birthday wishes, you are the best!

21 comments:

Molly Jean said...

Aw, Harry is a doll. Happy [belated] birthday! And yes, i have 2 coworkers invading my space. 1 weighs 10 lbs (my Pekingese, Louis) & 1 weighs 5 lbs (my Maltipoo, Lilly). But I wouldn't have it any other way :)

Sarah's Fab Day said...

Marianne - I can't believe I'm late to the party. It sounds like your birthday was wonderful, let me add my happy birthday wishes!

xo -Sarah

Kara said...

You are SO cute. Harry, or should he be called "Hairy", is an overgrown baby indeed. That picture cracks me up. It reminds me of our Jack, who thinks he is a teacup Golden.
So glad you had such a special day!!

Jolena said...

Happy {belated} Birthday!!! Your Harry is a darling and what a wonderful day you had.. I'm happy for that... and I understand what you mean about how blessed we are to have such great blogging friends.. Few of my friends love interior design as I do.. I'm actually quite obsessed with it.. I discovered blogger through an article in Real Simple.. I remember the day I discovered it and telling my best friend, " There are people out there as crazy about design as I am!" LOL and I LOVE it! :)

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Oh sweetie glad to hear that you enjoyed the flowers and that I made it to lunch with you guys :)

What an amazing gift Brooke gave you! I love it!!!! So talented.

Oh and Harry he is too cute. I have two little co-workers of my own and they are quite the handful, but how can you get mad at them

Rachel said...

Great gifts! How special!!

Your dog is too cute! Reminds me of my cat TIgger who follows me around when I'm leaving home!

Jennifer said...

yea for fun blog friends!

you and Harry are so cute! we have trouble with our cat invading the work space (at home at least). if one of us is on the computer, his preferred spot is on the keyboard ...

glad you had a great birthday!

down and out chic said...

your co worker is way cuter than mine (shhhh, don't tell them!)

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

Happy belated birthday, Marianne! It sounds like it was off to a great start - I hope the rest of it was just as lovely. Harry is adorable. Have a great weekend - continue celebrating!

Blair said...

Aww!! First of all your dog is so cute--mine sleep under my feet when I work but definitley would rather be on my lap:) And that is the sweetest and most amazing sketch by Brook and how cute is Camilla to have sent you flowers. You are one lucky gal!:) Have a great weekend.

Erin said...

I love Harry. I've never em thim but I see pictures, or commercials and I think, "that dog looks just like Harry!". I can't wait to meet him one day and he and Baily can be best buds.

Smyrna Townie said...

Thanks for popping by Smyrna Townie! Sounds like you've had a wonderful birthday! Definitely let me know next time your in Atlanta...I have a feeling you could help me navigate Scott's Antique Market better!!

LindsB said...

Aww, they are two very sweet girls- what a great birthday you had!! Beautiful presents & beautiful flowers for a beautiful girl! PS- Harry is a cutie :)

Have a great weekend!!

Kristin said...

That drawing is absolutely fabulous! Have a lovely weekend!

Lauren said...

i'm late to the party too!!! so glad your bday was so great & a huge hug!!! camila & brooke are just so freaking sweet!!!! beautiful gifts and harry is soooo cute!!
xoxo,
laiuren

Sweet Nothings said...

have a great weekend! camilla is the best! i love how she was all of our first blogger friends!

Kelee Katillac said...

Hi Marianne!

Thank-you for joining in the carf effort. Harry is adorable! Can't wait to see him in his scarf!

Stephanie Sabbe said...

happy belated birthday! That is such a cute gift Brooke gave you. I'm going to have to copy:)

paula said...

I just love this post. Brooke really is such an amazing artist. Hope you are having the best weekend!

Kellie ~ Ada and Darcy said...

Your dog is gorgeous. They bring so much happiness to your life!!! Hope you had a gorgeous birthday.

TheBeautyFile said...

How cute is Harry!!?? I wish I could take Parker with me to work/school...I'm sure it just wouldn't work out : )

What outfit did you end up wearing??