Thursday, August 13, 2009

Thankful Thursday and hair pulling

I've been sitting at this computer for three hours pulling my hair out trying to figure out my new scanner and photo editor!! I'm not tech savvy at all, but jeez all mighty why can't I find where my photos went to?? Are they just floating around somewhere?
Anyway, some of them got edited safely and some are just retakes with my camera instead of my scanner and they're not cropped. I just wanted to post my blogger gifts while it was still Thursday! Okay, rant over.
These goodies came from Debra Kay last week as a housewarming gift. Oliver made a stink about the card saying it was a poor excuse for an African Grey but I love it! I also love the ATC's and the thoughtfulness. Thanks Deb!! XX
Next, this is the stunning bouquet KJ intended to send me for my birthday, however, there was miscommunication (and cheating) on behalf of the shikester florist who delivered the ones below instead!! Buyer beware!

oops!! KJ asked me to describe the bouquet and as soon as I mentioned carnations and mums she hit the roof. "WHAAAT????!!!!"
Let me just say this, I still loved them because of the sentiment and the birthday remembrance, so thank you KJ. XX

Guess who sent me this card?

Hint: She loves jellybeans, chocolate pretzels and rolling down hills.

And purple polka dot bikinis!

Why, it's Emily V.V. Rabbit, of course!! What a funny card! I love it!

And I love you too Em.XX

Imagine my surprise when these goodies came in the mail from Marianne in the Netherlands! And while she was away in Sweden, no less. Wow, let's have a look!

There was a beautiful lotus mandala ATC, an Inukshuk (an Inuit word meaning 'in the image of man.') He represents a silent messenger showing the right path to follow. How wonderful is that? And just look at this framed mandala. The details are exquisite! Too bad I can't show you because I can't find the scanned image! Perhaps you can enlarge it. It's a beauty! I have all 3 underneath my birth mandala.

She also sent this delicate silk scarf with amazing, shimmery detail and this little pair of Dutch shoes in blue and white ceramic.

Not only that, she sent some rose scented moisturizer that is heavenly!

Thank you Marianne. Your generosity knows no bounds! XX

Of course I received lots of gifts from family and local friends, but I just show my blogger stuff here ;)

I've also received loving emails from Joss (Soulbrush) who as you know gifts me all year long! Love ya Jossie! XX

Whew, what a birthday and what a transition this still is.

Thanks for being such a great support team and lovely friends.

love, Lolo

Post script! I just found another wonderful item on my messy desk from Linda at Stampmaiden. I was remiss (and pissed at my scanner) for not posting it. Stay tuned next week!!


  1. What lovely gifts. I am so glad you had such a great birthday.

  2. cos we all wuv you wowo!!xxxx

  3. just stopping in to say hi and see what new art you been doin. Good to see you have been busy. michael dailey

  4. WEll not sure if I have acknowledged your birthday already or not, but I am now if I forgot, or did I just forget that I did?
    Which ever, Happy Birthday Laurel.
    I hope it is all you want it to be and then some. Lovely lovely gifts for a lovely lovely lady.

  5. Laurel you are the best friend to all of us. I adore you.

    Love Renee xoxo

  6. i like that so much of this post was about me.

    yours truly,

    e. r.

  7. Dear Lolo,
    You certainly deserve all your goodies!
    We all love you!
    Can understand KJ's anger! But it is indeed the thought that counts!
    (must admit I had to laugh a bit as well, it is also funny KJ!)


  8. Lovely loot! for a deserving wonderful friend.

  9. Wow - what a lot of lovely gifts you received, Laurel! Wishing you a happy (if belated) birthday!! Love

  10. wonderful gifts and i hope, a wonderful birthday month for you. so many caring and thoughtful friends. I assume you mean transition from CA to RI. Not from X years to Y years?

  11. We do all love you!
    What is up with Florists? They messed up my fourth of July order for my auntie and mom. Ah well, it's all good-but still, as Oliver would say "GOOD LORD!"

  12. Happy Birthday lolo.
    Lovely gifts! I am so happy for you:)

  13. Hope you had a lovely birthday, a fellow Leo!