Monday, January 28, 2008

Happy Birthday to Me!

I had a great birthday yesterday. After church we came home and I read in my room while Robert and the boys did their own thing. How is this different from any other day, you ask? Good question: yesterday I didn't feel as guilty as I normally do about sitting and reading while everyone else fended for themselves.

On Saturday I spotted a beautiful King sized comforter set at Fred Meyer. I'd had my eye on it for months and finally it was on the 50% off table. Woo hoo! I figured it would make a great birthday present and I threw it in the cart. I figured I'd need new sheets to go with it, so I picked out some lovely matching, 400 thread-count sheets which were also on sale and some coordinating pillow cases.

Fortunately I didn't open those plastic zipper bags with the comforter and sheets folded in impossible-to-duplicate-manner before realizing I had a California King sized bed and the sheets and comforter were most likely Standard King sized. Ugh.

A little work with a tape measure confirmed my suspicions and so my entire birthday load will have to be returned. I'm sad. I'm even more sad because quick search on JCPenny.com revealed that a California King-sized comforter set (not including sheets) in a similar style was over $300 and my birthday budget is closer to $150.

I felt so much better though, when my super-neighbor (and friend) I-Shüan brought me a bag of those truffles...you know, the ones that are so amazingly good, dusted in cocoa powder and just melt in your mouth fabulous? They make great reading snacks too. Amazing how chocolate makes you forget your woes.

3 comments:

Catherine said...

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Aftoooooooon....happy birthday to you!

I love those truffles.

Betty Grace said...

Glad you had a nice birthday!!
Did you start you counter at 0?

Angela Hunter said...

Bummer about the bed spread. What are the prices like at Target? They always have such cute bedding sets but I have a King and can only get Cal-King here. Wait, maybe you should come here to shop because Cal-King is ALLLLL I can ever find.