Monday, March 29, 2010

BD Presents 2010

After we had re-lit the candles numerous times so Smudge could blow them out over and over again, we feasted on cake and ice cream then opened presents. What fun!

You can't see it here, but Smudge had added her artistic touch to the card and her delightful artwork made the card very special.
I was given a huge bag with this little box peeking out the top of it. In the box was this card that had me puzzled at first and it had to be explained to me. I will get back to it in a minute.
Under all the tissue paper in the bag was another huge surprise...
...a jewel box that I had seen at Christmas, and loved, but didn't dare buy for myself. I mentioned it in passing to the Thesha, and wouldn't you know she went to the store and got it for me and tucked it away for my BD.
Smudge helped me open the box and I think she loved it too.
Inside the box we found a beautiful necklace and earring set with a story attached to it -
This beaded item was designed and made by an Ottawa street youth or volunteer at "Beadworks", a project of "Operation Go Home". OGH provides services to prevent street youth from becoming street adults.
What a beautiful and thoughtful gift.

Smudge thought the mirror in the lid of the box was pretty neat.
Jboy wasn't impressed at all.
The following two pictures were taken three days after the party, but they show another present I received. You can see the gift clearly as I explain the card that puzzled me earlier - a gift subscription to "O" magazine.

You can also see the gift clearly in this photo along with the jewel case. Can you guess what it is?
A gift certificate for a set of gel-nails! Oh Puff, won't you have fun decorating them?

Since we started babysitting my nails had taken a nosedive. They were all broken and ripped and so short they were sore. I couldn't seem to keep them out of harm's way and was bemoaning the fact to AC that I needed help. He took it upon himself to ask Thesha for help in finding a nail salon that I would like, and then he went and got a gift certificate for me for my BD. You gotta love that man! So, on Saturday, Thesha and I went and had our nails done. She got a set of acrylic nails and a French manicure and I got gel nails, finished off with a bright red polish job. Hopefully my own nails will have a break and be a bit stronger by the time the gel grows off. In the meantime I am lovin' the new look.


Anonymous said...

Hi Cuppa, a belated happy birthday to you. You did indeed receive some fine gifts. The nail look great. I am not familiar with gel nails. I have had acrylics and love how they look but like pulling tonsils to get them off. I will have to check into the gel nails. Love the little Smudge pictures.

Cuppa said...

QMMM- Thanks for the HB wishes.

I had acrylic nails too, and was able to just let them grow off. It took a lot of filing to smooth the edges and I kept tons of top coat on to seal the edges when the acrylic began to lift. But eventually the last little bits of acrylic just fell off.

My own nails are fairly strong, but this babysitting gig did them in big time. I will let you know what I think of the gel-nails after I have lived with them for a while.

Lorna said...

those nails just set off your rings to a T; I'm thinking that I should do the same although I don't know if I have the chutzpah for the red ones.

Who wouldn't love that jewellery box? And I quite like "O" magazine---there are some uplifting articles and a peek at the richerati never hurts someone as grounded as you and me.

Bernie said...

I am sorry all the pictures didn't come through today, I think blogger is having a problem. I was able to see your nails and they look lovely....don't they pick you up and make you feel even more lady like......will come back and see pictures of your other gifts when blogger is fixed....:-) Hugs

Cuppa said...

Lorna - Grounded - yep that's it. No fluff and frills for these old gals, just the down to earth basic stuff for us. Sparkle, sparkle, sparkle like diamonds - they come from deep in the ground - right?

Go for the red - you'll love it!

Bernie - I do love getting my nails done. AC just shakes his head and wonders what the big deal is. There is just no figuring us gals out.
Hope you get to see the rest of the pics when blogger stops acting up.