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January 11th, 2008 at 09:29 pm

I turned 47 yesterday and decided to start my blog again. Basically I was under so much stress at work and spending so many hours on the computer, that for a long time I couldn't stand to get on the computer after my work was done. I'm determined not to work as many hours or to let work stress me out as much this year.

My mom and I went to Denver and to the Outlet Malls in Castle Rock to celebrate my birthday today. I got several good deals.

100 sq ft xmas wrapping paper for .80 cents

4 large disney princess gift bags for .74 cents each. My oldest niece loves the disney princesses.

2 hallmark xmas ornaments that can be used for my miniature hobby, a bicylce and a barbie house - 3.75 each

40 sheets of red and green tissue paper for 1.50

3 18 oz jars of Jif extra cruncy peanut butter for 4.00

80 ct Aleve for 2.00

24 ct Excedrin - free after rebate, plus had a 2.00 coupon so made money

and I got .10 cents off gas with my Safeway card Smile

My 16 year old niece called last night and wanted to tell me happy bday and also tell me how much she loved the latest book I gave her to read.

She claims it's better than Harry Potter. So I know it was a definite hit. It's one of my favorties too. Another thing we have in common is we both like history. The book is called Into the Wilderness by Sara Donati. It's about an English woman who comes to America before we separated from England. She meets and falls in love with a fur trapper. The book gives a lot of period details, which is why I liked it so much. There a couple more in the series so my niece was ecstatic when I told her the story continues.

I finished reading the library book The Sunrise Lands by S.M. Stirling. SciFi. Very good. This is the forth book in a series about America after all electricity and gun powder quits working and we have to rebuild our society. Good story

14 Responses to “belated bday”

  1. denisentexas Says:

    Sounds like you had a great day!

    If you like books that are about adventure and have good detail, you might like "Walkabout" by James Vance Marshall. I read it in the seventies and was enthralled with it!

    It's about two American kids who are stranded in the Australian desert after the plane they're in crashes. They're on the verge of starvation and dehydration when they find help in the form of an aboriginal boy.

    Although the book was first published in the fifties it really is a timeless story and one you might like if you haven't already read it. Smile

  2. debtfreeme Says:

    yeha! welcome back. i really missed your blog and am happy you can take the time to blog again!!

  3. robex Says:

    Happy Belated Birthday! I'm glad that you are blogging again...I haven't been writing on here recently but I have been reading regularly.

  4. Ima saver Says:

    Welcome back and happy birthday!

  5. HouseHopeful Says:

    Welcome back!

  6. luxliving Says:

    There you are!! Big Grin
    Glad to have you back, I've missed reading about what you're reading!!

  7. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Welcome back! I've missed reading your blogs - especially your book recommendations.

  8. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Welcome back. And very happy belated birthday.

  9. boomeyers Says:

    I have missed you so much! I could'nt believe it when I saw you were back! Smile Now we can get those great book reviews! Sounds like you had a terrific birthday and I am sooo glad you are back!

  10. Carolina Bound Says:

    Glad you're back! I've missed you!

  11. JanH Says:

    Welcome back and Happy Happy Birthday!

  12. baselle Says:

    Welcome back - good to read you again!

  13. Broken Arrow Says:

    Well happy b-day! Smile

  14. mjrube94 Says:

    Welcome back...It's so great to see you blogging again! Good luck with work in 2008!

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