Thursday, February 25, 2010

Birthday Spoils and Dress Update

My birthday was this week and everyone was very nice- family, friends and students! Unfortunately, I was also sick this whole week and had to get a sub for two days of school. Turns out it was strep throat turning into bronchitis, so I'm glad I didn't try to tough this one out and actually went to the doctor for once. Although it helps that I have heath insurance now, after several years of having none...

On to presents!

Andrew sent me these beautiful flowers at school, which I brought home.

He also got me a Meyer lemon tree, which is exactly what I asked for. As you can see, it's about to bloom, so we'll have lemons this year! I wanted this kind because it's self-pollinating, and the lemons are big and juicy with a thin peel. After so many years of slicing lemons for drinks in restaurants as a waitress, I have strong opinions on what makes a good lemon!! lol

My mommy also got me exactly what I asked for. I wanted new make-up brushes and she got me some fancy Clinique ones. Nice brushes make a world of difference in how make-up looks, especially eyeshadow, I am discovering...

She also got me a new cell phone. My old phone looked like a stone age artifact that had been bashed around pretty good, which it had been. Now I have a fancy touch screen smart phone- welcome to the 2010s, Molly!

Finally, my dress update. Since I was sick all week, I only have put together the skirt so far. It looks lumpy on the dummy, but much better in real life!

Last, but not least, Mary (you can see her blog here) a fellow SewRetro member kindly sent me the feed cover plate so that I can use my buttonholer! Yay! She is awesome and nice!

In conclusion, practically everyone was super nice and I had a happy birthday despite being sick. Hooray, I'm 26! Where's my "quarterlife crisis"? LOL (I think it's ridiculous and melodramatic, but decide for yourselves here)


  1. I hope you're feeling better. I definitely had a quarter-life crisis but it was when I was 25. Now that I'm 37 I am wondering what that was all about?

  2. I am so glad you had a good birthday after all, being sick is awful anytime but worse on your b-day. Andrew is wonderful, the flowers are beautiful and you should have that lemon tree for a long time, I am so jealous, I wish I had a lemon tree! congrats on the button hole feed more taking clothes to the alteration lady to do buttonholes, yea!


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