Saturday, January 26, 2008

Stop Whining!

Okay - so after my big whine about not having a network I have to take back my words.  After reading my When I Needed It Most blog, my friend Chris Riker called me and kindly but firmly told me that she would have gladly given me a hand when I was sick and told me to put her number on my speed dial.  

Fast forward a few days - Today is my birthday - 34 - (hmmmm...mid thirties - many whiny feelings on the topic that I will just keep to myself).  The Hub is still out of town, I am still in recovery mode from illness, two of the three kids are not feeling well (though thank heavens not with what I had) so my b-day outlook was pretty bleak until......surprise!  Chris stopped by with a bouquet of balloons tied to a bag bearing the name 'Wegman's'.  Those who know about Wegman's understand that it could only contain good things!  Within the bag I found a take and bake cheese pizza so I don't have to make dinner for the kids, some home-made chicken noodle soup for me - a loaf of their yummy french epi bread - a 2 layer butter creme vanilla cake - AND a necklace and pair of earrings which Chris hand made.  

I would say that was above and beyond what anyone could expect from her network.  Thank you Chris!  You made my day!    

7 comments:

Becca said...

I'm glad you have someone there. My present will be there shortly and it will be wrapped in something almost as nice as a Wegman's bag--like maybe a priority shipping envelope! How's that for fancy!

Heather said...

And my will come into your inbox! The joys of electronic gifts!

Janice said...

Hello- I am just blog hopping..

First- I have a great network of friends and of course the sec anyones hears about someone being in the hospital, or a death or just having a sinus infection (chalk it up to a small town morman ward) its gone through the network in minutes, its great and I hope I never lose it.

Sec-I love vampire movies too, did not ever get into Buffy, but the Twilight series (books) is so so good, if you havent already jumped in.
Third- Jess from Gillmore girls is an old friend of mine. He is now in Hero's. I kissed him once.

Thanks and Happy Birthday

Janice said...

ok me again- you are so funny and I hope you dont mind if I put you on my "blogs by people I don't know roll". You are a breath of fresh air.

Chris said...

I am sure you posted this!! Glad you enjoyed it. Get better

shauna said...

Isn't it amazing how a thoughtful gesture like that can change your day? Your week? Your life? What a fabulous friend Chris is. But of course, you must be pretty fabulous yourself to have scored a friend like that.

shauna said...

By the way, I LOVE the graphic in this post!