Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Today's my birthday!!

And I'm celebrating.  I love birthdays even though I another year older.  After all, it's my day and I love being a star.

First off, since it's my birthday, I'm going to give away a gift.  Everyone who comments on this blog will be entered into the contest and one person will be randomly chosen to win an electronic copy of Ghost of a Chance.  When you comment, please leave your e-mail so I can contact the winner.

 But even more important, I have a wonderful new toy.

                                             The Magic Machine
It all started when I visited No. 1 son in Morocco last year.  He had an espresso machine and shared a number of cups with me.  I had espresso machine envy.  Figured I might get one when I got home.

One thing led to another and I never got around to ordering one.  But I had a brainstorm a couple of weeks ago.  I knew my kids would be agonizing over the perfect birthday present to get me.  I figured I'd be the helpful mom and provide them with a suggestion. 

So, I e-mailed them, asking for an espresso machine.

Which lead to a hilarious exchange of e-mails concerning better suggestions:  a gun (not for me--I tend to be gun-phobic) and a crossbow apparently suggested by my 2-year-old granddaughter.  Which lead to a warning by that little girl's father reflecting his concern about mixing an over-caffeinated me and crossbows, fearing it might lead to my committing mayhem against commuters driving along the country road I live on.

Which, in turn, triggered a couple of  possible stories which will probably be amplified due to my increased intake of caffeine, thanks to the crew who gave me the Nespresso.

I received my wonderful new toy a couple of days ago, a gift from all the kiddos.

                                                    All of us last year

If you want to see my new magic machine in action, check it out at YouTube:  My New Toy

Okay, I'm off to brew another espresso and plot mayhem for the crossbow wielding hordes.