Monday, November 24, 2008

The Gambler (Returns!)





I'm baaaack!!!



Omg, you have all been very busy! I cannot go back and read everything without a time-stopper, but I will try to catch the new ones!



Although this is a busy week, too!



First thing is first... Atlantic City was awesome! Truly an adult playland! Lots of fun had by all! Especially my mom, since she was winning! I was up, then down, then up, then down, and on the last night back up! Mom let me keep that last night's winnings.




I promised to spend it on myself, and I did. Books! Yay!




We also had lots of great food! 4 and 5 star restaurants... yum! Il Verdi, Cuba Libre, and The Palm. Also, lunch at the Irish pub, Ri Ra!



Kathy joined us Thursday and stayed overnight. It was so much fun to just play and eat and drink together! No kids! No Hubby's! Just us three girls!



The kids and all the pets were thrilled to see us when we got home! Only one traumatic event happened while I was gone. The kids went to Boy Scouts and all the boys were playing football. And, Pumpkin Muffin. She tackled Fuzzy and somehow hyperextended his elbow. Again. Same one he injured playing 'real' football 2 years ago. Hubby had to take him to the pediatric orthopedist. Fuzzy is fine, but needs to be in a sling for two weeks total. Never a dull moment!






My birthday was very nice! We had dinner at the Grand Lux Cafe. The kids gave me a Starbucks gift card, and Hubby had already given me the iphone. My parents had bought me some clothes, my mom took me away, and I got to keep some winnings. Kathy gave me and itunes gift card!




A great birthday booty! 43! I am clinging to saying 'early 40's' but I am pushing it! LOL




This week will be busy! Yesterday and today, I am mostly trying to rest. I rested in AC when I needed to do so, but I needed more once I got home. All in all, the rheumatoid arthritis behaved pretty well! Thank goodness for the vitamins, they are really helping. And, taking a pain killer helps when needed, too.




I have an appointment for bloodwork on Wednesday followed by an award ceremony at the school. Both kids made the honor roll, with Pumpkin on the 'distiguished'. All good! I am very proud of them!




Thanksgiving will be here, too! We go to Kathy's house and I am really looking forward to it! I will be making and bringing my maple glazed carrots!



Okay... gotta go!



be well...

39 comments:

garnett109 said...

The Good ole Irish Pub a truely cheap but fine dinning and great beer!

Lori said...

I'm glad you had such a wonderful time and are home safe and sound. Congratulations to the Honor Roll honorees!! I hope your blood tests go well.

Char said...

Sounds like you really had a great time...good for you. Glad you won some moola. The last time I went to Hard Rock casino (in Tampa) I lost so much I haven't been gambling since! Happy belated B-day

Beth said...

Sounds like a blast! I'm glad you had such a great time--and such a great haul!

Our favorite way to fix carrots is to boil them, add a little butter, and maple syrup. It's the best!

Beth

Chrissie said...

It sounds like an awesome time for your birthday. That was such a great idea you gotta love your mom. I need someone to drag me away too. Congrats to the kiddos on the awards. Hope son's arm gets better. I know everyone is glad to have you home.
Take care, Chrissie
p.s. Hope you and your family have a great Thanksgiving there is so much to be thankful for.

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Glad you had fun in AC. We are going to Vegas in early January and are really looking forward to it.

Marty said...

Hi Dawn,
Welcome Back ... sounds like a great trip!
Best,
Marty

Missie said...

I'm glad you had a good time in AC.

Dawn said...

Welcome home and a belated Happy Birthday. Sounds like you gals had a blast. Good for you. Dawn

Chris/cacklinrosie101 said...

Welcome back, Dawn! Happy bday a bit late also. You sound like you had a wonderful trip; just what the doctor ordered; good friends, good food, money plus you felt well and no kids. LOL..just what a mom needs. Hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving! HUGS

Linda said...

I am gald you had a good tiime and that you are home safe and sound. Glad you spent that money on yourself! Linda

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Wow! Good for you!

Dawnie said...

I am enroute to DC and decided to kill sometime catching up on blogs. I am so behind! But what a great post to catch-up w/you on. Happy belated birthday! Wish I had been able to join you in AC!

Traci said...

Glad you had a great time! Sounds like a ton of fun! Better than my vacation! Another trip to Iowa! oH bOY!

a corgi said...

welcome back, Dawn! glad you were a winner in Atlantic City and able to also enjoy time with your mom! ouch with Fuzzy's injury!

Congrats to Fuzzy and Pumpkin for making honor roll!

have a Happy Thanksgiving!

betty

Bethe said...

Sounds like another great trip! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

luv & hugs...

Coelha :B said...

Hi Dawn!! Sure sounds like you had lots of fun in Atlantic City! :) Happy Belated Birthday!!! Hugs - Julie :)

ELLIE said...

Have a blessed holiday and I am so happy that you had such a grand time - share some pics!!!
take care--Ellie

wildautumn said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving & Happy Birthday! Karen

Sonya said...

Sounds like a lot of fun...Happy Thanksgiving and birthday.
Sonya

Jimmy's Journal said...

Your post reminds me that it's been too long since I went to the casino. Glad you had fun!

Jimmy

ggal2933 said...

Happy belated birthday! It sounds like you had a wonderful time and I'm glad :)

Hugs and prayers,
Gretchen

Lisa said...

Oh dear, I'm sorry I missed your birthday - happy belated birthday!! AC sounds like a great time - what a great getaway! You surely deserve it.

Gillie said...

Glad you had fun in AC and had a great birthday!!!
xx

Lisa said...

Welcome home and so glad you had a great birthday and nice time in Atlantic City!
Lisa

Cathy said...

Kids, cats, Atlantic City, birthdays, as usual your life is overflowing! 43, omg you're still a kid lol!

Just Bill said...

Dawn, I hate blogs and journals. When one (you) do not post for a week or more it leaves me with an empty feeling.
I have provided in my will that all of my readers will see a post written by a child of mine or by my nest buddy. Sounds terrible but I would hate for my followed or followers not to know what happened to me.
Dom't mean to get depressing with this response.
Let us hear from you, Bill

wildautumn said...

Hope everyone is feeling better by now and your bloodwork if good (with a nurse who could do it without pain)! Thinking of you!

Traci said...

I'm just stopping by to say hi! How are you doing?

Traci said...

I'm just stopping by to say hi! How are you doing?

Bill said...

Just stopped by to catch up on my reading. I've been busy for a while as I see you have been too. Hope all is well. I hope your holidays will be fun and happy.
My Regards, Bill

Traci said...

Hey, wondering what you are up to lately. I gave you an award so if you are up to it come visit my blog and recieve!

Dan said...

Where is my Dawnster?

Ahhh heck! Hope you're well and stuff.

LYN said...

WHERE ARE YOU?? EVERYTHING OKAY? I AM HERE TO WISH YOU A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!! MISS YOU BUNCHES...

a corgi said...

Dawn; I hope you are doing okay and are just busy with the season. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

betty

Jeannette said...

Thank you so very much for the email with the Christmas wishes. I hope you have a lovely time. Glad you sent the mail as I had lost track of you. Christmas hugs.

Gillie said...

Hope all is well!! Ypu are missed!
Merry Christmas to you and yours!
God Bless!
xx

FrankandMary said...

You spent it on books. That is just so shocking. I would NEVER have assumed you'd do that.
Helps tone that razor-sharp mind.
~Mary

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