Thursday, June 7, 2007


It's my birthday!!!!!!!! I'm officially (hopefully) one quarter of the way into my life. Hopfully not more! I've got things to accomplish in this lifetime that cannot happen within the next 60 years. I need at least 75. Things like turning 100 and having my great great grandkids beg me to take out my teeth at their birthday parties! And I'd have to be at least 100 to think that would be a good idea.

My neighbor Vera is the cuuuutest woman I know. Seriously, well, other than my momma. But my mom doesn't live 3 houses down from me nor does she take me to lunch to celebrate my new job and give me a present. A PRESENT! And not just ANY present... but THIS present:

It's the one on the left... the Vera Bradley lunch box that matches my Vera Bradley bag with the matching Vera Bradley wallet that Vera gave me as a Get Well present after my surgery (she said "screw flowers!"). She told me every teacher needs a cute lunch box and now I will have just that!

OK, then on the right? That is my other new VB bag... which I hope will double as a small diaper bag around this time next year (ok, maybe a couple more months). Because when I am of the diaper-bag carrying age, I refuse to carry anything with Winnie the Pooh on it. But here's the most amazing part of the story. That bag? On the right? Was originally $84. But thanks to Vera, my gift angel, I had a $50 gift certificate from watching her dog, PLUS it was 25% off, so it cost me an entire $17. Stick that in your juice box and suck it! Eh, that was a little harsh. I just really wanted to say it.


Andrea said...

Ohhhh! I LOVE the lunchbox! That was such a cute & sweet gift idea! And I ALSO love your purse, but I know I've probably already told you that. :) PS, did I tell you that I found a Vera Bradley retailer in Hartville? It's a mere 10 minutes away! I'm so excited. :)

Anyway, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HL! I hope #25 is your bestest yet!

PPS, the comment about the teeth and your grandkids and the birthday party? Priceless. Love it.

Bryna said...


It's the girl in my office's bday today too!

I totally agree about the non-diaper bag, diaper bag. The one I got looks more like luggage. This way, the hubby can carry it and not feel gay.

K-tell said...

Thank you, HL! Let me know when you get a chance to check them out. My current favorites are Peacock and Java Blue. So darn cute.

Thanks, Bryna! It was a great one!!

K-tell said...

Also, Bryna, there's no getting around the gay-man-carrying-a-"purse" issue. I mean, they all look gay slung over a man's shoulder, don't they!?!