Thank you everyone for your Birthday wishes yesterday!  I had a nice relaxing day, spent more time on the phone  than I have in a month with family birthday wishes, did a little shopping (more on that later), and hubby brought home take-out from our favorite Italian place nearby so I wouldn’t have to cook.

The birthday celebration continues tonight with dinner and a movie (Princess Nagger picked the movie – the new Chronicles of Narnia).  It’s been the best Birthday so far – not only by hubby going all out with some amazing birthday gifts, but largely in part by all you wonderful readers and Facebook friends – I was overwhelmed by the outpouring of good wishes on my Facebook page and post yesterday.  You all ROCK!

Happy Aloha Friday!

From Kailani at An Island Life:
In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So on Fridays let’s take it easy on posting, too. Ask a simple question…nothing that requires a lengthy response. It’s a great way to make new blogging friends!

It’s a busy time of year for all of us, so I’ll get right to my question for this week:

Do you do most of your Christmas shopping online or at a physical retail store?

I split my purchases between the two – I do a lot of online shopping this time of year, because I do a lot of research and ‘window shop’ online to figure out what to get, and if I need to go to a store to buy something, where to go.  And it’s a great way to find out who has the best price.  I definitely do a lot of price comparison shopping online, and if there’s free shipping, it’s nice having things delivered to my door.

What about you?  Are you an avid online shopper, or do you prefer shopping at the stores for that ‘hands-on’ experience?

Follow Friday 40 and Over


There are a lot of fabulous bloggers who are 40, so I’m participating in Follow Friday 40 and Over – please be sure to leave a link to your blog so I can come check out your site and follow you, too!

Fun Follow Friday


I’m also playing along with Fun Follow Friday hosted by Simply Stacie and My Wee View. The goal of this hop is to get new Google Friend Connect Followers for your blog and be introduced to new blogs to follow. Be sure to leave a link when you follow so I can follow you back! Have a great weekend!

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  1. Hi!I’m blog hopping today hoping to make new friends and landed here. I have added myself as your newest follower on GFC. 965 wow that’s a lot of followers – I can only dream of that sort of popularity! I’m off to browse around your blog now.Please drop by and maybe follow me. I’d be delighted welcome you. I could do with some Sassy friends!
    Warmest wishes
    Carol from

  2. Happy Birthday (sorry a day late)!!!!! Hope is was Wonderful!!!!

    I am a Hugh on-line shopper & Love it more than mall shopping! Except for after Christmas I like to make a day of clearance shopping with girlfriends… which includes lunch, lots of laughing and NO list! 🙂

    Have a wonderful weekend!!

  3. I remember Stacy’s Random Thoughts which I liked too. So cool you had a contest to name your blog. I should do that. Menopausal New Mom sounds like such an old bag Lol!

    And my shopping was all done at the retail level except for two which were gift certificates to online stores. So much easier since both of these nieces live away so having them choose their own gift and getting it shipped directly to them saves me time and money and they get something they really want.

    Happy Friday to you!

  4. Happy belated birthday!

    We do both actually. But I have to mention that due to lack of research, I am always disappointed with online shopping!

  5. Oh, I’m so glad you had such a nice birthday!

    I do almost all of my shopping online, unless I’m buying clothes for someone, then I take them to the mall or store and pay for the purchase.

  6. I can’t believe I missed your birthday! I am so sorry! I am glad you had a great day and I hope you have a great year too!

  7. Belated wishes. Sorry I didn’t make it over yesterday! I’m with you, though. I split mine. I try to do most on-line, but some stuff I just need to see before I buy.

  8. I scout things out on line than go hit the stores. Shipping is hit and miss here–roads close due to weather all the time–so store shopping is much more instant gratification.

  9. Yup, great minds think alike!!
    Although I hate paying for shipping, I would rather shop online. So much easier to “shop around” for the best price online, no wasting gas driving all over town. Although for clothes, I mostly shop in stores.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and linking up, Happy Friday!

  10. So glad to hear your birthday was great. Enjoy your dinner and movie with Princess Nagger and your husband. I only shop online. Very seldom do any type of shopping at a store in person.

  11. Hi There!
    Hi There! I followed you from Java’s blog follow and I’m your newest follower! Drop by my blog and say hi!

  12. First of all happy belated birthday! Nobody tells me nuttin! What am I chopped liver around here! Sheesh! Check out facebook. I left something there for ya! Thanks for stopping over, and I love your background here on your blog, so festive. So what did ya get for your birthday? I hope it was everything you wanted, and more! HUGS!!!

  13. Hello, new friend, and Happy Birthday! Thanks for stopping by my blog, and following, too. Hope you have a terrific Birthday WEEKEND!!

  14. I do most of the shopping online. My children are older so I get their suggestions with links. I didn’t go to the mall at all however I did make some stops at Target & Walmart.

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