Today I was in Hobby Lobby and on my way out I saw a pretty Barbie calender for 2010. I love Barbie and especially vintage Barbie. I used to collect Barbie dolls awhile back, but I ran out of room to display them and I stopped. It all started with collecting Hallmark Barbie ornaments. I have several, but I haven't bought any in the last several years. I collected Hallmark ornaments for about 5 years until I ran out of room on my tree. Anyway, I digress. I thought I would share a few of the pictures from the Barbie calendar that I bought today. The best thing about it is that I had a 40% off coupon, so I was not going to pass this up.
One day this week I was going to sit down in my recliner and I saw this:
The little bugger had taken my chair. He was so cute, though, that I had to grab the camera and take a picture.
This week has been a hard one. Earlier in the week, my best friend had to go to the hospital with breathing and heart problems. She was released from the hospital, though, and is resting at home now. Then today I learned that my cousin's wife has kidney cancer, plus she's having to have surgery today to have her gall bladder removed and it's uncertain what they found. I haven't heard anything since the surgery. It just reminds me how we have no guarantees and how thankful we should be for our blessings. How we should enjoy every single day on this earth and especially with our families. It just reminds me how precious life is and how important all the people that we love are. It makes me want to give my husband an extra hug and kiss before he or I goes out the door. It makes me want to really listen to everything he has to say instead of sometimes half listening while I'm doing something else.