Sunday, May 31, 2009

YAY! I got goodies! / & it's our 10 yr anniversary!

A few weeks back, I entered a giveaway over at Frugal Maven's Hip and Stingy ... and I won a fantastic Amazon gift voucher!
Thank you, thank you, thank you, Frugal Maven! I'm happy as a clam in chowder!
(Erm... that is a good thing isn't it? Because winning sure was, but I'm not how sure a clam would like being cooked with potatoes...ya know? Or even cooked at all. Poor clam!)

I have to admit... it did take me some doing and checking back daily... but I managed to make that voucher s-t-r-e-t-c-h ... and I got not only the book that the Frugal Maven had recommended, (Animal, Vegetable, Miracle) but I managed to squeeze in another book as well, (Olive Kitteridge) and a DVD too! (Clatterford, with Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French, Sue Johnson & Joanna Lumly) - and it only cost me a further $4 over the value of the voucher!

And they were delivered today!! Wooo Hooo!

Check these out!!
They look so good!

(Now, these photos should enlarge, so check out the back covers... and tell me what you think of them!
I took a pic of the back of the dvd as well, but it was all glarey and too hard to read, so I didn't bother posting it.)

So, now I have a question for y'all...

The Clatterford DVD says that it's season 1, but when I was checking the dvd's out on Amazon, I noticed that it's also called Jam and Jerusalem... but neither set (Clatterford or Jam and Jerusalem) seemed to have a season 2.
Is there more, or am I going to have to be content with just the 1st season? I need to know!

Anyway, I just can't wait to go to bed with a good book tonight.. and I've got just the right books to go with me! Yippee!

Ummmm... except that it's also our 10 year anniversary today (yes, me and the Old Guy - who were you thinking of? Sam Elliot?) and although he seems to have totally forgotten about it and he's chosen to stay home today and sand his stinking, flaky ceiling with a few of his mates, instead of spending time with me.. well, I'm just sure, that he has something exciting planned for this evening.
Because, if I'm really lucky, we might get take-out... which would be heavenly!
Hopefully Chinese... but I swear, even Macca's would be better than having to cook tonight.

And THEN, I can go to bed with a good book!


Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Have a wonderful anniversary.


Katidids said...

Happy Anniversary!! Great book choice, I loved the Posionwood Bible

Paula said...

Happy 10th Anniversary! I'm glad you got some goodies! I saw your post on Sidewalk Shoes about Bill Bryson! I enjoy his writing, too! There's one book where he talks about visiting Mississippi that had me laughing so hard that I actually had to stop and take a breather! Hope you had a great anniversary dinner!

Frances said...

Happy Anniversary and I wish you many more.

Clatterford(aka Jam and Jerusalem)
was shown on the ABC last year, hysterically funny, Joanne Lumley plays a great role.

Narelle Nettelbeck said...

YAY for you :)

Happy Anniversary to you and the old guy, here's to many,many more

Homestay Mama said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog today--and you're absolutely right! I forgot to include 'me' time! I have a bad habit of putting myself last in everything! Scheduling one day of rest--spiritual rest--is such a good idea.

Congrats on 10 years together! I wish you many more 10's together.

Great choice of books, Katie. Taking a good book to bed sounds like my kind of enjoyment.

Also, when you start remodeling your kitchen, I hope you'll share your progress with your blog friends.

Kathy said...

Hope you get your anniversary dinner after all. I also hope your man remembers to shower you with hugs and kisses.

Tatersmama said...

Jen, Thanks! It was a good night... and by that, I mean quiet! ;-)
Katidids,Thanks! Oh, and I put an order in for the Poisonwood Bible today!
Paula, Thank you for the wishes! Aren't Bill Bryson's books great? I have 'em all, and can read them over and over again.
We just had a roast chicken dinner, but it was lovely!
Frances, Thank you! Do you know if they continued with the series?
I'm hooked and would love to see more. :-)
Narelle, Thanks, hun! I might just keep him at this point, as I've gotten him pretty well trained! ;-)
Homestay Mama, Thank you! and remember... schedule some *me* time, okay?
I;ll be sure to post before and after photos, never fear!
Kathy, It was a lovely evening - and he just now left. He picked up a roast chicken dinner, we had some nice quiet time and now I'm off to bed with a good book!
Thank you for the wishes! ;-)

Kurichan said...

Kate--Woohoo!! Happy Anniversary to you and the peanut butter/chocolate bunny thief! I hope you enjoy Animal, Vegetable, Miracle as much as I did---and I have all of Barbara's other books so you can always borrow if you don't want to buy Poisonwood Bible and the rest...

Jientje said...

Happy Anniversary!!

The Wife said...

Happy Anniversary! I misread "we might get takeout" for "we might makeout!" I thought you were gettin' pretty saucey on me there for a minute!!

Becky said...

Happy Anniversary Wishes!!! I seem to have lost a day somewhere. I meed someone to watch over me lately. Enjoy your books!

Tatersmama said...

Kurichan, YES please! I started the book last night and totally love it! When we're down in July (for the opening of COSTCO!) maybe I can borrow a few!
Oh and Bunny thief says it wasn't him. Where have I heard that before? Oh yes... my "other" children! ;-)
Jientje, Thank you so much!
The Wife, ROFLMAO! No making out around here, I'm afraid! I was in bed by 8:30, with only a books to keep me company!
Sassydog, You too? We need minders, I think! LOL!
Thank you for your kind wishes. :-)

Neas Nuttiness said...

OMGosh - I LOVE LOVE LOVE Clatterford! We only got one season here...did they make any more?

Oh how I miss The Vicar of Dibley. Did you ever watch that series?

And AbFab - that was great too.

And Last of the Summer Wine.

Hey we need to come up with a sitcom about Cooking with Crisco or Crisco Critters, or Can't Live Without Crisco or....

Pam said...

Happy Anniversary!

Great job of stretching your Amazon dollars! I loved Animal, Vegetable, Mineral, and I've heard good things about the other book, it's on my wishlist.

rubiesrnotpurple said...

I'm late. I'm late. For an important date.

Happy anniversary sweet thang ... oh and you too Kate!

(Did he remember eventually?)

Mommy Gourmet said...

sheesh, I am behind on blogging. I have like 4 posts of yours to catch up on!! EGAD!


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