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17 October 2005 @ 09:40 pm
Just spent two of the nicest hours...  
...getting to see the Japan picture slide show of Mark's. :) Which, of course could only mean one thing - The hubby's home! :D And he had a wonderful trip! He took close to 350 pictures and each of them had a fascinating (and most times hilarious) story that accompanied it. :) I'm so glad that he had such a nice time, but I have to say, that I'm also VERY glad that he's home! :)

And shocked didn't even begin to describe what I was feeling when I got home and saw our dining room table FILLED with things that he'd bought! What was even more surprising was when he said they were all for me! I couldn't believe it! Then I felt REALLY bad... All I'd asked him to look for was arare, pink mini discs, and that yummy rice seasoning from my in laws house... But OH MY GOSH... He got me the CUTEST stuffed Sheltie puppy (looks JUST like Sydney did when she was almost a year old!!), a Sheltie "The Dog" calendar, arare that you can heat up in the microwave (YUM!), corn from Hokkaido, cute Sheltie charms for my cell phone, pink mini-discs (YAY!), and SO many other things! I was shocked (and of course I felt really bad...) I told him that he didn't need to get me all those things, but he kept saying that everywhere he went, he saw things that he knew I'd love, so he got them. How sweet is he?

It was also really fun getting to see (via the photos) all the wonderful things he's been eating the past two weeks. :) And I don't know if I'd be as brave as Mark, but he jumped on the scale as soon as he came home and was shocked to see that he'd gained 10 pounds during the course of the trip! (I told him that they were happy once-in-a-lifetime pounds though) :) He and I are taking a week to eat all the wonderful things he brought back and then we'll start our healthy eating plan again. :)

On a completely different, but very wonderful LA theatre note, I just found out yesterday that Kevin will be performing in a benefit concert for the Actor's Fund of America at Cal State LA on November 12th! Yay for randomly being in town during that exact weekend! :) The tickets are a bit pricey, but I'm fine with balconey seats since I never expected to see Kevin that weekend anyway - this is just bonus!! :D Now if only I could get some good news from Bets - life would be perfect! :)

Before I leave, I wanted to wish some VERY special people a VERY Happy Birthday!!
  • To defygravity73, whose birthday was today. Andrea, I hope it was a great one!! :D Big *HUGS* to you!
  • To queenstacey: You've always been the one to be there for others and put a smile on their faces, I hope your birthday tomorrow is as special as you are!! :) Big *HUGS*!
  • To nervousbride: Happy Birthday, Rachel!! Hope you have the BEST day!! :)
  • To miss_broadway: Happy Birthday, Jodi!!! Big *HUGS* to you! I hope you have a fabulous day!! :)
I think November 18th is the most popular day for birthdays of my friends here on LJ! :D

I'm off to grab a shower, hope you all have a wonderful evening! :)
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
ex_angeldove677 on October 18th, 2005 07:51 am (UTC)
Wow, I'm so happy for you!!! Glad Mark is back and what a wonderful husband, he thought about you all the time. I love surprises!!!
Sheri: Familyshutterbug93 on October 19th, 2005 04:57 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Angela! :) I'm so glad he's back too! :) And I have to agree - he's a wonderful hubby! :D
Carecareleswhisper on October 18th, 2005 08:23 am (UTC)
I'm glad that Mark made it back home safe. :)

Wow, a table full of surprises. How sweet! :)
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on October 19th, 2005 04:58 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Carrie! :) Wasn't that sweet of Mark??
Jami: Chip animated.person958 on October 18th, 2005 10:16 am (UTC)
I'm glad Mark is back! That's so sweet that he got you all those gifts. =)
Sheri: Mark & Sheri 1999shutterbug93 on October 19th, 2005 04:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks Jami! I told Mark the only thing I wanted to bring home was himself, but he was so sweet to get me such thoughtful gifts! :)
Mrs Beanshuman_beans on October 18th, 2005 12:38 pm (UTC)
Awesome surprise, Mark! :D He's a sweetie! Did he get your Mom anything? I'm glad he had a great time and I'm glad he's home safely.
Sheri: Mark & Sheri 1999shutterbug93 on October 19th, 2005 05:01 pm (UTC)
He really is a sweetie! He did get my Mom a few things - among which was a beautiful non-drip shoyu bottle that I know she'll just love! :D He was also a real sweetie and brought back some cookies for the folks at MY office. :)
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Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on October 19th, 2005 05:02 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear that you had to work yesterday, but I hope it was a nice day for you! :) Yay for post-poned celebrations - they make your birthday last longer! ;)
bigrivermusical: Dannybigrivermusical on October 18th, 2005 03:02 pm (UTC)
Yay for the thoughtful and loving hubby of yours!

Double Yay for you seeing Kevin in L.A. next month!!!
Sheri: Bets - as Hildy in On The Townshutterbug93 on October 19th, 2005 05:04 pm (UTC)
He's just the greatest - I love him!! :)

And YAY for Kevin performing while I'm in LA! :D I just hope that they'll be a chance to see Bets on my trip out there - then I could see all my favorites in one trip - how great is that??
Carriecarrieh on October 18th, 2005 06:16 pm (UTC)
Wow, aren't you the lucky one with all those gifts. Not jealous at all *grins* So, any chance we get to see any of the photos on here?
Sheri: Mark & Sheri 1999shutterbug93 on October 19th, 2005 05:05 pm (UTC)
Oh, yes! I've asked Mark if I could post a few of the photos here and he said he'd love it. :) I'll probably do it this weekend. :D
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Sheri: Mark & Sheri 1999shutterbug93 on October 19th, 2005 05:06 pm (UTC)
Awwwww! I miss you!!!! :( Thanks for your comment!! Mark is such a sweetie - I have to agree! :D
defygravity73 on October 18th, 2005 07:54 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the Birthday wishes. =)

Wow! You hit the gift jackpot! I think one of the coolest things about traveling is all of the souvenirs.
Sheri: Familyshutterbug93 on October 19th, 2005 05:08 pm (UTC)
Hope you had great day, Andrea! I'm sorry my wishes were so late! :(

And I love all the gifts he got me! It was so fun to see all the interesting things that they have in Japan... He even got me a pair of pink earphones for my iPod up there! :D He's the best!
defygravity73 on October 19th, 2005 06:02 pm (UTC)
No worries. You made my Birthday last longer. =) Honestly, I'm thrilled when anyone takes the time to remember me. So I appreciated it.

Pink earphones for your iPod? That rocks! I wish I had some green ones for mine.
karen: object of my affectionwakedistracted on October 18th, 2005 11:43 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear that Mark is home safe!

And that's incredibly sweet...sounds like you got some wonderful things, and got to see some wonderful photos! :)
Sheri: Mark & Sheri 1999shutterbug93 on October 19th, 2005 05:10 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad he's home too! :D And possibly the nicest thing about all of the things he got me was the thought he put into each gift - he just knows me so well! :)
I'm so cool too bad I'm a loser: jack and jillaudienceawaits on October 19th, 2005 12:37 am (UTC)
Oh, I'm glad he had a good time and is home safe! It's always fun when people bring you back fun things from their trip! :) And your stuff sounds excellent - especially "the dog" stuff!
Sheri: Sheltie - The Dogshutterbug93 on October 19th, 2005 05:12 pm (UTC)
You know, I'd forgotten all about the fact that "The Dog" originated in Japan! :) When I saw the Sheltie calendar sitting on my chair I actually squealed! ;)
queenstacey on October 19th, 2005 01:21 am (UTC)
Thanks so much! My birthday has been pretty ok! :o)
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on October 19th, 2005 05:13 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear your birthday was so great - and WOO HOO to Brendan for getting you the perfect gift!!!
queenstacey on October 19th, 2005 11:54 pm (UTC)
Yeah it was fun!
karmastyxkarmastyx on October 19th, 2005 08:17 am (UTC)
I'm glad he is finally home for you.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on October 19th, 2005 05:14 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Laura.

Hope you're doing well. Big *HUGS*