Tonight was my birthday celebration with the family at PF Chang's, one of my favorite restaurants. I got to see my daughter, son-in-law, and son. We had a lot of fun. It was so good to have us all together and it made me feel so happy. Here are the beautiful presents they gave me:
The lovely little clutch with the beautiful buttons is a cover for my Kindle. My daughter knit it for me along with the goreous shawl in purple and green with the fancy lacey stitches that is under the portable drive. They are so beautiful. She is so talented!
The portable drive has a story. About a month ago, my six year old laptop died. I had been using it, walked away from it for fifteen minutes and when I came I had the dreaded black screen. I know it is totally stupid, but I had not had any trouble with it, so I had not backed it up. My biggest fear was that I lost Liesl's puppy photos from when she was a tiny girl and my genealogical info. So they gave me this portable drive, which only has to be plugged in to back up my computer. The best part of it though is that on the drive, were the contents of my old hard drive, which my wonderful son-in-law was able to rescue from my dead computer. The first thing I checked was for Liesie's puppy photos. Thank goodness. I have totally learned my lesson.