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Ugh! I need to vent. I feel like utter garbage! Today is my boyfriend's 34th birthday. We normally don't go crazy with presents, since we like to surprise each other with things we "need" throughout the year. Well except when he gives me nice jewelry for milestones Smiley Happy Smiley Happy Smiley Happy 

Since we finally moved I thought it would be nice to get a few more canvas prints of us. We already have 2 in our upstairs hallway from Ukraine that are 20x16. We're not the focal point in the images, they are more scenic. After spending hours going through our photos & touching them up I finally decided on 2 more pictures; one from Sydney & one from Cairo. I ordered them 2 weeks ago, with a guaranteed arrival for Monday. On Tuesday I called the company & they couldn't figure out where they were. Well yesterday I was told that they were out of 0.75 inch stretcher bars for the past month & they won't come in until next Monday & I should have them by Thursday. My only other option was to go with a 1.25 inch instead of the 0.75 we already have. I thought that would look silly on the wall... so I'm waiting. 

So when he gets home from work, we'll sit on the porch & watch the sunset with yummy lasagna, a nice bottle of red, & no present Smiley Sad Later we'll sit up in the loft with champagne and watch what's left of the meteor shower from the skylight (it was raining during the peak). I know it's not a big deal, but I was so excited & now fell defeated. 

Sorry just needed to vent. If you read it all... thanks for listening Smiley Wink 

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Aww! its okay, I'm sure he will be happy just spending a romantic night with you! I actually like getting presents later on cause it makes me feel like my birthday is going on longer than it is!

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Smiley Sad  I totally understand.

 

Thankfully, though, it is just a minor setback!  You'll still have a lovely bday evening together, and look at it this way... you sort of get to stretch the celebration a little bit into next week!

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I understand how frustrating online orders can be!! Especially when youre under the impression that they will be coming in on a certain day! I am opening a theatrical production tomorrow night but tonight we have a preview performance for an invited audience. One of my cast mates ordered her dance shoes about a month ago to ensure they would be in by tech week which started this past Monday...well they didnt come in until last night!! Ah! Its so frustrating when shipping companies cant keep it together!!! Im sorry this kind of thing happened to you as well! But the important thing is that your lovely pictures will make it to you and they will be an amazing bday gift for your loved one <3 I also think it was a lovely idea!! Send a big Beauty Talk Birthday Wish to your boyfriend for me! Smiley Happy

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Aw, It's the thought that counts. And either way he will appreciate it. I hope you both have a great time watching the Sunset and Meteor Shower. Sounds lovely Smiley Happy

Any time you need to vent, we are here to listen Smiley Happy

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Dannyc, that's very frustrating!! It does seem like you have a very nice evening planned though! Keep your spirits up Smiley Happy

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I can't believe they didn't mention that they were out in the first place!! Why did they tell you a guaranteed delivery date if there was no way they could fill your order! That's super frustrating, are they making it up to you somehow or do they just expect everything to be fine despite their mistake? 

 

Lasagna and wine followed by champagne and a meteor shower sounds lovely though, I hope you will enjoy your evening tonight as much as possible!

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Well that's why I'm pissed. I would have ordered from a different company if I knew they couldn't deliver on time. I'm getting a partial refund which is fine... 

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They shouldn't have accepted the order and made a promise of a delivery date they knew they couldn't meet! I'd be pretty annoyed too, you made sure to give them all the time they said they'd need. Smiley Sad

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I wouldn't be surprised if they had placed an order for the missing parts themselves, expecting to have them before your order needed to be shipped, and then had a delay there, too.  I worked for an embroidery company that had that happen once; someone placed a large order for hats, then the place we got our hats from screwed up, which meant we were't able to fill our own customer's order.

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It was sad that no presents but it sounds like you guys had a great romantic evening together anyway. And you have been travelled to so many places thats awesome!!!

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Oh I'm sorry, that really sucks! But he will understand and you guys sound like you are going to have a great time anyway. Happy birthday to your bf! 

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That sucks! But I don't think men are quite as hung up on presents as we are, and it's better that you wait and get what you really want than to compromise just to get something on time. I'm sure that spending time with you is the best present!

 

My hubby and I are pretty boring when it comes to gifts. We determine an amount that we'll spend on each other and then we might pick out something online or go shopping together and just pay for it (I hate surprises and I'm probably difficult to buy for). Usually not much like maybe $100-$150 on bdays and $200-$250 on xmas...he usually gets me a gift cert to a local lingerie shop for valentines day and our anniversaries--our wedding anniversary and our anniversary of when we met, which is New Years Eve. But if we plan a vacation around our anniversary the present isn't really a big deal.

 

Anyways, don't worry about it!

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I think I'm more frustrated because I want to see them! I hate waiting for packages, I'm more of an instant gratification kind of person. 

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Totally hear you! But just don't let it ruin your day/ night with him. He wouldn't want you to be upset! Just let it go, you can't change it so there is no sense in losing energy being upset about it!

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Awww, Dannyc! I'm sorry to hear! I know you realize the occasion isn't ruined, but it still sucks when ONE piece of this wonderful event goes awry. Maybe having different sizing on the bars will give a more dimensional/varied look to where you guys can hang them and have them not look so static.

 

I hope the night goes well and the prints get worked out!

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Aww it's okay it's not your fault that they didn't let you know they were out and I would absolutely be pi**ed to. But I do agree with makeupmaven I don't think guys get messed up over this kind of stuff. Just breathe I know you'll think of something else to make his day special after all he's with you.Smiley Happy

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oh I know, he won't care... it's me who cares LOL! It's not his birthday, it's me celebrating his birthday Smiley Happy 

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My hubby and I exchange hand drawn pictures or cards when a gift is delayed by the delivery service or the company. They are hilarious because neither one of us is a fantastic artist, but we draw from the heart, and that's what counts. Maybe you could make him a drawing or card of personal significance and tell him that the pictures are coming. Not to replace your wonderful picture gift, just something special that you made yourself.

Otherwise, to echo everyone else, don't stress yourself, it's the thought that counts. You are both blessed with each other, so enjoy your time together and be at peace.

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Oh gosh! We have a pin board in our kitchen and on it is a picture I drew for him 8 years ago when we first started dating, to say it looks like a child drew it is insulting to children. Maybe I can draw a new one to replace it. 

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Oh yeah, stick figures of us and the dog predominate in our cards, but we write a cute sentiment and it's actually funnier than if we were representational artists. I still have some of his original drawings from 25 years ago.

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