Wednesday, May 27, 2020

MY SURPRISE---SHORT AND SWEET-

I told you that I had a 
WONDERFUL SURPRISE
sitting outside my door.

Here it is!

Stock picture
but at least you can see it
and at the bottom of the post
is a picture of ME in it!

I have wanted a VW 
convertible beetle for years.
Not just ANY VW though.
Nope!  I was specific in my desire.

I wanted a white convertible
with a tan top and
tan leather interior,
turbo engine and
all the bells and whistles.
Of course- that is the hardest one
to find...of course it is!

Now, I know there are a lot more
expensive cars I could have wished for,
but this one has stuck in my mind
since I rode around with my old roommate,
Dona, Bless her heavenly soul,
in her VW bug.

I retired from the business 
my son and I started,
the first of February. 

My son, Ryan, had this delivered
to my door early last week.
A "see ya, Mom' sort of good-bye. lol

I am beyond thrilled, blessed,
grateful, surprised, overwhelmed..
name anything and that is how 
I am feeling.
Yep!  Dreams-even crazy ones-
do come true.

I hope all your dreams come true
and that you all stay safe and well
to enjoy them.

See you soon with some pictures
of the condo.
Finishing up the outside areas
today (I hope)...,

your photo name

83 comments:

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

That car suits you to a "T"! Congratulations! -Jenn

Kathy said...

That is a great car! Hope you have a lot of fun in it.

Pam Kessler said...

What? You are officially retired? That is one sweet retirement gift!

Sherri said...

Diana, that is wonderful!! What a wonderful surprise!! :) Enjoy.

Sandra said...

it is YOU and i can't decide who is cuter, you are the car.

Wild Oak Designs said...

That is adorable...esp since it was from your Son! Sweet! You look cute in it too....
Nancy

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Oh how cute is that! I approve of your color choice too! You look cute in it and I’m sure you’ll have fun driving to get your cup of coffee each morning!

Kim said...

Saw you in your fun new ride yesterday on Instagram! I love it, and how awesome is Ryan!?! What a fabulous way to show appreciation for his momma. I hope you enjoy it and drive it every day!! And ps- white with tan leather is my favorite car combo. Good taste, lady!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

AWESOME! Now THAT'S a retirement gift! Have fun in your new fab set of wheels!

Jettie said...

You look as happy as a can be tooling around in that. Great surprise gift.

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Sna-zy girlfriend and cool beans too!!! You look good in that little Beatle!!!

Geneva said...

Nothing could be more perfect for you ... SO CUTE! Congratulations in every way!!!

wisps of words said...

WOWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!

And you MORE than deserve it!!!!!!


I am so happy for you!!!!!!

Open up, USA!
With safety measures!
Compromised people
Stay home!
✨ ✨ ✨ ✨ ✨ ✨ ✨

Laurie said...

That is the perfect car for you! Very stylin’

Tom said...

...it looks like you, sweet!!!

Ginny Hartzler said...

Wow!! How awesome of him!!!! It is so cute too! But what do you mean about good-bye? Probably something I forgot.

Nil @ The Little House by the Lake said...

Wow! You have a wonderful son. Congratulations Diana. It’s a beautiful car.

Susie said...

Hubba-Hubba Diana, You looked awesome in your new car. I absolutely love it. Makes me think of Suzanne Sommers in American Graffiti...of course she had a T-bird. Hey, is that Ryan kid up for adoption?? LOL Wish I could see you do the drive thru at Starbucks. :) I think all the grandgirls are going to want to ride around with you. Blessings, stay safe. xoxo,love, Susie

Wanda said...

Oh Diana, you look so dang cute in that car. It's you to the tea. I have always wanted a little Mercedes coupe convertible...HaHa. I will never have it...but I love the look!!! What a drive is a 2000 Nissan Sentra. You can see my taste and my reality differ a little. HaHaHa

Debby said...

Wow, cute car!

SImple and Serene Living said...

What a wonderful son you have. Enjoy every minute of your surprise. xo Laura

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

You look fab in your vow convertible. Such a perfect retiring gift from Ryan. So glad you are retired. Enjoy your time at home and enjoy the fun car. Xo

NanaNor's said...

Dear Diana, I love that your son blessed you with this cute beetle. I had a brand new one in 1972 and loved it-of course I was young and carefree then. LOL. So you aren't the only one to get a new ride-we traded in my highlander of 7 years and got a 2015 Tahoe-why that big of a car~well because we never found a Class C so ended up getting a trailer. In many ways it will work so much better for us, we can unhitch my Tahoe and take off. So excited for you dear one and all your new adventures.
Hugs,
Noreen

Creations By Cindy said...

One Hot Nana Diana! LOVE IT GIRL! What a SWEET retirement gift! But I am not believing you are retiring....LOL! Very thoughtful and precious gift from your son. Congratulations! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Jan said...

What a wonderful gift! Have fun!

jack69 said...

How sweet. It is a beauty. We owned one VW a long time ago. BUT you and my granddaughter are the only ones I knew of that really wanted a VW. HOWEVER they have a proud and proven record. GD got hers new on graduation. She kept it until Her daughter was born and she need a back door. LOL
I love the color combo, and hope you have thousands of miles of pleasure in that sweet thing.
Sherry & jack

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How exciting! It really is the perfect car for you! Wish you were down here in FL with the top down. You could take me for a ride! heehee! ENJOY!!!

Vee said...

What a guy that son of yours is! No stopping you now. Have fun!

Lisa said...

You are one lucky gal! That car looks good on you. Enjoy!

Lisa

Dawn P. said...

That car is YOU! Am I a teeny tiny jealous? ummm yep. But I am so happy for you!!! And I know my dreams might not all come true (as none have as of yet, and I'm almost 63 so doubt that streak of non-luck will change now) but I still live in hope...

Jan said...

Welcome to the topless club! I got my convertible VW for my 65th birthday and I love it. My rule is that it's above 60 and not raining, the top goes down. I've been known to put on my (synthetic) fur coat and ride in the middle of winter.
Incidentally, this is my 9th VW, my first convertible!

Enjoy!

bobbie said...

Beats the he** out of a gold watch!! Sweet, safe driving!
Hugs ~

HIBISCUS HOUSE said...

I'm so excited for you I can't stand it! Now that is excited! Your dream come true! It is beautiful and you are so beautiful in it! Enjoy it! I know you will! How sweet and such a surprise!
xoxo Dolly

Heaven's Walk said...

Oh my gosh! That is THE CUTEST little bug everrrr, Diana! I love it! You have the best son! I have always loved VWs, too - and yes, those VW buses are awesome! You look adorable in it, girl! Have fun bopping around town in that cutie!

xo Laurie

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

How fun! I am envious. I have wanted a yellow VW Beetle with a black top since I saw some teenagers having fun in one when I was 13!

happyone said...

Congratulations on getting your dream car. She's a beauty. Happy for you.
I know the feeling, when I was 50 I got my dream car (red corvette) and had it for a good many years. Sold it last year because it just was not practical for the weather here.

Leena Milligan Lanteigne said...

Yeehaw! Congrats! I have the same car only it's pink with a black top and pink, black and grey plaid cloth seats! Isn't it just the most fun to drive? Turbo! I'd wanted one forever too! What a sweet gift! Have fun going topless! Lol!

Robyn said...

Oh Diana what a great car and you look great in it too!! Best of luck with it!🥰❤

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

What a wonderful surprise, Diana! Enjoy every minute! Your son sounds like a gem!

Terri D said...

How beautiful!! That car looks gorgeous on you!!

Ann Thompson said...

Nice set of wheels. What a sweet surprise

Donna said...

Cool car! You raised that son of your right! Look how he takes such good care of his mom. xoxo

Rick Watson said...

I LOVE that ride :)

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

You and your husband look great in your new convertible. Have fun and congrats.

Junkchiccottage said...

You know how much I love it and love you in it. I am going to live vicariously through you. It is gorgeous and I know you will have lots of fun driving it. What a sweet gift from Ryan. Have a great time riding around in your new car.
Hugs,
Kris

Cecilia said...

S-W-E-E-T!! What a nice retirement gift from a sweet son. You're going to have so much fun zipping around in your bug. You look good in it! Congratulations!

Linda said...

LOVE it!!! Congratulations!!!!

Preppy Empty Nester said...

Wowza! Is that ever cute - especially with you in the driver's seat. Perfect car for the Summer. Enjoy and be safe, dear Diana!

CHERI said...

I love it!!!! And don't you look cute sitting in it??? Sorry though...I'm envious!!!! I have always said when I got "older" I wanted a little convertible of some type:) Guess I'll keep on wishing! What a wonderful son to make your wish come true. ENJOY ENJOY ENJOY!!!!

Kay G. said...

Love it and LOVE your smiling face in it! That's the most important thing!
Be happy, my friend! xxx

Kay G. said...

Oh! And get in that and drive to Georgia, you know you want to!

Shari Burke said...

Happy retirement! Have fun with the car!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Happy retirement to you Diana!
That is just the sweetest gift; what a good boy you raised.

Coach purchased an older Mercedes Benz convertible for his mom about 8 years ago; it was something that she'd always wanted when she was younger. But as a single working Mom was never feasible; she loves it so much.
Enjoy your cute car.

Pom Pom said...

I love your new bug! I had a navy blue one (not a convertible) and I loved it. I gave it to our daughter and she traded it for a Honda. I still miss it! You look lovely, Queenie!

Sally said...

How wonderful, Diana! That's an awesome son you have. :)

You look beautiful!

xoxo

Rose L said...

I was just laughing as saw a VW with license plate EW A BUG. Enjoy your new toy!

This N That said...

SO cute!! Perfect for you...That was my first car..1963!! Had my initials on it with pin striping..You should do that!! Usually the dealers do it for nothing..Enjoy

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

What a great surprise for a retirement gift. Business must be doing well.I've never had a favorite kind of care, but I would say this could be mine too. You have a wonderful son!

cloches and lavender said...

Such a wonderful surprise! Ryan is awesome. You're a great mom and caregiver to all.

You're styling and enjoy every se5!

Cindy

Lowcarb team member said...

Great looking car … and you look so good in it!
Enjoy :)

All the best Jan

Jeanie said...

Happy retirement and happy joy riding! It's just adorable and what a wonderful surprise! LOVE it to the max! Well deserved, too!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

How exciting - a dream come true. It is very cute and you look just right in it.

Cristina Garay said...

Woohoo such an awesome surprise!! You look so good in it. Enjoy it!

BeachGypsy said...

WOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOO girlfriend, I am so thrilled for you! So glad you got that. It's so pretty!!! Now.....what time are you coming to get me?! LOL

Himawan Sant said...

Congratulations on getting your dream car. Cool car of your choice. Prayed by your prayers, hopefully someday it will also happen to me to be able to get a favorite car.
Greetings from Indonesia.

Michele / Finch Rest said...

Oh, Diana!!!! YIPPPPEEEEE!

What an adorable car - you will enjoy it so muhc! Love it!

I had that same feeling when I ordered specially for me my candy apple red Mini Cooper when they first came out here to the states. I never ever loved a car quite like that one. I gave it up for an SUV when my grand daughter was born - much more practical, sensible, cushy comfort - but nothing at all fun. Not like my little red Mini. I bawled when we gave it up. I know. I get attached sometimes.

Love your car and loving how adorable you look behind that wheel, gf. ♥

Bless said...

Congratulations! What a lovely retirement present! Much better than a watch! :D Enjoy driving it!

Carla from The River said...

FUN FUN!! I will let you drive when we go visit Kris together.. with the top down. ;-)

Doris said...

How fun! Would you believe I have never ridden in a convertible? Sooo, if you want to take a trip to PA, wink, wink ☺

Sue said...

Such a sweet son you have, Dianna, congratulations enjoy,I too have always wanted a convertible VW Beetle, the color is perfect!
Sue

Theresa said...

WOW that is gorgeous! I know you are SO happy and thankful! What a wonderful gift from your SON! Enjoy your weekend and if you run short on someone to ride with you, pick me up:) HUGS!

A Brit in Tennessee said...

What a wonderful surprise, it looks perfect on you :)
Hugs,
~Jo

Melanie said...

Woo hoo! This is awesome. Enjoy!!

Rain said...

Look at you!!! Congratulations!!! :) That car suits you my friend! :)

nonie everythingsewing said...

Congratulations, dreams do come true. I am holding on to that thought!

Nonie

Decor To Adore said...

I have always loved bugs! You look SO cute sitting in the driver's seat. Have fun and stay safe!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Diana, just love that little car. Our daughter's first car was a VW bug and they have only gotten better over the years. Obviously, you have too! Not that your weren't always, but I didn't know you then. You look like it was made for you. Congrats, what a wonderful gift..xxoJudy

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Pam said...

WOW....NICE.

Katie Isabella said...

Oh that reminds me of all the VW's we had and brought back with us. Each time we did, there was a dock strike. We were starting to take it personally. :-)

Jenny the Pirate said...

Cute as can be! Congratulations! xoxo

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

Aw! Such a nice gift! And don't you just look cute as a bug in it! :) xx