Woman, you lost it. You’ve got enough candles on that cake to burn down the whole flippin’ house and you celebrate? Yup. 44 and totally going to enjoy it. Life’s too short, people. So, imma gonna seize the WHOLE day. And join in Jen for some Quick Takes. Because I can. So, enjoy….my
Lemmee take a selfie….straight out of bed, fresh cut yesterday…love new ‘do…or same ‘do, fresh cut.
I took the day off today (and so did Hubs) and our sweet little sicky who I blogged about yesterday, had a miraculous healing!! Woot, woot!!! Happy birthday to ME!!! Off to school, my little cherub. I know, totally crazy and selfish move, right? Well, that’s how I roll around here as evidenced by the FIRST BIRTHDAY I have ever even taken the day off for (that I remember anyway….things are a little foggy sometimes….send gingko wouldya?). Anyhooooo, as I enjoyed my morning coffee of
I spied this little loveliness on the back porch.
New plants! And new pots!! Be still my heart. Sweet Hubs. Totally rocked it!!
A card and chocolate, too??? What the??? He is totally racking up Hubby points, here.
Of course I still have Facebook to keep up with today (such fun all those birthday wishes, worth holding off purging the list for a while), several early texts and phone calls (since I’m off I can actually talk on the phone today….unless I’m in the pool or riding my bike on the beach…) and then this awesome pile of snail mail to savor later!!
Love cards. And presents. It’s my love language.
Yesterday at work my awesome work peeps had a chip and dip celebration followed by jello cake topped with cool whip. Homemade crab dip and Hand chopped with love and claw inducing mango salsa by my bestie work bud!) Delicious, it was breakfast and lunch….
But, lest you think it’s all awesome food, no responsibilities, flowers and chocolate….I’m still a Mama and regular life still goes on. And it’s all good!!
In honor of MY birthday, I am showing an act of mercy and doing the boy’s laundry. Told you I am a selfish B….just keepin’ it real!
One of my friends that I grew up with in NJ, has a borderline obsession/love with Bret Michaels and has been to many concerts of his, meet and greets, etc. She is now in a contest, ending May 16, to have dinner with him. They are currently on round 2 and this girl……..she’s in the top 6! Her posts on FB are hilarious and her gifs are getting more creative every day, so I am passing on the ability for YOU to help this sister out and vote. They’ve changed it up for this round and NO ONE KNOWS who is in what place. It’s crazy. You can vote 6 times a day….just open up 6 tabs, hit mute on your speaker and go. The tab is here:
May 1st and thus begins my annual self-imposed blogging challenge of :
Join in if you will, include your blog and post in the combox!
As for me…..it’s my birthday month! Woop woop! Double digits, baby. Double digits.
Apparently, my first birthday present is on its way (I have some very Type A friends…whom I love DEARLY).
Aaaaaaaaand our girls are headed for a Girl Scout Camping weekend this weekend, so with only 2 teenage boys in the house it’s like we’re practically empty-nesters. I see DATE NIGHT SQUARED in our future. Not a bad way to start off the month, eh?
I don’t want to set the bar too high for May blogging here on my first day in; it’s a marathon, not a sprint! Besides, I can’t use all my material for my Friday when I join in with Jen and her crew, in the meantime…..y’all be sure to check out her new BOOK!!! (It’s on my Kindle and as soon as I finish with the Antelope in the Living Room—-hilarious, BTW….I’m in #SOTG).
Joining in with Hallieand all the lovelies for the weekly round up of 5 favorites. Imma make this real quick like because as usual, I am pushing the envelope with time this morning! Whatever. Here we go:
PICTURES!!! Love me some pictures. Love to see other people’s pictures. Glimpses of life. A picture says a thousand words. So join me Monday for a photo link up…check the details HERE.
Spin Class. Don’t love the early morning wakey uppy, but sure love the sweat and start to the day!
Our crockpot. We put this beast through the paces. This week we’ve been putting it through Paleo paces…have you read Sarah Fragoso’s cookbook….Love it!!!
Delish. Just. DELISH!
The Kindle. Current Book, A Subtle Grace…..well done, Ellen! Well, done…..almost finished…killing me to put it down at night!!
Spring Break here and I heard through the weather channel grapevine that some unfortunate people north of us are getting MORE of the white stuff. Absolutely incomprehensible in my balmy world. And fascinating. Nonetheless, we ARE getting cooler temps and rain (all day today, allegedly) in the 60s, so Brrr. Glad I kept on the flannels a little longer!
For me spring break is a break from getting the kids rolling in the mornings and I have a contest with myself every morning of how much I can get done before I get to work, or just lollygag on the computer…BECAUSE I CAN. Going to cut it close today. REALLLLL close! Alas, work calls. Got to feed these kids.
I did take the morning off on the first day of Spring Break to enjoy the County Fitness Festival of which our youngest participated in 3 events: 50-yard dash, shuttle run and 440 Relay. It was a GLORIOUS morning to take off so I’ll share the pics with you. Enjoy and stay warm, people.
Our girl and a few of her buddies pre-festivities!
I lugged these things and out of 3 hours, they saw about 30 minutes of use. #bettertohaveandnotneed
50 yard dash
Shuttle run…I’m always holding my breath there is no split action on the turn around.
Relay. NO baton dropping for the 5th place out of 17 finish!