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!
Did you feel that??? It was the week whizzing by…and I’m not complaining because FRIDAY!!! But man. Fast.
Joining in with Jen, the author and her 7 Quick Takes for Friday….and the fact it’s another day of my month-long blog fest here…so be sure to swing by and peruse the breakdown of the week!
My current read is Something other than God, #SOTG, and it’s fascinating. I’m always intrigued by conversion stories and how and why people convert. I always learn something, find new books and excitement for my faith. Plus I’m inwardly cheering, “Yes, read more, learn, go, go, go!!!”
The weather has been fantastico here. Pretty much been eating outside every night, enjoying the breeze and the new outside table. Soaking it in.
Still laptop-less here. Hubs has offered to let me borrow his, but so far I’ve just been using the desktop. It’s not terrible, but it’s not super conducive to my early morning coffee, daily readings and chill time. I’ll live. First world problems and all.
Swimming is going…well, swimmingly. 2 weeks in a row here. I’ve been doing about 500 yards(?) on my lunch hour twice a week. Super awesome way to spend the hour during the sunny afternoon and a fabulous bonus to get outside. I’ve been working on my technique, breathing and just loving it. The only downside….I only have an hour. Hoping to get a day in on the weekend where I’m not working the clock but, yes!!! Loving it!
We have supper club this coming weekend. We used to do this in our old city and it was a great time. Getting older just really makes it harder to make friends. So many obligations and responsibilities tugging at us that there is precious little time to foster new friendships. AND..sometimes when we have time to spend together as a couple, I just want to be a couple and catch up. Tricky. So, we started this supper club as a way to build new friendships and this is month 2. Slowly adding more couples, but it was a nice night out and I am looking forward to it. Takes time. Takes time.
Speaking of couple time…we are renewing our wedding vows next month. Our church does it during Mass. We have a giant church. So, I am working on getting over my anxiety of getting up in front of a bajillion people (the number grows in my head) and not crying or busting out in my nervous giggle that I do when I’m really nervous or stressed. (think funerals or getting in trouble….any inappropriate time…) We’ve invited friends and family and hoping a few will show, but mainly it is for us and celebrating these 20 years, because oh my. WOW. Nothing I could have ever imagined and can’t wait to see what the next 20+ bring. OH, and I’m getting a new dress for the occasion. totally.
Mother’s day is nigh…..wishing my mom an awesome day…Tammi is in charge of your gift this year, mom…LOL!!! And my sister and all moms out there….it’s a crazy tough job and the best ever! Where else can you lose your marbles daily and turn to mush all in the same 10 seconds? No where. that’s where!!
Linking it up with Jen and the QT crewthis fine Friday for a weekly recap of what’s going down in our neck of the woods.
I pre-ordered Jen’s bookand in the meantime needed another book to read and remembered Simcha Fisher’s book, The Sinner’s guide to Natural Family Planning, and so I’ve been reading it this week and holy, moley. That’s some FUNNY stuff. If you want a “keepin’ in real” look at NFP…this is it. Don’t expect it to walk you through the how-tos, but it will help you make it through the tougher spots in the reality of NFP and an honest, hilarious look at NFP as a whole. Completely enjoying it!!
I ran out of my eye makeup remover and had to use some other stuff….awful….forgot JUST how awful until my regular stuff arrived yesterday. Oh,Arbonne….I love you. AND a new lipcolor….which I love!! So winning, winning, winning!!!! (if you need and Arbonne hook up, I’ll set you up with myBFF)….
note to self: do NOT run out of this again!!
We have some home improvements going on: new toilets…..wahoo. This was our “facility” reality last night for a brief time. Ugh. It was, blessedly, short-lived and this morning we have the plumber coming to put in trickier toilet and then we shall be back up to full speed with TWO working toilets!! Life is good, people.
A few domestic projects as well: I made a pillow from some fabric a neighbor was pawning off and the girls and I have been toying with embroidery. I started off with something ridiculously hard and will likely put aside, but the girls are just winging it and playing with stitches and getting used to the needle and thread. Fun.
Gotta love this!
We met friends for pizza the other night while they were in town. They have 3 littles and man, how you forget the energy level….it was fun though and the pizza—–delicious and HUGE!!!!
Holding two little boys at bay had the big boy laughing!
Having two littles as foot weights had the big girl giggling.
Spring is here and I snapped this lovely, first orange blossom of the season the other day….HALLELUJAH!!
Ah, spring and the smell of orange blossoms in the air!!
Don’t forget you can still link up your “Day in the life, in photos” with me HERE. (I’m excited I was able to actually figure out how to do a link….long a curiosity of mine…..a few people actually joined….and I think I set it up for a month or something, so yay!).
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!!