Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me - The Day I Turned 48

I celebrated my 48th birthday on Sunday, April 10.  It was a quiet day.

Flowers received from my Mom.

We went to church in the morning.  It is always a joy to see out friends and praise God together.  I realized that our new building has three different colors of upholstery.  That made me think.  Wouldn't it be a fun prank to play on our dear pastor....I cornered the youth (three of which belong to me) and suggested rearranging the chairs to leave a message for him.  We had fun speculating about what could be written.

While the boys were at youth activities Gilbert and I indulged in a level or two of Lego Harry Potter on the Wii.  I love Lego games.  Their creativity never ceases to amaze me.  Besides that, smashing things can be very cathartic.  By the time the boys got home we were sufficiently stuck and needed their help to continue the game.

We discovered birds nesting in our dryer vent.  Our laundry is on the second floor and the hoses exit from the house provides a nice, although inappropriate, house for neighborhood birds.  As I write I can hear them scratching and hopping about.  It is driving my little cat nuts!  Yesterday he sat by the hose in the laundry - I could see his feral nature churning.  He knew they were there, but hadn't a clue how to get to them.  Today he is streaking across the room every time he hears them.   It is very fun to see my usually quite kitty stirred up a bit.

Sprinkles brand Red Velvet Cupcakes

In the evening we celebrated my day with a plate of Red Velvet Cup Cakes.  My sweet husband made them for me.  He says the dots are a trade mark of the company that produced the mix.  Very fun.  I think there is one left if you can get here before the boys come home from school.  If not, then I'm afraid you will be out of luck.

The best part of the day...hearing my iphone chime everytime someone left a salutation for many happy returns of the day on my Face Book account.  It was like a giant, global hug.

Thanks for sharing the day with me....oh there go the birds again...and there goes the cat!  LOL


Martha said...

Glad I ran into you at JoAnns, so I could give you a birthday hug in person. And I had to have little cages mounted over my dryer vent to keep the birdies OUT.

Anonymous said...

Happy, Happy Birthday...I've got my facebook so locked down, that I don't see anybody's birthdays like I used to....I need to unlock that causse I used to depend on that a lot...sorry I miss saying Happy, Happy Birthday dear friend! love you! Rosie