I have awakened upon this, the occasion of my 42nd natal day, with a killer headache. Probably not enough water yesterday. #hydrates
Yesterday I served up bbq pulled pork, applesause, potato salad, pasta salad, green salad, and baked beans for the family. I made everything except the baked beans, which Mom made. It was all really really good, although as Sarah pointed out, in retrospect, too much work for my own birthday. (Mom DID offer to host, but for some reason I said nah, it’s cool. Somewhere around hour 4 of being in the kitchen cooking and doing dishes I decided I’d chosen poorly, but it was far too late by then. *laughs*)
My younger nephew, who is quite a good artist, did up a birthday card for me. On the envelope there was a drawing of a ptranodon, which was saying, “Careful! There’s a T-Rex inside!”
Inside, there was a drawing of a T-Rex saying, “Happy birfday!” with an astrisked note below saying, “He said “birfday” instead of “birthday” because it’s hard for T-Rexes to talk.” *laughs and laughs*
Dessert was an *exceptionally* good lemon cake (this recipe, but this time I added about a quarter teaspoon of salt and a splash of vanilla, and OMG), which I also made, and it was an altogether lovely afternoon. Thank you, family, for coming over!
Also, happy birthday shout-outs to all my birthday twins! Lynette! Novella! Michelle! And Morgan Freeman, Marilyn Monroe and Superman, too! :)
Five years old. :)
And very excited about it too. Very clear on YESTERDAY he was not yet five, even if we had a birthday party yesterday. (“My birthday celebrated!”) Definitely not five last week when I, being old, started saying he was five. “NOT YET. NOT FOR TWO WEEKS.” (We’re still a little unclear on time. :))
But today, oh my. Today the first words out of his mouth were, “NOW I’m five years old!”
And indeed he is. :)
so. many. thinks.
make a birthday cake om nom nom
– pack up comics. srsly.
– send comics. srsly.
– books too.
perhaps go, y’know, get send Ted to buy his own small birthday presents to go with his big one
– write. ahahahahah. ahahahahha. hahahahaha. *wipes eyes*
Happy birthday to ALL my birthday twins! Esmerel and Silkblade and Fahri and, er, desperance’s niece whose name I don’t know, and Novella and Morgan Freeman and Marilyn Monroe and Superman!
It’s a good day to be born. :)
Today I will make a lemon cake (off sugar or not, I’m not denying myself a birthday cake!) and, er, probably clean the house and if I’m lucky I’ll have bbq ribs for dinner, though I suspect it’s going to end up being either ham or some wonderful thing I force Ted to come up with at the last minute, and perhaps I will go on a long walk in the sunshine!
miles to Minas Tirith: 312.5