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So everything was going well with my spaghetti sauce last night. My house smelled yummylicious and for once the bottom of the pot wasn’t burning. No matter how low I keep the temp after it starts to boil I have to be careful not to scrape the bottom of the pot, it pisses hubby off as the sauce will taste burnt. I don’t mind the burnt taste personally but I didn’t want any bitching after I cooked on my birthday. It did boil over a bit on my stove but going to an electric glass top stove a few years back was the best thing ever, yay me!
Anyway, it took about 2 light years to boil enough water for 2 boxes of spaghetti. I purchased Giant Eagle/Natures Basket Organic spaghetti. Would you think the noodles would be inside a plastic bag, inside a box? Me neither. I opened one of the boxes and went to pour the noodles into the pot of boiling water. Yeah, I think I only noticed it was in plastic when I couldn’t separate the noodles with a fork. I promptly removed the oily bag of noodles from the pot. It was fun attempting to open the bag covered in oily water. It was even more fun realizing I was out of paper towels. Do me a favor, forget the plastic and save me some money this organic food is expensive.
Dinner was delicious if I do say so myself.
My sister was nice enough to bring me a cake to celebrate my birthday. We almost set the kitchen table on fire after lighting the candles. I tried convincing her we only needed 1-24 box of birthday candles but she wasn’t having it. I think she bought a tiny cake for the effect……
Ok so it’s my birthday today. My kids remembered (last year they didn’t).
My hubby remembered.
My mom remembered (got my card already! thanks mom!)
My FB Friends remembered What would we do without facebook reminding us about birthdays. Makes you wonder if even half the people who wish you happy birthday would without facebook reminding them to. Hell, who cares I’ll take it! LOL Thank you to all my friends who wished me a happy birthday today!
We don’t really do much to celebrate our birthdays, hubby and I. It’s not as much of a big deal with you have kids birthday’s to plan every year. I don’t place much importance on one day, I am happy to wake up every day. This year I feel bad that hubby had to forgo much of a birthday. I purchased his card two days prior. That is a good thing cause after our dog passed away the day before his birthday I was in no shape to even think about it let alone think to get a card. The kids and I did sing happy birthday to him at the hour he was born. I think he appreciated that. We were mourning and it didn’t feel right to celebrate. I don’t feel right celebrating my birthday either really.
I went through a lot over just a few days. Things I can’t even write about here. I contemplated quitting my job. We have had so much go on at home that I feel like I can’t be the mom I had been before I worked. I miss being there when they get home, being able to cook more, having the time to notice when things aren’t right. We can’t do it financially right now but I do want to make that a goal. My obsession with moving isn’t as strong right now either. I want that one day, but I am not sure it’s the right thing to do right now.
This past Sunday I got a call. Someone had a female, long haired Chihuahua. We drove an hour to see it. I don’t know if it is right to replace my Angel so soon but we couldn’t leave this dog with the family that had it. When we arrived we were met on the front porch by a mother and the dirtiest kids I had ever seen. The puppy we came to see practically jumped from the child that had it and kissed us like crazy. The one child seemed to enjoy making her growl and bark at her by squeezing her back leg. They had other dogs, cats, you name it. I was told she had all her shots up to date but I don’t believe that as there is no proof and no rabies tag so she will get shots. She also told me on the phone she had a flea dip but was completely saturated in fleas. I had to scrub her pretty good! She will receive all the love and care she needs with us!
I took this pic on the ride back home, which was an adventure in itself.
The exit off the toll road was closed. The main bridge GPS told us to take was closed. We circled around for about 20 minutes or so until GPS could give us a route that didn’t include a closed road. I was starting to wonder if we were in a bad movie. We finally found a way home. It took a hell of a lot longer but we made it.
This is Baby at my work. We are calling her Baby right now, she likes it. She is about 14 months old (we will find out for sure when she see’s the vet this week).
She is sooo sweet and warms up to everyone easily. She loves to give kisses and nibble on your ears. Luckily I work somewhere that allows me to bring her. I can close the doors to my office and just let her roam, play or sleep as she wishes.
She also loves to just curl up in a ball and go to sleep.
While not exactly alike she reminds me so much of my Angel. Just in the way she looks and behaves. I still shed tears for my Angel but I am thankful that I have Baby in my life.
Do you have any birthday stories or puppy tales you could share with me?