Thank you for all your birthday well-wishes. It was a happy day. My most favoritist birthday gift was Mattie's healthy contribution to my camera fund...soon soon!
Mom surprised me by calling the day before and saying "Hey-hope you aren't doing anything because I am coming out with the kids for a few days!" Needless to say, the moment the phone clicked back on the receiver, I was off, my tail feathers all ablaze, with housework that needed to be done for company, recipes to be scouted out, shopping lists to grow long with pencilmarks, and groceries then to be fetched. In fact...my mother arrived as I was PULLING IN from grocery shopping!
They just left and phew. Craziness.
I am going to seriously just V*E*G on the couch tonight. I officially declare this random Thursday night to be Pizza and Movie night. Yep. And ice cream. DEFINATELY icecream.
During her visit, since she came with her three (almost four) adopted youngsters, we all headed to the crazy-child restaurant called Chuckie Cheese. My kids LOVED it. Andrew was old enough to enjoy it and now that he is walking-he is superspeeding all over the place. Naturally, that sketching machine is my favorite token-muncher.
Last year my 'rents took me to Chuckie Cheese for my birthday (how cruel is THAT?) where all the kids celebrated my birthday until they were quite exhausted. The Panda was just a wee one then and enjoyed my birthday mostly in his dreams. I brought out the sketches from that day, precisely one year prior, and had a grand time comparing the baby boy of last year and the little boy of this one. Check it out. Is that ever crazy?
I am allowing myself THIS night to rest and relax because when the sun rises tomorrow, I am OFF again, preparing for this weekend.
Saturday is another bridal shower that I am co-hosting. This time, I will help decorate but I am mainly in charge of the food.
Then Sunday, that family of 12 that I have been wanting to have over is FINALLY coming.
So, I am going to have a bit of deja vu tomorrow. House cleaning. Recipe hunting. Grocery shopping. Food making. Sounds familiar, but at least I have practice!