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It’s a Birthday Kind of Day!

Birthday Girl - Then/Now 2014

It’s been a little quiet on the blog. I took the last couple of days off because my kids are on Fall break AND because today happens to be The Girl’s birthday! She is now an eleven-year-old, phone-toting, gal. Yep! I finally caved and got her a phone.

Yesterday, we tooled around town, had lunch and then came back to watch a movie. Today, The Teen was supposed to have an all-day rehearsal for The 39 Steps but the drama teacher’s kid is not feeling well so he is off today as well. I just made blueberry scones. The Girl just opened up her presents and now we are about to make her cake!

She saw this cake on the Real Girl’s Kitchen:


This cake just happens to be gluten-free. We are putting it together now. Later, we are heading out to a steak house for dinner because that is what The Girl wants, and then we will come home to eat the cake! Click on the photo if you’d like the recipe.

That is my day. There might be more movie watching and reading in there too and of course later, the final cast list for Annie comes out. I sure hope she gets a part and that The Teen gets what he wants as well.

Have a good day!


Okay dear readers, when you see the title of this post what is the first thing that comes to mind?

That’s right! The scene from Stephen King’s Misery where Annie Wilkes decides to keep Paul Sheldon around by hobbling him in the most horrific way possible.

But no, that is not what I am talking about today. No, I am talking about the glorious spill I took while talking to some lady and texting at the same time.

For The Hub’s birthday, we decided to tour the USS Iowa which is docked in San Pedro, Ca.

USS Iowa

Right after taking this pic, I stepped off a curb and managed to really do a number on myself. The Girl’s reenactment of it is really quite funny, but all in all, I was a mess! And then, I had to climb all over this ship. Lots of ladder type stairs and many decks. By the end of it, I was done.

Too bad really because the weekend was fabulous! The Girl (on the left) got a medal for long jump and The Teen’s performance in The Drowsy Chaperone was awesome!

Medal for Long Jump

The Drowsy Chaperone
Photo Credit: HWPhotoVideo.com

I took Monday off to recover but I am still hobbling around and in quite a bit of pain. You don’t think AGE is a factor do you?

I am just now catching up on Sunday Salon posts and even with the day off, I wasn’t able to do any reading. All I did was hang out in bed with a heat pack.

This week, we have NO activities!! The Girl starts rehearsals for Grease next week and I believe The Teen has his Spring Concert next week as well but this week is smooth sailing! I can’t believe it.

Anyway, hope you are all well. Did you do anything special for Cinco de Mayo? I insisted on making tacos even though I had to hobble around the kitchen to do it.