Saturday, December 15, 2012

Happy Birthday to Me!

For weeks I was planning to do a big ol' birthday celebration for myself.  The day came and I changed my mind.  Into my yoga pants I went after a long soak in the tub.  I then took advantage of a napping baby to tackle my basement.  Happily I went throwing away years of accumulated junk, reorganizing and sweeping.  It actually felt good to haul so much out of there!

In the middle of my basement project, a friend and her sons stopped by to sing me "Happy Birthday" and present me with a gift.  What a blessed treat!  My oldest presented me with a lovely homemade necklace that I've been proudly wearing all day.  The baby loves it, too.  Something to play with while breast feeding!

After a popcorn, fruit, cheese, and trail mix luncheon while watching "Beauty and the Beast," my toddler and baby went down for their naps and I returned to my basement clean out.  Did I mention how good it feels to get rid of so much accumulated junk!?

Tonight, we're having a (nitrate-free) ham dinner and after the kiddos get tucked in, prayed over and kissed goodnight, I plan on curling up on the sofa a big mug of tea (so improper, I know), my Better Homes and Gardens magazine that arrived in the mail today, and "Sense and Sensibility" playing on my DVD player.

No cake.  The idea of cake turns my stomach for some reason.  Instead, I whipped up some homemade dairy-free rice pudding and I've been eating that like it's a pint of Ben and Jerry's.


Anonymous said...

Happy belated Birthday!

saraloved said...

Happy (belated) Birthday Kateri! It sounds productive and relaxing!