Well, I survived yet another year. Yesterday was my 34th birthday and I'm still here to tell about it.
The day was pretty uneventful - which is good news if you ask me. Thanks to all of my friends and family who sent cards, gifts, text messages and emails. I truly appreciate them all. You're all very special to me and I know I wouldn't be where I am today (old) without any of you!
Twinkletoes had LAX practice last night after the husband who had a day from you know where came home to make a birthday dinner (complete with a cheesecake) and give a gift from the family. (THANK YOU!) She's really coming around to the sport -- all the girls are. Its pretty hard to catch that stinking ball with that stick. I know I cannot do it and I cringe when either of them ask me to practice with them. I am just not good at it. I'm not too fond of doing things that I'm not good at! Towards the end of practice, the coaches gave the girls pinnies and they did a 5 on 5 scrimmage. Ella had the ball quite often and they're trying to teach them how to play as a team and pass the ball ... not our Twinkletoes. After passing a few times, she got the ball -- dodged around a few of the "defensemen" if you can call them that in Kindergarten Lacrosse, and scored on the empty net. She told me later that "I just didn't want to pass - I wanted to SCORE!". Spoken like a true sportsgirl!
We have a Tball game tonight at 5. We have the Palentologist's rescheduled team LAX pictures at 6:10 -- calling in the troops to help out on this one. Nanny Extraordinnaire will either stay at the Tball game and bring Twinkletoes to the LAX field or take the Palentologist to the LAX field and I will meet up with them there with Twinkletoes after the Tball game is over -- there shouldn't be a long overlap. But it is an overlap nonetheless.
I actually exercised last night - walked at practice with the Palentologist then did abs at home. Don't fall off of your chairs, especially since most of you know I am an excercise class drop out. We're doing the "Biggest Loser" Competition at work and I'm on a team of 5. Since the beginning of the competition, I've lost 10 lbs! Yup! I can't believe it either. Of course, the last three weeks, I've been stuck at the same weight. I am all for the "better than gaining" theory but with Jamaica right around the corner, I'd love to lose another 5 before we leave (10 days - but who is counting??)
Yesterday, the Nanny Extraordinnarie had her fill of repairmen. The washer is now fixed (for now - I can't believe I have had a 2 year old washer and dryer each repaired in the past three months - that is a riot! ) The alarm system is also was serviced. We have all new batteries in the motion detectors and the smoke alarm. Today she gets to hang out with my sick neice and take the entire crew to the vet for Guinness' recheck this afternoon. I'm thankful that she has more patience than I do.
Second to last thing--I sold my first Ebay item. For those of you who know me well, you know that I am an ebay addict!!! I've been buying items from Ebay since before the Palentologist was born -- he'll be six this summer! For Christmas, the Husband bought me a cool waterproof camera case for my "little" camera. Unfortunately, it was just a tad too big for my camera - it was for the next model up. When I tried to return it -- I really just wanted to exchange it for the right model and was willing to pay a restocking fee for the item being returned -- I was told "NOPE". It needed to be returned within 10 days of receiving it from the company. Hello?? Sometimes we actually do a little Christmas shopping before Christmas - so by the time Christmas came and went, our ten days were more than over. Anyhow, I sold it for 1/2 the amount we paid for it -- but its not cluttering up my house anymore! And I can apply that "unearned" cash to the Guinness fund! (This dog needs pet insurance!)
Lastly ... I ordered coffee yesterday. If any of you are thinking of getting a Kcup coffee machine (which, by the way, is one of the best gifts I've ever, ever received), check out this site: http://www.coffeewhiz.com. They have an outstanding selection, free shipping for orders over $50 and they're prices are very reasonable ...
Can't wait to try the new flavors of coffee....