Friday, July 9, 2010

I'm Celebrating Me Today!

Today is my day, my birthday! I'm 43 years old. It's been a great day for me. For once my brain doesn't have a dark cloud hanging over my head.

My computer died a few weeks ago & my husband went out and got me an awesome new computer earlier this week, for my birthday present. The screen is huge & I think is HD because it's so crisp & clear! The tower part of the computer is tiny, about 1/3 the size of a regular tower. I'm in love with it.


This morning I got up & went in search of my birthday cake & a cake for my youngest son Jack, who will be 15 on Sunday. I hit Sam's club & this is what I found.


It's a luscious vanilla cake (the good, homemade tasting kind) with pink strawberry flavored icing and strawberries on top. That was my breakfast.

Then since Jack was at his dad's house & Chris was working I took my 18 year old, John David out to eat for my lunch. I got a plate full of carbo-goodness in the form of a hot roast beef sandwich and french fries all covered in gravy! Superb! Of course I couldn't eat all of it because of my gastroparesis, but I loved what I did have.


JD had an appetizer plate. This is him not wanting to have his picture taken, but humoring me because it's my birthday, lol!


Then JD & I went to Kroger for a few things & I found these.


Called Whimsical Whoopies, it's like a Nilla Wafer flavored muffin top with buttercream frosting & sprinkles! Half of one of these was my lunch dessert.


After a while hanging out John David came home with his girlfriend LeighAnne and my birthday present. It was honestly something that I really never expected!


As I posted on my FaceBook, I now the proud owner of the hugest giant monkey in the history of giant monkeys!


(Terrible picture of me, but who cares, right?)

Here's Jack with my giant monkey.


Just for perspective, Jack is about 5 ft. 7 inches!

On my birthday's I try to do whatever I want for that day and reflect on my life as it stands. I am so thankful for my beautiful sons, my amazing husband, who really is my best friend, my parents & in-laws and my blogging friends. I have made some really great friends, most whom I've never met, but bloggers who I consider every bit as much my friends as any person I know in real life, so thank you to all of you!

Now Chris is here & we're catching up on the last season of Psych & doing nothing much. Perfect!


Tasha said...

Happy Birthday!

Rebecca Jo said...


Looks like a wonderful day! With tons of yummy stuff... & love that you took advantage of your birthday & got some pictures!

WOW... that is the biggest monkey I've ever seen! How comfy would that be to sit back & lie on to watch a movie!!!!

sAm said...

Happy Birthday!! That monkey is too it! Glad you're enjoying your day - you deserve it!

Diane said...

sounds like you had an awesome day!! and that makes me soooo happy!! now.. what are you going to do with that monkey?! lol

Sam said...

Aww, sounds like you had a great day! Happy birthday!


Happy Belated Birthday. Yesterday was my mom's 81st and I visited her yesterday. It sounds your birthday was amazing!

He & Me + 3 said...

Happy Late Bday. What an awesome day. I so need to do that on my birthday in just a few days. Thanks for the idea. Pedicures are in order for sure.
Love the blue monkey

Sueann said...

Happy Birthday to youuuuuu!!!! And boy you did it up right girl!!! That computer is awesome and that monkey...oh my!!! He is terrific!!
Keep celebrating!! Once you get over 40...your birthday should be a party for over one week. Over 60.... one month!! And so on!!!!!

Moonwolf said...

What a great day! I hope your year is filled with 364 more! Happy Birthday!

Sara said...

Happy Belated birthday! Great gifts!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Looks like it was a good one! Wow that monkey is huge. Love the new computer and all the foods looks delicious.