Sunday, March 25, 2012


Happy Birthday to me.
It's been a good weekend. Overcast with a hint of rain. Forecast for frost on Sunday and Monday. But this is still Spring, not Summer.. for a long, long time.

The redbud trees looked so pretty against the green of the hillside as I drove toward Marietta.
I was late. [Oversleeping to drive away that strange pain in my legs that I aced out with aspirin.] But the drive was worth all the angst caused by the oversleeping.

I turned up the stereo - Brad Paisley belting out all kinds of country music - and  covering up the noise made by the fan belt on the AC (which eventually stopped working all together, I think... but it got colder today, so I turned it off altogether- maybe by next week,  April 2, the garage can fix the fan belt and all will be working again... one can hope.)

At Panera,Trisha and I hugged, ate and caught up; then shopped and shopped. We found something to laugh about when she tried on bathing suits together in one small, stinky dressing room at  Penney's. She is my bridal consultant helping me find cotton to wear to the wedding in the garden. I got sparkly, but not formal enough... Catherine's is expensive, but Penney's is just as bad with not the selections either... (We still have time... I am still looking.)
Hungry as bears, we went home to see Zoey and John. We ate like wolves - red meat & chicken and veggies; drank like ladies; and laughed a lot. Had chocolate brownies and opened gifts.

We watched "Bridesmaids" after dinner and Margaritas. We both get uncomfortable when actors are making big fools of themselves as we watch them "cross that line" that they can't come back from. It was irreverent,  funny, sad and turned out alright. But Redbox copies don't have deleted scenes or extras...

Slept like a baby. 

Had thoughtfully created home made quiche with the Millers this AM; came home and washed the car - shopped for shoes - found some sandals, came home and just wanted to sleep! 

But i stayed  up, so I can get through the night to 5 AM and work the week away...

WVU is on Spring Break.  We have a crazy week ahead - Horse shoe test is Wednesday and all the 7th grade Spanish kids are on a trip Wednesday. And we have "exploratories" all morning on Thursday and Meetings all afternoon; then - we will try to have school on Friday - all day. Duh. Who planned that? I'm glad I'm not Grand-Pooh-bah of education now.

Thanks, Family, for the cards and letters: Joey, Barb n Ed, Leah, Susie, Sandy, Millers - all of them, I can't sing that Paul McCartney song anymore,  since I am over 64. But from now on it's 29 and holding - nobody knows (fer sure)and that's alright with  me.

Looking forward to Spring break, Amanda and Todd's wedding, and Summertime - when the livin' is easy..


  1. Glad you had a good birthday! We were thinking of you here. Love you!

  2. Can't wait to see you!! Glad you had a god birthday!!