Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Yesterday was my birthday!

Happy Wednesday! Yesterday was my birthday and I turned 41 years old. I decided in the morning that I was going to take the kids on a nice long walk at one of my favorite walking routes. We walked on the bike path, stopped at the Brown Family Environmental Center to look at the flowers and butterflies, and then walked down to the river so that the kids could throw rocks and I could pick up a couple more rocks to paint. We also were treated to a large hawk in a tree that was neat to see and a much smaller bird a few branches down from the hawk, giving the hawk lots of heck! LOL Overall we walked almost 3.5 miles! It was a gorgeous morning and the kids didn't argue or complain. 

Ben spent much of the walk holding my hand. He said he didn't want me to be lonely. 💖

This is 41!
After we left the walk, I got them McDonald's for lunch as a treat which they really enjoyed. 

Then after my niece and nephew got picked up and "A" got picked up, I headed out to the BMV to get my license renewed. I was gone from home for about a half an hour; I think that was a new record! I got my new federally compliant license and will get it in the mail in 2 weeks. There was only 2 people waiting ahead of me and they were pretty efficient about the social distancing, etc. Overall, it was a pleasant experience for once! LOL 

When I came home, my birthday went downhill. Bill was in a bad mood and got pissed off when I told him I had taken the kids to McDonalds as he said that was what he was planning on getting me for dinner (since I told him I wasn't cooking.) He just was in a foul mood.

I ended up ordered pizza from Creno's as a deluxe pizza sounded good. I spent the early evening putting together a free desk that a friend had given us for Rebecca's room. (I want to surprise her when she comes home from camp!) (The desk was free, I just had to get bolts to connect the legs as my friend had lost them. $5 later we had bolts!). He did get me a nightgown and a big bag of chocolate but other than that there was nothing special about the evening-- no cake, no dessert, no singing happy birthday. It is what it is. 

Today, I woke up in a bad mood. I took the kids to the park to find a new community painted rock garden. I told the boys they had to take their rocks that they had painted and put them in so others in the community could enjoy them and they weren't just sitting on the art table at home in a pile.

Benjamin ended up hiding his 2 in other areas of the park. I also let the kids throw rocks into the lake for about 20 minutes which they loved. The weather was hot but good! 

This afternoon we took a drive out to a semi-local used furniture store in search of a chair for the desk. I didn't want to spend more than $30 for a chair. I had looked online at options and the cheapest desk chairs were going for $60-$70! I found a perfect white chair for $25 at the store. (I will take pictures later once I get her room done the way that I want to do it.) I still need to get a new bookcase for her room, but everyone around here is sold out and they didn't have any at the furniture store we went to today.  

Tomorrow I get "A" at 5:20 in the morning, followed by my niece and nephew around 5:45. It is going to be a LONG day. I need to figure out things to keep them busy! I think I am also supposed to get a shelf delivered for my pantry-- it was supposed to be here today but my notification from FedEx said it was delayed and I will have to sign for it. I really hope I don't miss them tomorrow. I want to completely redo my pantry area and make it more efficient and better organized.   

So that is what has been going on in my world yesterday and today. What's been going on in your world? 


  1. Happy Birthday! Sorry Bill was being a jerk! You do stay sooo busy that it makes me tired. But, all your walks with the kids look like fun.

    1. Thanks Linda! The walks have been a highlight oF the summer!

  2. Happy Belated Birthday! Glad most of your day went well. Sorry your husband had a hard time remembering what he was supposed to do for your special day. Maybe he'll make it up to you this weekend. Hope so! I'm over here marveling at the fact you spent 30 minutes in the DMV. Did I read that right? Wow. Lately, I've heard an hour and half to two hours is considered a short wait time here. Love the pictures from the hike and all the rock painting. Hope you have a fabulous first weekend of being 41!

    1. Yes I was surprised that I was only there that long. It went super fast and I even got the new federally compliant license. I figured it was my birthday present! lol

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