Tuesday, February 28, 2012

We're having a baby, too !!!

Congratulations Jennifer and Chris.  How exciting for yall!
And waaaaaay exciting for us!

But it's not all about me. It's all about the mommy-and-daddy-to-be.
But around September 27  it will be all about the baby. And I can go wild spoiling this lil' one. Why wait? I can start the spoiling now.


Sunday, February 26, 2012

Rewinding the week

Last week I enjoyed my early birthday cake. Nothing's wrong with getting older. I love it. I love birthday cake. And my kids never fail me by "surprising" me with my Gambino's birthday cake. Besides being so pretty, It is delicious. Birthdays should come more often. I don't need presents. Just the cake will do.

I cut and served the cake and even made rounds for seconds.

Made a trip to one of the top 10 places on our list to eat for my personal birthday dinner. It was quite the surprise. We got in the truck and on the interstate and started driving south. The husband already had it in mind where we were going. When leaving I begged the husband to buy me a tshirt. There was a lot of good reason to spend the extra $12.95 It could be kinda like a souvenir. It was for a good cause, some of the proceeds were going to charity. And we were celebrating my birthday. And one cannot have too many tshirts. A light blue one with a fish on it would be just fine.

 Just me and the husband. No kids invited. No family. Just us. Lovely. Delicious. This could become habit forming.  I didn't even need a to-go box for leftovers. There was none. Every single crumb melted in my mouth.

Made a quick detour downtown to husbands former work place for business he had to attend to.
It was nice taking in the views while I sat in the truck waiting. He is going to miss this place I think.

 The mail man must have know it was my birthday. A package was left for me. Thank you

Tomorrow is my big day ---


Wednesday, February 22, 2012


A lot's been going on.

Did I mention we've retired?   Well, technically, not me. But husband has retired. With a 6oth birthday celebration in January and a 42 year career with his employer he has officially become a retiree.

I consider myself retired  too. Cause I am going to take it easy by slacking on the cooking, cleaning, and anything that has to do with housework.

We've been doing some fishing. It's been nice weather --- in the high 60's, like 68 degrees.

We've been doing a lot of eating out.  We really have to get a handle on this retirement thing. We have no structure in our life. Eating when we want and where we want. We don't even know what a noon time lunch is anymore.  And sometimes we just skip dinner.

A few projects around the house is coming together.

It's only been a month, but retirement is fun.


Thursday, February 2, 2012

this week .......

I had all intentions of making this delicious dip to take with me to the par-tay.  But I didn't. Bad me!! Maybe next time, because it is delicious

Took a joy ride in Brandon & Julie's new 2012 !!!

Took a gift to my new baby-to-be.

Enjoyed the scenic view on the water. It was getting late. The sun and rolling clouds were both taking up space  in the sky.