This has really been an action packed weekend!
Last night we went over to my inlaws’ for a belated birthday dinner as I ran out of free time on my actual birthday weekend. They made turkey and all the trimmings, I guess since we didn’t have it at Christmas? Either way it was delicious. And then the big surprise! A birthday cupcake tree!
I was so excited! The cupcakes were vanilla with colour sprinkles in them. Yum! I am a sucker for bright colours – which you can’t really see here since Shawn’s iPhone doesn’t have a flash and I didn’t bring my own camera. And never mind the wall in the background. My father-in-law has a project going on which seems to involve the taking down of the wood panelling that was there, painting, putting up raised panel and cutting a hole through the wall to the outside. Yep. My FiL is AMBITIOUS!
Today, Sunday, Shawn and I headed out for a lunch and museum adventure. We went to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts to see the Waterhouse exhibition. (Since the exhibit ends on February 6th, I don’t know how long that link will work!). The museum was so crowded with stupid pushy people that it made for poor viewing of the paintings. I was rather disappointed by that. I had thought that before noon most people would be at church or having brunch. Guess not. I did score some cool things from the shop on the way out. My favourite of which is this leather bound, empty book with dried flower petals inside of it. I just adore it. What I’m going to put in it I haven’t a clue right now, and where it’ll go? Beats me. But I don’t care. I love it.
Look how beautiful that book is!
I bought postcards of my favourite paintings in the exhibit. They had them on these neat little class easel things too, but those were $16.95 EACH! So I spent my $1.50 and $2.00 on these post cards and will try and find some easel frames at the dollar or craft store.
After this we went to Hurley’s Irish Pub for some pub grub for lunch. I had a great Beef Guinness Stew and Shawn had this delicious St Ambrose chicken thing. We drove home, by way of Zellers to pick up dog food and I was suddenly feeling very off. My nose and eyes were watering like crazy and my neck was stiff, so at 4PM I went to take a nap.
Now I’m about to watch Legend of the Seeker and then try and get in a half hour of Wit Fit Kung-Fu because I love it so much!
Hope you all had a great weekend, too!!
Well, I’m 34 now. It’s a weird number. I’m out of the “early 30s” and into the “mid 30s”. Something about that bothers me for some reason. I feel like I am losing my youth and the right to be cute. I know that sounds odd and I can’t think of a better way to phrase it. Although people seem to be younger these days than they were say when my parents were my age. Does that make sense? Am I too old for my punky coloured hair and various piercings? I don’t think so, but I feel like mid 30s should be more adult or something. I did mention this before on my blog but I feel like people are actually a decade behind where they really are. 30 is the new 20. 40 is the new 30. Etc. And as long as I feel young then I guess it’s a matter of how a person feels, then? Yes?
I don’ t know. What I DO know is that for the first time in the past 2 years I have actually felt renewed this January. It has nothing to do with birthdays, but the year I think. Last year was miserable for so many people and 2008 wasn’t all that peachy either. But this year? This year I feel like there’s promise. Of what? I don’t know. But I have this enthusiastic energy about me and around me that I think that’s a good thing.
Considering that on my birthday last year I was here:
This year was pretty awesome. Not to mention mild (for January). I even had sidewalks showing!
I spent my birthday festivities with family and terrific friends and have never felt more loved. I have a bunch of photos but I just don’t have the energy to edit them all right now. If you’re on facebook I have uploaded a bunch already. I don’t have to resize those ones.
Thanks to everyone in my life, either close by or far away. I appreciate and love each and every one of you!
This was made for my by my sister and my niece and it just about made my night last night – and that’s even AFTER having a delicious homemade roast beef dinner and then birthday cake all made by my Mummy!
More on birthday festivities later, but I had to share this awesome card with everyone!
It’s a little late, but last week’s dinner got postponed to this week and I don’t have a scanner, so! Here is a photo of yours truly at the young age of 10 (in 1986), the semi-young age of 20 (1996) and this year at 30 (2006 ).
January 23, 1986 (thereabouts) I’m a little amused that this is the only shot I have with my cake. Heh. Not sure why I was sticking my tongue out.. this was at a birthday party with friends from school. Aren’t I cute?
January 23, 1996 (thereabouts) Here I am at my grandparents’ old place (they moved into a senior’s apartment 2 years ago) celebrating my 20th birthday. I just noticed as I am posting these that I was wearing plaid at both birthdays. Such a fashionista am I!
I had to post this other shot because I think I look so cute here. So humble, yo! I had a thing for cows. Oh, and I had no braces! I was sooo happy.
January 23, 2006 (exact day!) Here I am on my way to work at the ripe old age of 30. heh. I don’t have a birthday cake shot. Long story. I will most likely be making myself a cake this week. Maybe I’ll post a photo instead of this one.
So here I am, decade by decade. I should have scanned one of me when I was just born. Darn! I didn’t think of that. Maybe next time I am at my parents’ place I’ll steal a newborn photo of myself and update this post.
You know that’s a really odd saying. Aren’t we always under the weather? I mean, weather is all around us, right? At any rate… I am home sick today. Mini-migraine behind my right eye and my stomach is sick. Ugh. I feel like crap. I will be spending my day in bed.
Despite all the crap that happened yesterday, I did have a pretty good birthday. A friend at work made me a mini-cheesecake, which was really good. I only had a little piece of it though since I was feeling queasy most of the day. I got a card from my Uncle and Aunt in Florida, I got a great card from my cousin Sheryl on Friday last week… I had phone calls of people singing me happy birthday. It was nice to be loved.
Last night Shawn took me out for dinner and a movie. We saw Underworld: Evolution. It was… well, what we expected. Not a geeat movie but fun to watch. Damn that woman looks hot in tight leather. All the movie previews sucked, well, except for one, Bon Cop, Bad Cop which is a movie about Quebec and Ontario police detectives. It looked quite amusing. It’s a Canadian thing, so I don’t think many Americans will get it.
I was home by ten and in bed by 10:30. I am such a party animal! *RAWR*
I want desperately to go back to bed, but I have to stay up until nine so I can phone into work and talk with a person. Only 20 minutes to go…
I am hoping I will get my package from Amazon.ca today. That would be cool.. then when I get up from my nap I can play my new game! I have been playing Nintendogs on the Gameboy DS and it’s a really cute game. I currently have a long-haired Dachshund and just yesterday I got a puppy Golden. Awww. They are cute and so much easier to train than Jinx is. haha. Shawn also got me Mario Kart DS. Wheee! I am such a geek.
Oh, look! Ten more minutes then I can call work and go to sleep and sleep on this sick feeling. I shouldn’t be on the computer with a migraine, but I am trying to stay awake… GRRR!
Oh! You all wanted to see my hair when it was curly.. here’s me from yesterday morning before work. It’s not the best photo, but it’s the best I could do!