.....we have a sick baby at home and a husband who has to work and family members that are busy with work and school and other things. In other words, we aren't really celebrating, but that's OK - we have a lot going on around here. Bubba (whose birthday is also today - the best birthday gift I have ever received!) already had his party, and that's what matters.
I've got a lot on my plate, anyway - after work I have to rush home and relieve Brian of his childcare duties so he can grab some sleep before work, then it's dinner and cleanup and a quick trip to the store to pick up snacks for girl scouts tomorrow, then once baths are done and the kids are in bed I have about 350 little paper hearts to cut out to go with the 350 lollipops currently in the trunk of my car (we're making lollipop heart flowers for each other). I need a good movie to watch or a marathon of something on TV. Maybe I'll start with the first Harry Potter movie and guage how long I spend cutting out paper by what sequel I'm watching when I'm done. I'm guessing I would probably finish up halfway through the Prisoner of Azkaban.
When Brian asked Bella what she wanted to get me for my birthday, she told him I need an eye exam (I guess I complain about that more than I thought). So this morning she gave me a lovely birthday card with a gift card and she wrote: "This is for your eye exam". Thoughtful girl! I think my other favorite gift is the huge bag of Splenda my sister brought up to work for me. I can't drink sugar in my coffee, and I never remember to bring any kind of artificial sweetener to work. And now I have a big bag of it! Hooray!
Poor Bubba is not feeling well. He has a snotty nose, a low-grade fever and a baaaaad attitude. But who can blame him? I knew he wasn't feeling well when he didn't eat his grits for breakfast. That child loves his grits - when I start the microwave in the morning he rushes into the kitchen and stares up at it, waiting expectantly for his morning nom-noms to be ready. Nom-nom is my new favorite thing, by the way - as in, "Om-nom-nom", like you're eating something tasty. You'll find pictures on the internet of everyday things or animals with an 'Om-nom-nom' caption. Like this one:
or this one:
In honor of my newfound love, the fridge at my sister's house even has "Nom Noms Inside" written on it with magentic letters. Awesome.
Hope everyone is doing well and no one is freezing, or in AU Jen's case, burning up. Bye!