Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Happy Birthday!

Yesterday was another birthday for me. I dread them. I turned 45 and I feel so old! I remember when I was in my teen years, 45 seemed impossible. I just never thought I'd be this old!

In our family, we celebrate birthdays by having "birthday weekends." The birthday person gets to choose what we will do and eat. We went out Friday and Saturday nights and I was terribly disappointed in the food. I sent it back. I was determined that my actual birthday dinner would be different. We went for hot wings. I've been craving them and they were delicious!

However, all day yesterday I was bothered by a nagging kidney stone. I've had about 23 in my life, and of course a good size stone decided to start making its way down. It was painful at times. I was dreading a visit to the ER, but managed to spend the evening on a heating pad that helped. Happy Birthday to me!

We've finalized plans for my "art studio" and I think I've got David on board to start moving things this weekend. I'm excited because I've got so much "stuff" to organize and so many projects planned!

I'll take pictures of the before, during, and after. I just need David to show me how to download photos on my new laptop.

The snow is just about gone, but we're still cold. No signs of spring yet. Lilly is so excited to see grass instead of snow. I can't blame her!

Enough rambling. Time for action!


Trudy Callan said...

Happy Birthday! I turn 45 this month, too. How exciting that you are getting your art studio in order. I finally finished organizing my art space a couple of days ago. Can't wait to see what you create first.

Trudy Callan
Coordinator for The Artistic Mother's Art Group

Shona Cole said...

I know I am late to comment! I wanted to say hello and I hope that you are organized and perhaps getting a little art work done now your art space has been carved out :) every little thing we do adds up to something greater!

all the best

Trudy Callan said...

In the midst of the craziness of life, remember to carve out some "you time," a little "mother culture," and make something lovely each day to nurture your own soul, and then you will have more to offer to others and prevent burn out as well. And don't forget that The Artistic Mother's Art Group can help with that. I find that the group is helping me to balance life, motherhood and being artistic.

I'm so glad you are a part of our group, and I look forward to seeing your versions of the projects we are all doing together in The Artistic Mother by Shona Cole. Please let me know if there is ever anything that I can do for you or if you ever have any questions.

May God bless your day.

Host for The Artistic Mother's Art Group

Sami Valens said...

A late happy birthday to you! Just now got a chance to catch up on my favorite blogs. Hope you will be posting again soon :)

Anna said...

So sorry for the delay in responding about the semolina bread! My brother in law's wedding was yesterday and it left me very busy! 400 is the temperature - I am not sure how it didn't make it into the recipe! Apologies!