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Holy flying squirrels wearing trench coats…

I managed to get the chunk of homework that absolutely had to be emailed by Friday afternoon done. I also got most of the laundry done, ran to the pet store, the grocery store/pharmacy, and the warehouse store to get crap for Josh. When Mom got home she and I ran to the nursery and picked out a beautiful African violet for me. I want to show you a picture but I didn’t think to do it while there was natural light and it still too dark here. Her name is Guinevere. Then we all went out to my fav Mexican place for dinner and margaritas. And then to Target to finish getting gifts for the kid. (her birthday was last weekend)

Saturday morning, my actual birthday, I got up and went with Mom to drop off her car for some maintenance at the dealership and then she and I went for breakfast. From there it was off to get pedicures, back to the nursery to look for some other plants we want for around the yard. It’s looking like we’ll be doing most things in containers this year so I wanted to get Lily of the Valley bulbs for a small bed we have in front of the house (had to put our name on the list as they haven’t come in yet), we got some Hen & Chicks for in the planter around the mailbox, and we found out that the terra cotta strawberry pots won’t be arriving for another 2 weeks. At least now we know. The Hen & Chicks are hanging out in their little plastic pots in the sunroom until it’s warm enough to plant them outside.

We had lunch at Red Robin, which for those of you who don’t have those they are a slightly upscale burger place that has amazing onion rings.

2015-03-21 12.11.14That ridiculously purple drink is a prickly pear lemonade and it was to die for. Plus, free refills. AWW YEAH.

When we got home we spent some time trying to play in the back flower bed. Mom is wanting to have it redone so that we can get the deck redone and have more room to sit and maybe eat out there. But that end of the bed is full of bulbs. The iris were easy to move as they sit close to the surface but when we tried to move some of the tulips we couldn’t get down far enough to actually get the bulbs. So we’re holding off on that for right now. The guy who is supposed to be reworking the bed hasn’t come yet anyway.

Our next project was to put the garage back together. Josh had done some projects out there, Mom had had trouble finding some things, and we decided that we needed to make a few changes. So we sorted through and discarded the crap, moved a few bits to new homes, and put the snowblower under the deck. Hopefully we don’t regret that, but I did have Josh leave the big shovel out. I also used my snazzy little label maker to put labels on all the drawers of the tool chests and the top of the workbench and the potting bench are almost entirely cleared off. The workbench now has two nice sized baskets for holding potatoes and onions (the garage is insulated so it stays pretty cool out there year-round) and all that’s sitting out on the potting bench are two small extra pots and some yard waste bags.

yes, we’re still talking about Saturday…

We finally all got cleaned up and went out to dinner to celebrate the birthdays.

2015-03-21 17.58.12I like this pic of Josh and I but I need to remove the woman sitting at the booth behind us. When you look at this full size, if you do, you’ll see what I mean. But dinner was lovely. Josh cleans up nicely.

Yesterday Mom and I got the housework done and I came down with a cold (I think). And I had a little time to sit on my ass and knit. I’m still working on the shrug and yesterday I got this sneaking suspicion that I’d gotten to the half-way point. I had Mom measure my back and then help me measure what I’d knit so far and it was spot on. So I joined for the sleeve. It shouldn’t be too much longer before the first half is done. Yay!

My sister called yesterday morning and invited us over for dinner. She was cooking lasagna and A had insisted that they get a birthday cake for me. According to her you just cannot have a birthday without a cake and candles.

2015-03-22 18.20.38One of them is 7 and the other is 5 so now Aunt Erin is 75. Nice, right? We had a good time and got to meet their new puppy. It was a very pleasant evening.

2015-03-22 19.25.35Josh left before we did and when I got home I found these waiting for me. I haven’t gotten flowers in ages. I really do feel pretty damn spoiled.

Today I have an appointment with shrinky-poo, then I’ll come home and work frantically on homework and then at 3pm Josh has an appointment with his psych doc that he’s asked me to go with for. And then of course tomorrow I have to go back to work, which is kind of the suck.

I’m still not caught up on reading everyone elses posts yet, but I’m working on it. I think I’m caught up on comments, at least I hope I am.