(Thanks Cheri for the great cake picture...someday...we'll have it fer reals.)
So...Tuesday was the official celebration for the day the world was blessed with my presence. =^-^=
Tuesday was....a great day...a flamingolicious day!
(Thanks, Nancy, for the decorations!!)
The weather was a bit rainy, but....it seemed as if anytime I ventured outside---no rain...at that particular moment...I kid you not. It was kind of freaky
and very cool.
I spent the morning.....having some great ME-time....listening to the music I wanted to, reading a little bit, going through messages from friends over at that ever popular social-networking site (rhymes with 'spacemook') and making a yummy bunch of potato skins for my students in the afternoon.
We are studying 'restaurant English' and one of the menus we are using had potato skins listed.
After describing what they were, I could tell that, even though they could understand the words and what I was saying, the whole concept of putting that all together was......"huh?"
So....being the ever "do what I can to help my students understand" kind of teacher that I am,
I made some and took them to class.
(And here you thought I was just an English teacher!!)
They loved them by the way. General thinking was that
"they would be awesome with a cold beer".
I love my students.
And then......I came home after class to this
(Which totally made the girly-girl in me stand up and want to high-5 everyone!! Some of my friends have made it their mission to give me things they know I would never buy for myself. They are usually so right in their choices....they make me smile!!)
Oh yeah...right there...are you seeing what I'm seeing?
I now have a garish IPod to go with my garish cellphone
(and pen and calculator and a host of other stuff).
It totally sucks being me, sometimes.
Went for dinner with my boys...
Nothing special...just good food that was really reasonable...and the best part?
Yeah....I didn't have to cook or do dishes.
THAT, my friends, was the "icing on the cake"....
Speaking of cake...we didn't have room for any (the restaurant was buffet-style)
so I will make a strawberry one using my Grandma Hutches' recipe on Sunday.
Yep....we are in "birthday week" celebration mode, my friends...this weekend I will be
having a nice dinner with some friends on Saturday night, where I may or may not put on a dress
but will definitely be wearing one of these pairs of shoes for the occasion:
These girls have been hidden away in my shoe closet for waaaay too long....
if celebrating turning 48 (uh-huh...oh yes, I am!!) isn't the time to bring them out,
I don't know what is!!
(Personally...I'm partial to the gold pair....)