Sunday, May 08, 2011

when i realized that Motivation and her sisters WillPower, Energy and Miss No-Thanks-I don't-need-that had left the building

does that explain why i haven't posted a sentence or picture or even a joke for such a long time?
a lot of things have been going on.
a lot of nothing has, too.
i have done some soul-searching...some deep thinking....
given myself some pep talks...drank a few more than a couple books...
and have spent some time just..... being.
i also signed up for this month's "blogging everyday" group (who is using the theme of "maybe" and i was thinking that "hey, that's the theme for me!"....obviously....i was wrong  maybe next month.).
but  now, after a long-ish holiday (last 10 days, 8 days off)  i think i'm ready to do this again.
so....let's start with something i do best....
my mom sends me her magazines after she is finished reading them.  one of my favorites is specifically for those us over the age of 40 (but, not yet ready for that AARP one, which she sends, too, by the know...for the articles..."they're good!"  whatever.)
every month they have a section called
"this is what *insert particular age* looks like".
they ask questions so we can see just how much alike you and i are with that woman.
one question they sometimes ask is "what was your most memorable birthday?"
the lady of one month said that her 40th was because her husband rented a club and dave matthews was there to play for her and her close friends.
yeah.  okay.
that happens to me all the time.
so.....and not answering any questions (because that will interfere with my randomness, ya know)...
this is what 49 looks like...
as for my most memorable birthday....i'll say this last one.
i had the most incredible of birthdays this year.
if you are not one to celebrate a 'birthday week', then, really,
you need to change your way of thinking.
(and fyi....if your birthday is one that ends in a -0, then, you are entitled to a 'birthday month'...
keep that in mind)
my b-day was on a wednesday this year, so the celebrations started on the saturday before...and seriously, continued for 7 days.
we went from
a box of krispy kreme donuts from a student/friend

(which, of course, i shared with my family...sigh)

 and this (hi janet...thanks, again luv!!)
to this with a very dear friend...
and flowers and goodies from my other friends and students...
(and yeah....that is a bottle of tequila....from the husband of one of my friends...he thought i'd like it.  smart man, he is.)
everyday there was some little goody or surprise....
and the last day, i had dinner with some friends (one who had just come back from a trip to the states where she met my sister and her husband in las vegas and my cousins in denver....isn't that great??)
the place we had dinner was also the same place another friend was having a dinner, so she and i met up later for drinks (a really bad margarita and some coronas).  it was early enough that we could enjoy the drinks, the company, the conversation and a laugh or two and still make it home on the last buses to our respective homes.  the icing on the cake my friends. 
 it really was.

have you ever tried any of this stuff?

i got some from that friend who went to the states as a souvenir and it says that it is
" A deeply hydrating lip plumper".
it's to make your lips a bit more.....poofier.
after putting some on,  my friend who i was having drinks with said,
'if they get any poofier, i'm going to have to kiss you!!"
i guess that means it works. 
this is the toilet in our house.
yes, the room is fairly small, serves it's purpose.
but...look again....
do you see what i see?
obviously, not only am i the only one who can put a new roll of toilet paper where it belongs,
i'm also the only one who knows how that silly trash can works.  it's tricky, i know.
i wonder if the men in my house know that the cardboard tube can actually go into the trash.
note to self:  give "what trash goes where" talk to boys.....again.

(and just for the record....yes, i could see those tubes on the floor.
i was just waiting to see how many could amass before someone, other than myself, noticed them.  i finally folded after i took this picture...i couldn't take it anymore!!!)
yet another reason why one particular coffee joint is the one for me:
from: me
to:  me
you gotta love that!
and finally....'cause this really is what is about me the most....
(did that even make sense??)
from my friend in ny....taken from a mural at the american museum of natural history
i would love to have seen this....thanks, luv, for letting me see it through your eyes (and camera!!).
****** last thing....
look up at the header
see that first picture?
that is a card that was made by my friend, maggie.
she has a shop over at etsy and it is full of some of the most interesting pieces.
go and check out what she has made...she has something for everyone!!
she is such a creative spirit.....and the card?
i love it.
it's perfect!!
i hope you all have a great week....
to all those moms and soon-to-be moms who are reading this...
happy mother's day.
i hope your day is full of wonderment and love.


smalltownmom said...

If I dared to go into Frank's bathroom, I'm sure I would see far more than 3 rolls on the floor. But I don't dare.

ChiTown Girl said...

Happy Mother's Day! I think I may just have to make this a 'birthday week,' as well. Looks like tons-o-fun!

ms-teacher said...

I miss blogging on a regular basis, but can't seem to get motivated enough to just do it!

Thanks for the update & hapi hapi mother's day :)

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

So much randomness I don't know where to start!

Have you thought about taping those toilet paper rolls together and using them to beat whomever does that again--it wouldn't hurt, but they might get the message!

My friend just had her 50th birthday month--it included a cruise. I'd say she knows how to celebrate. I'm glad yours included Coronas!

Mrs. G. said...

It makes me feel more human to know that I am not the only one who has stopped and noticed how many toilet paper rollers litter the cabinet.

I am so glad you had a wonderful birthday week. You make 49 look awesome!

Susan said...

Oh, Debbie, I love you! (and your random thoughts) P.S. I also love your hair, lookin good!

Janet said...

You look awesome! And I love that turtle bath mat!

The Tame Lion said...

That's inspirational and fun!

Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance... and blog. :)

That box of krispy kreme donuts make my mouth salivate. :D

ChiTown Girl said...

I just totally stole the photo of the button you sent to Pissed Off, and I'll be posting it ASAP!!! I just wish I had the actual button, cuz I'd wear it proudly everywhere!!!

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

Forty-nine looks REALLY good. So do the Krispy Kreme donuts. Hmmm. Decisions. Decisions.

Debbie looks better than a box of Krisy Kreme donuts. For sure.

I'm glad you had a good week of celebrating.


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Yarni Gras! said...

hahaha.....I love that you circled all the little bits of trash/toilet rolls.