Friday, August 18, 2006


Here is the most recent little thing I've done--a birthday garland. Todd turned 37 this week. With school starting soon (Todd's a professor) and so many things changing around here, we decided to have a quiet birthday at home--no real party. We had ribs and cake. Yum. And of course presents at breakfast time because who can wait all day?

Plus we got the kids to bed early somehow (thank goodness), had a sitter come by, and the two of us went to the late movie. It was really fun to go and not even worry one bit about the kids screaming their heads off the whole time (they just slept and slept and slept.) I think we'll be working it this way more often.

Anyway, I love birthdays. Maybe I love them too much. On my birthday I feel like I'm walking around all day with a silly grin on my face. I feel like I have a great secret that most people don't even know about. But if they did know, they would certainly be very happy for me and maybe they'd feel a little honored to be near me, an honest to goodness birthday girl.

So when someone close to me has a birthday, I might be a little too concerned about making sure it's a special day. I do silly things (like birthday garlands, for example, or crowns with fake jewels) just so they can have nice surprises. Maybe I want them to know that I really remember their birthday and that I know just how important birthdays are, you don't have to TELL ME, because I know and I hope yours really is. Plus then I ask the birthday person if they're having a good birthday. I kind of ask it all day long. Because I really hope they're not dissappointed with their day. It's probably all just annoying. But I sort of can't help it. So there. Anyway, Todd said he had a nice, quiet day and that he was happy. I'm glad.

I'm Back

I told my mom about this blog the other day. I told her she should check it out. She asked me the address and I had no clue what it was. That's kind of embarrassing. But what's even worse is that I haven't posted in over a year now. It doesn't seem that long ago. But I guess it is.

So now I'm back. I feel like I have things to say now. I'm finally out of the after-baby funk, I guess. Because I have so many ideas--a jillion things I want to do. In fact, I think I haven't written in a year bacause I've spent the past year working myself out of that funk and into a whirlwind of projects and committments. It's been fun and probably a little too hectic. I think I've been trying to do too much at once, and therefore not doing any of it very well.

So now I'm thinking that maybe if I slow down enough to document my progress here on this blog, I'll actually put some more organized thoughts into my projects before jumping into them. I'll probably get a lot less done, but what I do finish, might be done well. I'll let you be the judge.