Sunday, January 18, 2009

Whadya think?

Do you like my new background? I like it- it represents me in so many ways. I love daisies, scrapbooking, and the color blue.

Let me know what you think.

Birthday

My birthday was great. Being 29 again hasn’t been too bad, granted it is only the 2nd day! For my birthday, TJ and the boys prepared breakfast in bed. I tried my best to ignore T.G.’s crying downstairs as he had her contained to her high chair so he could focus on the other boys. She was not very pleased with that arrangement, and she made sure the entire neighborhood knew how unhappy she was! But, breakfast was excellent and a wonderful start to a day full of laundry and picking up around the house.

My MIL and SIL came over about 4:30pm and TJ and I went out to celebrate my being 29 again. TJ is not the best when it comes to directions so I had to help him get to where we were going, but I didn’t know the name of it. Make sense? We pulled up to a restaurant called Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, a place I’ve never been to let alone heard of. We had a quiet dinner of steak, shrimp, lobster tail, and potatoes, and the food was good, although the company was better. TJ and I really don’t get much time alone together, so I enjoy spending time with him. Our dinner conversation was mostly him making fun of me for not being able to hear him, but oh well, it was full of laughter and giggles and was a memorable evening to say the least.

After dinner, we headed ice skating. Now, I must admit, having been a figure skater growing up (private lessons, 5:30am practices before school, competitions in other states), I was sort of surprised at how challenging I found it to be. Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t fall or anything like that, but there was definitely a fear factor for me, which surprised me. I think it’s my age! Plus, my skates are my professional skates from back in the day, and honestly, they kill my feet. They are so stiff (they have to be for purposes of jumping) that the thought of putting them on was enough to deter me, so I rented a pair of ice skates. I was shocked at the quality of the rental skates. They were the same as one of my first pairs of skates, Reidell, which is a high quality, name brand ice skate. I was impressed! Anyway, we skated for about an hour, holding hands (and holding on for dear life!) like teenagers in love before I was pooped and my feet were killing me. I had had enough youthfulness for one night- my age was catching up to me! LOL!

We left and went to a coffee shop where we sat and talked for a little while. I am always trying to plan out the future so I was bouncing ideas off of TJ, and he being the one to give me a dose of reality, made me think about the positive and negative of each option. I still did not reach a decision but have decided to pursue several options (well, I guess technically I did reach a decision) and pray that whichever one the Lord wills, I am open and prepared to fulfill.

On the way home, we rented the movie of the same title of the book I just finished, “The Memory Keeper’s Daughter.” The movie is okay, but as usual, the book is much better. I am off to finish watching it. . .