Hey Yall! Since I am another year wiser, hehehehehehe, I decided that I should update on what else happened on the celebration of the blessed day of my birth. I also decided yesterday during my reflection of things important in my life that I should update my blog more often since it gives some people so much joy. Cough, Cough. During that reflection I also decided that I should get a pedicure more often and neti-pop my sinuses regularly along with many other things that I won't bore you with. Well, not today.
When I said in my "51 Things about Me" that I have the most wonderful Family and Friends, I meant it! Thank You, Thank You, Thank You to everyone that wished me a Happy Birthday by a phone call, card, email, or facebook. I was truly moved that you all thought about me. It was a great day!
Now let me tell you how I was feeling yesterday. Ugh. Awful. My sinuses were full and threatening to burst. As Rosanna Rosannadana said, "I thought I waz gonna die." After talking to my sinus expert friends, I decided it was time to pull out the old Neti-pot and do the Neti. Unfortunately, after searching every cabinet, closet and drawer, I was unable to find it. You see, no good deed goes unpunished around here. I cleaned out my cabinets in the kitchen and rearranged it all so I didn't look like a pack rack or even worse, one of the hoarders on tv. I decided that no one wanted to see my Neti-pot in the cabinet when they opened it, so I put in a special place so I could get it without exposing it to the world. Well ding dang, wouldn't you know, I can't remember where that place it. I looked everywhere all the while my head was about to split. So on to plan B. I had a bottle of saline nasal spray. So I hang my head over the sink and proceed to empty the bottle spraying massive amounts of saline solution deep into my nasal cavities. After about 15 minutes, it happened. Oh my mercy.....the pain and burning. THE BURNING! I lay on the couch, I walked around the house, and my right eye watered. What was up with that? Only one eye watered! Finally, it eased off after about 30 minutes. Note to self......go get another Neti-pot TODAY! And use it daily. So the next time you come to visit me and you see this cute little white tea pot looking thing on my counter, DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT, decide to make tea with it. You have been warned because it will now be displayed and ready for duty.
Mr. Frannycakes called me yesterday morning and told me that he would be taking care of dinner. And he did! There is a store that sells casseroles and cakes and stuff that you can get frozen or hot and ready to eat. He brought home a wonderful seafood casserole and things to go with it. Yum Yum Yum. You did good Meester! Jeb and Brandi joined us. They brought me something that came in this bag:
It was a delicious ice cream cake!
Confused over the "49" on the cake? Let me explain.....I didn't particularly like being 50 last year. I don't feel 50. I am sorry. I don't feel grown up and 50 is just a grown up number. So I have decided to start counting backwards. So this year I am 49. Don't judge me! And I can't tell you how happy it makes me to say I am 49 and I don't care what anybody says, I am 49 now and look forward to being 48 next year. Try it, you might like it.
Here is a picture of Jebbie and Brandi from last night.
Mr. Frannycakes brought me some beautiful flowers for my birthday.....
When Mom and Dad came Saturday to celebrate the blessed year of my birth, they brought me the most precious, beautiful cake. It was like a babycake and it had a flower that covered the entire top of the cake. Mom knows I like lots of icing and a little bit of cake to go with it and this cake was perfect! I had wanted to take a picture of it before we cut it but I was needing a sugar rush and we all had a piece before I realized I hadn't taken a picture. So here is the front half of the cake. Just pretend it still has the back.....
And here's the back.....
So I guess you can tell I had pretty much a perfect birthday! Thank you again for all the Birthday wishes and believe me when I say that I know I am blessed with such loving family and friends. I love you!