Thursday, October 8, 2009

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Happy Birthday to Me!

It's my birthday today! I am 39 years old today, which means this is my last year in my thirties. It's kind of weird to think about that, because I honestly don't feel like I am almost 40. But you're only as old as you feel, right? And I certainly don't feel 39! I don't think that I look my age either, because most people are surprised when they find out how old I am. I just hope that it stays that way!

No big plans for today. I usually take my birthday off because it is during Fall Break, but I'm working today so that I can take off later in the week to go to the b-e-a-c-h! Mr. P and I will go out tonight to celebrate, and then we'll have a big celebration with my family this weekend.

Oh, and the gorgeous cake is from Retro Bakery in Las Vegas- . I only wish it was really my cake!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Fall Break!

It's Fall Break Week! I can't believe that a quarter of the school year is already gone. The days are speeding by! I'm working three days this week, but it is much more low-key than usual and much less hours. I have a long to-do list waiting for me on my desk when I arrive this morning, and I'm hoping to get through everything on the list this week. I also have a list of things to do at home this week, and here it is:
  1. Decorate the house for fall. I love fall, and I love decorating the house for autumn almost as much as decorating the house for Christmas. My fall box is out and waiting for me in the basement, so I'm hoping to bring it upstairs tonight and spruce this house up!

  2. Write a long, newsy post complete with pictures. Yeah, I know I've been promising that for a while, but it's now on The List, so maybe it will get done.

  3. Cook dinner at least once this week. Poor Mr. P...lately he either cooks or we starve! That's actually a bit of an exaggeration, but we have been eating too much take out and quick dinners lately. I love to cook, and I need to get back in the habit of cooking. I received this cookbook last year, and it has some great recipes in it.
  4. I love Gooseberry Patch books, don't you?

    I also recently bought this book from a book vendor at school. I thought it was the cutest cookbook, and it has old-fashioned recipes that have been updated. I especially love the appetizer section of it.

    Okay, I got a little sidetracked by my recipes...back to The List.

  5. Clean out the garage. Okay, that is actually on the list I have for Mr. P, but I intend to nag him about it this week because it is driving me crazy : )
  6. Celebrate my birthday tomorrow!
  7. Go to the beach with Mr. P and my family for some much needed R & R. It will be a quick trip (Thursday to Sunday), but I am so excited about it. My mom, dad, brother, and I all have birthdays in September and October, so we are having one great big birthday bash at the beach.

I'll let you know the status of The List as my week progresses.

Have a great day!