May 1st, 2007
My birthday present to myself? My new bedroom (decor and bedding). I told you about a week or so ago I bought the duvet cover and pillows and stuff. My brother’s birthday present for me was a picture to hang over my bed, and I picked up a runner for one of the dressers the other day. AND just last night I ordered a new duvet. I did! Not a $1,000 one, but I went to hbc.com and ordered their goose down one. I’m sure I’ll be thrilled with it, and be able to cross #37 off my list. Last night I was attempting to put my new duvet cover on my old thin duvet, and I realized just how sad it is, and the cover was way too big for its flimsly thinness. So I did what I do best, solved the problem with shopping. Now I have more charges to pay off on my Bay card, BUT I didn’t order it from Sears, so that card is still paid off, and I plan to keep it that way. Anyway, it’s my BIRTHDAY.
I should have the new duvet by the end of the week, hopefully by Thursday because my brother is coming over. He can help me put it all together (I realized I can’t put the duvet cover on myself). And my Mother will be the first person to sleep with my new bedding… how is that fair?? Heh. She’s staying over Thursday and Friday nights.
Anyway, yeah, it’s my birthday. I’m 39. I didn’t make any plans with friends this year, I’m laying low. I was hoping to meet up with AH for our annual “our birthday is on the same day, so we should go out” dinner, but that didn’t work out. Not surprising, it’s so hard to see him. I wish he would just let me meet his wife so she knows I’m not after her husband, and we could all be friendly. But, apparently, she thinks every woman that talks to her husband wants to marry him, so she would have NONE of that. It’s complicated, but he continues to be someone I yak on the phone with a lot and he helps me with banking runs and stuff. Other than that, we don’t really see each other. We’re just going to win that house on May 22, because I know we met for a reason, and I’d like that to be the reason!
My mom gave me what I wanted for my birthday, a spot at Eva Marsh’s workshop on May 12. She is an incredible woman who healed her MS many, many years ago. She does tons of research and has multiple degrees (she got her Masters in Electrical Engineering and a BSc in Physics so she could understand the research she was reading, and the physics of a nerve cell). I attended her workshop several years ago, and she is amazing. Apparently she has learned a lot more and has tons of new stuff to talk about, so I look forward to this. I think there will only be about 8 people, it’s a very intimate and interactive workshop.
So, that is from my mom, who also dropped off a gift bag yesterday filled with little goodies such as sunflower placemats and perfume and stuff, which I did not expect. And THEN, as if that wasn’t enough, today she had flowers delivered to me:
I’m so lucky. Beautiful flowers, and beautiful cats!
My friend Christine from the Pub is taking me for a pedicure on Thursday, BLESS HER SOUL!!! I haven’t had one in ages. She is taking me to this fancy salon she goes to. It’s a good thing I wear Crocs most of the time, because they don’t show my toes. Now I can wear open-toed sandals if the mood strikes me.
Tax season is over, and all tax returns I needed to get done were filed on time. I’ve still got lots of work to do that didn’t have that deadline, but I’m over the big hump. I took today off, because it is my birthday, and I just wanted a “me” day. I went to the mall and got a latte and a piece of their pineapple coconut cake (it was either that or buy an ENTIRE McCain chocolate cake from Wal-Mart) for my on-my-real-birthday cake. (I’m sure there will be more opportunities to eat birthday cake in the next week, but there is just something about THE ACTUAL DAY). I also paid my rent, which is the worst thing about having your birthday on the 1st of the month. I always think I should get this month free, but “they” don’t see it that way. I still haven’t heard about being subsidized, I hope they can get that in place before June 1st!
Speaking of money, AISH overpaid me by $227 this month. I actually called them and told them, because I am THAT honest. She called back after looking into it and said it was a computer glitch, and she has no idea why or how it happened, (in other words, “we never would have known if you hadn’t said anything, you IDIOT! Now I have to do extra paperwork!”) and they will deduct it off my next payment. Sigh. I hope I earned some karma points for that one.
Oh! The cutest thing happened today. On my way back from the mall, I saw this little girl, about 3 years old, walking with her father in my parking lot. I couldn’t take my eyes off her, she was soooo cute. Shortly after I got inside and parked my scooter, I opened the patio doors to see the little girl (and her dad) standing across the way from my patio, staring at Pita, who was in the window. I beckoned the little girl over, that it was okay, she’s a friendly kitty. As she came to the door, I started to open the screen just a little bit so she could pet Pita, but without letting Pita run outside. The little girl FLUNG the screen door all the way open and cooooed at Pita. I held Pita in place (she is now at the point where she wants to run out there… I need to watch it! The hallway is one thing… but outside and cars is something else all together!) The little girl pet her, and then planted a quick kiss on Pita’s head before she ran back to her dad. It was so cute I almost pissed myself.
Check them out now:
Kitty toes! Eeeeeeeee!!
I have tried to teach them the art of a simple touch. Sometimes I just place a single finger on their paw in a loving way, or kiss them on the head as I walk by. Just reaching out for those little touches that mean so much…