Happy birthday me,
Happy birthday to meee,
Happy BIRTH-DAY to me-eeeeee,
Hap-py birthday to ME!
Yup, it's my birfday today. My MiffyMiffyTuTu. (Mom, WHY did Grandma call birthdays that??)
I wrote the above on Tuesday which was (duh) my birthday! And, a "big" one - the big 4-0! It feels GOOD to be 40! Very solid! Very now-you-are-officially-an-adult and your life is YOURS! Be responsible for yourself, be accountable to no one. (In a good way!)
I received a HUGE slew of congrats via Facebook but only 1 physical card in the mail! Ha - if that's not a sign of social / cultural change, I don't know what is! An old girlfriend and her family (referred to as Cabin Girl in an earlier post) were up for the holiday week, and while, her wonderful girls watched the dogs for me that night, her mom and The Peanut's / Bunny's mom (Cabin Girl's sister-in-law) took me out for a truly fantastically terrific night. The only down side of the evening was that it was hideously hot out and it took a long time to cool off - even right down on the lake at the restaurant where we ate dinner. The view couldn't be beat, though, and I took a great picture . . . but just haven't figured out how to download it from my phone yet!
After a long, absolutely leisurely dinner, the new mommy (remember that Bunny was born at the end of April) headed home after checking in only to find out that the poor little guy had been scream-crying at his daddy all night long. ;) Cabin Girl and I then headed down to the best local tavern to enjoy chocolatinis for dessert. (Although, if memory serves, we'd all just shared a slice of amazing cake at the restaurant - ha!) The headache I had the next morning reminded me that I should have stopped with the cocktails one earlier than I did (!), but that's what splurging is for, right? :) Following the tavern, Cabin Girl drove me to her cabin where
Okay, this is me throwing my hands up in abject I-give-up-ness. I just wrote a HUGE post with pictures and everything. Clicked Publish and nothing happened. Clicked it several more times and nothing happened. Clicked Save and then Publish and nothing happened. But, I'd published it, so it was fine. And saved everything. Typed my blog URL into my browser . . . and no new blog post. Back-tracked to frantically copy-and-cut my long entry just to make SURE it was saved . . . and it's gone. I give up.