Really? How did this happen??? Well, on this day, 47 years ago, I was born to David and Jacque at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, California. Yep. 47 years ago. Yikes!!
I really shouldn't complain. I am healthy. I have a wonderful and loving husband and a fantastic son. I have great family and friends and a good job. I have a beautiful home. I guess it's just the number that bothers me. . .it IS just a number. . .
Today, I plan to go to the pool and relax (swim like crazy with Aidan until each break) and then go out to dinner with Grandma and Grandpa. I have a few gifts to open from my family--the one from my Dad I suspect contains several jars of Gourmet Olives. . .I love olives, but. . . : )
My gift from Pat is a vacuum. That's right. A vacuum. It is a pretty red one. We bought it a couple of weeks ago when we took the old vacuum in to see if it could be fixed. No such luck. We wound up walking out of that store, nearly $500. later, with a beautiful upright, a year supply of bags (back to the bags) and a year of free service. I felt like we had "Sucker" written on our foreheads, but I have to be honest and say that this vacuum is totally awesome! It really does the job. Love it!! But, a vacuum again for a birthday present. . .At least he could have gotten my dive watch battery replaced!
Okay, I won't whine. I'll be gracious and be happy with my lot. It is a really really good lot. . .
Aidan got in bed with us again this morning. He hasn't done this for a long time and I wouldn't have minded today, except that I had been sleeping really good. He sleeps sideways and I wound up with his head on my side for a while and then his feet in my stomach. I finally gave up and came downstairs. It wouldn't be so bad, but I have a terrible case of laryngitis (no idea why--not sick) and wanted to rest some more.
We've been working hard on little projects lately. Painting is basically complete-for what we started, that is-the garage is getting cleaned up and the deck has been powerwashed (it looks almost as good as it did 10 years ago!). Pat's going to be out of town Monday and Tuesday so I'll start the new curtains for the Living Room and Dining Room on Wednesday--they will be some basic Jabot and Cascade things. I bought this beautiful material about a year ago and am just now getting around to having the time to make them! And, we've begun making a pile (a huge one) of things for a garage/yard sale that we hope to have in August sometime.
Pat gave me this really cool clock several years ago for Christmas. I really love it and have it hanging over the door in the Office. The main time is our time hear on the East Coast. The one a the 3:00 level is Mom's House (Las Vegas); the time at the 6:00 level is Chicago (my sister); the time at the 9:00 level is London; and the time at the 12:00 level is Moscow. You can set these locations up with little preprinted signs and I chose these when I received the clock in 2005--before we even decided to adopt. I love how God works! The only problem with the clock is that the batteries do wear out. . .and the time changes twice a year! : )
We bought a new desk top computer. It is scheduled to arrive tomorrow. There really isn't anything wrong with the laptop except that it isn't very kid-friendly on use. Aidan is a whiz on the computer at school. So, when I ordered this new one, I made sure it had the Student Package included. There is a great website for kids www.starfall.com that his teacher told me about. We've checked it out and it really helps and encourages the alphabet and reading through little games, etc. Aidan loves it and he'll be able to do this a lot easier with the new computer. We will then be a two computer family with a house network. Who knew that would happen??? I can see that, in the near future, we'll probably be a three computer family. . .
I don't have any wonderful pictures of Aidan to share today. Maybe later. . .The new computer does have a fantastic photo shop program that I can't wait to try out. Maybe it will inspire me to organize the photos better. . .And, I am finally going to start editing the blog for the hardbound book version. New computers are such great motivators!!
Have a great day! I'm going to go take a nap before the boys get up. . .