So the birthday went well. Very well. Hubby rolled sushi for those who were here Friday (yum!), Oldest Boy and Baby Boy picked out a cake that was wonderful (and yes, I DID eat too much of it..in case you were wondering).
Got a fun couple of gifts from the Mother-figure, Little Brother and the Little Sister. My side of the family lives in Chicago, and so, unfortunately we weren't together for my birthday...but they did send some fun presents. I was opening the box, and as my niece is watching me I pull out a purse. Shiny, new, with funky metal detailing..."Woo!" I think..."I need a purse, mine is beat to death!". My niece says "Wow, you got a 'Cathy'?" And I'm thinking "No, it's a purse."...um...what? "It's a 'Cathy'" she says..."You don't know what a 'Cathy' is?"
Now, if you said "Wow, you got a 'Weight Watchers'!" or "Wow, you got a 'Fisher Price'!"...then I would know exactly what you are talking about. I am a girl who buys my purses at the box stores that start with either a "T" or a "W", and only if they are on sale. I currently am carrying a purse big enough to smuggle a newborn AND a puppy, with the pleather worn through so that you see the cloth underneath in spots. It has half eaten lollipops stuck to the inside, along with capless pens, a melted lipstick, and I think, enough change to park my car in a metered spot for two weeks.
Should I just use this purse for everyday things? Or should I buy another bag on sale at "T" or "W" and save this one for special occasions? If you could see the fancy lining in this thing...maybe I should save it and only use it only AFTER children quit handing me half-eaten items...in 20 years or so.
Little Sister bought me a rockin' headband from Ed Hardy. They sell these things for $25...a splurge I would never employ for myself (4 kids, all living at home...all eating...you do the math). Which makes it a SPLENDID gift. I love it. Nevermind the fact that my teenagers believe me to be too old to wear Ed Hardy in a cool manner...or say the word "rockin'".
All in all it was a wonderful weekend, spent with people that I love and adore. Homemade sushi not once, but twice (and he cleaned the kitchen too!!), cool gifts, wonderful family and friends..I am truly blessed.