Friday, April 25, 2008

Happy Birthday to Moi

So yesterday was my 32nd birthday. Hubby woke me up with a rose and chocolate covered gummy bears, which are my favorite, but I don't have them very often because A) they tend to make my teeth hurt after a while, and B) who needs that much sugar? At any rate, when we were first dating, he wanted to know what to get me for my birthday, so he asked me what my favorite candy was. He thought I was lying that they even existed, because he couldn't find them. He bought me yummy chocolates and gummy bears though. It was sweet. Then after we got married, he was wandering through the grocery store by our house and found them! He's bought them a few times and decided he likes them too. So we sat and talked for a few minutes while munching on chocolate covered gummy bears. It was sweet.

I went in to wake up kiddo, and she said, "what day is it?" "Thursday." "It's your birthday! Happy birthday Ma!" It was quite cute.

Then I went to the DMV place to renew my driver's license and get my name changed and all that ... but they decided to have a staff meeting and opened late, so I went home and took kiddo to school. She'd made me a necklace out of yarn. I wore it until I got back down to the DMV, then put it in my purse. She was excited I still had it when she got home. lol. At the DMV it occurred to me that when I was 16, mom and I got my license either on the day or the day after ... so now I've been legally driving for half of my life. Weird. That's the only thing that made me feel older really.

My MIL came over with some cash for my birthday, so I picked up some lunch for me and hubby and some groceries, then we took the rest and went to dinner last night. McGrath's -- totally craving this parmesan crusted halibut from a restaurant in Oregon, but McGrath's has a decent version. I need more though, so I think I'm going to buy some halibut at the grocery store and try my hand at it.

I also got emails all day and phone calls from people who love me and wanted to wish me a happy birthday. I really appreciate so many people remembering!

Then I re-watched Juno after work last night. See, I'd watched it (and Dan in Real Life) while I was at the doctor's office the other day, doing the 3-hour glucose test for gestational diabetes. (still don't know the results). I thought it was cute ... but should've only watched it once. The second time it totally depressed me. I've been in a funk all day, between eating too much at dinner last night and still being bloated today but needing to eat, and the story of the movie ... It made me cry. Hubby thought I was upset with him this morning, and even though he'd said something a couple of days ago that did hurt my feelings and he got weird last night after dinner, I'm not mad at him. It was the dang movie! lol. Couldn't explain it to him because he didn't want to watch it, and we both knew that movie would depress him, so ... that's that. I slept on the recliner for a while this morning after he got home, so that didn't help him feeling I was mad, and I could see that he'd reached for me in his sleep when I took kiddo to school. So for my nap, instead of sleeping in kiddo's bed, I went and got in bed with him (he was still reaching across the bed for me) and he cuddled me. It was nice. I feel better now, so I'm glad I went in there.

Life sure gets interesting sometimes. I still don't know the results of the glucose test, but didn't get terribly sick after, just tired and emotional with some other things that happened that day. So ... hopefully I passed.

And now I'm off to work again.


kaje said...

Great... now I'm craving chocolate covered gummy bears! Funny thing is that I don't really care for them unless I can't have them, (diet).

Glad you had a good birthday!

Kipluck said...


I liked BOTH those movies, btw.

Oh just Ehu. said...

Hmmm, I've never had chocolate covered gummy bears. But I did have some gummy worms tonight--but they weren't really long...they were more like "Gummy Maggots". I'll have to try them in chocolate sometime...sounds good!

Hope you had a great birthday!

evitafjord said...

Happy Birthday!! Sorry I'm late :(

Hmm, I bet I've been driving half my life now too - I didn't get my license until some time in October (probably about the 14th because I think I got it the same day as my best friend and that's her birthday). But that's only 4 months late and I'm almost 33, so it must be by now. That doesn't make me feel nearly as old as the fact that my daughter is wearing a bra. THAT makes me old ;-)

Katz said...

Happy belated birthday!

We got our Wii at ToysRus. They were in the Sunday ads for Target, Best Buy, Circuit City and ToysRus yesterday. I was bad and ran and picked one up before they were gone. :)

Katz said...

Oh and by the way...

I LOVE chocolate covered gummi bears! I used to buy them every time I went to Knott's Berry Farm.

stewbert said...

Oh, hey, thanks everyone!

Katz, I'm so jealous ... but hubby would've killed me if I'd done that. lol.

Dawn, my DD is wearing a bra too. Because she likes them. Not because she has to... yet. DSD OTOH needs one but hates wearing them. lol

Daisy Paige said...

I have a delicious halibut recipe with lemony veggies and rice I can send if you want to try it.

stewbert said...

OOOooooooooooooo, that'd be awesome. Thanks Paige!