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Thanks for the birthday wishes, y'all!  Despite the fact that I had to work, it wasn't half bad.  I made lemon butter cake and brought it in for the residents (don't get too excited; it was a box mix that I tinkered with.  I haven't gained magical baking powers upon turning 45).  I got rave reviews and pretty much reinforced my reputation around there of being a quaint, old fashioned sort of gal.

The volunteer activities director and her nephew Stevie brought me flowers (they get them donated from Whole Foods and Trader Joe's to decorate the facility) and led a round of "Happy Birthday" with the residents.  It was very sweet.

My birthday gift actually happens this weekend (ConCarolinas, y'all!), but Kent still got me a very sweet card and a six pack of Sisters of the Moon IPA from Mother Earth Brewing.  He bought it because a)it's semi-local, b)he knows I am an IPA girl 4-eva, and c)the packaging is so pretty and witchy.

(He had no idea we were coming up on a full moon...but I let him claim he knew.  ;)  Of course, the fact that all I'd wanted to do a few days prior was sleep, eat, and fuck might have tipped him off)

He also made me a really tasty ginger/garlic chicken stir fry with jasmine rice.  Considering the majority of his work days involve cooking various forms of chicken in myriad ways, that was a real labor of love.  <3

I actually see many stir fries in my future (yay!).  TFM has this thing in the employee break room where they set out fruits and veggies and bakery products that they can't sell the next day or have too much to donate at the end of the day (they donate *so much* stuff!  I love that!).  I'm all about some free produce.

Which is good, because I need to start eating better.  My immune system is in the trash, and I am getting tired of catching everything that comes down the pike.  I woke up Monday with a sore throat and runny nose and have spent the last two days coughing up my lungs.  :(  Con crud is supposed to happen AFTER, not before, damnit!  But, to be perfectly honest, I'm getting very little sleep and am basically eating enough most days to keep my blood sugar from tanking. Hell, there are days when I come home that chewing feels like too much work.   NOT GOOD.

I'm 45.  I need to start taking better care of myself.  Yeah, I'm one of those people who sees a birthday divisible by 5 and goes into full on life revamp mode.

Annnnnd....I totally lost my train of thought.  Oh, well.  Back to cold meds and packing.  There's no way this can go horribly, horribly wrong.


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May. 30th, 2018 06:05 pm (UTC)
Glad you had a nice birthday.
May. 30th, 2018 07:47 pm (UTC)
Happy belated, lady! :)
May. 30th, 2018 08:41 pm (UTC)
Have an amazing time at Con! And eat lots of stir fries for me. Those sound delicious.
May. 30th, 2018 10:59 pm (UTC)
Ugh, I hate when you have an event coming up and wake up down with teh sickness. I had a sore throat for a few days last week which has been a harbinger of worse things several times this winter, but thankfully I think it was from screaming along at a show and it went away.

Glad your birthday was nice regardless and hope your symptoms fade before the weekend. I'm envious of the fact that you live with someone who cooks for you!
May. 31st, 2018 08:18 am (UTC)
Good luck with eating better.
May. 31st, 2018 09:05 am (UTC)
Sounds like you had a fantastic birthday and a fabulous weekend ahead of you!!!!
May. 31st, 2018 02:39 pm (UTC)
I'm glad your birthday went so well!
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