Thursday, May 14, 2009

I wielded the Rapier of Unfairness

It's hard to watch someone you love struggle to be happy. It's harder still when you've known them as positive, upbeat and silly before. But most difficult is telling them that they are hurting the people around them. And they knew that on a level, but were so deeply affected by their health and situation they couldn't seem to do what they ought to about it. But when the foot came down, the gentle demand for them to rest and take care of themselves was made, they came through and it made me happy. There still lies a long road before him to recovery, but we're getting there, little steps at a time.

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I made a new friend! Technically she's still more of an acquaintance. But I feel a budding friendship. Hopefully we can click. She is a neighbor whose son is just two months younger than the twins. She recently left her job to start a home daycare. I have spoken to her nearly every day as she passes for a walk with the kids. Yesterday she invited the twins to come play in the afternoon for an hour with the kids. She was so nice. And when she brought the kids back, she and her son and one child still waiting to be picked up stayed to play in our yard for a few minutes. And we talked. I used mostly french. Not necessarily great french, but hey, it's a start. Yay!

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I had a birthday on Monday. I turned something above 35. I'm not feeling so down about gaining a year. Last year was tougher for me. I've had some fun for the event. I made myself a red velvet cake. Oh my. I used some birthday money to buy a shelf for my fabric stash and some organizational things for getting my space in order. I bought myself a chair (actually a stool) with wheels for my studio space so I can fly between my computer and my sewing machine. Wheee!

My husband gave me the three Dvd's put out by the Mythbusters. Oh yeah. It was definitely a wonderful birthday.

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We've started playing a new card game called Munchkin. It's hilarious and so much fun. It is one of those games where you have to fight monsters and gain powers and such, but it is extremely tongue in cheek. Like you can get the Boots of Butt Kicking or the Chainsaw of Bloody Dismemberment. We're always glad to find new games to play as a family (right now this one is just played with B - the twins will have to get a little older). We love this one, and it has a ton of extension packs and variant starter packs, so the fun should go on for quite a while. If you love funny games, check this out.

8 comments:

de said...

Happy Birthday!

furiousBall said...

Happy Birthday amiga!

Gordo said...

Oooh! A staff of napalm! I have a couple of books to order. This is on this list, too. :-)

meno said...

The Chainsaw of Bloody Dismemberment??!!

I'm so there!

I'm glad he listened.

SUEB0B said...

Happy birthday, girlie!

D-Man said...

Happy belated something birthday.

jaded said...

Nothing like blood and guts to propagate family bonding...as long as no one visits the emergency room.

Maggie said...

Thanks for the well wishes guys. What birthday would be complete without bloody gutty competition? Ah the joy.