It has been just over a year since we have all been stuck in Pandemic Land - Please pass the Dramamine and I'd like to get off the rides now. It crash landed right before my birthday and ruined a lot to say the least. Is there light in the Covid Tunnel? Perhaps. But I still miss my friends terribly and our yearly lunch gathering to celebrate our awesomeness was postponed again.
BUT! As I went out to get the mail I tripped over several boxes of birthday love and that totally cheered me up!
1: Tom Novy painted this crow for me - after one I had in a dream - Perfect!!
2: Jan Novy gifted me a Titanic book and I LOVE it - goes with my treasure chest of Titanic memorabilia
3: From my friend Audrey - some Harry Potter love, LOTR leather journal that smells divine love and Neil Gaiman love - also a gift card.
4: From my friend Sue - a super soft plush HIPPO blanket, black note paper Hippo Journal and metallic markers and OMG I do not know how she finds the best HIPPO stuff but she wins the prize!
Then today I ventured to the one place I scarfed food at any and all occasions in high school, Naugles. I LOVED Naugles and it did not disappoint. I maybe got TOO much food? Nah, leftovers! But the Taco salad with White Sauce was just how I remembered it. Tastyyyyyyyyy.
I also ventured to Kohls as I have not bought any new clothes since before Covid and after trying Target was highly disappointed in the weird baggy pastel prairie dresses? And way too cropped cropped tops? That is not fashion. Kohl's did not disappoint - got some comfy tee shirts and a few dressier shirts plus some lounging cotton shorts and a pajama set that I plan on turning into lounging shorts. Happy Happy.
And then there was my parents card. My Dad added exactly two words to it and I about fell over laughing so hard because I don't care how old I am or get to be, I will NEVER live down the Green Grapes Incident.
What is the Green Grapes Incident you ask?
Ok, first I was like 6? So not entirely responsible for my actions - also my mom was literally 2 feet away from me cooking something so she could have stopped this at any time but she didn't. So, not all my fault.
I guess I was eating green grapes, (obviously?) in the kitchen while my mom cooked something on the stove. I dunno how many Iate - enough. Then I decided I was thirsty. I LOVED our Sparklett's Water dispenser thingy - remember those? The Sparklett's man would come and give us full bottles and take the empties away? Yeah, anyway - I liked that so I had a cup - I don't think it was a big cup but I had a cup - then another. Then.... another..... (again Mom could have said that was enough water stop now but no.)
To be honest I have no idea how many cups of water I added to the Green Grapes but more than three. Do we see where this is heading?
So, after I am done guzzling water I walk out of the kitchen towards the living room where my Dad is sitting on the sofa. At the end of the hall I stop walking and immediately, with no warning that I am aware of, turn into the Gushing Fire Hose of Green Grapes and Water - (I honestly don't recall feeling sick LOL) I do recall my Dad running full speed at me, grabbing me from behind and lugging me into the bathroom which was luckily RIGHT THERE and setting me in the tub. I think I was done by then and felt fine but was given a stern DO NOT MOVE FROM THE TUB.
Snorttttt. I cannot imagine the horror of that scene even though I had a starring role. And that is why I will never live that down.
Happy Birthday To Me!
Not vicious or malicious
Just de-lovely and delicious