My surprise party was Saturday, but my actual birthday was WEDNESDAY so I had almost a whole week of festivities!
On Tuesday night I treated myself to a playdate with my friend Stacy. :o) It was her birthday...for one day of each year, we are the same age. I needed to take James to Trail Life that night, and Stacy lives near the church, so I just hung out at her house for that time. It was such a treat for me since I only had 1 kid with me (Sedric) and he was pretty good. :o)
Then on Wednesday I made myself a plan for the perfect birthday. Included was:
read ~ shop ~ garden ~ pray ~ coffee break ~ work ~ clean ~ play ~ bake ~ eat ~ connect
I hustled to get it all done in one day!
|I BAKED a new recipe: pumpkin monkey bread.|
It was pretty good! Made the house smell nice, too. :o)
|I combined COFFEE BREAK with PRAY like I try to do|
every day (doesn't alway happen, but definitely had to
make it work on my birthday).
|Unfortunately I had to spend 2.5 hours in the|
car on Wednesday, mostly driving Bunny and
Mariposa to and from Franciscan Girls.
But I could count it as "WORK." :o)
|SHOP!! I stopped by the nursery and bought "a few" new|
perennials for the bed my dad helped me prep. (He took out
all the old irised and we added a new tier using rocks.)
|My new babies from the nursery|
|Girls working for Franciscan Girls Club at the retreat house.|
Also on my birthday I did more WORK (teacher work) and I got to GARDEN by planting some annuals. I updated my blog so that counted as CONNECT, and I had some PLAY time with Celeste and our My Little Ponies. And I can't forget EAT....
|Marcus made Bourbon Blonde Brownies|
for me!! This was SUCH a treat especially
since my bday was on a weekday, and this
is NOT a quick-and-easy recipe by any means.
A few days later I was able to do some more planting and get all (but one) of my perennials in the ground. Yay!