Thursday, March 29, 2012

yippee ki yay

Today is my mother's birthday. Happy Birthday Mom! I love you...

And my birthday came and went. And... It wasn't as awful as I had imagined.

I didn't get a birthday cake.

Or a fabulous gift wrapped in a pretty little bow.

I did figure out to disable my birthday on FB, well mostly. So, it was nice not having a bajillion people remind me that I was old.

But I did get one more year of my fabulous life.

And a Lego heart from my son.

Check out this hand written birthday note from my most awesome daughter!

LOVE her...

And best off all. Cash.

Yep, I mean I love gifts but cash is king.

I bought these cute little cowgirl boots too. Technically they were last years gift from the Mr. I never technically got but that's ok. I have forgiven him. I really have.

Ok, I may still be a teensy little bit bitter, but give me another year, at least.

And, I have learned if you really want something you better just go after it yourself. Nothing is ever just handed to you and you cannot just sit around and wait for shit to happen either. It has taken me a very long time to figure this out. But I get it now, mostly.

Oh I almost forgot have you seen these bad boys on supermarket shelves yet?

Yes, those are indeed birthday oreos. Happiness in a bag.

I particularly enjoyed them especially by dipping them in milk while laying in bed late at night in the dark so I didn't have to share with my family. Being in the dark is key, so not to feel guilty eating the entire bag, and not sharing. If you can't see the empty bag then it's not empty. Right?! Oh and a little advice these bad boys soften a lot faster in said cup of milk than the regular ones do.

Please don't tell my doctor, I promise to do better and stick to that heart healthy diet, promise.

The month of March has been such an emotional, crazy, sad and happy month for me. Ups and downs. Lot's of them on so many different levels.

Starting to feel bi-polar oh wait maybe it is the month of March and it's that everyone else is emotionally unstable... Yep, that's it. Can't be me.

Come on April! And... Goodbye March!

Monday, March 12, 2012

birthday blues

My birthday is in 2 days, the 14th. And I'm dreading it.

I wish the day would just come and go already.

I have never felt this way ever about turning a year older.

Until now.

I will be 31.

Thirty one.

I know I should just put on a grin and be happy.  I mean, I am here to see another birthday and everything in my life is mostly swell.

But this birthday I have a deadline.

My new years resolution kinda shit deadline.

To get my life organized. To get healthy.

I did take the day off from work. Just because I always do. I have never worked or gone to school on my birthday ever. So I gotta keep up with tradition at least.

I debated that too. Because like I said I just want the day to come and go already. I wonder if there is a way to deactivate my birthday on FaceBook? I'm gonna look into that. I don't need 400 of my closest friends reminding me.

I have a dental appt. scheduled on my birthday and another appt. for my son that morning. I'm an idiot. Who schedules that kinda crap on their birthday?! I do. Waving idiot hand over here!

Birthdays are overrated.

There will be no day drinking on a patio. Lazy day at home doing nothing. Or fun day planned with my kiddo's. Because I'm pretty sure that the wonderful school district would just love it if they missed one more day, left school early or happened to be tardy just one more freaking time.

Or anything spring break related because we are the only school district in the good ol' state of Texas not to be on spring break this week.

So, cheers to turning a year older in a few days. (insert sarcasm here) Yippe...

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Today I visited my local and newly remodeled Starbucks to pick up some coffee for my morning cup at home. Since I was out and all. And I had to see the remodeled joint that took a whole week, not really impressed either. It seemed stuffy like we were herded in line like cattle almost. But hey, not my place to judge. Have you seen my house lately, yep. Exactly!

I finally joined the rewards program, I have the app on my iPhone. It's quite possibly the coolest app eva. Like for real. I just open the app and scan my phone to pay, I can reload it right in the store or online. It's plain greatness. And the benefits are awesome, I CANNOT believe I am just now doing this. I could have been gold status like 9 years deep now, shoot I could quite possibly have platinum elite status.

I'm a borderline coffee snob, I LOVE coffee.

It smells good and I like it strong, with a kick.

Folgers is not in my cup. Maybe if it was the last coffee on earth, but it's not.

So, I picked up the new Starbucks Tribute Blend 2012 today.

Spicy, Full Bodied & Deeply Layered.

It has berry and dark cherry notes.

I have never in my life been more excited to wake up in the morning, just to try this coffee. Certainly not to drag my kids to school. Nope, I live for the java.

And why do all the baristas seem so offended when you don't want them to grind your beans in the store?

This blend better be good since I missed out on my favorite Casi Cielo. I still regret not purchasing it before they sold out. 

Until next winter we shall meet again I suppose.

I'm secretly hoping my husband has a stock pile of it wrapped in a pretty bow for my birthday next week. But I'm not gonna bet money on it.

I am hopeful though.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

and the winner is...

It's generously drizzled in caramel and candied pecans. Perfectly spiced and the frosting is oh so creamy and smooth! This is THE carrot cake and winnerof today's offerings.

My all time favorite of carrot cake's in the restaurant world is still at Jen's Place in North Dallas. If you have never been drop everything and go. Now.

The ever so close runner up was our dear chocolate cake.

Now I LOVE chocolate cake. But Truluck's carrot cake is today's winner.

And it holds a special place in my heart.

Fun fact:  Truluck's in Uptown was one of the first dates the Mr. took me on when we were dating. A late night date. For dessert and even more specifically for their carrot cake. And why I remember this of all things is because he ordered a tall glass of milk to go with our fabulous dessert. And to this day that man drinks milk like it's the best thing on earth! I'm admittedly not a milk fan, never have never will be. But my family loves the stuff. We go through 3 gallons easy on a weekly basis. And milk snobs they are. Organic, Coconut, Soy oh hell no. Not even Tom Thumb or Kroger brand will do. They are milk snobs and prefer (drum roll please) Wal-mart's store brand 2% milk. 

Maybe, just maybe I should sit them all down and have them watch that Food, Inc. documentary again with me, ummm...

I'm SUPER spoiled, really I am. And these desserts were brought to me by my fabulous lady boss. For the record, I only took a bite of each as to not spoil my ever growing figure since becoming a non-smoker. But that's a whole separate entry, ugh!