Friday, June 13, 2008

Birthdays and poop and bugs...

Friday the 13th. Interestingly enough it's usually a lucky day for me. But not so today. Well, most of it will probably be alright. I am officially a retired person today. Yep, today's my 62nd BD. Now this is the last time you'll hear about my age because as of today I am going to stop counting them. I've made it over this hump and it's all down hill from here. Now if I can just make it over the 190's hump and get the weight loss on a down hill track. But not today. A friend is throwing a party for me. Gee, I don't think I've had a birthday party in so many years I can't remember. It's going to be a dinner party. She called Wednesday to ask what I wanted for supper. I told her what I want and what I can have are two different things. She is very supportive of my weight loss and told me what she had planned. Everything was just what I could eat and still stay on track, but also soooooo boring for a birthday dinner. After asking me if that was alright, I told her what I really wanted was fried chicken with the skin on and lots of crust, and mashed potatoes and gravy (I haven't had gravy in over a year). She said then that's what I'd get. I know I've not been good this past week and I shouldn't but hey the first birthday party and many, many years! I've got to enjoy myself, right? I know I'll be sorry tomorrow and probably beat myself up but at this point it will be worth it. Wonder if she makes gravy the way I like it?

Have you ever seen humming bird poop? It's so cute. Wait...poop and cute don't belong together. But they do. It isn't like other bird poop. It's clear (or red if you tint the sugar water in your feeder). I used to hang the feeder in front of one of the front windows on the porch but this year decided to hang it in front of a side window so my cats can't get close to it. They never did catch one but it was aggravating watching them try and I'll bet frustrating for both bird and cat. Now I won't have little red dots on my porch anymore. Since it's hanging right outside the window closest to my computer desk I get to watch them more anyway since I spend a lot of time here. And they are watching me too. Right now they are a little skittish and when I move they fly off. One has even taken to hoovering at the other window to see if I'm setting here before he eats. (My desk is in a corner with a window on either side). Ahhhh, the simple pleasures of nature...

I didn't get the grocery shopping done on Wednesday as I had planned because I sat here all day waiting for UPS to deliver the package the tracking said would be delivered that day. They didn't show but instead left it at a friends business for me. I called the exterminator yesterday morning and couldn't go to the store then because I had to wait for him to call me back. So today I have to go to the grocery store. I'm out of salad stuff and I can not go through a weekend and be good without salads.

The exterminator had me describe the sawdust I found in my living room and he said he didn't think it was carpenter ants but rather some kind of beetle. He said that the beetle is already in the wood and can lay dormant for up to 10 years before coming alive and start eating. He will be here next Wednesday morning to take care of the problem for me. Whew, will be glad when they are gone so I don't have to worry about my roof falling in on me.

Have a great weekend, blogger buds!

6 comments:

->cara said...

Happy Birthday, Mommy!!!

Points don't count on your birthday!! So eat all you want. But don't eat too much because you're stomach will scream at you afterwards and you'll really feel miserable, and not because you cheated.

So, go, enjoy yourself thoroughly!

Don't regret it afterwards, either. If the scale doesn't dip down next week, don't blame it on your birthday.

How cool is that about the humming birds. You really do live in Shangri La. I can't imagine starring at a humming bird while I was working on the computer. How awesome would that be!

You are so blessed!

Sparky said...

Happy Birthday! Glad your buggies can be zapped out of your house :) Have a great day.

Fatinah said...

happy birthday!

I think on your birthday you should get to follow your hearts desire for your birthday dinner. No guilt after please, just enjoy the meal and time with friends!!

angienicholas said...

Happy birthday. And enjoy it. Don't feel bad about what you eat its like you said the first party in a long time. You have to indulge just a little bit the chicken sounds good and so does all the other stuff your making me hungry heheh........

MaryFran said...

Happy Birthday! Enjoy your birthday dinner to it's fullest. Which means no guilt! Maybe your metabolism needs a boost and this will help!

Cammy said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEBORAH!! AND MANY, MANY MORE!

If it makes you feel any better, I'm thinking about fried chicken for my birthday, too. Or maybe fried fish. Something gross, anyway. :) It's your own special day, and I hope you enjoy it. You can walk off any excess later!