Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Secret Baked Goods and Mystery Meat

One and a half score and six years ago my mother and my father didn't know what hit 'em. I was born. Today, I turned 36 years old. That's dead in dog years.

The day has been a pretty good one. I spent the morning volunteering at my daughter's school, helping kids age 3 and up shop for their parents. A business provides all kinds of gift items at very reasonable prices (starts at 25 cents!) and the kids are able to shop for their parents' Christmas gifts. They even provide a gift bag. It is really a neat idea.

When I asked one 3 year old little girl what her grandpa liked she said, "All he does all day is watch TV." Since a remote control and TV Guide were not in her budget, we found a really cool "#1 Grandpa" flashlight.

I then had lunch with my daughter. I am here to tell you that school lunch has not improved whatsoever in the past 30 years. In fact, I think I may have eaten some sort of meat item that was indeed left over from when I was in the third grade. And, can you believe that they are still trying to cover up the taste with ketchup?

Even with the smooshed roll and sad little cupcake, it was a fine lunch with my little girl. I have had many birthday lunches with my husband and I cherish them all, but school lunch with my little girl, well, those days are fleeting.

And then there was the shopping. Real shopping. I hit the mall and had a blast buying Christmas presents. I found a few bargains and even bought something for myself. I highly recommend the Savannah Bee hand salve from Bath and Body Works. It feels like honey scented silk on chapped hands which have been covered in stinging orange juice. Oh, yeah, did I mention that I peeled oranges for half the class?

We went out to dinner last night, so we had dinner at home this evening. As I type this, my husband is clanging bowls and checking the status of a birthday cake that I am not supposed to know about. It smells good. I'll let you know how it tastes. To tell you the truth, I have never had bad cake.

Except for on the school lunch tray. :>)

Tuesdays Transformed returns next week. Thanks for "sharing" my birthday with me! :>D


Anonymous said...

Happy Happy Birthday,
And many more to you,
I'm glad you got a "play" day,
And lunch with Daughter, too!

Susanne said...

"Happy Birthday to you" *in a sing-song voice*

How fun that you got to go shopping and spend some time with your daughter at her school!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!! School lunch rocks, but only if you get to sit with your kid.

So glad you had a fun day. May you have many many more!

Southern Girl said...

I'm sneaking in here with just a few minutes left in the day -- Happy Birthday! Glad you had a fun one! :)

Big Mama said...

Happy Birthday Melanie! Hope the cake was yummy.

And 36 is dead in dog years cracked me up.

Jen said...

A very happy belated birthday :)

Shayne said...

Happy late birthday! I only just found your blog today so I don't feel so bad.

My son's birthday is the same as yours. My brother's is on the 7th and mine is on the 9th. I just turned 35.

The birthday similarity is freakin me out a little 'cause I also commented on another post of yours about how we could possibly have the same family. Weird.