Thursday, February 26, 2009

Birthday Fantasy

I had a plan for a low-key birthday celebration tomorrow.

Morning: Drop Cami off at school, tuck Rose in the carseat, & drive down to a nearby community to check out their local fruit-&-veg shop. Some friends have recommended it, our local chi-chi food shop gets supplies from this vendor, & when I've driven past they clearly have a bustling business going. I realize this probably sounds incredibly dull to you, but is really exciting for me -- I just love food shopping at independently owned and operated vendors. That's one reason I love Trader Joe's so much. . .it has the same vibe.

Depending on how long I took at the shop, either go hiking with just Rose or head back towards home to grab Graham from school & take him with me.

Afternoon: Once Jason was free (he'll be home about 2:30), walk down to our local specialty food shop alone with 15 pounds in my pocket & grab whatever that looks yummy. No plan to it. Specialty pasta & imported sauces. Or cheese from their selection & crackers. Or jams & toast. Or their unique juice selection. Or a mix of everything. Whatever takes my fancy.

Evening: Cami & I go to our first Scottish Dance Class. It's been too long since I took dance classes & I'm excited about doing this with Cams. It'll be fun & maybe someday it'll be something our entire family can do together.

Night: Watch Leatherheads with Jason. He downloaded last night. I know it got awful reviews, so I kind of want to see just had bad it was. (Plus it has the actor who plays "the cute guy" on the American version of The Office.) My other choice was Flawless with Michael Caine. But I went with my first choice because odds are better that Jason will actual watch Flawless some other time. I'll get him to watch Leatherheads only because it's my birthday.

The reality: Cami appears to have chicken pox again. Graham is acting especially emotional -- the clue that he's not feeling well. Rose is showing signs of feeling awful (chicken pox, perhaps). And I have a cold. At least we'll watch Leatherheads.

10 comments:

Sarah said...

Can you give yourself a raincheck?

emily said...

I agree a raincheck certainly would be appropriate!!

Grandma Jeanne said...

By the time you have nursed all three of the kids through chicken pox (again!), you certainly will deserve a day to celebrate your birthday! It sounds like you had a fun day planned, and I hope you can do it another day and enjoy it just as much!

Anonymous said...

I didn't know it was possible to have chicken pox a second time. I'm so sorry. I do think a raincheck is in order. Make sure you ink something in on your calendar.
-ld

Cin said...

Alas, the double chicken pox gene! (Maybe not, but I certainly had it twice, and I think Jason did too.) A pox on the pox! But Happy Birthday despite the pox, and may Leatherheads be everything you dreamed of :)

Sacto Cat Woman said...

Motherhood! Things never go exactly as planned, cute as they may be. A few times I actually sat down and cried. Then your children grow up to be amazing adults and you realize that it is just perfectly what it was meant to be.

Do give yourself a raincheck. When all of the pox is over you will need a lovely day like the one planned even more.

Amy Donner said...

Hi Starr!
Happy Birthday!! Being a mommy is so much fun, huh? Enjoy your movie and remember, tomorrow is another day:)
Love to everyone

joycie said...

Happy Birthday to You, Happy Birthday to you, happy birthday dear sisiter staaaarrrrr, happy birthday to you!

That was from Bailey, and this is from me,
Happy Birthday Starr!
at least try to eat a cupcake while watching your movie!

Marie said...

Awww...sorry to hear that the kids are showing signs of chicken pox. When my middle son was 9 months old he and the 3 older children all came down with chicken pox at once! What a treat!!! I hope that you get to celebrate your birthday in style at some point and I can't think of a better way than by having a rumage through a foodie paradise!

Marie said...

Awww...sorry to hear that the kids are showing signs of chicken pox. When my middle son was 9 months old he and the 3 older children all came down with chicken pox at once! What a treat!!! I hope that you get to celebrate your birthday in style at some point and I can't think of a better way than by having a rumage through a foodie paradise!