Monday, January 22, 2007

Happy Birthday to.....



ME!!!!! Yep. As of today, I need to change my darn profile. I'm 28 now. It hasn't been a crappy day. Hasn't been terribly exciting, either, of course.

I went & spent an hour & a half at the DMV this morning getting my driver's liscense renewed. Then Dad took me to lunch at this new Mexican place in town, Gallo's. Good!!!!! I had chicken fajitas, and they were VERY yummy!!!

After lunch with Dad, I headed next door to the "mall" & did a little bit of splurging. I bought myself a tiara (barely see it in this pick, thanks to the flash). I figure I'm going on 30, I need to start treating myself right, NOW. Instead of waiting till I'm 40, or 50 and giving myself the things I've always wanted.... I've always kinda wanted my own princess tiara, so I went & bought myself one. I also bought a few books at Waldenbooks. They're going out of business (the last day for our local store is Friday), so all their items are marked down considerably. The bargain books were 75% off, the regular merchandise was 40% off. I got myself a copy (finally) of _Secret Life of Bees_ by Sue Monk Kidd. If you haven't read this book yet, DO!!! It's fantastic!!!! I also got a bargain book: _Historic Britain from the Air_. I haven't had a chance to look through it very well, yet, though. And got DH a scrabble dictionary. Got DD a couple of American Girl books. Then on to "The Flickering Wick", a candle store in this same mall. There, I purchased a YUMMY smelling "Angel Amaretto" scented candle, and a vial of Lavender oil. Then I came home. LOL

Now I get to go pick DD up from school. DH said he's going to pick up some shrimp for dinner tonight (I need to remind him to get a lemon, too), since we don't quite have the $$$ to go OUT to eat. (At least, not enough $$$ to go out to a resteraunt that's nice enough to have escargot & creme brulee on their menu. *wink*) So, shrimp it is. I'm thinking my simple shrimp recipe.... Couple of cloves of garlic, pressed into a skillet with a couple of TBSP of olive oil. Saute for just a minute before tossing in a tsp of cajun seasoning and the peeled shrimp, saute until just barely done, then pour in the fresh-squeezed lemon juice. Simmer for a moment more. Remove from heat & serve over rice. Simple, but Ooohhhhh so Yummy!

Mom, I DID get the birthday card from you today! Lovely pic!!!!! And, though we did have sunny skies today, and it wasn't too horribly cold (about -10, I believe)..... I was still wishing I was in the scene on the front of that card, instead of here. LOL

Well, must dash. Gotta go get the kiddo from school.

Have a Blessed Day!

16 comments:

happyowl said...

Happy Birthday and I love your tiara!

Your shrimp dish sounds delicious, I wish I wasn't allergic to shellfish. I love shrimp.


enjoy the rest of your day


Brightest blessings

Heather

Anonymous said...

A very happy birthday to you!

The tiara is great! Does it have some detachable ear-muffs for those "cooler" days?

Party on, girl!

Anonymous said...

awwww, happy birthday, thanks for sharing your day with us... I couldn't agree with you more, about doing things for yourself...This March I turn 31 and I decided to do things just for me too.

Anonymous said...

It sounds like you had a nice day. Happy Birthday

Kati said...

Thanks for all the lovely comments!

Nope, Wiz... No detatchable ear-muffs. That's what the long hair is for. ;)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday sweetie! Glad you got the card... wish it had a ticket to Hawaii in it ;) maybe some day? Glad you enjoyed Gallo's and at least if you didn't get to go out for dinner, you got to go out for lunch. Thanks for the picture (on your post)... I need to cut & paste into one of my files, I don't have too many pictures of you (Ms camera shy person! *wink*). Hope your day continues to be at least okay (it's better than last year, that's for sure!). Love ya!- Mom

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Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! I love the tiara!

sammy_bunny said...

Happy Birthday to You!
Happy Birthday to You!
Happy Birthday dear Kati!
Happy Birthday to You!

peppylady said...

Happy Birthday and many more.

Em said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Never save the things you want till 'later'...whenever that may be. Fill your life with the little things that matter all along the way.

Dirk_Star said...

Well, I am so sorry I missed the birthday...

I'm glad you got the cool bomber jacket from your dad.

Every now and then we all have a lame birthday.

It just serves to make the sweet ones even better.

Happy birthday!

Felicia had a rough patch with the baby kicking her back out of joint, so I've been kinda busy.