Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.

11.07.2004

Happy birthday to me

Shake shake shake, shake shake shake, shake your booty!

I heard KC and the Sunshine Band playing on the way to LabKat's for my birthday outing. All in all, it was a really good day.

My kids crashed at my parents' last night and my mom gave me money for my bday. Yesterday, AoD gave me money, too. That was good.

So, I didn't go to bed Saturday night till late. I stayed up and did laundry, cleaned the bathroom and watched The Princess Bride. Inconceivable! I slept late this morning, which was nice. AoD took me to breakfast at LePeep and then went with me to do a bit of shopping at WallyWorld before I hit the road to meet LabKat. She gave me some bath and body stuff that smells wonderful. I got cards from several friends and calls from others. One of my long-time friends, 3 of 5, sent me a dry erase board with penguins on it. That was very sweet. I got a gift card and well wishes from my sisters-in-law, which was nice. LabKat took me to Black-eyed Pea and then we wandered through Target, Starbucks and Barnes and Noble. We had fun. Then, I hit the road to go pick up my younguns.

My parents had a cake for me, which was very sweet. Hit the road after a short visit and got kids ready for bed. Had a Taco Bueno birthday meal and AoD gave me the best gift yet - he emptied the dishwasher and reloaded it!

About to call it a night. It was a great day. I've just been feeling really down for the past week 0r so. I think the inability to use my right hand any better is taking its toll. My shoulders and back hurt from compensating with the other arm and using my right arm in weird positions. My wrist is healing. I can feel the burning and it is uncomfortable. I just am ready for it to be over. I'm ready to get paid by the people who owe me money. I'm frustrated and I'm tired. I can't really put it into words, but I had a good cry Saturday night on my way home after dropping off my kids. That seemed to help ease some of the frustrations, but then I had that crying headache this morning. I can't seem to get this feeling out of me. I think there are so many things that I carry with me and I try not to burden AoD with it because he has enough worries and responsibilities. I try to be super woman, but I fall terribly short and I think times like right now when I can't do it all just hit me hardest. I don't like depending on other people.

I think anticipating being 36 and being 36 doesn't help the mood. Ok, enough of being pathetic.

9 Comments:

  • At 10:15 PM, November 07, 2004, Blogger Uzz said…

    Well...Happy B-Day...though we are getting into the higher numbers which is scary! Mini-Uzz, aka Pickle, and I have something for you, but of course, I forgot to bring it over...I will try to remember tomorrow! Sounds like you had a low-key b-day, which I am beginning to believe, is the best kind...I discovered this weekend that I am not very good at the high end partying thing, but I think we all knew that. Anyway...good to hear you had fun with LabKat!!!

    Uzz (who hit 38 this year!)

     
  • At 10:22 PM, November 07, 2004, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Happy Birthday!!! (mines in a week) =D have a great one.

    ~Alli

     
  • At 1:36 AM, November 08, 2004, Blogger Bane said…

    Dang. I didn't figger you to be that old. Is AoD a youngin? You a cradle robber? Age. You carry it well.

     
  • At 6:56 AM, November 08, 2004, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I'm 28. I keep telling AoM that she looks much younger than her age, maybe one day she will believe it!

    Army of Dad

     
  • At 8:36 AM, November 08, 2004, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Thanks Alli. Happy birthday fellow scorpio!

    And, Jon, I feel for you inching towards 40! Yikes.

    And, thank you AoD and Bane. I try my best to look youthful. I'm just not sure who that old bitch is that keeps popping up in my mirror each day!

     
  • At 9:12 AM, November 08, 2004, Blogger Astrosmith said…

    Happy Birthday, AoM!

     
  • At 1:15 PM, November 08, 2004, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Thank you.

     
  • At 3:18 PM, November 08, 2004, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Um, no offense, sweetness, but hearing KC and the Sunshine Band can ruin a day as quickly as amoebic dysentery.

     
  • At 10:13 PM, November 08, 2004, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Oh, that is harsh. I like KC and the Sunshine Band. I'm a child of the 70s. Now, if you put me on a deserted island with only one CD (or in this case 8-track) I wouldn't request KC, but every now and then, it is a hoot.

     

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