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I love my Mother!

I really do.  She just sent me a whopping huge cheque (classy British spelling because it's in pounds sterling, making it worth almost twice what it looks like) for mah burfday.  *dances*

This comes upon the heels of the news that the front-loader accidentally ran over our septic tank and didn't just break the lid, but crushed the tank, so it needs to be replaced (to the tune of $1300 or so).  So, it came timed rather well.  Most of it will go into the house bank account, but I will be reserving a little for me (Bob insists, as it's my burfday moneeeeee!).

I am totally getting on board with this birthday week of meeeeeeeeee! thing; tomorrow evening we'll be at Dave and Buster's in Arundel Mills (come hang out!), Friday is a definite for dancing at Club Orpheus in Baltimore (we'll be there after 9:30pm - early, because I like having the dance floor mostly to myself for a bit), and Saturday I'm going antique shopping (and can splurge a little because of the aforementioned cheque).

I'm also keeping an eye out for theme items for Bob's birthday party next year - it's Super hero/ines and Super villains.  I usually spend a few months preparing all the bits that go into the party, and start with the prizes (we do a costume competition), door goodies (I have to come up with something interesting, since last year's "medical packs" complete with prescription candy was such a hit), and decorations.  Bob will be Alan Quatermain from "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" (the movie version, since he does a great Sean Connery impression), and I will be Mina (red hair, black clothes - duh).  

(The Alan Quatermain thing makes me rather happy because my grandparents were good friends of H. Rider Haggard - they lived in the same parish for many years.  I have a gorgeous rock crystal and garnet pendant (it's huge) that Haggard gave to my grandmother as a wedding present.)

And I found the most gorgeous green comforter for the master bedroom (at the house) while buying my mother 400 thread-count sheets for Christmas, so I'm extra happy.  I'm sorry to be bragging about all of this, but I'm just completely *squeeeeee'd* about life right now - though that may be the painkillers talking.  I'll be back to my evil sarcastic self tomorrow, I promise.

Now, to keep my fingers and toes crossed that nothing awful happens until Monday so I can enjoy my entirely self-indulgent 38th birthday week...


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Nov. 28th, 2007 02:43 pm (UTC)
You're allowed to be self-indulgent and squee-ish. I have said so.

The Haggard connection is The Coolnezz.

Re: septic tank - friends in the sustainable housing community up here swear by the Waterloo Biofilter for their black and grey water, just FYI.
Nov. 28th, 2007 04:05 pm (UTC)
Heh - I love the Haggard connection, though not everyone remembers him. He was kind of a superstar in the village in the '20s, though. :)
Nov. 28th, 2007 11:33 pm (UTC)
One my favorite books as a kid was "King Solomon's Mines".

Didn't hurt that my Grandfather (who to me was Alan Quartermain) would go on safaris and tours of Africa. :)

Most cool.

Go have a great birthday with Bob!

P.S. Perhaps as boxes you could do secret identity kits or super hero kits (radioactive goo, power gem rings, rubber spiders to give you powers, etc.)? Munky and I would be happy to help in any way we can. :)

Nov. 28th, 2007 03:03 pm (UTC)
Please to take lots and lots of pictures of you guys as Alan and Mina, please. I'm quite sure you'll both look fabulous!

Happy birthweek!
Nov. 28th, 2007 03:14 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday! Now you are the same age as me. Work it! You're looking good.
Nov. 28th, 2007 04:06 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Same back atcha. :)
Nov. 28th, 2007 03:24 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday week!

I'm spending the next couple weeks thoroughly enjoying the last days of my thirties before my birthday on the 18th.
Nov. 28th, 2007 03:43 pm (UTC)
Happy Happy Birthday! For all you do in life for others you should be allowed a week of indulgences to celebrate once a year! You deserve it don't you!? I always make a big deal of my Lady's birthday week! I'm not very romantic by nature but I am quite crazy about her so I watched a bunch of romantic flicks that the women I work with love. I made a list and eliminated the items she didn't like and try do do new things every year. She deserves that from those she loves and so do you!!!! Excellent example for our kids too. Sounds like your hubby is definitely on board.
Nov. 28th, 2007 04:25 pm (UTC)
Ha! We were seriously considering Mina and Quartermain ourselves. Luckily, I had a second heroine in mind and hadn't started shopping yet. Is all good, back up plain is waaaaayyyy funnier.

Oh yeah, Happy Birthday!
Nov. 28th, 2007 04:51 pm (UTC)
If you feel like sending invitations to Bob's "do", the Post Awful has Marvel Super Heros stamps right now. (I know, because they're on my Giftmas cards!)(Along with Yoda, that is.)
Nov. 28th, 2007 06:13 pm (UTC)
happy birthday! And the party sounds da bomb. I can't wait to see pictures! :)
Nov. 28th, 2007 07:38 pm (UTC)
Hippo Birdie 2 Ewes
If you're looking for ideas on decor and the like, try Shindigz at http://www.shindigz.com/

or Oriental Trading Company at http://www.orientaltrading.com/

They might have something - and then there's always Party City.

Have fun, it sounds like you will have a blast!
Nov. 28th, 2007 08:44 pm (UTC)
Hmm. Do you mind saying when your actual birthday is? It didn't popup on LJ for me - the reason I ask is that I will be 38 tomorrow and it amused the hell out of me that we have that close to the same exact birthday.
Nov. 28th, 2007 09:13 pm (UTC)
Okay, so that was rude of me. Happy Birthday to you and glad you are having a fabulous week. Party sounds fun, again, again, again, I gotta get to the East Coast - I have all these fabu cyber-friends. I'm already stalking Kass - I guess I need to stalk you now too....
Nov. 28th, 2007 11:33 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday!
The party sounds like it will be fun. My daughter is angling for a superhero birthday party next year too... so I am looking for what to make ....
Dec. 28th, 2007 04:01 am (UTC)
I know it's a little late and all, but ...

Hippo Birdy!
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