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Big Day – and a Comment

It’s a Big Day around here. Minion #1 turns ten. Double digits. Wow. That means a few things in our fam. First, he gets to pick the restaurant for tonight’s birthday dinner. After I get done working, that is. I’m already wondering which of the Deadly Trifecta it will be – Chili’s, Chuy’s or Carinos. Since we took the ‘rents to Chuy’s on Sunday, I’m betting on Carinos. Minions can load up on pasta, alfredo sauce and bread. Carbs, anyone? At least they have lemon rosemary chicken with veggies and just a bit o’ pasta – so I can feel like I’m at least trying to avoid the food coma, even if it does taste like standard chain-restaurant food (and not even a bit Italian).

Then it’s back to the house for cake and presents. Cake today being cupcakes from Crave, the oh-so-yummy cupcake shop across the street from my office. Right next to Starbucks and, ironically, My Fit Foods. Ha! I always wonder how many Fit Foodies end up snarfing down cupcakes in the car after their scientifically-portion-controlled lunches. Makes me grin.

But back to The Birthday. Festivities don’t stop there, folks! Oh no – we’ve got The Partay coming up on Saturday. Minion #1 is so excited that his little body almost can’t handle it. We really don’t pump him full of caffeine and sugar – the shakes are from excitement about The Partay. And on the docket? Something different this year. He actually voted down a big shindig in favor of a few friends at the house for a trip to the roller rink, ordering in pizza from our fave neighborhood joint (Fox’s Pizza rocks!) and a sleepover. Yeah, I know what you’re thinking – but a sleepover with four ten-year-old boys is a heck of a lot calmer than a slumber party with a bevy of tween girls. Trust me on this – I used to be one. There’s no comparison – although I may have my words handed to me on a silver platter Sunday morning. We’ll see.

So that’s today. I’d post pics of Number One if I could, but Google seems to want me to pay for image storage now, so pics are out.

And yesterday? Why yes – I was home by seven and comatose by eight, thank you very much. A bit more energetic today, thanks to the miracles of coffee and Coke Zero. We’ll see how long that lasts.

Speaking of yesterday – I admit I’m a bit confounded and confusded (Yes, I coined a word. Deal.) that my conversation about choice, inner peace and predestination didn’t raise any discussion or comments whatsoever. Hmmm. Either it’s no new news to anyone else or I’m losing my touch with words. Bummer. I was hoping for some spirited discussion on that one!

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