Honestly, I have dealt with being without my hubby many times (deployments) during my birthday/Thanksgiving time. But I thought he was going to be home this year, and I had made big plans. When I get let down, I fall hard. Maybe that is a lack of maturity on my part, I don't know.
I know my readers will be shocked to hear this, and will probably stop reading my blog when I say this: I really don't like Thanksgiving. I know! It's so un-American of me. I have my reasons, I won't get into it. Anyway.... I tend to get all moody and feeling sorry for myself-ish every November.
I started to blog about it last week, but I didn't because it sounded even more
Let's focus on the positive (and the funny) now- shall we?
My honey made me a birthday cake before he left. He took Brother with him to the commissary and they bought strawberry cake mix. Brother said that was my favorite. I am not sure why he thinks that? I have never made strawberry cake nor professed any love for it. But I pretended it was my favorite, they looked so proud of themselves! They used two boxes of cake mix and three, three- tubs of icing- which they colored a greyish lavender with my Wilton gel food color. Sissy got to write 'Happy Birthday' on top. Since there was left-over batter- there were some extra little dome cakes (a pan my Hubby made boob cakes with a couple of years ago- don't ask).
We went out to dinner and had some lovely gyoza (stay tuned for Friday's post). We came home and found out Brownie (my chocolate lab) also LOVES strawberry cake! She got the little dome cakes off the counter and ate them! Hubby was so mad, but I thought it was funny. Brownie had never done that before, not that I know of anyway! She had food in her bowl, so the cakes must have been too good to resist! The good thing is that the main cake was in my pretty glass cake stand, all protected.
|The 'cake'. I could have done without the big '37', but at least they didn't actually put 37 candles on it!|
I finally found a new car! I even bought it all by myself. If you live here you know that is a big deal. So let's hope it lasts me the 15 remaining months we have here.
Brother's football team finally got a touchdown last week. The whole football/cheer/youth sports issue is another reason for my funk. I will spare you the drama of that one except to say the poor kids have been totally robbed. Needless to say, Brother's team rarely has enough players to even make a team and has had to borrow players from the other team to even have a game. So it was great news when they finally got a touchdown!
The tree is up- I did that all by myself as well. Sissy helped too. Brother wasn't interested in the tree this year, so Sissy and I went at it. The excitement in her face when we got out the ornaments was just priceless. I love that little girl!
|Yeah, I know it's got a gangsta lean, but it was the first time I put up a live tree by my little ol' self! |
We'll just say the tree has 'attitude'!
|not a very good picture (as usual)- but here is one of the ornaments I bought last year at the bazaar. |
Something else to be happy about- bazaars!!