Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Show and Tell Tuesday: The Best Day Ever!

When I first saw the subject, I thought it was about the best day that we had ever had...but as I was reading everyone's posts, I realized that it was about our day that we wish could have!

To be honest: I am kind of living my perfect days every day; especially during the summer! I sleep in, I go for coffee...I sit in the park...you get the idea. I also don't really know what my perfect day would be...I have a few that I would really like!

Probably my perfect day would be finding and staying in a cute B&B somewhere in Victoria, B.C. After sleeping in, and eating an amazing breakfast..we would spend the day in Victoria's downtown; wandering the shops, and eating horribly good and unhealthy food. Then we would end the day by eating somewhere looking over the ocean, where we would eat fish and chips, along with some good wine (Locally made, of course!). We might end the day by walking along the harbour, hand in hand, and we would probably grab some ice cream. Oh, and somewhere during the day, we would hit a mall..yes a mall (please don't judge!), and then go and check out the Christian Book store beside said mall (b/c there is one, this I know!). We would also find a Starbucks somewhere. The day would be perfect, and I would be thin and pretty! There were be unlimited amount of money (does this have to be just ONE DAY??), so that we could be each other ridiculous and tacky souvenirs. After said walking hand in hand, we would go back to our B&B, where we would watch a romantic movie, and end off with some "couple time".

Here are some posts of our Victoria Vacation two years ago (which, btw, I never did write about..so, here is the post..2 yrs ago, went to Victoria. We had fun. We saw the Butterfly Gardens, went on a picnic, I blogged at Starbucks, saw my two nieces, and I went to the Christian Book store, and the mall. The end).

Linking up with Andrea.

A Tale of Two Weekends

K, well, when I originally had made this (blank) post, it was going to be for LAST weekend, but I never "filled it out", so I am going to do an update on this last wknd instead. I am not going to post many pictures, as they are on my IG feed...ok, well, it is now August 27/28, so I will now post about TWO weekends.....!!

Well, I had hoped that I would have blogged today (Aug 28) as well as journaled, but I never got around to it. I slept in, and I had a bit of an off day. Then I ran errands...then I went out for the evening. So, I will try VERY quickly to post about the last couple of weekends.

Last Wknd:

My cousin and her family were out at the ranch from Alberta, as well as my Uncle, Auntie, and their grandkids (my cousins kids), so I wanted to spend some time with them (actually, I didn't know that my aunt and uncle were going to be there until I was making plans go to). I was originally going to drive out on Thursday, but then I fond out that Mom was in town, and that I would have a ride back on Sunday, so I jumped at the chance to go out with her. We left around 5, and got home and hung out. It was actually quite the chilly wknd, b/c 1) it is always 5-10 degrees cooler up there, 2) my dad thinks our house is Alaska, as he loves it FREEZING!, and 3) it was a cooler weekend to begin with. I am serious.I don't think I warm all wknd! I nearly asked Dad to get a fire going on Sunday! ha! Ok. Where was I? Oh yes....Thursday night....my uncle came by for a bit (they were staying at the B&B along the back country road), and we visited. I think I had some dinner. Then a guest came wanting a place to stay (they also run a B&B on our property) the night, so Mom said that she could stay in the house. We visited with her for awhile, then we all went to bed. I am always more tired when I am there...it is weird.

Friday: I slept in, had breakfast, and chatted with Mom, and then did dishes, and then spent the day going from my parents' house to my aunt's house where my cousin and her family were. **it is now August 29** Char and I had talked about taking her kids to the beach, but it was a bit chilly, and the kids weren't overly enthusiastic about going (she has five kids 15 and under). We had good visits throughout the day, which was nice. V was in town doing her CPR course, and our friend (another V) come into town to bring her home (Mom had brought V in the day before). The ranch was busy...people coming and going...Aunty V had to go up the mountain as there had been some sheep kills (they have been really bad this year)..and other going to Clearwater, and Kamloops. I think nearly everyone went to either Kamloops or Clearwater that day! C came down in the afternoon, and we ended up cleaning up the kitchen, and we had iced tea and a chat in the dinning room. Mom, C, and me. It was fun. C left, and I think I helped make supper, and if I can remember correctly, we had pork chops with rice, and veggies, I think. We were just sitting down to supper, when V, I and H (who was coming out for the weekend) came back. We all had a lovely supper together. After dinner, I went back over to say goodbye to Char, and I stayed for over an hour. We listened to music on John's phone....fun times!! Everyone was in bed when I got back, and I think I watched a movie..called ONE DAY...which is pretty good.

Saturday: Mom and I went to the Farmers' Market, where V was selling her pies. I ended spending the rest of the morning there, which was pretty fun. We both kind of looked after the kids (the cousins) while we sold most of her pies. We came home, and then Mom and I spent time outside with the two younger kids, while H and K went and explored. I read a magazines, and helped Mom each the girls, and then I ended up going into the pool, but it was quite cold. I was SO cold, that I had to have a bath. I finished helping everyone get ready for the BBQ! We had burgers, corn on the cob, salads, chips, and then pie for dessert. It got cold as soon as the sun went down, so we went inside and visited for an hour or so. We played with fidget spinners, and rubbed necks, shoulders and feet (cause that's how we roll!). Everyone left around 10 or so. I went to bed around 11 or so.

Sunday: Went to church, then came home and hung out. Adam came to hang out for the afternoon, and we all visited for a couple of hours, and then I packed up my stuff. He and my aunty took the kids to our beach, while Mom and I made peach pie. Vienna started on making watermelon pie. It worked!  We had popcorn when everyone came back from the beach, and spent more time visiting. Adam and I left around 8, I think.

Pics from the family hang out weekend:

The Clearwater Farmers' Market
                                                 Vienna selling her pies!!

 Me hanging out poolside.

Burgers and peach pie!!

I can't remember if this was the watermelon/apple pie, or the crabapple pie that she had made.

So..this last wknd:

Friday: I went to the school for around 11, to see what was going on... I had actually gone in the day before to help out with a project, so I had already said hi to some people. I helped "my" teacher that I worked with last year organize the games and puzzles in our classroom, then she and I went for coffee. I think I went to the library for a bit, then I grabbed Subs for supper. I went to Adam and Krystle's and we watched the first part of a really dumb movie, then NF died, so we ended up watching another movie called San Andreas, which is very good. I got home around midnight.

Saturday: I slept in and then I baked 5 dozen muffins with my friend and her sister. I found an AWESOME muffin recipe on Pinterest, and I will definitely make them again. After that, I flew home, and grabbed munchies for my friends birthday party. I stayed there until 9:30, and had a lovely time chatting with friends. The evening was beautiful, and the stars were out...we sat outside for the evening, and it wasn't too hot, nor too cold! I ran one errand and on the way home, then came home around 10. I played on FB until 1 am. Yes, I am trying to get to sleep earlier, but it's not working. #nightowlproblems. These were the muffins that we made. They were delish! Zucchini Carrot Muffins will be definitely made again in our house!

Sunday: A couple of weeks back, I was kind of complaining that I hadn't done a TON of stuff over the summer. We ended up making a plan to do a day road trip somewhere. I almost bowed out, due to money (I have none), but she said that she would cover the gas (I was planning on chipping in), and buy me lunch/supper if needed. We took a lunch, but we didn't really need it. We ended up going to Sorrento, an hour or so drive away, where her parents have a modular home that they live in in the summer. At first, her kids were going to come, but the ended up staying home. We spent a 4 hours or so at her parents', and we spent a couple of hours in their boat, which was totally fun!! I even got out and swam (with my life jacket, but whatever)! We got back to her parents' and we had more snacks, and she served us up soup. We then went to a local fish place for supper. We went to Bayside Marina and Grill, and we shared halibut bites and fries! It was SO GOOD! We sat for an hour and visited, watched people and took in the view. It was amazing!!! After our dinner, we grabbed ice cream at a gas station. Yes, a gas station. They have VERY good ice cream, and large portions. We made a couple of stops on the way home, and then after we got to her house, and we chatted with the kids for a bit, it was time for me to come home. I came home and hung out for a bit..I had a shower, and talked with Anker. I think I went to bed around 1. Awesome, right? Anyway...It was an amazing weekend, and I loved every minute of it!!!

Here are some pics...
I didn't bring my phone along, b/c I didn't want to lost it in the water.
 Me in the boat. And yes, I wear my lifejacket (though only when we are moving and when I am in the water), b/c I don't want to die.
We gals in front of a sandcastle.

 Our halibut bites, with an amazing side of a wonderful view!!

 We checked out this old store...it was kind of creepy.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

10th Year Blogiversary!

I was wondering when my 10th Blogiversary was coming up, and I FINALLY checked just now, and it was on Thursday, August 24th!! I can't believe that it has been 10 yrs since I started this little blog! I have come to really enjoy blogging (even though I journal), and getting to know the blogging community. I currently follow over 250 blogs! And no, I don't read all of them every day! I wish I were one of those bloggers who had an exciting life, had kids, did great things with my house and or cooking, went on trips, and actually made money on /with blogging, but I am it is MY life, and MY blog :) So, there! Ha! I also wish that I had a pretty blog, and that I knew more (how to watermark my photos, etc), but hey...it's unique!!! I have 37 Followers, which isn't very much, considering that I have ben around for 10 years, but I am sure I will get more when I get on Ellen!! Haha!! Often, when I think, I think in the terms of how I would write it as I would in my blog. When I day dream, I think about in terms of how I would write it (does that make sense?). Blogging on FB has changed. There are MANY groups on blogging, and social medial in general in the last few years. When I would search for groups on blogging, I would get maybe 5, if I were lucky. Now there are about 100 or so groups and pages that are dedicated to it. My Instagram-iversary was back in June, and it has been 4 years since I started! I think my Pinterversary was probably sometime November (I will have to check). Although I have deleted A LOT of older/not as interesting/liked posts, I still have a lot of fun and interesting photos, and over 900 followers. Anyway..I know that I need to blog, so I am setting aside Monday to do some blog posts (you know you are a blogger, and that you addicted to it, when you have to set aside a FULL DAY to blog!). Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Show and Tell Tuesday-Guilty Pleasures

Linking up with Andrea for the twice monthly Show and Tell Tuesday! I have been missing/forgetting them the last while (sometimes, I don't participate, b/c the subject doesn't apply to me, or I don't want to show off my home). I had missed two weeks ago, where they talked about What was on your Phones. I nearly blogged about it anyway, and just put it in her comment section, but I never did. I still might do a blog post about that, though.
So this week is all about GUILTY PLEASURES!!!

What can I say? I have a few...:) Magazines...I have an addiction, that I am trying cure, but not super well, unfortunately. At lest I get most of them from the library. I love People, US Weekly, InTouch, and Hello Canada. As for mostly magazines, I love Good House Keeping, Canadian Living, Chatelaine, Redbook, Prevention, Best Health, Health, Shape..well, you get the picture!

Starbucks...I love my Starbucks!! I love sitting and reading magazines IN/AT Starbucks! It is MY thing. Some people get their hair done, or their nails..mine is coffee. 

Sleeping....I love sleep. 'Nuff said. I could easily sleep in until 9 or 10 every day if I could. 

TV...I love TV/movies! I don't watch a ton EVERY day, but there are days when/where I will watch a lot, then there are days when I won't watch much at all. I also love Frasier (am working on that right now), Hallmark/Lifetime movies, and food/cooking shows. 

Food...yes...I love food. I can eat pastries every day until the cows come home. Cookies? Yah, no...I can make them, and then have them in the house for weeks, and only have one (usually). Pastries (donuts, pie, etc)...yah, I can't have those in my house. 

Well, those are some of my guilty pleasures!!! It is so hard to behave!!

A Day in the Life (Summer Edition)

It's Friday, August 11th, and I have seen a few people do a few Day in the Life posts for summer, and I thought I would join in. You know, with my life being so busy and exciting and all :) I will do it on Monday, I think :) I don't have anything planned....so, it should/could be interesting (boring)!

Well, it is now Monday at nearly 1 pm, and I realized only a half hour ago, that I was going to d a Day in the Life post..and I only took one picture...ha! Oh well...here we go!

9:00: Alarm goes off. I press snooze, and go back to sleep. Anker wakes up and (I think) makes coffee!

10:00: Am up for the day (please don't judge me; I am summer holidays, and I have no other extra jobs or places that I have to be today). I think I play on my phone for a bit.

10:30: I decide to try to make eggs in my new Tupperware Breakfast Maker. They turn out really well (I ended up eating them cold, but that was my fault, due to finding something on TV first).

10:30-12:30: Play on my laptop and watch tv (my usual daily grind). Facebook, Blogger, the bank, the library's website, and email. I play my train game. I know..exciting stuff. I call my aunt for a few minutes, text a couple of friends, and I also call Tupperware about an order that has not shown up yet. Get frustrated with them. I watch a few cooking shows, and then I end my tv watching morning marathon with a thing about JFK that was on PBS awhile back, that I found rather boring.

12:30: Do dishes; figure what is for supper; look through and clean out the freezer. I SHOULD do a good thorough cleaning of that sometime before I got back to school. I did our fridge awhile back. That felt very good!! Meanwhile, Anker plays his games on the computer, and he starts on his model airplane project. We chat a bit about various trivial things. Meanwhile, I remember that I was going to do a DITL post. Start thinking of what I have done since I got up.

12:45: Start on this post.

1:00: Get dressed (again, no judging!).

1:15-3:15: I stop in at Starbucks to grab a drink, and read some magazines. I also peruse my apps: IG, and Pinterest for supper ideas), and though I don't find anything for my pork, I find a good-looking Parmesan Potatoe recipe. I pick up some decaf Pike Place Roast Coffee on the way out.

3:15: I quickly run into Shoppers's Drug Mart.

3:30-4:30: I hang out at the library for an hour, where I read some more magazines. #summergoals

4:45-5:15: I stop in at Save On to grab a few things.
I got exciting things, like milk, dill weed for pickling, and cranberry juice!

5:30-6:15: Anker has started dinner by putting in the pork that I was defrosting in the oven with some BBQ sauce. I start on on getting the veggies ready; one beet from our garden, beans from our garden, one cob of corn (not from our garden), and I start in on the potatoes.
The beet (fresh) and beans (frozen) are form our garden.

I found a recipe (in my pins) for potatoes (I get tired of baked, boiled, and mashed potatoes. I grew up (and have made) rosemary/garlic potatoes, but when I saw this recipe that I had pinned (I have a habit of pinning things, and then never looking at them again), I wanted to try it. I liked it, Anker did not. To be fair, I think I used old spices, which altered the taste (yes, I tend to keep spices and other food for MUCH longer than I should!). Anyway, I will make them again, just with fresher spices. These Parmesan Potatoes really are very good. They are SUPER easy to make...even a 9 or 10 yr old can make them!!

6:15-6:30: In order to make my day more interesting, I decide to clean out the backseat of our car, and I start a load of laundry.

 Our dirty back seat. To be fair, this is mostly all my mess.
 You didn't think I was going to show you my dirty laundry, did you? We have a laundry room in our complex.

6:30: I finish the prep for supper, and I play on my laptop, and I watch Dr. Phil (one of the MANY shows...not that I watch them all...that I PVR!).

6:45-7:15: I serve up supper to Anker and I. He has started watching something on TV, so I take my supper into our bedroom, and eat dinner, while I watch a cooking show. I may or may not have had dessert after.

 According to our PVR clock, it was 7:15 when I ate/finished dinner and dessert.

7:20: I switch the laundry over, and I put away the dinner leftovers.

7:30: I call my Aunty June, to see on how she is doing.

7:30-8:30: I watch a couple of episodes of a cooking show, and play on my Laptop.

8:15-8:30: I continue on with this blog post.

8:40: I bring the laundry in, and have a short visit with our next door neighbours.

8:50-9:15: Have a shower.

9:15-9:45: I make our bed with clean sheets, with "help" from Calico. I watch "Beat Bobby Flay".  I call my dad and wish him a happy birthday!! I also chat with my sister for a few minutes. I update my day on my blog post throughout the evening. Throughout the day, I text my mom, cousin, and another aunt. I also chat with Anker during the day. He spends a lot of the day doing his model airplanes, getting the dill mix ready for pickled beets and pickles, plays his games, and gets dinner started for me.
Calico "helping" me make the bed. She takes this chore VERY seriously!!!

 The final result.
9:45-10:30: Finish blog post/start new blog posts for tomorrow, play on FB, watch TV, and power down for the night. I have to be up early in the morning (6 am!). Anker and kitty coming into bed, and we finish watching Judge Judy together, and talk a bit, and play with kitty.

11:15: I am STILL up...:) I ended up doing some blog posts, and doing some devotions really quick. I ended up playing my train game, going to the library's website, and deleting some pics.

My verses for each day (above), and one of my MANY devotion plans that I am doing (I have a lot!)
11:15: Get ready for bed; put water in my sleep machine, get my night guard, throw in a movie. Tonight it is Kate and Leopold.

11:30-Get into bed; lights out!!

....and that's all she wrote, folks!!

I just realized that I didn't take a selfie today! Oh well!!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Five on Friday/Ten Things of Thankful

I am linking up with some of my favourite bloggers this week for FoF!





I cannot believe that summer is nearly over!!! I also cannot believe that there are poor children already going back to school!! I know that they are done earlier than we people in Canada are, but still..Mid-August? That's still Summer!!! That being said..there are LOTS of BTS sales happening right now!!!

Here are my fave from this week:

1) Being Kept Safe (yes, again):

While it it is STILL VERY smoky around here, we in town are relatively safe. Yes, it is always good to be prepared, and I am keeping ahead of the laundry, incase we have to pack up and leave in a hurry, but for now, all is good.

2) Our Car Has Stopped Leaking:

The fluid that was leaking has stopped, and our car is still working. I am sure that that it should get a check up soon, but that will probably happen after I get back to work.

3) Easy Baby Siting Job

I am looking after a 1 yr old boy, C a few times this summer, and he is the EASIEST baby. Ever. For real. He rarely cries, and we just generally hang out and play. It makes looking after him so much easier, and fun.

4) A VERY Short Visit with Family

L, A, and their girls were coming through town on the way back from Alberta, so they had messaged me to see if we could maybe maybe it. In the end, it was a bit of a bigger deal than the original plan. Our other brother S and his family arrived, as did my mom and dad. We met at A and K's so the little girls could have a place to play. I got to see K again. She is so sweet!!! Because of a meeting for Tupperware that I had in the evening, and b/c L and A were only going to be an hour or two, I was only there for an hour myself. It was quick, but nice to see them.

5) Meeting My Childhood Bestie for Lunch

I met up with my childhood friend (I think she is my longest-running friend!) and her parents for lunch on Thursday. We met at The Noble Pig Brewhouse in downtown Kamloops, and I had only been there once or twice before, and Anker had been there once or twice in different occasions (he didn't come, but I am just putting that out there). I really enjoyed the food this time, and it wasn't even that expensive. I had their Cheeky Sandwich and fries!! Anyway, C and I met in school. We were neighbours and Farmers' kids along our back road. We are only two weeks apart. We grew apart when we were in high school (I was home educated from Gr. 5 on), but then became close again for a few years. Sadly, she moved out to AB 10 yrs ago, and even with SM, we haven't been in contact as much as I would like, but life happens, and we do try to see each other once year. We hadn't seen each other for two years, as she didn't come out last year. It was great to see her (and her parents who still live here) again. We could have chatted all afternoon!! It was great was a great 2 hours, and I am SO GLAD that we met up!!

6) Lots of Veggies

We have picked 10 zucchini's and 100 tomatoes. I can see a lot of salsa in our future. We are also getting beets, and pickling cucumbers.

7) First Tupperware Order/First Recruit

Ok, it's not a big deal, but I did my first ever TW order ON MY OWN (ok, with help) the other night, and I also got my first recruit!!! I am on my way to getting my free car, for sure!! The first order that I did was actually done by my up-line after my (first) online party, so this was the first order that I had done on my own. I also did do a warranty order, but I don't count that.

8) Getting to Hang W/ H

I am going to baby sit H this evening. I think Aunty needs to take him on a Tim Horton's date after his swim lesson this evening.

9) New Shows/Fall TV

Ok, this is VERY frivolous to be thankful for that, but I am trying to make 10 items here. Work with me!!! Since Baby siting C, I have started watching Dr. Phil and Rachael Ray again. So, I am not PVR'ing them. I am also starting to watch some shows that I used to watching on Food Network, which are Chopped, Chopped Jr, and Chopped Canada. I also like Beat Bobby Flay. I am also looking forward to my/our Fall TV. We are in the middle of watching the last episodes of Saving Hope. We started last week, but we haven't been able to finish them. Hopefully we can finish watching them on Sunday.

10) Thankful

I am just thankful that God has us in the palm of his His hand. Everything from keeping us safe, to little bits of blessing. I am thankful that we were able to keep afloat financially this summer. We aren't rich by any stretch of the imagination, but we are able to keep food on the table, gas in our car, and (mostly) keep up with our bills.

...and for TToT (which i decided to do half way through my blog post):


Wednesday, August 9, 2017

BC/Civic Day Long Weekend

In BC, we call it BC Day, but the rest of Canada calls it Civic Holiday. At any rate, it's a long weekend! Ok, that really doesn't matter for me during the summer, but hey, it's still worth blogging about, right?

Friday, Anker and I had appointments, cause we are old and cool like that (more on his appointment at another time). I dropped him off, and I went and met my sister at the mall. We had fries, and then browsed the book store and then went to Bed Bath and Beyond! My friend gave me a GC to/for that a couple of weeks ago, so naturally, I HAD to spend it. I bought my SIL some of her bday gift, and I bought us some hand soap (honey!) and 5 hand sanitizers (is anyone else bummed that they changed their hand sanitizer containers?). I may post a picture of them later. I still have $5 left to spend! We both had appointments, we parted ways. I went to the hospital to get my yearly Pulmonary Function Test. I usually have it in Vancouver, but I had asked if I could have here, so I can save money for a hotel, etc (it is usually a two day affair when we go down; it's nice to get away, but it is an expense we would like to avoid, if at all possible). I hadn't really been in the hospital's new "digs" yet, and I have to say that they were really nice! Lots of bright windows, and very airy! After my breathing test, I went to the library, the dollar store, and a few other places, and then I came home for an hour or so, until I went to a friend's baby's 1st birthday! I am doing a bit of babysitting for them this summer, and they have become really nice friends (and they live over the fence from me!). We had a lovely evening, and I may or may not have had a glass of wine! We had a lovely meal of salad and hamburgers, and of course cake! I am glad I went, as I was the only friend there. I got to get to know his grandparents a bit more, which was nice. I saw him smash his cake, which was really sweet. He loved his gifts, and he was partied out by the time we all left...at 8:30 (cause that's how we all roll!!).

Saturday, I stayed home. All.Day. I hadn't done that in AGES! I liked it, but I know now why I go out every day. Ha! I watched Amazing Race (x2), a movie that I had recorded on W (it was weird), 3 episodes of Saving Hope with Anker, a few episodes of Judge Judy, two episodes of Frasier (season 9), and 1 episode of Y&R. Then I had a nap. And, I even managed to clean up the living room a bit, and go for a walk. I also read some magazines (more on that in another post). I met up with my friend for a few minute walk, and then I came back and had an online Tupperware party. We had leftovers for supper.

Sunday, I slept in (ish) until 9. I relaxed, ate my breakfast, and then went the church where some of my friends go to. I even met another friend who was there, too! I went to Starbucks and journaled for a bit, and then I grabbed a few things from the grocery store. I came home, and watched a movie called Jewel (not Danielle Steel's Jewels), which was good. I did dishes, did a load of laundry, chatted with the apartment manager, tried to clean up a HUGE spot where our car is leaking probably tranny fluid (fun times), chatted with my aunt, and my dad, texted various people, and watched Frasier (on YT, cause the library doesn't have in for me yet). I did not get said HUGE stain from cement were said fluid is coming out. Ugh! I did, however, use a bath scrub brush for said stain. LOL. I think it will be off to CT tomorrow to find something to clean it, or we could be getting a huge bill for them to redo our parking spot. Grr!! Tonight, we had chicken pot pie and macaroni salad. Yum!

The smoke here is STILL really bad!!! I can't even go out in it for very long. At least last night, it cleaned for a bit, so the walk wasn't so bad. It was actually really nice on Friday evening.

Well, it is now Wednesday, but I wanted to finish this up about the weekend...

So Holiday Monday, I slept in until a ridiculous time, played on my laptop, then baked cookies with my respite client/friend, and visited with them for a bit, then came home and watched Dr. Phil, and then went to CT to get a few things. I tried to clean up our spot from the leak, then we had supper. I went to visit a former co-worker, and we had a lovely chat. I played on my laptop, and I watched TV (though I can't remember what), and I remade our bed, and I had a shower. So, that was our weekend!!

Here are some pictures:
                                                The birthday boy and I :)

                                         The fun things that I bought at Bath and Body Works.

This was the red sun on Monday night.