I am so tired right now.
Yesterday turned out to be much more than I had planned….. in a good way… but wow. I am exhausted.
I worked and at work my wonderful co workers left this for me on my desk:
This beautiful calla lily is now sitting at my desk. I wish I would have taken a better picture – it really is gorgeous.
Then my wonderful coworker Dawn took me out to lunch at China Buffet (I did mention I was turning off the good eating habits for a day for my birthday….) 😀
After work I worked out and then went home and SURPRISE- my hubby had changed his evening plans so we could go shopping and go out to dinner. He thought I would want Chinese (I LOVE Chinese) but I had to confess to him that ship had sailed as of my noon lunch plans. Instead we went to Poncho and lefty’s a wonderful Mexican restaurant and we split a full size order of chicken nachos. (Again – remember I took the day off from eating healthy) 😛
At 8 pm I left to meet up with friends and had a blast. They had made me a cake (ok – seriously – I took the day off from eating healthy! LOL) and we shared in a lot of laughs. Paula picked me up an amazing book – thank you Paula 🙂
Left: Amy, Paula, Deb, Dawn, Laura, and me
And then finally….
I had to (HAD TO!) treat myself to a couple of books…..
The Beth Moore book is a 90 day study on Paul. I seen this at Barnes and Noble when I was there last month and I wanted soooooo badly to purchase it but decided I could wait for my birthday. SO – it arrived yesterday – on my birthday! I love books like this and there is space inside to write which I also enjoy.
A Tiger In The Kitchen:
After growing up in the most food-obsessed city in the world, Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan left home and family at eighteen for America–proof of the rebelliousness of daughters born in the Year of the Tiger. But as a thirtysomething fashion writer in New York, she felt the Singaporean dishes that defined her childhood beginning to call her back. Was it too late to learn the secrets of her grandmothers’ and aunties’ kitchens, as well as the tumultuous family history that had kept them hidden before? In her quest to recreate the dishes of her native Singapore by cooking with her family, Tan learned not only cherished recipes but long-buried stories of past generations.
A Tiger in the Kitchen, which includes ten authentic recipes for Singaporean classics such as pineapple tarts and Teochew braised duck, is the charming, beautifully written story of a Chinese-Singaporean ex-pat who learns to infuse her New York lifestyle with the rich lessons of the Singaporean kitchen, ultimately reconnecting with her family and herself.
I know right? I can not wait to read this book!
And finally (yes I know – babbling on…) I have to a sweet mention to two bloggers who not only made me smile a little bigger the last few days but were also two of my roommates last year at BEA. A big thank you to Care from Care’s on-line book club who sent me a birthday card a couple of days ago. How super sweet is she? AND hugs to my wonderful friend Reagan of Miss Remmer’s Reviews who called me and sang her own version of Happy Birthday yesterday evening. Seriously – this is two great examples of why I love this community of book bloggers.
Ok… I have an early morning meeting, work until 3, Zumba class at 3:30 and dinner with my Wal-Mart friends at 4:30. Yes another crazy day of good things.
Friday I fully intend to pass out. 😀
49 thoughts on “Morning Meanderings… apparently home of the babbling blogger”
Looks like you had a wonderful day! That cake looks delicious !
I did Misha – I wasn’t planning anything special just hanging with a couple friends but they made it special. 😀
Well…although you took the day off eating healthy, at least you worked out! Which is more than I can say for myself…lol 🙂
I did work out – thats true! 😛
It certainly sounds like you had a wonderful day! Glad your birthday was special…..
Thanks Julie – it was a crazy busy day but a lot of fun.
Oh I am so glad you had such a wonderful birthday, Sheila! This is fantastic. Yummy Mexican food and cake, too! XOX
Thanks Rebecca – I think I ate more yesterday than I have eaten in a long time…
then today – I was hungry all morning…. good grief! 😛
You sure do know how to celebrate! I’m glad you had such a great birthday!
I cant take credit Kathy – my friends know how to celebrate – all I had to do was show up! 😀
Looks like you had a fabulous day! Happy birthday
Thank you Amy!
I’m glad you had a fantastic birthday. It is the perfect excuse to ignore all diet rules 🙂 I hope you enjoy your new birthday books as well!
Have a great day! The weekend is almost here 🙂
It was a good excuse Christina but today I ate poorly too – I was just hungry all day and then had another birthday gathering tonight with my Wal-Mart friends I used to work with…
tomorrow – I have to get back on track! 😀
Glad to hear you had a fabulous birthday! Sheila, I know its a little off topic but i have to ask how do you like reading pdf galleys from netgalley on your Nook? I have a KOBO and its awful for pdfs, you can’t easily resize the text (when you enlarge your text it expands beyond the screen boarders so you have to scroll to the right to finish a line, then back to the left to start another… very tedious).
I’m looking into a different ereader for pdf’s and was interested in your opinion.
Bonnie it is too soon for me to give an opinion on the Nook. I downloaded and purchased a few books but have really had no opportunity to use it yet.
My plan is to have it for when I am traveling later this year – and so far I am surrounded by too many regular books at home to use the Nook over my books.
I have heard great things about the Nook though and that is why I chose it. 🙂
What a fun birthday day. That cake looks great.
Thanks Esme – I am not a big cake fan but this one was moist and yummy!
I’m happy that yo had a wonderful birthday.
Thank you Ryan! 😀
What a wonderful day you had! And, yes, it’s good to splurge on food that’s not on the healthy list….occasionally. At least you had the chicken nachos….LOL
I’m getting a late start today…I didn’t wake up until 7 a.m., which is unheard of. Especially since I went to bed early last night.
But the night before, I was on the computer (after reading and watching TV) until 2 a.m. And then woke up at 6.
Hope your “day after the parties” is great, too.
I love their chicken nachos Laurel – a rare treat! I think my morning tomorrow will be a later one… I am exhausted form all the running this week and have pretty much decided my morning work out tomorrow needs to wait until later afternoon.
Sounds like you had a good (but tiring!) birthday, and I’m glad! The flowers are gorgeous, I love calla lilies!
I really am enjoying the flowers Hannah – the colors are wonderful!
They look it, even from the photo!
Sounds like a perfect Birthday! I think Birthdays are the PERFECT reason and excuse to by yourself books!
Thanks Patricia – it was a great birthday! 😀
Belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY! What is a Zumba class?
Zumba is a Latin dance workout class… it is high energy and a ton of fun Marlene – Google it and you can see samples. 😀
A bit late but “Happy Birthday!” (or “Penblwydd Hapus!” in Welsh!). Sounds like you had a graet day 🙂
Thank you Nikki ann – I like the Welsh version .. how do you pronounce that?
What a wonderful day of celebrating your birthday!!!
Thank you Staci 😀
Wow! You had a great birthday and amazing friends 🙂
Thank you – I think they are pretty amazing too. 😀
Happy birthday! Sorry I missed stopping by yesterday. It sure sounds like you had a great day. 🙂
I really did Michelle 😀
Wishing you a truly happy birthday Sheila. What better way to spend your day.
Thanks Cindy LD
Sounds like you had a fabulous birthday!
I did – thank you 😀
Oh Drat- I missed wishing you happy yesterday but I still wish you many happy returns! It sounds like you had a grand and yummy time!
Thanks Martha – I did have a wonderful time 🙂
I’m just finishing up with my 20 week Bible Study on Paul. Amazing really, how much he spread Christianity to the ends of the earth. I hope you enjoy it!
It will be fun to talk with you about this Angie – I am just starting this study and Beth Moore has others too – if I enjoy this one as much as I think I will I will move on to the other studies. Sadly – at this moment I do not know a lot about Paul.
Wow that cake looks delicious! How fun for the hubby to surprise you. 🙂 Hope you enjoyed your books hon!
Thanks Kristen – it was good – the whole day was good 😀
Sounds like you had many great things happen for your birthday! So glad to hear you were treated so well and enjoyed your special day!
And… SUNSHINE!!!! Thinkin’ spring.