Easily one of the favourite past times of the holiday season is indeed baking. The kids have been doing it at school and we have been doing it here at home with cookies, scones, and cupcakes. Maddox came home yesterday with his gingerbread cookies with raisins to share with the family. Ryan has been making scones now at home for tea. I look forward to getting a start on our holiday baking once December is here…just a few days away now!
Today was my 29th birthday. I spent part of it at work doing one of the things I love: Hair. I had a new client today and seeing her happy reaction and smile after her highlights and hair cut was a great gift to me. It is why I love working with people, to make people smile. I honestly think people should try to make those around them smile more, for it makes life a more beautiful place in which to live. After work I used today’s tips to buy myself a burger and chips from the Fish & Chip (or ‘Chippie) shop near the salon. I am not a huge red meat eater, but today I had a real craving for a good burger. I ate at the train station while waiting for my train back home. Ryan picked up the boys from school and met me at the house. Everyone was so cold from the temperatures outside. The four of us cuddled up together on our bed, which we have put strategically near our fireplace heater, and took a little nap. There is nothing like cuddling up with the ones you love to make you thankful for having them in your life. Even though we did not celebrate Thanksgiving this year, a holiday first, we were still aware about the blessings we have in our lives. I was still a bit cold tonight and I do not think I am acclimating quite quickly to the colder temperatures. I snuck away for some ‘me’ time and had a long hot shower with a lady bug that was climbing the shower curtain. Would that count as good luck? For dinner we had left over soup that I made a few days ago (refer to the blog) and oven roasted bake potatoes. Since it was my birthday I was given the biggest one and it really filled me up. So much so I had to share my dessert. Ryan made homemade scones with with currants and stuck my candles on top of two of them. To be fair, they were the 3-0 candles I used for his birthday last week, but he had cut out a 2 and a 9 and taped them over the candles to reuse them. It made me laugh when I saw it and nothing wrong with a little laughter in our lives. The boys and I continued our Christmas decoration making tonight with decorating Nutcrackers. Ronan had made me a really sweet card while I was napping and gave it to me and it was really sweet. Then it was time for books and the boys to go to bed. It was a simple and humble way to spend a birthday, but having my boys with me was all I needed. Theres always time to go out and party with friends and drinks and to ‘live it up’ later. Perhaps it will happen next year for when I turn the big 3 – 0. Until then I have 364 days left of my 20’s and on to making a list of goals to complete until next November 24th. From my Ohana to yours, I hope you had a wonderful and thankful day with the ones you love.
|Birthday Dinner with my two boys.|
|Ronan decorating his Nutcracker.|
|Maddox’s finished decoration. Mummy got to colour it with him.|
|Ronan with his finished nutcracker.|
|Ronan made me a special wrapper with a drawing for my Birthday card.|
|The Front of my Birthday card.|
|The inside of my card.|
|The back of my card.|
|My 29 Birthday scones and a cup of tea. Happy Birthday me.|