Fun….and stuff….

For my birthday, I got a lovely bottle of tequila.  In case any single person hasn’t already learned this lesson (and in my case, repeatedly learned this lesson over the years, why do I ignore it??), tequila is the devil.  The eeeeevil evil devil.  But, it was so good. 

Yesterday we got to go out with our friends, Bob & Heather, to the shooting range.  We’ve been talking about guns for a while and going out to a range for almost as long.  We finally nailed down a day to go and it was a lot of fun.  I’ve been around and shot guns before, but it’s been well over 15 years.  It was definitely evident as I was more nervous than I thought I’d be.  After a while, I got “comfortable” with the pink gun (yes, Heather has a pink gun and it’s awesome). 


One of the guns Bob had that I took one shot and immediately set it down.  Alan didn’t seem bothered by it at all.


We started out with regular target sheets (watch out anyone walking away from me!!)…



….and then moved on to zombies.  Kill shot!





Here’s Heather getting her badass on.


I had a picture of Bob shooting “The Judge” but it seems to have gotten lost in the technology ether.  Which makes me sad.   So here’s me with it.  For whatever reason, I kept leaning my stomach against the bench.  That makes for some awesome pictures. 

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And because the universe didn’t think yesterday was awesome enough, today Alan officially got the offer for the job we’ve been waiting on.  Yay employment!!  He’s really excited about this position since it’s no longer in the management role.  Hopefully, it will be more hands on like it was “advertised.”  Another plus, it was originally supposed to be a contract to hire, but they’ve changed it to immediate hire.  Yay insurance!!  So much relief.  The bills from the boys’ surgeries are piling up and it will be nice to get those off our plate.  And to, you know, be able to feed them next month 🙂 

Birthday Fun

Friday evening we went to our local Mexican joint (“the chips and dip store”) to eat an early dinner because we were all starving and I didn’t want to cook.  After dinner, I ordered the brownie supreme thing because it was my birthday and everyone needs some form of chocolate brownies on their birthday.  When it gets to the table there are two cherries on top that are quickly grabbed by the children to get shoved into tiny mouths.  At my feigned insult at not getting a cherry, “Hey!  Don’t I get one, it’s MY birthday!”, I get this response from Colin, “NOPE, that’s not ’til tomorrow!!” and then he quickly shoves it in his mouth and chews as fast as he can.  I would love to say that is so Alan’s child, but alas, that’s definitely a trait from me.  Not going to lie, it did make me a little proud.  

The older I get, my birthdays seem to get less…important?  No, that’s just silly.  Less….I don’t know.  There’s a word I’m looking for but I’m only half way through my second cup of coffee so my brain isn’t quite working yet.  My birthday was low key and awesome.  Probably helps that I started the day with alcohol.  That always helps.  

Alan made me pumpkin pancakes and they brought me breakfast in bed.


While I was waiting on breakfast, I got this in my email.  So.funny!

Next stop was Oliver’s soccer game.  They didn’t win and Oliver got a kicked ball to the chest, but Gramme was there to watch it and he had fun. 

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Mom took the kids from soccer so Alan and I got to go on a sushi date.  We don’t get kid-less dates or sushi near enough.


After sushi, we got cake balls.  I was sadly disappointed that the red velvet one didn’t taste anything like red velvet.  Maybe it was because the cream cheese icing was missing.  Maybe they just don’t know how to make red velvet cake.  I got more bubbly wine, though, so in the scheme of things the cake ball wasn’t really that important. 


For dinner, Phillip and Hillary came out with us to our local wing place.  Don’t worry, I don’t have any more pictures of food.  They gave me a sifter since I didn’t have one.  Not quite sure how that’s worked, but I have one now and I’m probably way more excited to use it than I should be. 

And now I’m boring myself with my uninteresting birthday day, but I had fun.