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Friday, March 18, 2011

The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

The good:

It's my birthday today!! Yay me!!  I've always been a birthday person and love to celebrate everyone's birthdays - I love baking and decorating specialty cakes especially for the kids!

And there was a Toy Story cake that I made for our daughter and I can't find the picture right now (it really was an awesome cake).

I'm no professional, but I love making special cakes!

The bad:

I didn't get a cake today.  And, if you know me, one of the best parts of birthdays to me is the cake.  Love me some cake.  Chocolate, vanilla, whatever - gotta have me some cake on a birthday.  I didn't get cake, but my sister did send me some mini easter cream eggs - that pretty much makes up for it (not totally, but pretty much).

The ugly:

It wasn't until my husband received an email from a friend of ours (who shares my birthday - we're, like, 2 hours apart) asking dear hubs to wish me a happy birthday from said friend, that he actually realized he forgot my birthday.  At 3 in the afternoon.  At that point, he frantically tried phoning me for an hour (I was out with the kiddos running errands).  He finally got ahold of me and proceeded to make excuses about how he was in a rush to get out of the house in the morning, how he's been busy all day, yadda, yadda, yadda. 

I informed him that he does this every year, and that I wasn't surprised (a little choked, yes, but surprised, no).  He didn't need to make excuses, as he was only digging himself in deeper. 
So, what did I get for a gift, you ask???

Part Four:

The Very Ugly:

Ingredients to make nachos.  Yep, you read right.  I am now the proud owner of a bag of tacos, a tub of sour cream, a jar of salsa, and an ittttttyyyyy biiiiiiittttttyyyyyy bag of pre-shredded cheese that cost him as much as the large block of cheese I buy every month does.  Ummmmm, is this supposed to make up for the cake????  We've been married almost 15 years.  Ya think he'd know? 

Yeah, this is the same guy who frantically bought me a pair of tennis rackets at 5:45 on Christmas Eve the year we got married.  I don't play tennis.  He thought it would be something fun we could do together.  They been used once.  The fun must have really overwhelmed us. Ha!!

Anyway, that's my birthday in a nutshell.  Oh, and I got a ton of awesome birthday wishes from all of my friends and family on facebook - I'm so lucky to have such an awesome posse!!


Sweet Pea said...

Happy Birthday Claire !!!

Men(insert me shaking my head back & forth here) Ugh. You would think they would finally learn.

Happy Birthday again, hope all your dreams and wishes come true !!

Sydney said...

Happy (Belated) Birthday!!!

Sorry you didn't get a cake! I can't believe you husband actually forgot your birthday. Wow! Men...

At least your Facebook friends didn't forget (Okay, FB reminds them, but still)!

Claire said...

Sydney, it's okay - he does this almost every year - he's good with everything else, he just sucks at remembering dates! ;)

ChildTalk said...

1. Happy Birthday, late! :)

2. Men. (Insert shaking head back and forth here). That's all I have to say about that.

S.I.F. said...

Oh Claire!! How did we miss your birthday?!? Happy birthday friend!!

As for the nachos... I have no words.

I say you go out and get yourself a cake this week!

Claire said...

Thanks for the belated birthday wishes! Actually the nachos were pretty good! ha!