February 10, 2010


I played phone tag with my sister today. I got home from my Board Meeting to her calling only to have me answer with a "Can I call you back in 10?"

Ten turned into an hour as I scarfed down dinner, baked 24 cupcakes for a Valentine's Day party, helped my son study for his Trig test, helped my other son study for his Middle Eastern country test (he has to be able to identify and locate every Middle Eastern country), iced 24 cupcakes and then thought, "Oh crap! I didn't call Mo back!"

I wanted to talk to her because... today is her 39th birthday.

Next year she'll be the big FOUR OH!

I said to her, "Dang, next year you're going to be 40. It's going to suck worse to be Mom and Dad because all of their children will officially be in their 40s."

She replied, "I know. I pointed that out to them and Dad said, "Hell, I'm going to be 70!""

We laughed.

So to my younger sister, who is on the cusp of being 40, I say, "HAPPY BIRTHDAY!"

And for the record, it sucked to bake those 24 cupcakes and frost them with that canned chocolate frosting.

It sucked big.

I suspect the last 3 weeks are going to be harder than the first week. However, I want to see this through and see what other changes happen by eliminating all the junk from my diet.

Those chocolate iced cupcakes look really really yummy...

Posted by Boudicca at February 10, 2010 11:04 PM

You have so much more willpower than I do. I could never have junk food around and not eat it. That's why it was so good for me when the kids went out on their own... my husband doesn't like junk food so I just try not to buy any - then willpower isn't as much of an issue. ;-)

Oh and Hippo Birdies Mo!

Posted by: Teresa at February 11, 2010 12:37 AM

Teresa- The self discipline is easy right now because I have a goal. Otherwise, I'm going to struggle. Last night... dang it sucked. In particular as when going through Publix, I was hungry and tired. All the sugar looked good. My attitude improved immensely after I ate dinner. Still, those cupcakes looked really really good. This morning, eh, not so much.

Posted by: bou at February 11, 2010 06:46 AM

Happy 39th, Mo!

Posted by: Jerry in Indiana at February 11, 2010 09:19 AM

39! Ahh to be so young and spry again! Happy birthday MO (a day late)

Posted by: patti at February 11, 2010 11:11 AM