Happy Valentine's Day! I hope you are spending it with someone you love and that they treat you really well, not just on this day, but everyday. M surprised me, which is not that easy. First, I don't really care for the whole candy and flowers thing. It's okay, but I'm not a big candy eater and most candy for me for any holiday goes to waste. So I told M that the Taylor Swift CD would be a good substitute for me. Well, she goes off to go shopping and is gone for hours and I can't figure out where she's gone. When she eventually returns and we exchange Valentine's cards and gifts, I open the CD and it has a remote control sitting on top of it. I knew immediately what it was. See, the place where I do all my singing like a rock star is in the car. I LOVE my 6 CD system in there, but sadly, it broke a few weeks back and I've been without singing music since then. She went out and had a new CD player installed in the car. Woo-hoo! It's got great volume too, so I can sing at the top of my lungs. The only thing that spoiled it was when she said, "we're all going to have to suffer for this gift." What?! ;-)
Happy Birthday to my now 18 year old son. *sigh* This was the only non-blurry picture I could get of him. He didn't want me to take his picture.
His sister made him a really tasty chocolate cake with an ice cream and crushed oreo cookie center. She also made him a birthday card, the front was her rendition of one of his game controllers.
The inside was a list of all the things he could do now that he's 18, a lot of which I'd just as soon not have him do. *sigh again* So we're coming down the home stretch. He's been accepted to a couple of colleges, already been offered a small scholarship to one. The fates be willing, he will be out of the house at the end of the summer and then I can examine this whole "empty nest syndrome" that others have lamented. So wish me luck in getting the last one out of the house and off to start his own life.