Saturday, May 8, 2010

Birthday Times

Today was Mike's 36th birthday. We took a drive to his office early this morning. I know what an exciting way to celebrate a birthday, huh?!! While there with all the boys, I noticed the horrifying shape their two spider plants were in. They had about 100 babies on them between the two, and I am NOT exaggerating, I wish I was. Tips were brown, lots of yellow, really appalling! I took them down, removed the dead leaves, clipped the ends at an angle with scissors, and removed all babies but one. I mixed up some plant food that was available with water and fed them. I took these babies all home in a box. It is an outlandish amount I have here. I need to find a container big enough to allow them to fit into while keeping the ends in water until they root. I only have 5 pots to put them in, so I will have to work on accumulating some more. At this rate, we can have both our porches lined with these things once they take root and can be planted!! I actually made the mistake of potting about 35 or so of them in 5 pots, only to get a twinge of a vague memory of having to root them first in water. After looking it up on the net, LOVE the net! I now need to remove them and do it right. ;-) Maybe now I can save more because I still have a box FULL even after the 35 were potted.

Anyhoo, it is So stormy here today. On our drive this morning, the lake was unusually violent! The waves were strong and coming fast. The waves were crashing against the walls spraying up to the road in a couple spots. I was pretty impressed because there is a beach down there, so for it to get to the wall like that, wow, the strength was something to see! There is a lake shore flood warning in effect as well as wind warnings. Boy is it whirling around out there causing a ruckus.

This afternoon I made our usual birthday chocolate fudge cake with my daughter, Felicia. We ordered the area's famous steak and cheese pizza. It's so unique and yummy, the obvious, steak and cheese! but also jalapenos and I'm not sure what kind of cheese but I want to say and asiago?? A real winner! We also ordered a cheese pizza for the kids, and some hot buffalo wings. You just can't get boneless around here like we used to get from Quicky's in Chicopee, but it'll do. ;-) We also have some adesso wine for later with some dark chocolate. Here are a couple photos from the day.

Happy Birthday honey, and a prayer for MANY more!! I thank God everyday for your love and kindness, good nature and generosity. For loving me even when I don't deserve it. Loving our children the way that you do.

Felicia was not yet up in the morning when we took this shot, I'll have to take one of her and daddy later when we have the cake...

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