Since today is my birthday, I think I'll grab a smattering of 'this and that' photos and call it a day.
Thank you so much to everybody who offered so much wonderful, constructive discussion on my post about my decision to change my name! And a nice, round "Eff you and the sanctimonious horse you rode in on," to the ridiculous creatures I've encountered who feel they have the right to judge a woman for making a conscious decision. :)
My contribution to the PTA bake sale (OH NO I'M KILLING FEMINISM! Just kidding. We kept a few and they were delicious.)
MC and I recently rewatched Tenenbaums. I loved an observation he made about it: "One of my favorite things about this movie is that by the end, a story that was about shitty childhoods and painful grudges and shitty, redirected anger, ends up being about letting go and being happy."
Some vegan, macadamia cream filled krumkake I made with a pizelle maker we received as a mystery wedding gift from a giver who has yet to identify themself.
MC's first birthday gift to me...
He gave it to me wrapped in sheet music for Fools Rush In, and marked at Ode to Psyche (see our wedding vows if you're wondering.)
But of course, the best present MC gave me on that first birthday we spent together was our first kiss! He sprung it on me right at midnight. So perfect. (Note: pic is not of the actual event! Though it is from my old apartment.)
Also on the list of Best Birthday Presents Ever: the Makita cordless drill that my dad got me for my 16th birthday.♥♥♥♥
I was absolutely ecstatic. I've used the hell out of it since. It has an awesome quick change chuck system that I don't think I could live without, and it's never jammed on me once in 15 years. My dad even etched my name into it! And I'm sure he'd add my married name if I asked, but I somehow doubt that's necessary. ;)
Moving back to the present: MC enjoying a cuddle with Chi.
Some shenanigans MC and my sister-in-law Alessandra got into with my niece's babydoll.
Green smoothies for three.
Gbear's usual brand of fascinating doll setup.
Polaroids of us acting silly with our wedding gifts (to put in Thank You cards).
Chi rearranging his window seat.
If you'll excuse me, we'll be enjoying radio silence as we celebrate with some birthday R&R.