Well, this upcoming weekend will be a doozy.
It's a long weekend with Monday being a Civic Holiday. What's that? I have no darn clue really.
It's a day off work, that's what it is. lol
This day off work, which is August 6th, just happens to be my daughters 17th birthday too. Yup. Nothing special planned. Just an acknowledgement. When they reach this age their friends are actually more important than their family. Trust me on that one! So...she'll be spending her time with them i'm sure. But, she knows how much I love her because I raised her without being shy on the affections.
I deserve to celebrate dammit! Hell, I spent a lot of hours in labor with her. In fact, as it fell on the long weekend which is also Caribana weekend, it means that when I went into labor 17 years ago I was home alone. lmao Wasn't funny at the time. Oh yeah...Red Flag number 4? Daddy was out enjoying the festivities while I rested at home waiting to pop. He made it to the hospital in time for her birth, but I was pissed he wasn't there when I actually went into labor. Why? Because I told him not to leave me!! I can laugh about it now. But hey..God was in control and I had a safe delivery with a beautiful healthy baby that is a big girl now. And hey...special mentions to my cousin J that was at the hospital with me when my beautiful daughter made her entrance. Thanks again Cuz. Love you.
So, in honor of my daughters birthday I think we might bake a Red Velvet cake. lol Maybe Furman can get more practice with his icing skills because I know he wouldn't have figured out how to make a Red Velvet Cheesecake quite yet. Oh yeah...that's on his list of "Things to do". Yippee! Can't wait to taste. In the meantime, I'll keep loving the exercise bike. lol
I love this pic as it shows me in Caribana costume minus the head gear. lol I don't remember what on earth convinced me to wear a costume that year but I did. Oh, but I didn't get IN the parade...Oh no...I walked along the sidelines where it was less sweaty and I still got the attention that I was seeking at the time. hahahaha Tourists stopping me asking to take photos with them. It was too funny. I wasn't alone though. Nope, I encouraged my youngest sister to wear the same costume and come on out with me to act a fool and have fun. hahaha I was such a horrible sister. But she can't tell me she didn't have fun! My other sister was present for the occasion also. Awww...the memories.
|Even our Mayor gets in on the fun!|
|Officer showing he can whine too! lol|
in advance...for those that may be headed out somewhere early. Be safe...and have fun.