Not knowing exactly what time it was probably eased the grog a little this morning when I snuck out of bed to decorate for Joe's birthday.
Turns out it was 5:15.
It was kind of a spontaneous decision, but down to the basement I crept in search for the party flags I made for him 3 years ago.
I knew they'd be tangled and wrinkled and smooshed but that was okay. A 30th birthday is worthy of party flags, whether they're crumpled or not.
After I decided where to hang them, I remembered that our walls are not made of the typical paper thin drywall that I grew up with. I know that "sheetrock" is a general term for drywall, but I am convinced that we have real sheetrock while others just think they have sheetrock. Anyway, what I'm getting at is that I needed a hammer to get the dang tacks in the wall. Luckily I own 6 hammers so there is always one somewhere. And lucky for me again, we have these nice thick walls that sound doesn't carry through. It's nice not worrying about hammering into the wall or dropping the hammer on the floor at 5:30 am.
Anyway, I finally got those things hammered in and while I was doing it I decided that I, too, should have a birthday because it is definitely not as easy as it once was to crawl around on the counter. I know I know, I'm still young and probably younger than most of my readers but you know what I mean.
So after those damn things were untangled and hung (and then re-hammered and re-hung since they were too low, of course...) I decided that flowers would be a nice addition. So I went out and picked some black eyed susans and cone flowers and stuck them in a pitcher. I have to admit, this pitcher gets more use as a vase than it does as a pitcher because it's too damn wide to hold when you pour.
So after those were set, I crept back to the basement to make a card. At this point I was running out of steam because I had not yet had any coffee (and still haven't...I'm typing this while I wait for Joe to get up) so I was happy to find a card in the right color that I made like 5 years ago.
I thought about making cupcakes, but then I realized that I'd have to tell you guys that I made cupcakes and I just couldn't bring myself to be that Martha. So I'll save those for later. For now I'm going to try to snooze a little more because I'm sure that I'm running out of time.
Oh. By the way. I never did get to snooze because Clem found a MOUSE in the bathroom (in the middle of summer...) and has been after it for like an hour now. I caught it in a butterfly net but it got out. Yeeesh.