Sunday, March 15, 2009

Sum It Up Sunday - Birthdays, Bicycles & Barbies, Oh My!

Topping off the birthday list: My baby turned 8 on Friday! No bad luck here! We decided to make it a birthday weekend with just the family. Friday we went to Colin's favorite restaurant for dinner. We were going to go shopping afterwards but it was late and we went toy shopping on Saturday. The older two boys wanted to buy their brother a gift and have him help pick it out. As we were wandering the aisles, I stumbled upon the Barbie collection.
Both Barbie and I turn 50 this year; although that Biotch looks soooo much better. note to self: get name of her plastic surgeon!

I decided I want a Barbie for my birthday next month. Is that weird? Having all boys, I miss out on all the princess and Barbie stuff.

As I scanned the aisle, there were so many cool choices: Tatoo Barbie, Birthday Barbie with an extra pink tiara for a human friend, Barbie in her Pink Bedroom, Pool Party head was swirling. Too many options.

And then I saw her. The one I must have. A vision of gold and sparkly lovlieness. I want her!!!! 50th Anniversary Barbie
And then I looked at the price tag. $50! Holy crap! How do I justify this????

What to do? Maybe I'll have a Barbie themed party with a Barbie Cake ( I saw the cutest one in Meijer!)...... hmmm... I have a month to mull this over.
Speaking of birthdays.... This month I celebrate my second year of blogging. I'll have to do a special post. Not one of those 100 things about me. Just a simple year in review /bloggy lessons I learned this past year.

Spring is Almost Here!
We had a brief Spring-like day on Tuesday and I went for a bike ride with Alex. It's been a while since I had any real exercise. I was a bit sore afterward; especially going up and down the stairs!
note to self: better start getting in shape, summer is just around the corner.

Another WTF ?
- On Thursday we started getting a series of unanswered phone calls, 8 in all from a phone number we didn't recognize. We were also left two puzzling messages on the machine.
The 1st message was left Thursday afternoon from a man wondering why our number showed up on his wife's phone. The 2nd message came at 12:05 a.m. on Friday morning when we were
sleeping. This time from a woman who was curious who we were. She saw our number in her caller ID & didn't recognize it.
The only possible explanation I could think of was the number I misdialed a week ago. I only let it ring 2 times before hanging up. TWO RINGS. I didn't hang up on anyone when they answered. I just let it ring twice before realizing I may have dialed the wrong number! The owner of that phone called back & I already said "Sorry, I dialed the wrong number."

WTF??? I was going to call them back at 6:30 a.m. but my husband stopped me and warned me not to call them. Instead my hubby called our carrier(Time Warner) to check the numbers they called from to see if we had called them.

Time Warner only showed the 8 calls they made to us. None to them. WTF? If it is the lady I spoke to last week, it was a different number. WTH did I call? Why would someone be that obsessed with a single unrecognizable number?

I was ready on Saturday to answer our phone but the calls stopped. As much as I want to call them back, I agree with my husband this is not a good idea. Then there would be a record of us calling them AND I'm not sure what kind of whackos we are dealing with.

Fill'er Up!

Finally, gas prices on still fluctuating below $2! I took this photo on Thursday and yesterday the same station was a nickle cheaper at $1.79!

And that's the week in review..... and now time for a breakfast of birthday cake and coffee. Yum!


Tara R. said...

Definitely go for the Barbie... 50th anniversary/50th birthday... I'd say that was meant to be.

Mrs4444 said...

Happy Birthday, boy!!

Buy the Barbie!

Boo on the phone calls. That woman's husband must be a cheating dog or something.

Yea on the gas prices!

THanks for your EXCELLENT comments today; really great.

GinSpaghetti said...

Happy Birthday to your "baby!"

Just now seeing your comment on my blog... what on earth is going on that I'm not getting comment notifications on that blog. Err!!

Why is the weekend almost over?! ugh!

terri said...

I can completely understand your desire for a Barbie doll. I've even got a daughter and she's got a ton of Barbies, but when the American Girls arrived in our house, I found myself really wishing I had one of my own. They are so cute with such adorable outfits and accessories. Funny, I never even really wanted to play with dolls when I was little.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Happy Birthday to your big 8 year old!
I love the idea of your Barbie theme. Justify it any way you want, you deserve to have some fun!
As for the phone calls, I'd be concerned it's some weird trap to get your information. I'd ignore them.

Debbie said...

Happy birthday all around!

Cheffie-Mom said...

Happy Birthday to your son! What a cute picture!

Go for it-buy the Barbie! You deserve it Mama!

Anonymous said...

my mom collected all of the xmas barbies for years (they were presents from 1 of us in the fam) i say go for it! i know i paid more than that for several of them.

the phone calls...i've got one better. for WEEKS hubby got an angry call from some dude on his cell wanting to know why hubby was calling his house. hubby NEVER did. we called verizon and told them the situation. thought maybe somebody else had his cell# or that their system was just messed up. they had us do all kinds of stuff to his phone but the irate calls continued. most of them were supposedly done while we were at darts together. it was so weird. finally they stopped. have no idea why. this technology is just screwy sometimes.

LiteralDan said...

Just wait till her 75th birthday, that'll be a pricey doll.

Can you please take some more pictures of the gas station sign? I'd like gas to drop down to more like $1.50, if you could. Thanks!