Thursday, 26 July 2007

Ah, the joys of turning 10

Not me, of course. I traversed that barrier almost 24 years ago, for pete's sake. Nope, I'm talking about DeeDee. She hit the double digits today, so it was a pretty big day in our world.

Sludge had to work tonight, so it actually worked out rather peacefully this year for a change. Last year was a nightmare - she didn't want us or Hubs anywhere near her, so it was a huge fight, and unfortunately, as is all too often the case, Hubs lost.

We've got her this weekend so we'll be having her party on Saturday, but because Sludge is working, he was able to pick her up tonight so we could take her out for dinner, give her her main present, etc. So off we trucked to Montana's where we feasted on ribs and such, then they slammed that insane moose head helmet thing onto her melon, sang a silly song, and I thought she was going to shrink under the table. Hilarious.

When we made it back to the house, she opened up a present from me - a paint and bake your own pottery set - and two from her dad. The look on her face as she realized she actually got the iPod nano she's been asking for for years was absolutely priceless. Hubs was beaming, and she couldn't stop saying, 'oh mi god, oh mi god'. The giggles were contagious, and she's been sitting on the couch listening to her tunes (Hubs pre-loaded it with all of her faves - what a great guy) ever since. Well, she took a break to watch Big Brother with us, but she's back at it now...especially since she discovered that she can play games on the silly thing at the same time.

She is one happy kid, exactly how she should be on her tenth birthday.

Rest of the day today was good. Busy but productive day at work, excellent (for once!) doctor's appointment with my main fertility doc (she says I'm responding to the meds as I should, so we'll continue along and hope for the best), and I indulged in a pack of Skittles around 2pm, so I enjoyed a bit of a sugar high mid-afternoon. Yee haw!

That's pretty much it. The emphasis has really been on DeeDee, and she was happy, therefore it was a good day. Lovely.

In non tenth birthday related news, I wanted to take this opportunity to direct your attention to another corner of the blogging universe. Fellow WBer Lady Tatiana has a blog of her own (, and this Saturday she's participating in the 24 hour Blog-a-thon. Basically she's going to post a new entry every half hour for 24 hours...holy crap! Pretty impressive, eh?

The cool thing is that the organizers have made this into a charity event, and Tatiana is blogging for The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation (as some of you know, a cause very near and dear to my heart) in honour of Sarah, another WBer who lost her battle to melanoma a few weeks ago.

So if you like glimpses into other people's lives via their blogs (and I'm suspecting this is you since you're here and all), this is definitely one to check out this Saturday. And hey, if you're feeling charitable, support her efforts and make a donation to cancer research. You'll get a tax receipt and the warm, fuzzy feeling that comes from doing something good. Go Tatiana go!!

And that's your daily dash. How's your diva doin'?

4 comments on "Ah, the joys of turning 10"

celtic_kitten on 27 July 2007 at 11:49 said...

happy belated b-day to DeeDee!

Tatiana on 27 July 2007 at 12:52 said...

You're wonderful! Thank you so much for the plug!

Chelle on 27 July 2007 at 17:12 said...

Thanks for the link to Tatiana's blog. I'll be donating for sure.

Happy birthday to DeeDee!

Tatiana said...

I survived the blogathon and raised 376.24




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