1) A couple of people have mentioned that my blog hasn't been updated on Feedly recently. I haven't changed any settings at all on Blogger, so I have no idea what the deal is! I hope that it corrects itself, because I don't know anything about RSS feeds or how to go about fixing the problem :/
Update: I *think* it is fixed now. The post where I listed all the people signed up for the 5K was too long for the feed, and it screwed something up. If I have a super long post like that again, I'll have to truncate it (where you'll have to click through to my blog to read it); but I've left all the other posts at "full feed". This is frustrating, but I learn new things every time something goes wrong! ;)
2) Someone mentioned that they wished I had a way to follow my blog via e-mail. There is an option to do that on the top right sidebar of my blog. It's a black and white icon that looks like an envelope. When you click on that, you can type in your e-mail address to sign up for it.
3) A reader suggested that I put Mark's mailing address on the sidebar of my blog, so that it's easily accessible, because she couldn't find it when she was looking for it. I thought that was a great idea, so if you're interested in sending Mark a card, the P.O. Box address is in the left sidebar.
4) And speaking of Mark, a few people have asked if he needs/wants anything they may be able to send. I ask him every time I go visit what he wants me to bring, and he almost always says a milkshake. He's got a lot of music and DVDs, and he really doesn't need much right now! But if you'd like to send something, a McDonald's gift card would be very useful for his milkshakes or coffee ;) Thanks so much for thinking of him!
I hope everyone had a great weekend! I'm sick to death of the crappy weather we've had in Michigan this winter, and this weekend was really no different. When I was a kid, I always used to hate my birthday because it was in late January, when it's freezing cold and snowy. I always wished I was born in July, so I could have a pool party ;)
I didn't do anything at all for my actual birthday yesterday, unfortunately. Jerry had to work from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. My parents said they'd keep the kids overnight, so that Jerry and I could go out, so we planned to go out to a late dinner. We did go to one bar/grille place, but it was packed full of the Saturday night crowd of drinkers, and at 32, I'm too old for that scene! ;) So we just went home and had a quiet evening, which was nice.
Jerry surprised me with a birthday cake...
It was from my favorite bakery, and it had a peanut butter cream filling (and chocolate buttercream frosting)! He knows me SO well. At first I thought the cake was chocolate, but when I saw that it was yellow cake, I was even happier--I like yellow cake more than chocolate. We ate a piece last night before bed, and it was delicious. And isn't it a cute cake?!
Today, we planned to celebrate my birthday with the kids. The weather was really crappy all morning and early afternoon, so it didn't look like we'd be able to go anywhere, but it cleared up enough for us to go out to dinner. We ended up going to Olive Garden--I hadn't been there in YEARS, and I don't think the kids had ever been there.
My food wasn't very good, but the kids and Jerry loved theirs, and we had awesome service, so it kind of made up for my dish (I had the capellini pomodoro, which is usually a favorite Italian dish of mine, but it was completely flavorless at OG). I ended up having another piece of cake for dessert when we got home. :)
I'm really excited that I've been able to have this big cake in my house and I haven't eaten it all. I'm still binge-free, thanks to the Brain Over Binge mentality, and I feel "safe" having what used to be trigger foods in the house. It's so strange! But in a good way.
Jerry bought me a birthday gift, which I wasn't expecting (we usually don't buy gifts for each other). It was an Under Armour hoodie, and I absolutely love it!
And I would say yes, it's as bright as it appears in the photo! haha
I wish I had some birthday shenanigans to write about, but the weekend was actually really boring, thanks to the ridiculous weather. It's supposed to be extremely cold tomorrow, too, and I'm guessing that the kids' school will be canceled yet again. I ran out of ways to keep them occupied a long time ago! We're under a "Wind Chill Watch" until Wednesday, which means that the kids probably won't have school until Thursday. I'm SO ready for spring!