Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Happy Birthday to me

Yesterday was my birthday.  In spite of that I think I did well on my calories.  I told Snackers a bazillion times that I didn't want a cake because even if I splurged and had one piece for my birthday, there would still be left over cake that I wouldn't be able to resist for days after.  So he got me a cup cake from the Cupcakery!  What a genius idea!  Of course no cake would have been fine too but with a cup cake I was able to cut it in half, he ate half and I ate half and now it's all gone and there is nothing left behind to tempt me.  Genius! 

I worked, ate my usual coffee, healthy choice lunch, and water and did my jumping jacks during the day.  When he got home we made dinner reservations for an Italian restaurant nearby and then headed to a local ceramics shop to paint our own ceramics. 

We had so much fun painting them that we decided to skip our dinner reservations and stayed at the ceramics place until they closed.  I painted a dog figurine to look just like Piper (our Min-Pin) and he painted a coffee mug with a cat on it to look just like Casper (our Birman Seal Point).  We had to leave them there when we were done painting so that they could be fired.  We should get them back sometime between now and Sunday so I will post pictures of them when we get them.  We then came home and I had a leftover fruit and yogurt parfait from the fridge and my half-a-cupcake and went to bed early (which was something I really wanted for my birthday).  It was fun!  Actually, it was probably the most fun birthday I've had in a very, very long time!!!

120 oz of water
1 cup of coffee w/creamer
1 healthy choice lunch
1 fish burrito
6 dried chaerries
Daily Caloric Intake: 1,041

Jumping Jacks: 300


  1. I love ceramics places! That is a really fun birthday. Glad you had a good time. Cupcakery in Vegas is my best friend. :) Sad, but true.

  2. I've been away and haven't caught up with your other posts yet but wanted to say: Happy belated birthday! Amazing how it's the simple, easy-going things that make those days extra special, huh? I can't wait to see the finished ceramics you guys made. When I saw the picture before reading the post, I immediately thought the dog looked like Piper. :)

  3. That is AWESOME! Must try to talk husband into artsy birthday plan . . .

  4. Awww love it! You look so happy and he just looks like he is grinning and baring it for you. LOL Can't wait to see the things done! I don't know if my hubby would agree to something like that. Happy Belated Birthday!

  5. Surprisingly ladies, I think Snackers loved it just as much, if not more, than I did. It was his idea and he was super excited when he was picking out his piece but then when it came time to pick out paint he started to stress out big time and get kind of upset (that's how he deals with/hides stress) because he is a perfectionist and he didn't think he'd be able to paint his piece as well as he wanted. But, once he got started he got hooked. When we realized we'd missed our dinner reservation I suggested calling the restaurant to reschedule and he said he wanted to stay and finish instead (which I was all for because I hate leaving a project half finished too). He wants to go back tonight after work to paint a water bowl for the cats - but that was before he cut off the tip of his thumb (she today's post for details) so I dunno if that's still on the plan.