Sunday, April 01, 2007

Happy Birthday to ME!

It's been a good one. I've gotten many great cards from even greater friends, plus today is Palm Sunday. It doesn't happen often that my birthday falls on Palm Sunday or Easter, but usually it's around the same time.

I love Palm Sunday, especially watching the little kids waving the palms around the church sanctuary. It makes me cry, every.single.time. It's the good cry, of course, the kind that takes my breath away.

Good friends Anne and Cliff (plus Anne's son and his girlfriend) took me to lunch today at Chili's. We had an unusually long wait so we filled up on chips before we got our food and everyone wound up with go boxes for the leftovers. That's OK -- I got a free chocolate shake with sprinkles on it for dessert, which was shared all around.

This afternoon I had a delightful nap, so it's been a happy day.

The week coming up is Holy Week, so it will be a busy week. I'll be at church every day. Monday's a committee meeting; Tuesday is my Grief Share week (four more sessions!) Wednesday is choir rehearsal; Thursday is Maundy Thursday; Friday is Good Friday with the choir cantata. Saturday is the kids' Easter Egg hunt (I think I'll be skipping this) and Sunday next is Easter.

There's lot going on in the "regular" world this week, too. Some working, working on things for the auction coming up April 22, etc. I'll probably have to haul clothes to the laundromat too, because of the problems with the floor drain in the garage.

The weeds in the yard are getting pretty tall, too, so it's time to do the first mowing of the season. I'll have to wait for the ground to dry up some before I try to put the mower on it. I've got a neighbor a few houses down on the other side of the street who, for reasons unknown, removed all the grass from his yard and replaced it with a few large boulders with his house number written on them. Hm. It was real interesting (and "entertaining") driving through the river of mud after the torrential downpours we had this week. I wonder if I can find the city ordinance which requires grass to stop soil erosion -- new home builders are required to put down sod to stop it so mud doesn't get in the storm sewer.

Anyway, that's the news from Mount Pilot today. I wish everyone a wonderful April and an amazing experience this Holy Week!


Erudite Redneck said...

Happy birthday to you!
Happy birthday to you!
Happy birthday, dear Trixie!
Happy birthday to you!

(y mucho mas!)

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday Trixie!

Anonymous said...

Ooooo, I love Chili's shake!

I'm glad you had a good birthday. Lunch and a nap usually make any day good. :)

What's the problem with your floor drain?

Trixie said...

The floor drain isn't draining properly, and that's where my washer drains. Now when I do laundry it floods my garage and runs out under the garage door, down the driveway and into the street. It's not too noticable when it rains, but I need to get it checked out. I've tried some pretty strong hardware-store acid drain openers, but without a lot of success.

linda ringwood said...

Happy Birthday Trixie...good to know u had an alarming weekend with so much fun...what about the pranks ur friends' played on u for having a birthday on April Fool's Day? :)God Bless u :)

Erudite Redneck said...

You better check to see if your Sweet Puppy Girl's "Puppy Treats" are on the recall list. :-(

TECH said...

Happy belated birthday, Trixie! It may be late, but the wish is sincere.