Wednesday, September 30, 2015


I talked to Anita the other day on her actual birthday. I asked how she spent her day. Aside from spending time with her sister and brother-in-law who were in town, she cleaned out a closet.

"Stuff still needs to get done, bathrooms need to be cleaned, closets do too," she laughed.

My day started pretty similar. Up to fix Shane's lunch, just as my feet hit the floor, my mind awoke to it's my birthday! And I felt so happy.

Even though my Whole30 is over, I stayed true to myself this morning and drank my plain tea. I had Nora's awesome smoothie recipe with almond butter. I went to school to teach my class, but today I had a test scheduled. Oh the sound of pencils scratching on paper! The test took almost an hour and a half.

Lanie and I baked a pumpkin pie with a homemade gluten-free pie crust. How nice we did it together. How I am grateful to have her with me. It was so enjoyable. I said to her, "So, what did you end up getting me for my birthday?" And she left the room covering her ears.

"I'm not telling you!"

Lisa texted me that she's baking me a chocolate quinoa cake. It's cooling in her fridge right now.

Lanie texted me happy wishes while she was on her iPod time. And a selfie.

she was making a heart out of her hands

I have no idea what's for dinner. Definitely a salad.

And pie. 

(A long time ago, Sarah had us over for dinner on my birthday and made me a pumpkin pie. Many years later, Erica showed up at my door step with pumpkin pie for my birthday. When I eat pumpkin pie, it reminds me of them and good things. And today's, a gluten-free first, made with my daughter, further defines good things. Thanks, God.)

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