Sunday, January 16, 2011

The Birthday Week - 2011

I don't want any of you to have the impression I didn't have a good time last night seeing Daniel Tosh and spending time with friends.

I did, indeed, have a good time.

But I think we can all agree I've not been in a particularly normal frame of mind and there was some angst...from me...from him...just generally. Please understand. We would be dating...if we could. We both know we should. We both know everyone wants us to be dating. But really? I think, when a couple we'd never met asked us how long we'd been married, he hit his brick wall of tolerance.

It's OK. OK? It's just...The Knowing.

Anyway, I'm doing my best to be OK. It's my birthday week...all birthdays should last a week, don'tcha know...and, while I'm not terribly interested in a raucous week of celebrations this year, uninterested in seeking out gratuitous tidings, I am celebrating. In my own way. Quietly.

Since I didn't get a lot of sleep last night, I felt like my coping with people skills were at a possible all-time low. I canceled my plans. I took a hot bath. I put fresh pajamas on.

And then?

Then I did this...

Cream cheese chocolate chip coffee cake

Sorry, Matt2. It's all for me and Lex this time around.

And then I did this...

Homemade marinara simmering on the stove.

And then I did this...

Lasagna with the marinara. Prepped and ready to go into the oven for supper.

We just finished eating some of the lasagna. The rest will become lunches the rest of the week. It is good.

It is comfort.

It makes me feel better to bake and cook and put all the love I have for everyone and everything into a pot, stir it up, and serve it.

It's what I do.


Teresa said...

I disagree. Your birthday should last all month long.

Kristin said...

Ooooh, that lasagne looks divine! Happy birthweek/month!