Thursday, September 06, 2007

Cheese or Pepperoni?

Today is my birthday. I decided to treat myself to an extra hours sleep this morning, but only fifteen minutes into it, Blaine woke me up, certain I was oversleeping and that by waking me, he was doing me a favor. Instead of being annoyed, however, I was grateful, because he interrupted a dream in which he had asked me for a divorce, and in order to support myself and the children, I had to get a job working at the local pizza parlor.

Um, that sucked.

And was “not quite” how I planned to start my birthday. I sure hope I don’t open my present from him later today and find annulment papers inside.

43 comments:

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday Kristie - I hope it is a wonderful one for you. Thank you for sharing your family, hopes, dreams, disasters and Diet Dr Pepper with us all. Oh and mine is a double pepperoni with olives please. :) Love and prayers for you all.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Kristie. Loved seeing the faces of eight, Kendrie is such a cutie. Have a wonderful day.
Bubbles in NC

cakeburnette said...

Happy birthday! I'm hoping that by local pizza place you didn't mean Stevi B's...that would have been a nightmare!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! I'll have no sauce...just olive oil, tomatoes, black olives and feta cheese.And a Diet Coke....deliver that to North Carolina please...I tip good!

angela conklin
a friend thru your entries

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Kristie! I hope you get lots of Sonic ice and Diet Dr. Pepper :-) and some good stuff not even close to annulment papers!

Eloise said...

Happy Birthday!

Sherri in NC said...

Happy birthday Kristie!

Kati said...

HAPPI BIRTHDAY! Gosh, I knew there was a reason I liked you so much... us both being Virgo's and almost birthday twins (mines Saturday). I hope it's great day!! BTW, when did Kendrie get all of that hair? She looks great... not at all like the kid I met at Family Camp all those years ago.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Kristie - and many more... Since your pampering via "sleeping late" wasn't quite what you expected - maybe an afternoon naps will bring better dreams - not the nightmare of you flipping pizza dough.....
Question - would you have been as upset at Blaine if you had to go work at Sonic and had unlimited Diet Dr. Peppers? - Enjoy your day - no matter what you do or how you spend it! 40ish Right??? Randy

Pamela Earley said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR KRISSSSSTIEEEEEE,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUUUUUUUU!

I had forgotten how close yours and Kendries birthdays were.

Hope you have a great birthday with many visits to Sonic and many gifts of Diet DDP.

(BTW - not sure if you remember or not, but a while back when you were posting about Lager, I left a message about our 18 year old cat that looked like something out of Pet Semetary. Well, he passed away last week. :-(.)
I sure hope Lager is doing well and not having "control" problems anymore.

For all you others out there - am I the only one that refers to Kristie as "my friend Kristie" when I am telling others about her, her family, Sonic, cancer, or something else related to her? Is it weird that I say this and we have never met face to face? Should I get some help???????

Anonymous said...

Tammy in Fort Worth, Happy Birthday Kristie, I knew I loved you, your a Virgo just like me! Hope your day is wonderful like yourself! What a dream, or should I say a nightmare? Pepperoni please! Hugs to all.

Marisa said...

Happy Birthday Kristie ...

The Running Girl said...

Happy birthday to you! Hope it's a great day. Maybe you can get that extra hour of sleep tonight by going to bed early.

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KRISTIE!

Trish
Leesburg, VA

Missy in FL said...

Happy Birthday! Maybe you get extra cake today?

Anonymous said...

note to pamela-

nope, I do the same thing! lol! Kristie, it seems you have many "friends" who refer to you as their friend even though we've never met in person. Afterall, through caringbridge and now this blog, it seems as if I've known you forever!

Trish in Leesburg, VA

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to my birthday sharing friend! I can't wait to see you at the end of the month at the Quiet Heroes luncheon! You are coming right!?! Thanks for all the continued laughter and sharing your heart and family with all of us!

Have a perfect day! Remember it is all about YOU!

Denise Adams

lizinsumner said...

Happy Birthday Kristie!!!!! I hope your job is at Domino's, because their thin crust hawaiian is my favorite!!!!!!!!!! Maybe I'll have one in honor of you tonight - and not have to cook! I think it's a tad late in the game for an annulment and besides, Blaine doesn't seem like the kind of guy that would run out on his family, so hopefully you've stopped worrying about that and can enjoy (as much as anyone can enjoy any birthday post-40!!) the rest of the day. Here's to you (lifting grande-latte-tripleshot-2%-1sweetnlow-latte in a toast)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anna in IL said...

Happy Birthday, Kristie!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to you!

Catch that extra hour during the day because if your house is like mine...there's no chance of going to bed an hour earlier!!

Have a great day ;-)

Kristina
Brookville, Ohio

Jan Reuther said...

Happy birthday, Kristie!

Deb said...

Happy Birthday!!!! and yes Pam...Kristi is commonly called "my friend" even tho I have never met her and don't delurk very often....if you find a 12 step program for that let me know!!!

Kristi, enjoy your day!

Rita B said...

Happy Birthday Kristie!

You got a Kendrie for your birthday 8 yrs ago! I got a baby for my birthday 13 yrs ago, born 2 days before my birthday. Isn't that the greatest gift:)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!!!!

Ali in CO

Becky, in N. TX said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, 'FRIEND'!!!

I'll take hamburger with extra cheese and a coke.

Have an excellent day.

Becky

TRACEY said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KRISTIE!!!

Abbie said...

HAPPY Birthday!!! I hope you enjoy your day!

Abbie
DSM, IA

threehandprints said...

Happy Birthday to you!!! Maybe you can get to bed an hour earlier??? Hope you have a great day!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!

It must be National Weird Dream Day or something, because I had a bad one too. I dreamed that we left my 11-month old somewhere and when I went back back to get her, she was nowhere to be found. So my husband told me to quit worrying that we could find her later. I woke then, which was probably a good thing because I might have beat him senseless in my sleep!

-Amber

Cate said...

Happy Birthday, Kristie! In honor of your special day it was announced that we here in Central Oregon are FINALLY getting a Sonic. I could just cry!

Jamie said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Connie F-G said...

Happy Birthday Kristie!!

You deserve that extra sleep but your husband loves you so much he woke you from a horrible dream instead!

I bet the job dream comes from you talking about the worst jobs this past week.

Hugs!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Kristie. Hope that you have a fantastic day.

Liz in Maryland

Deborah said...

Happy Birthday you old lady, you! I'm still older, but not by much. I hope you had a fabulous day, you deserve it!

Wilson said...

Happy Birthday, Kristie! I have to tell you, I have been thinking of you all day - even though I didn't know it was your birthday.

You see, I have taken a new full time job in our school district. I've worked part time for them for 7 years as a substitute teacher, but decided to go back full time to work one-to-one with a wonderful boy facing many challenges. I'm in a brand new building. Today I found out it has ..... you'll never guess .... an ice machine with rabbit pellet ice!!! For free! for me! Oh happy day! I could bring my own styrofoam cup and Diet Doctor Pepper and enjoy your favorite treat all day long!

So for your birthday, my wish for you is your own rabbit pellet ice machine - oh, yeah, and good health, happiness, a long marriage, yada, yada, and no future employment in a pizza parlor (or ticket taking at porn movies).

Happy Birthday!!!

Anonymous said...

Dear Kristie,

Happy Birthday!!! and many more of them, hope you have (had) a great day!

Love Angela

Anonymous said...

I wish I was clever and had a unique way to wish you a happy birthday, but I do not. Sooo.....Happy, happy birthday and happy everyday!

Dixie in CA

Natalie said...

Happy Birthday! You'll find being 30 isn't as bad as you thought it would be--hahaha!

Finished HP7 last night so I'm off to read your post about it at last!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! I hope it is wonderful!
I hope Kendrie had a great birhtday too!
Kim
TX

Denise Ward said...

Happy Birthday! I didn't realize that you and Kendrie had birthdays so close together. Hope it was a great day for you.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you had a great day...aside from the pizza dream.
Megan

Tracey in Calgary said...

Happy Birthday Kristie! I hope it ends better than it started...and you have wild, hot dreams tonight about you and Blaine.....x rated baby!! LOL All the best being....41?...stuck at the same age as me...but I'll always be older, boohoo!

Anonymous said...

Happy B-Day. I really do need to look at a calendar once in a while so I actually know what day it is and can actually call you on the right day! Hope it is a great one!
xoxo Kim