Today is my hubby's birthday. We are finally the same age, at least for a few months. Yes, I robbed the cradle. (ha!) For some reason, he's not really all that happy to be turning 36, not really sure why this year is bothering him more than 35. He asked me if 36 was a good year for me. I told him it was, considering that I was still here, I figure any year that I'm still here, it's been a good year. I am not really sure how to make him feel more comfortable with another year. I know that when I turned 35 I felt a little weird, but that was only because I remembered my mom's 35th birthday in a vague way (I wasn't very old after all) and it was odd. It's odd to realize that as you are older that the differences in age aren't as great as when you are younger though.
And we are also waiting on a new niece from my SiL tomorrow too, Caroline Grace. Always an aunt, never a mother to change the always a bridesmaid quote. This will make the 3rd niece in the family. I realized the other day that I haven't knit anything for her. I haven't knit anything for ages now. :( They are hoping to move to China for a few years so I also don't want to knit anything that become a burden to have to cart over there either, so it might be a good thing that I haven't. I'll wait and see what she's like and can knit her something that will fit her personality too. I still need to knit Katie (their other child) some socks at some point, so maybe I'll do them matching socks. :)
I ended up buying frozen corn dogs, so I won't be making the recipe I posted (at least not at this time). I've got some leftover Guinness from the St. Pat's stew so I'm going to make Chocolate Stout Cupcakes for Hubby's birthday "cake" I'm going to halve the recipe on epicurious.com and frost with a cream cheese frosting so it looks like the head on a pint. Hubby's not a big fan of Guinness, but he'll drink it. We're both not real big drinkers really, even before my liver problems, thank goodness! I think we're into it kind of like we are as food. We enjoy trying different tastes. Oh, and the Tender Chicken in Gravy was really tasty. Hubby said it was a keeper and I need to remember to repeat it. *sigh* Something I hope I remember to do. I'm not really good at repeating meals. Does anyone else have that problem too? Even our pizza is never the same every week, I even change what I put in the dough sometimes (ie I'll add herbs).
Thank you for the kind comments to my last post too. It's scary to push send on your real thoughts sometimes.