Posted in My Own Personal Weirdness

I’m double-16 today!

I like even numbered birthdays.  I can always be double some really small number and today’s is especially happy cause it’s my double-sixteenth birthday!

I haven’t really gotten any presents yet.  My camera isn’t in the budget at the moment, so I’m waiting on that and …well, I think everyone else may have forgotten my birthday.  But that’s all right.  I realized the other day that I don’t really have many friends in town any more (and the ones I have are always sooo busy)  and I haven’t really celebrated my birthday since David was born, so …I’m okay with that.  *shrug*  It’s not like anyone else I know celebrates their birthdays either.  (I’ve totally missed several friends birthdays this year.  Maybe I should give them gifts today.  It’ll be like Hobbits-meet-MayDay.  You’ll just find something on your doorstep and wonder if it was from me.  woo-hoo!)

To celebrate, so far I’ve eaten some cake, cleaned up several largish messes, played some Super Mario 2 & SuperMario 3, and then hosted a playdate (wherein several of the messes took place).  Nick brought me some pretty flowers during lunch.  After lunch I had a bit more cake (Ben wanted some: it’s his fault) and now I have one sleeping child and one child who is content to sit in a chair with his blanket & some books.  It’s nice.

This evening is a boy scout night, so we’re having easy food, but food that we don’t normally have lately: ravioli!  I love ravioli!     And then afterwards we’re having Rocky Road ice cream. Mmm…

(while I’ve been typing, child-in-the-chair has fallen asleep.  hooray!)


Lisa Holcomb graduated from Texas A&M University in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in English. She resides in East Texas with her husband, 3 boys, and 2 cats. She writes fantasy and science fiction for both young adult and adult audiences. She has written for numerous blogs, newsletters, and the occasional poetry magazine. She has spent the last couple decades blogging at various websites about growing up adopted and living and parenting with chronic illness, finally combining it all into one blog at Her first full length novel is nearing completion.