Today is my forty-ninth birthday. Yeha! This morning the guy from the satellite company showed up to reset my computer. After he left, I got on to check it all out. Guess what? It still is not uploading my pictures, will not let me go to My Space or check my hotmail account. Do you know how irritating that is? I have already called the installer back. If he does not get this working, I guess he will be taking this dish home with him.
Yesterday my art girls took me to lunch. They had given me a card last Sunday with a gift certificate to a certain restaurant and directions to meet there on Thursday. The card itself was very artsy and fun. Then they all wrote inside the card. My favorite was, "I love you; you are the best teacher." You would probably have to know Ashley, who wrote that, to really appreciate it. It just made me smile.
My little brother, Pete, was the first to call this morning. He called at 6:30 this morning. The second to call was my big brother, Craig. He called about 8:00. Being an entertainment lawyer in Austin, he is excited and busy with South by Southwest. He will attend lots of music stuff. He dropped some names on me, but I am so out of it that it did not mean much to me. It was good to visit with Craig - bless his little heart. My baby sister, Kathy called about 8:30. She will be here tomorrow to see me and help build on the barn. It should be a blast. I love having a little sister. She was worth all of those birthday wishes. Although, a monkey would have been nice too. My mom called about 10:30. I told her she was "the last". She said, " The last what?" I said that she was the last to call. She did not have a clue what I was talking about because she was not calling to wish me a happy birthday. She had forgottem my birthday. Perfect! That was the perfect birthday - it made me really laugh.
Today I am going to lunch with Jesse, Lindsay and Janice (Lindsay's mom). Toby said he was not going to invade our "girl time". It should be lots of fun if not lots of silliness. Toby said he might take me to the movies tonight - I'll believe it when I see it. He is not much of a movie person, but it is sometimes the thought that counts.
The painting of the week was a class project with my youngest art students. I wanted them to have some fun - to let the paint run and be loose. I am not sure they had as much fun as I had. We all seem to be "tight" painters. I would like to be looser. Loose Lou - an old college nick name.