It's been busy

I've been busy--but really, when do I not use that excuse? Not TOO much has happened since my last post, but here are a few things that've happened since then, documented with photo evidence:

I GOT A FLAT TIRE.

This happened just last week, on a day when it'd been snowing on and off. And soon after I took this picture and had to call my insurance to send out roadside assistance, it started BLIZZARDING. So I sat in my car and waited until a guy showed up and changed the tire in about 2.5 minutes and felt like a complete ass. (Have you ever had one of those moments when you want to help because you feel like a useless turd and the other person is like JUST STAY OUT OF MY WAY I CAN DO MY JOB. That was me.)

And yes, I'm part of the Minivan Mafia. :)

We also celebrated my daughter's 9th birthday. We went for a mani-pedi. Well, my daughter and friend had a mani-pedi and I waited in a chair by the door because I don't particularly like anyone touching my feet. Some of it is because I'm ticklish, but some is because I've gone in for a pedicure before, the woman took one look at my feet, went to the back and had a discussion with her co-workers, and sent a strapping young man back out to scrub my feet.

I'M THE WOMAN WHO HAS TO HAVE A MUSCLED MAN CHEESE GRATE HER FEET BECAUSE THEY'RE THAT BAD.

Oh the humiliation.

Anyway, this isn't supposed to be about my own issues, it's about my daughter. She had a great day, lots of fun, and then there was cake:

Last thing: my husband is a woodworking fool, and is constantly fiddling around in the garage on his next project. And it just so happened that his next project was for me:

I'd been wanting a shadowbox to put my book in, and here it is. US and UK editions, coexisting peacefully. :D