Thursday, March 26, 2015

There will be cake.

Bigger Girl is 22 today.

It seems like just yesterday she announced her arrival two days before my scheduled C-section.

Every time i tell her she was two days early, she says i just didn't get her memo!

Well, i got it all right, in a rush to get to the hospital and a doctor concerned that i would rupture (as i undoubtedly would have if i hadn't gotten there fast).

It certainly scared the daylights out of Sweetie, whom i awakened from a sound sleep with the announcement that i was in labor and we needed to move fast.

It was about a 1 hour 15 minute drive to the hospital, and he got us there in about 45 minutes.  With every contraction, he sped up a little.

All turned out well in the end, though, and now she is 22 and i will barely even see her on her birthday.

The Big Boss and Ms. P need for me to pick up her Eldest Boy and take him to school, so i have to get to work early.

Bigger Girl will leave for school very soon after i leave for work.  Because she has the day off of work, she and her friends have an entire evening planned, and she will spend the night there.

It's okay, though, this is what comes with growing up, which she is.  She's got her things that she wants and needs to do, and she gets them done.

There will be cake, though, upon that i insist.  Even if we had to give it to her last night, and the boys here will demolish most of it before she comes home tomorrow.

Happy Birthday, child who came so fast.  You've grown up fast, too.  To me, it's been the blink of an eye.

Double fudge cake -- get it while it's here!

Today is:

Day to Mourn Victims of Biological Weapons -- commemorates the day these weapons were outlawed in 1975

End of Zimbor-Quattor's Revenge Week and Day of Reconcilliation with All Those Whose Hats Have Been Damaged -- Fairy Calendar

Fiesta del Arbol -- Spain (Tree Festival or Arbor Day)

Independence Day and National Day -- Bangladesh(1971)

Khordad Sal -- Zoroastrian (Birth of the Prophet Zaranhushtra)

Legal Assistants' Day

Make Up Your Own Holiday Day -- Wellcat Holidays, which has made up a bunch, wants you to do the same today!

Martyr's Day / Democracy Day -- Mali

National Letting Go of Stuff Day -- see for details

National Nougat Day

Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianole Day -- Hawaii, US (Hawaiian Royal who worked to preserve the Hawaiian culture)

Purple Day -- International (supporting epileptics around the world

Savannah Tour of Homes and Gardens -- Savannah, GA, US (tours of Savannah's historic homes; through Sunday)

Spinach Day -- on this day in 1937, spinach growers in Crystal City, Texas, erected a statue of Popeye in honor of their favorite veggie

St. Braulio's Day (Patron of Aragon, Spain)

St. William of Norwich's Day (Patron of kidnap and torture victims)

Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel -- Eastern Orthodox Christianity (celebration of his role is the Annunciation)

Anniversaries Today:

Ricki Lake weds Rob Sussman, 1994
Founding of the University of Utrecht, 1636

Birthdays Today:

Keira Knightley, 1985
Amy Smart, 1976
T.R. Knight, 1973
Josh Lucas, 1972
Leslie Mann, 1972
Kenny Chesney, 1968
John Stockton, 1962
Marcus Allen, 1960
Jennifer Grey, 1960
Catherine Keener, 1960
Leeza Gibbons, 1957
Curtis Sliwa, 1954
Teddy Pendergrass, 1950
Martin Short, 1950
Vicki Lawrence, 1949
Steven Tyler, 1948
Diana Ross, 1944
Bob Woodward, 1943
Erica Jong, 1942
James Caan, 1939
Alan Arkin, 1934
Leonard Nimoy, 1931
Sandra Day O'Connor, 1930
Pierre Boulez, 1925
Tennessee Williams, 1911
Viktor Frankl, 1905
Robert Frost, 1874
Jane Arminda Delano, 1862
Nathaniel Bowditch, 1773

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Fences"(Play), 1988
"The Young and the Restless"(TV), 1973
"Cannon"(TV), 1971
"Funny Girl"(Musical), 1964
"Die Ehe des Herrn Mississippi/The Marriage of Mr. Mississippi"(Play), 1952

Today in History:

William Caxton prints his translation of Aesop's Fables, 1484
The first British Sunday newspaper is published (British Gazette & Sunday Monitor), 1780
The US Congress orders removal of Indians east of Mississippi to Louisiana, 1804
An earthquake destroys 90% of Caracas, Venezuela, leaves 20,000 dead, 1812
The Book of Mormon is published in Palmyra, NY, 1830
Eastman Film Co manufactures the first commercial motion picture film, 1885
New Delhi replaces Calcutta as capital of British-Indies, 1931
William H. Hastie becomes the first black Federal Judge in the US, in the US Virgin Islands, 1937
Jonas Salk announces the first successful test of his polio vaccine on a small group of adults and children, 1953
East Pakistan declares its independence from Pakistan to form People's Republic of Bangladesh, 1971
Anwar al-Sadat, Menachem Begin and Jimmy Carter sign the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty in Washington, D.C., 1979
The "Melissa worm" infects Microsoft word processing and e-mail systems around the world, 1999
A jury in Michigan finds Dr. Jack Kevorkian guilty of second-degree murder for administering a lethal injection to a terminally ill man, 1999
The Taiwanese government calls on 1 million Taiwanese to demonstrate in Taipei, in opposition to the Anti-Secession Law of the People's Republic of China, 2005


  1. Happy birthday to your daughter! You are right, they grow up in the blink of an eye.


  2. Beautiful cake! Have someone put a second piece in the freezer for her!

  3. My kids have grown up too fast to, three daughters. I don't think there is a day that goes by that I don't remember one of them doing something as a small child, and the memory brings smiles every time.

    Happy birthday to your daughter, and congratulations to you. You got her here, and it sounds like you really had to work for it.

  4. ♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Birthday Dear Bigger Girl,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Birthday to you.♪♪

    The cake looks mighty good.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

  5. " Happy Birthday and congratulations " Yes, cake is in order. Enjoy. See ya

    Cruisin Paul

  6. happy birthday to her! yay for cake!

  7. Happy birthday to your terrific daughter. And that cake looks incredible.

  8. Oh, I bet she comes back for that cake! :) It is amazing how fast they grow. How is #2 son doing? I was wondering while I was away.

  9. Oh, I bet she comes back for that cake! :) It is amazing how fast they grow. How is #2 son doing? I was wondering while I was away.