Sunday, January 27, 2008

Party on Wayne, Party on Garth

Birthday festivities continued on Saturday. Pam invited Court and I over to her house for a delish lunch of grilled chicken, som tam (papaya salad), and sticky rice. This is a typical Thai meal when at a waterfall or picnic. And this just happens to be one of my all time fave meals! So, me, Pam, Court, and Stephanie chowed down before going to Bua Tong waterfall.

It's located about 30 minutes outside of town. On the way there, we passed a truck this was loaded down with a pile of pigs. No, I'm serious. It was a pile of pigs!

So, after about an hour, we made it to the falls. It was absolutely gorgeous! We had great weather! Since Pam had been there before, she was our tour guide. She did great! Here's what makes Bua Tong so special...the waterfalls are really steep. And when Pam said "Ok, just climb up!" I couldn't figure out in my brain how this was gonna work? How in the world was I gonna walk up this without slipping and bustin' my booty!? Well, after I stepped on the rocks, I understood. It was grippy and scratchy just like a those scrubby-pumice stone things that I use as part of my footcare regimen. was NOT slick at all! It really plays tricks on your brain though! It was awesome!

After all that fun at the falls, we went back to Pam's house for cake, ice cream, and chips. It was a great day!

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Thursday, January 24, 2008

28 years ago...

Today is my birthday. It's been awesome. A lot of peeps have made a real effort to make today special. My day started with the phone ringing bright and early! I got to talk to some of my peeps and then I checked email and had tons of well wishes and then I had a load of shout outs on facebook. I went in to work for a while today and got to go to Miguel's (Mexican) for lunch. Then...this evening for dinner, Court and I went to Carrefour ( our local Wal-Mart type place) and ate at the food court! Ya know, if I was in Richmond, I would've wanted to go to Thai Diner, so, since I'm here in THAILAND, I wanted to have thai food here! We ate bowls of kwiteaw as well as gyoza. It was oh so tastey! Aroy maak!! Then, we came home and I opened some gifts! Among some of the cool things I got were...a magnet of Elvis, "Home to Big Stone Gap" by Adriana Trigiani, word searches, a bottle of Cheerwine, camo party plates, napkins, etc, and a cool picture frame. Thanks everybody!!! You were so thoughtful and sweet! Thank y'all so much for making today a special day for me!

This Saturday, my friend Pam, is taking Court and I up to her fave waterfalls for the day. We're planning on having a typical "waterfall lunch" of chicken, som tam, and sticky rice! This is one of my fave thai meals!!!! Check back and I'll post photos of that merriment as well.

I got a call from Momma and Daddy and heard the annual story "well, on this day many years ago, I had 3 hours of tightening contractions, my water broke, I didn't take any pain meds, and you fell right out." Now, didn't you just tilt your head to the side, bat your eyelashes, and sigh!? Even though this year, I was celebrating in a different country, far away from all my peeps, eating different food, etc., y'all still made me feel loved. I'm glad that's something that didn't change!

Check out photos from my birfday!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Moo's Winter Coat

The weather has gotten down to some chilly temps in the mornings (yes, I'd say the 60's are chilly temps!). Chihuahuas are infamous for their shaking when they get cold or excited. Moo was quaking from the cold this morning. So, it was time to get out her leopard print winter coat! Go ahead, roll your eyes, and laugh! Bless her heart. She's a good sport!

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Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Happy 2008!

New Year's Eve was laid back and Jan. 1 was even more chill. Ice cream at Bud's sure was a great way to start the year!

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