My boobs were my tools of the trade for almost 20 months.

Once my youngest daughter weaned herself from the Magical Boob Juice, the fun really began!

(And by fun we all know I mean chaos!)

Pull up a chair, sit a while, read a few pages.

Keep and open mind and a joyful heart and you too can get pumped into the world of The Milk Maid.


Skool Daze

Today was my first day of school! It really didn't feel like what I was expecting. The teacher did a Q&A with the class- sort of a getting to know you kind of deal. I was ready to learn some medical terminology, not something exciting the person beside me did last summer (which wasn't exciting- she sang karaoke with her husband once in a bar. Wow- what a hold me back kind of zany adventure there!).

I arrived on campus early, bought my one textbook for this time around, drank a juice in the student lounge, then headed to class. I sat in the second row, but only because I was displaced by scary talking to myself about nothing girl who was in front. I was immediately joined by Ms. Annoying. Ms. Annoying wanted my phone number so we could be study partners, but she wasn't sure how she'd call me until after the 11th because her phone was disconnected. She was a CNA, but wanted to further her education by learning "big medical words". She was very excited about a study partner... I told her I hoped she found a great one and moved.

This weekend (Sunday) was my birthday day! It was marvelous!! I was lavished with gifts and smooches early Sunday morning, then whisked away to a Divine breakfast. I spent all day with my lovey and the kiddos. Faith gave me a card with a tiny envelope inside of it... I open the tiny envelope and find $1.75 in quarters! She'd saved it up for me "like, forever mama!".

Jef gave me something I had been hinting at for a very long time- a tiny silver anchor charm. Ava's name was pulled from the lyrics of Southern Cross by Crosby, Stills, and Nash (In a noisy bar in Avalon I tried to call you). There is another line that says My love is an anchor tied to you, tied with a silver chain. Ahh- yes, I am a hopeless romantic!

I'll leave you with a few pictures from the weekend (sorry there are no pictures of Faith, but every time I get the camera out she runs and screams like a goofball):


--The Milk Maid says that she can haz cheezburger!


B said...

Is this your first day of school picture? : ) I still make K and Michael take those. I'm glad you had a wonderful birthday..I loved talking to your goofy butt yesterday.

Deena said...


You are so beautiful!!!!

B said...

Deena, don't give her a big head!!

Heather said...

Happy Birthday!!!

kittenroar5 said...

Ahhh! I like first day of school pics!!! So much fun! And you are gorgeous! But I think Ava is pretty damn cute too!

Happy late birthday!!!!!

Michell said...

Happy birthday to you!!! Glad it was a nice one. Yeah, that girl looking for a study partner sounds like one you definitely should stay away from. And the one talking to herself. Have fun with school and what a great pic of you. And that one of Jef playing with Ava in the tub, fantastic.

Ethansmama said...

happy birthday. What a cute picture. I was a loner in my college classes. I was amazed at all the weird people they let in! Looking at those pics of jef and ava I can't wait for your next one. So cute.

Kathy said...

Yeah I was too late last night saying Happy Birthday because frankly, I'm really past that. Haven't we gone over my ridiculous holiday schedule yet? Your birthday was like months ago. Wait...that makes mine months ago too. Crap.

twondra said...

Happy Birthday!! Love the pictures! Ava is soooo cute!! And you are too. :)

singletracey said...

Happy Birthday My Friend!! I am glad that the first day of school went so well!

Make sure you eat a good breakfast...


Marcy "meg" said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!! I wish I would have known which day it was exactly, you would have gotten a text and an email from me....

The pictures are great. You are pretty as usual and the Jef and Ava one is too cute!

Jennifer aka Binky Bitch said...

Happy Birthday!

Good work finding a study partner so quickly (tee hee!)!