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A birthday and other matters


In other words, welcome to my rather random post.

Yesterday was my Mum's birthday. I call her Mum because we're from New Zealand and over there the word "Mom" is super weird. In case you wondered

I also call her Mrs. MacGyver, because she is literally the female version of Richard Dean Anderson's character in that popular early 90's show. It's quite a plus to have her in the family :)

Tuesday night Kelly and I took her out to dinner and a movie to celebrate and we ate our weight in breadsticks and alfredo sauce from The Olive Garden. Yum yum.

Then I ordered the gingerbread pumpkin cheesecake "to go" because I am incapable of eating out and not having dessert (and I'm incapable of resisting pumpkin cheesecake altogether), so I took it with me to the theaters and after nibbling at it during the show I finished it off for breakfast the next morning. It was divine

Also yesterday morning Kendall decided to "reshape" her eyeglasses by placing them in our bathroom sink filled with hot water (unbeknownst to me) and when I found and retrieved them one side of the frame literally "fell" off, leading Kendall to tell everyone I broke them. Good thing I just had cheesecake or that would have been a mighty poor start to my day.

Where did she learn this trick you ask? That would be her Granddad MacGyver, my mother's father. The apple didn't fall far from the tree.

Then, since our life is full of one little mishap after the other, Blake locked me out of my bedroom. For the second time this week. He doesn't lock himself in, which would have been handier so I could have at least tried to talk him through unlocking it, he just locks it and walks out, shutting the door behind him. Rascal! 

On the bright side Russell is now ready to graduate to intermediate level in breaking and entering.

Unfortunately I did not inherit any MacGyver skills at all. You better believe if Russell hadn't been home I would have called Mum STAT.  

My lovely and most awesome mother, Carol. And Olive Garden leftovers, mmmm!
Happy birthday once again Mum. I love you more than my pumpkin cheesecake!


  1. Oh, silly Kendall. You may have to work on your MacGyver skills a bit longer:)

  2. This is priceless Jod..Grandad will love it! Love you ..and thanks for the great night out..note to self..stand further back from the camera to elude the shock of wrinkles ..I'm sure your camera has magnifying capabitlities where I am concerned. Bother said Pooh!!