I thought that I could go to Cleveland by myself for my birthday weekend. Technically, I have a driver’s license and a van. (Fooled you State of Ohio – I’m a terrible driver.) There was enough time in the day to do the things that I was traveling to Cleveland to do. I even wore my favorite Princess Leia shirt.
On the way to Cleveland, I stopped at a beach to do an interview with a band. Note to self: Always do interviews from the beach.
After leaving the beach, nothing went the way I planned at all.
Although, I would like to say that I’m a chick and I can do what I want – there’s that voice that says it’s not always safe. I thought I would walk a few blocks to see the Cleveland subway. They open it up once in awhile for public viewing.
The truth is that the voice was saying “Don’t go down there. Look at that group of guys. ” It’s not that I think they will attack me or rob me. But they could. A single woman walking alone is a target.
So I went to eat instead. The food was the only good thing about this trip. Thank goodness for pulled pork sliders.
I was supposed to go to a SoFar Sounds show. I applied at least a month ago to get tickets. It’s pretty hush-hush. They are so secretive about where it is and who is playing.
My GPS is a liar and gives me wrong directions on a regular basis. Another downside to being alone. She also tries to get me to drive over bridges. I am terrified of bridges. Well, by the time I escaped one bridge, I was pretty sure that I was having a panic attack or I have asthma. Possibly both. I felt like a wookie was sitting on my chest. I love wookies but not when they are suffocating me.
So I drove home instead of going to the show that is happening right now. My Han Solo birthday weekend was kind of creepy and asthmatic.
Sorry SoFar Sounds. I really wanted to come but I had to get that wookie off of my chest.
If we were having coffee, I would be so happy to see you and have an adult conversation. It doesn’t mean that I haven’t had a really awesome day with the birthday princess aka Little Sister #2. I just haven’t really talked to a grown-up beyond introductions (“Hi. I’m her mom. It’s her birthday. Is there any coffee?”)
Lucas made her some birthday pancakes. It should be a thing. Birthday pancakes. #birthdaypancakes
We went roller skating with the Girl Scouts. Little Sister wanted to go there for her birthday last year. We didn’t go so I was happy to see roller skating Girl Scout event that fell on her birthday this year. We were all very excited, even though she didn’t get to ride in the giant roller skate. She was happy with the bouncy house and scooter. Nothing seemed to make her happier than racing around me saying “Hi Mom. Bye Mom.”
I don’t know any of the moms. I still don’t know any of the moms. No one was really talkative. No one was rude . . . just not very outgoing.
Maybe they didn’t like my pigtails and unicorn shirt. I realize that I’m 40 but I still like pigtails and unicorns. Maybe they just wanted to be alone . . . in a noisy roller skating rink. Not judging. I’ve wanted to be alone in noisy places.
So I lasted about five minutes at the table before I put on my skates. I still know that I’m 40 but I really love to go roller skating. If I had really great medical insurance plus great secondary medical insurance, I would join the roller derby. I chose my name and persona, which includes pigtails, a few years ago. However, the chances of getting injured are pretty high. Medical bills are also pretty high.
Then we went to Toys R’ Us. Honestly, I got out of there for a bargain price of two toys. I figured it would end up being more toys than we could fit in the car.
Little Sister #2 is my fashionista child. She was more than happy to shop for clothes. Old Navy is having a summer kickoff summer sale this weekend. I also got out of there with the bargain price of having the kid stylin’ for the whole summer, flip flops and all. Have I ever mentioned that Little Sister #2 hardly ever wears shorts? It’s all skirts and dresses for the birthday princess from the first warm day of spring until the first chilly day in the fall.
This scrapbook page was inspired by this layout that I found on Pinterest. Where else can you find such cool layouts?
I used Washi tape to outline the pictures in order to make it look more like a cake. Washi tape is an inexpensive way to spruce up your scrapbook pages. So far I have had a good experience with using the tape.