A long way to go, answer to the mystery, and a new post

Today is my birthday.  45 years ago today I arrived and it has been quite the journey so far!  Age is a funny thing, really.  As far as what it means personally, it's simply a way to keep track of how long I've been here and a reminder of how far I still have to go.  I made a promise to Zach when he was very little that I would do my best to see him reach his 100th birthday.  This means I have to make it to 131 and a few months.  OK.  Then I started thinking.  That would take me to the later part of the year 2096, which is only 3 and a bit years from 2100.  So really, why would I want to not make it to the new century? That would be pretty lame, getting that close and not seeing it in.  So now I've decided I have to get to 135.  Heck, I'm only a third of the way there! ;)

As promised, the answer to the mystery of where the strange objects came from:
A few nights back, I had made a big bunch of spaghetti for dinner and needed something to put all the leftovers in.  I didn't have any regular tupper-ware type containers big enough for what I had left, so I decided to just use one of my big mixing bowls. Took the largest one out of the cupboard, put the leftovers in it, covered it up and was carrying it to the fridge when I noticed the bowl did not feel right on the bottom.  I stopped dead in my tracks, looked over that the mystery black ring on the counter, grabbed it and sure enough, it popped right back on to the bottom of the bowl where it was supposed to be.  NO FREAKING WAY! After all these months of trying to figure this out... then saw the oval piece and quickly uncovered the bowl.  There it was, an empty, oval-shaped hole where the rubber piece belonged on the tab to hold the bowl.  Popped that puppy right back in where it belonged.  So little man had got a-hold of the bowl, taken off the bottom ring and popped out this tab piece and put the bowl back in the cupboard.  Don't ask me why I didn't notice it sooner, though, I have a set of ceramic mixing bowls as well so I may not have used it in a while.








Now if I could just figure out where the hell this came from...


And, it's Thursday, so my post for Momversation is up http://www.momversation.com/blog/mind-your-manners

It's a bit of a rant this week :)

ps. same deal with the pictures in this post, scroll down past the post first, then scroll back up more slowly and they should load if you are not seeing them right away.