Birthdays and boys

As I stated earlier, it is my goal to make the budget shutdown as transparent to Pocket Monkey as possible. His birthday is today. We took PM and a friend to mini golf today. We baked cupcakes and had a birthday supper today. We had ham and taters. That is great for me because I get the good ham sandwiches all week. He got a Ninja Turtle Lego set, a Nerf Tac Vest, and a toy M-16 for his birthday. The toy gun was an afterthought when we were getting some other stuff at the local convenience store.

Most federal workers have been recalled. I suspect that the outcry over the sheer number of unessential federal workers rose to a fever pitch. We have enough food on hand to survive a mini apocalypse. When the commissaries shut down, we went there and stocked up on perishables. It was a mad house, but well worth the effort.

My birthday is in one week. I told Mrs. Snipe that I am willing to take a rain check on any festivities. All I want is Madden 25 or Assassin’s Creed IV. If not that, then let me drink all day and watch football. I may end up learning how to brew my own beer from a neighbor.

One of PM’s friends from Scouts lives just a few doors down the street from us. The Dad and I can BS about a variety of topics, including beer. The Mom and Mrs. Snipe can do all the girly stuff. It is a symbiotic relationship in the making.

You are never too poor to pay attention. Fall out and carry out the plan of the day.

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