Friday, June 24, 2011

You Say it's Your Birthday...

Yesterday I turned 39 years old.  I have nothing against birthdays.  I am not one to dread the passing of each year, but the past few years I haven't really felt like celebrating on my birthday either.  This year was no exception.  I had already gotten my big birthday presents.  My new camera was such a big expense that it counted for Mother's Day and my birthday. My parents surprised me by doing a bunch of landscaping work at my house while we were gone to Disney.  So I knew I wouldn't be getting any big presents on the day.  Still, my girls each gave me a homemade present.  Curly Q gave me a picture collage and Bear gave me a picture frame she had decorated.  They were both extremely thoughtful gifts.  Of course, as is birthday tradition in our house, they served me breakfast in bed.

After breakfast we went about our usual day.  We did a little school; Bear had to go to physical therapy, and then Curly Q and I went to the shop to have lunch with my Mom.  My Mom likes to do birthdays and so she had planned a little luncheon party with yummy food including strawberry shortcake for dessert.  It was a nice lunch.

After that there were more errands to run.  We picked up Bear from gymnastics, and then I has to stop at the dreaded Walmart for a couple things.  Although I nearly had a panic attack from the crowds of children and fat people on scooters in the frozen food aisle, we made it out relatively unscathed (at least for a Walmart trip).

For dinner I decided I felt like staying home.  I commissioned my dear husband to get food from our favorite Thai restaurant.  Of course I had forgotten that the main road to it was closed.  So he had to go around the world to get there and back.  He finally made it home at 7:15.  Sadly it looks as though they have changed owners, and the food was ok, but nowhere near as great as it had been.  I got to finish up with coconut cream pie and "So You Think You Can Dance." 

So all in all it was a good day.  I felt a bit blaise the whole day in part due to the crummy weather, but I got lots of great birthday wishes and the people who I care about most did their best to show me they love me too.

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