So, I woke up this morning to the lovely sound of my two older girls bickering. Life works better if I’m up and at ’em and reading my Bible and drinking caffeine before the little bed-heads awaken. Oh well. So, I’m hollering at them to stop fighting or no trick-or-treat, and I start feeling sorry for myself. Poor me. This is supposed to be my day, and it’s just going to be stinky.
I get over myself, drag my can out of bed, pack Livi’s lunch, and so on. Get on the computer and start getting all kinds of e-mails and xanga comments and people writing on my facebook wall. I know some of you think facebook is a waste of time, but let me encourage you to join for one reason. When it’s your birthday, facebook announces it to the world, and people you knew back in 1994 will send you Happy Birthday messages! It caught me completely off guard, but then I began to enjoy it immensely. If you have a birthday coming up, you might want to look into this.
If you have a second, hop over to Jamie Girl‘s site and wish her a happy birthday! She didn’t advertise hers like I did mine, silly girl, so I’ll do it for her. Happy 31st Birthday, friend!
Jamie and her boys came over Monday around 1:00 and stayed until 8:00. We got Starbucks, took Eden and Erik to a park, left the park because the bathroom was closed for the winter, went to McDonald’s to use the potty, got some fries, back to the park, back home to see Livi and Ava get off the bus. The kids played and watched movies. Jamie and I had a great chat. We got pizza, ate ice cream, then they headed home. Fun times!
Really, seriously, thank you for making my birthday so special. My friend Missy called me from out-of-town. My mom and grandma called me. Joanne sent me a handmade zippy (little bag with a zipper) and e-mailed me a video clip of her singing Happy Birthday. I got Hallmark e-cards. My cousin Kelly wrote a lovely (and funny) blog about me. My husband secretly bought me a Napoleon Dynamite card last night while we were at Target. Jamie got me a Target gift card. Mama sent me money. Gabe helped Ava make me a card.
I just feel so blessed. And loved. And grateful. And fuzzy.
And thanks for all the congrats on the book. I can’t say I feel that big sigh of relief I long for. My McGraw-Hill project is bigger than life and due in a week (and then I have 2 more after that). And I have that seminar on Saturday. (some ideas are coming to me!) I feel like a whiner talking about all that, but I do ask you to pray if you would. Your prayers rock my world.
Happy Last Day of October!