Tuesday, December 21, 2010

What a day!

It's time's like this, tragic times filled with sorrow and confusion, ie. death of a loved one, health issues, or birthdays, that really help you know that you really do have the bestest friends in the entire world! 

I'm usually quite excited about my birthday.  In fact, I get a kick out of calling various members of my family and asking them if they have something to say to me.  Every year I am met by an awkward pause, and stumbling voice of the person wracking their brain while trying to figure out what on earth they have to tell me.  The longer it goes the more I get a kick out of it.  In fact, I delight  in it.  It's almost better than having them actually remember my birthday before I remind them.

This year was not one of those years.  In fact, this is the first time that I have actually dreaded a birthday.  I woke up feeling none to celebratory.  35.  35. 35.  That's all that went through my head.  Oh and "how did I let things get out of hand like this!  grrr!"  You know, like I actually had a say in it.  So yea, the day didn't start out that great.

But then again... I am just amazed at the wonderful people in my life that are not my family so are therefore exempt from the "hey you, tell me I'm great" phone call and just flat out surprise me!  I just feel so dang lucky to have such wonderful women in my life and just so blessed because of the silver linings the Lord continually gives me.  And did I mention my husband.  He's really just the best.

I ended up going home for my actual birthday and spending time my parents.  (Let's take a minute to give them a shout out because they actually got the internet! That's right folks, they are moving out of the dark ages and coming to grips with such wonders as: online shopping, the wonders of YouTube, movie trailers at your fingers tips, and of course, this blog!  To quote an oft used phrase for such an occasion, 'Hell has truly frozen over'.)  But moving on.  Spent the afternoon with the parents and came home better for it.  In fact, I was actually ready to not only face the rest of the day, but the week as well.  Truly magical!

So back to Logan I go and what to my wondering eyes should appear but David up to his elbows in chocolate so dear.  A cake!  A birthday cake!  Chocolate with more chocolate.  And it was made from scratch!  Not even out of a box.  Yep, that's love.

 But wait, there's more.  I received thoughtful gifts from friends and my little heart almost burst.  And then, just when I thought it was all done, I went out today, a full day after my birthday and came home to a fun little package on my doorstep.

And before I had the sense to take a picture,  I dove right in.  And I can for sure tell you... mmmmmmm.  The card says: What happens at the dessert cart, stays at the dessert cart.  Oddly enough, I was reminded of last book club... hmm, wonder why...

So, to sum up.  I have the best group of friends in the entire world.  Seriously.  And not only does that make an unwanted birthday more bearable, but I truly hope that the same people are around next year.  Thank you all!


  1. I thought the same thing last January, 35 was way worse than 30. We're in an entirely new age bracket. We're "high risk," so I'm going bungee jumping! Not really, you know me!!

    Happy Birthday to the only person that could put up with me...twice!! 5 months of mission bliss! Love you lady!!

  2. I love birthdays too!!! Sometimes I feel like a 4 year old that tells everyone at the grocery store the "It is MY birthday!"
    I would say I hope you had a great day but it sounds like you did!

  3. Mmmmm....dessert at Gia's... (wait! Where was I?!)

    I'm glad you had a good day! And yay for parental internet!

    (NO ONE ever remembers my birthday...it's comically sad!)

  4. It was your birthday! Happy birthday! I would feel bad about forgetting only I don't think that I ever knew when your birthday was to forget. I'm glad it was a good one.

    Thirty-five was hard for me, too. Actually, I think 36 was harder because that seemed like the point of no return--no more rounding down! But 37 was just fine and I have two more birthdays before the big one, so...

    Anyway, happy belated birthday!

  5. I'm SO glad you liked the goodies :) I found that card and TOTALLY thought of Book Club, so I felt it was appropriate :) You are one amazing lady and I'm SO glad you are my lovely friend :)