Today’s the big day. It’s my birthday. If I were Irma I would tell you that I am having a lovely time celebrating my 6th 29th birthday.
If you do the math you realize I am actually 35. I have to admit it, I was/am having a hard time with 35. My mind starts going crazy and I end up with the realization that I am 5 years away from 40 and half-way to 70. Now, I am not saying that either of these are a big deal…I’m just saying I am no longer in my 20’s (and for that I am thankful…but I think liked 30, maybe 31 better). Honestly, I have no idea why turning 35 has been rough, but it has. I did get carded at the grocery store this weekend. I looked at the cashier incredulously…you REALLY think I am under-age?
Anyway, I awoke this morning embracing my new age. I also got a good chuckle out of my first birthday wish. My father sent me a text message. The only reason this is funny to me is because my father has been “technically challenged” his whole life. I had no idea he even knew how to send a text message. If it has not been at 6:15 his time I would have accused him of having the tech guy at his office send me the message.
About 30 minutes later I got one of my favorite “Happy Birthdays”…Hallie singing to me. (However, she did tell me I lived in the zoo and looked like a monkey.) However, she was a little groggy and slow to start singing. I wondered if Julie had not woken her up call me.
So, I am embracing my birthday and plan to celebrate all week. I started this weekend with Game Night at my house on Saturday. (I love games!). We had a great time and a friends Mom made me the BEST vanilla cake with chocolate frosting. I started today by having a slice of that cake for breakfast (you got to do it on your birthday) and I plan to have Sushi for lunch. I would eat Sushi for dinner, however I headed to my cousins for a birthday dinner and last time I checked, Kristi wasn’t a sushi chef. To complete my day, I hope to get a Happy Birthday song from my little cousins Jack & Kate.
But the best part will be the end of the week where I will spending it Tubing down the Frio River with sunny skies, warm weather, good friends, Texas country music, and a cold beer. There is nothing better!