What a great birthday. Seriously. One of the best. This two peas love? Rocks. It's like getting presents all through the day!!!!! It was the one thing I secretly wanted and didn't tell anyone about!!! (Did I? If I hinted it was totally subconcious I assure you. I tried to be very un-announcing of my upcoming day o' birth)
So when it happened. I was all---
You'll observe the peeling lipstick and the sunglasses on my head. All part of the uniform, I assure you.
Work was as smooth today as yesterday was rough. That was a major bonus. I got to open all my cards and presents -which was a heap-big load of goodness! Money, gift cards, scrappy happies, sparkly things of delight and good bookage- "Card Art" by Steph McAtee and Em Falconbridge! (my specific request from DH- he came through!) Alison, Mom and Dad came over, and then we made the long journey to our next-door to our next-door neighbor. (Deja Vu!- I remember saying that as a kid!) Donna invited us over for dinner and cake (YAY CAKE!!!) because Jared's birthday is today! He is three. And, as he informed me, "Dat's old."
Jared is my boy. I'm crazy about this kid. He makes me laugh constantly. He is tolerating me, and saying "Hippy Birday" over and over for my camera. Love my Jared. Happy Birthday, kiddo.
So now, finished up a paper bag book I promised a friend, and blogging. I am debating the merits of staying up late to do some scrapping that must be done, or going to bed because I should sleep. Hmmmm.
It's been such a great, great day. It bodes well for year 31.
So come on, year, and gimme your best shot. I've handled alot now, overcome some stuff I thought I would bear the rest of my life, and done some things I never thought I could do. I still get a stomach ache when conflict comes along, but I look more people in the eye. I am more affectionate. I am more certain of myself. Less afraid. More willing to be a fool, and forgive myself. Not so afraid to fail. I'm not saying I'd love for this year to bring alot of challenges, troubles and drama. But, I'm pretty sure, because I live on earth and because I'm human, that it will. But I'm not looking for a safe future. I'm looking to follow Him wherever he leads.
Thank you everyone for making this birthday spectacular. All of you.
Your Loving and Grateful,