It's official. My birthday is over and I am now 29 years old. This is the last birthday. From here on out we celebrate anniversaries of my 29th birthday. The main purpose of this is to cut down on the fire hazard imposed by a cake with so many candles! In reality, I could care less about my actual age. It's just a number, doesn't bother me or make me feel old at all. What makes me feel old is seeing kids going away to college whom I babysat when they were newborns. Wow.
So yes, today was my much anticipated birthday. It started off last night at bedtime with Matt giving me a card. He is notorious for giving me gifts early, or not being able to keep a secret. I was reluctant to take the card, but he insisted it was a "Birthday Eve" card. It was a funny card, totally random and actually kind of gross. But I got a good laugh out of it. I won't offend your sense of humor by describing it to you.
I woke up this morning to the smell of blueberry muffins, which Matt brought on a tray to our room and served to me in bed. I can't tell you the last time I had breakfast in bed! It was so nice to cuddle with my honey and munch on fresh-baked muffins! He left for work and took care of the goats we're "goat sitting" so I wouldn't have to go out in the storm. Just a side note--we got 6 inches of rain today. 6 inches! Needless to say, there was flooding all over town, and driving was a rather scary adventure. After Matt left for work, I took Deb-Deb to work and went to spend my birthday money at Hobby Lobby. For those out west, Hobby Lobby is the world's most amazing craft and hobby store. It puts Michael's to shame! I have been crocheting for several years, and I'm ready for a change. So I bought a book on how to knit, a pair of knitting needles, and some pretty, blue yarn. It was so much fun spending money on myself for something that is a want, not a need! I don't get to do that very often.
Matt met the kiddos and me for lunch at a wonderful, cafeteria-style restaurant near our house. Our friends Brian and Carol and their 3 little girls joined us, too. I stuffed myself with roast beef, mashed potatoes, and green beans. Yummy! Then Carol, the kids, and I went back home. I spent the afternoon working on knitting a scarf for myself and visiting with Carol.
Dinner was at church tonight. Fried chicken. Again, Yummy! Then was the kick-off of Awana. I have a great group of 3rd-6th graders. I'm looking forward to helping them accomplish their goals and learn more about God this year. It was a fun evening. Now I'm home. I spent a couple hours stamping cards for friends. Now I'm really tired and heading off to bed. The partying is not over. I'm looking forward to sleeping over at Carol's house after Bunco on Friday, watching the NASCAR race and having birthday cake with friends on Saturday, going out to dinner with Matt next week, and going to dinner with my friends Krista and Sonja next Friday.
Yes, today lived up to my hopes. Happy birthday to me!