Saturday, May 30, 2009

Is it really just another birthday?

My birthday was the 29th. I love my birthday, always have, always will. I love everyone's birthday. But especially MY birthday. At 12:01 am receive a text message of birthday wishes. Yay! In the bed receive a birthday kiss. Double yay! Next morning receive phone call from previous boss, but no birthday wishes (she couldn't even remember my birthday when I worked there and it was just the two of us).

Went to "new work" and had beautiful smile greeting from granddaughter after she woke. At almost 2 she's too young to know it's my birthday but I pretend she knows and that's why she smiled. Off we go to lunch with my sweet husband at his office. One of his workers calls to wish me happy birthday while enroute. (Makes up for neglect from crappy old boss.) Cute and funny birthday card awaiting. Good lunch. BBQ. My sweet Mother calls and sings in her 75 year old voice. Goosebumps! Pack up granddaughter to leave office. Have to sing to keep her awake. 30 minutes of singing. Oh no. Not feeling too great. Pre-menstral. Pre-menpausal. Need I go on?

Call from younger daughter with birthday wishes. Yay! Home now. Granddaughter staying the night. Double yay! Nap time for granddaughter. Starting to feel sorry for myself. No celebrations have been planned. Have to pick place for dinner. Husband home. Off to eat mexican. Yummy tacos. Still feeling pitiful. Back home. Play outside. Step-daughter and boyfriend call and sing (was probably reminded by husband). Bedtime for granddaughter.

Fast forward 1 hour......stupid cat trapped in granddaughter's room. Clawing at carpet and door. Good, granddaughter still asleep. Oops....not so fast, 10 minutes later, she's awake. Wide awake. Fast forward 1 hour. Try bed again. Wants to get in her Lulu's bed. Cries. Stay in her room on twin bed. Now really feeling pitiful. A few tears fall. In the quiet dark a small hand reaches up and tenderly pats an arm and says "Lulu." Tears turn to a smile. Prayer of thanks given to God for reminder about why we have birthdays. To celebrate life. Everyone's life. Even when the day doesn't live up to expectations. Happy Birthday to me.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

New Sidebar Additions

Take a look!! I have added some new sidebar additions to the player with a variety of selections (you will probably laugh at some) and my nightly, rotating reads. Slowly I am improving the look-see of this blog.

Friday, May 1, 2009


I have learned so much from the Bling Your Blog class! There just are not enough hours in the day to work on this (mainly because I have to take care of the necessities of know....husband, food, bathing, granddaughter, etc.)

Anyway.....I have added some new "left" sidebar items. I like being able to have "link buttons" and plan on adding favorite music, books, etc.

This will be an ongoing process for the next few weeks, but I am so happy with what I have learned thus far.

Thank you again to:

Wilna Furstenberg and Kayla Aimee Terrell

at Scrap In Style are both AWESOME!