Thursday, January 21, 2010

Today. . .Birthday edition

Today is my 35th birthday. I don't feel older than yesterday. I was so afraid to turn thirty, because I couldn't fathom no longing being in my twenties. I keep reminding myself that several of my close friends never had the chance to turn thirty, and thirty-five is a gift.

Today I woke up earlier than usual in order to spend most of the day with my sister-in-law and my daughter, enjoying their company. I discovered lots of birthday greetings from Facebook friends when I checked my email. I took the extra time to apply makeup so I would feel my best.

Today I shopped at Archivers, Carlton Cards, Hallmark, and Hobby Lobby. I was able to get Lain Ehmann's Snippets and Ali Edwards' Sharing Your Story , two books I've wanted for a while and had not yet bought for myself. I also picked up some pocket page protectors and scrapbooking and Christmas supplies that were on clearance.

Today we had lunch at the California Pizza Kitchen. We split a carne asada pizza (a steak taco on a pizza crust - yum) and dumplings. Abigail got to have a free kid's meal because her birthday is a in week and she belongs to the CPK Kids Club. I enjoyed visiting with my sister-in-law, catching up on the latest news. We see each other almost weekly sometimes, but we always find things to talk about.

Today is it pouring down raining, but it's a happy day for me anyway. I'm in a great mood, despite the limited visibility and the traffic that made my drive home three times longer than usual.

Today I have been trying to decide what kind of cake I want to make. I actually enjoy making my own cakes (although I'm also not opposed to a cheesecake from my favorite local bakery). It will probably be a simple "birthday" cake, which in my family always meant a yellow cake with buttercream icing. I'll start working on it soon, but the potatoes are still in the oven for my birthday dinner.

I'm looking forward to enjoying the rest of my birthday. I'll let you know how it goes!


Cheri said...

Happy Birthday! :)

Rachel said...

Happy birthday! Here's to a wonderful year! :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday again, looks like you're already having a fun day!

Dianna@KennedyAdventures said...

Awww! Happy Birthday!Sounds like you had a great day!

I adore my 30s ... they have been such a blessing to me. I think I might have a bit of a hard time with 40, but it's all attitude!

Oh, and by the way ... I'm older than you .... :P!

Sian said...

Happy Birthday! Sounds like you had a fun birthday shopping books are always good!