I turned 41 today. I know- really! The nice thing about this year is that my husband was home to celebrate with me. Last year he had just deployed to Iraq and that kinda sucked for me (and him). This year he had the day off even (he always does being in the military). We went to celebrate at my favorite pancake house for breakfast. I haven't been there since we were residents back 5 years or so ago. Still tasted great! It's called the Original Pancake House. I was so full I haven't eaten much the rest of the day. T had to leave for a young men's activity at the temple tonight, so we will have a birthday dinner tomorrow with cake. My presents were modest but nice. I don't feel so guilty now about the leaf blower I got for T in August. I got wool socks, two kinds of lip gloss from my girly girls, glass canisters to store our sugar and flour so I can stop scooping directly from the bags thankyouverymuch. I didn't feel that the wife of a neuro-opthamologist veteran should be stooping to such levels every time she made snickerdoodles. Does that seem cocky? Sorry! Also we have an ant problem from time to time, so I am glad he got me what I asked for. I also wanted a certain cook book that the store was sold out of so he got me another one. I am happy that they tried and it does look like a nice cook book, but I think I will be returning it and ordering on Amazon. Snotty again! I know! But it is my birthday and I will be using this cook book to serve a family that deserves the very best right? And actually the one I wanted is cheaper T says- so double score!
I got 36 (but who's counting) happy birthday wishes on facebook making me feel ultra popular. One lesser known high school acquaintance sent me a male belly dancer birthday video. I am thinking of putting it on the blog. I got a lot of calls from family and a couple friends so that was nice. One friend who I have known since before kindergarten was texting me while delivering a baby. She had her 10th baby on my birthday at around 4:00pm. So nice of her! I just hope she doesn't name the baby Gemma. Pronounced like gem, but still, you know what people are going to call her. You just shouldn't do that to someone with a veteran's day birthday, you know?
Here's a bit of trivia, I was born on Veteran's day, my due date was actually Halloween, and my mother found out she was expecting me on April Fools Day. Which I am thinking makes the date of conception probably close to Valentines Day.... Yes, and you thought it was a jolly holiday with Mary Poppins didn't you? There should be another version written with lyrics like "It's a jolly holiday with Kelly, Kelly makes your blah blah blah..." What do you think? If they ever do a sequel I hope it will be considered.
And one last bit of birthday information for you... While running errands with my T today (11/11) in the Crayola isle at 11:11 (and 11 seconds) we kissed. For it was my birthday after all. I hope the security cameras caught it.
Hope 41 will be a banner year!