Monday, November 19, 2007

Happy Birthday to Me!!!

With a yummy seafood dinner, dessert and games with friends, the fact that this year, no one in my family forgot to call & wish me a happy birthday (one year no one called!), and a beautiful bouquet of roses from my sweet hubby, I don't think this day could have been any better!!!

Have I mentioned that I love my birthday :)

Friday, November 16, 2007

Thoughts & Expectations

Every year, this day rolls around. I wait with eager expectation that something special is bound to happen; sometimes it does, and sometimes I'm slightly disappointed. But this day comes & goes like clockwork, just the same. Sometimes fanfare follows it, sometimes it passes quietly with only a slight whisper. Fun memories abound and long-ago forgotten dreams and intentions come flooding back to me.

On this day, I get up and go about my normal duties of mommy & wife; the laundry and dishes don't wait...they beckon to be taken care of, and so I acquiesce. On occasion, I have been blessed enough to find a bit of quiet time to simply take a nap, but rarely is that the norm on this day. Hugs & kisses abound from family and friends, but really, this is typical of any normal day in my house. So, other than a special salutation from the kids, or a smile and an acknowledgment about the importance of this day from my sweet hubby, this day turns out to be almost like any other run-of-the-mill day of the year. Almost...

This day will come tomorrow, beginning at 12:00AM and ending at 11:59PM. This year we actually have special plans to mark this day which isn't necessarily a typical occurrence. Tomorrow we will be going to dinner (sans kids) with our very special friends J&P, then going to a dessert night hosted by my MOPS group. And, this day will end like any other, with me tucking my little ones into their beds, stealing a few more kisses & hugs for the night, then crawling into my bed and falling asleep, thankful that I saw this day yet one more time, and counting my many blessings.

November 17th...this day is my birthday and this year will mark the 35th time I saw this day. I love this day, don't you?

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Nothing to Say...

Can you believe that I have nothing to say? It's been crazy-busy, but super-boring around here lately. The family is healthy, the puppy is growing (and testing my patience just a tad), the Holidays are just around the corner - holy cow, by the way! - and I have nothing to blog about. What's wrong with me? I think I need to go take my temperature!

Friday, November 02, 2007

2 Cowboys & a Fairy

Halloween 2007