Happy 33rd

Happy Birthday Annette
  1. Mint Tea calms the spirit and body.
  2. Today was not what I had planned, and I am okay with that. Besides, a lady of my age would look really silly throwing a temper tantrum
  3. This year’s birthday was a lot different from last years, and I’m okay with that too.

I had planned to spend the day at Disneyland, taking advantage of their “Free on Your Birthday” promotion. It was going to be fun, ending with fireworks (only kind I’m getting these days anyway) and spending a nice relaxing evening at the Hilton Anaheim, then hanging in Long Beach with friends from High School tomorrow. If you can’t act like a kid on your birthday, when can you?

Instead … I slept in, did Domestic Goddess duties while twitter was down, teased my son, talked with my mom – first a pep talk that she gave me, which was more of a heart-to-heart that I needed to hear, and later a request for my laptop that segued into a few different topics … I digress, where was I?  Oh yes, talked with my mom, got library cards for me and Josh, and then treated us to G.I. Joe (love me some Snake Eyes).

Afterwards, we stopped at Albertson’s to get cake (Snickers) and ice cream (French Vanilla), and dinner. Then home to watch a musical. Josh sang Happy Birthday to me before asking for just a sliver of cake (did the earth stand still??? Must have been that 3x3 he inhaled).

Talk about low-key. But, I think I needed it. I was able to get out of the house (a VERY good thing!), and maintain my regained health. The last thing I need is another week off due to illness, either mine or Josh’s. A lot of this year’s birthday was dictated by the lousy economy as well as the past week of flu-like yuckiness.

Here’s to a new year!

The Lord bless and keep me
May his face shine upon me
And be gracious and
give me peace

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