So- it is my Big 4-0...I could be depressed over wrinkles and wiry white hairs, but I suppose I should just relish the forty years God has given me and make plans for the next forty. The two little ones are fighting fevers, so no photos today...and please excuse the speed-typing typos!
Birthday Memories & Stuff
Some beautiful roses were given to me by parishioners in anticipation of my birthday. My English students gave me a pretty tin of real Chinese tea. The silver van in our driveway (given two months ago) is very pretty. Really everything is pretty about a birthday- streamers, balloons, the cake, prettily wrapped presents
When I was a kid in Southern Califonia, we had pinatas at our parties. It might have looked silly for me as a bleach blonde girl beating the pinata, but it was very happy-making in those years before bouncy houses and professional party planners. I had a pretty gold and white pinata at my wedding as well to relive those happy memories.
One funny birthday memory- Uncle B, in a clown costume, sat on my birthday cake when I was four. I don't think it was part of his act, and I believe we ate the cake. Another funny memory was the 'Snipe-hunting' at my sixteenth birthday party....city folks will fall for anything ;)
Priest-husband left at six this morning to do an anti-terrorism training with the police and then has a full day of work at the hospital, so he might be home at 9 in the evening. I guess I will eat my classroom potluck flan with the kids before I put them to sleep. This is the reality of our life, but as long as the children have health, it is okay! Daughter #1 gave me 'breakfast' in bed today- toast and tea. Not elaborate, but thoughtful.
so that's that! Short and sweet (?)