If this wasn’t a blog post, there would be a big flashy sign that said, “Warning! There may or may not be a pity party around the bend.” Thursday, the 21st, was my birthday. I love birthdays, and I love celebrating them, whether they be for me or someone else. It wasn’t exactly an ideal day for celebrating, however. The day started and ended with absolutely no electricity. Really this is a minor setback, because in my neck of the woods, power goes out without warning and sometimes without a logical reason. Whatevs, I can handle that, but it’s my pity party, and it adds to the drama. My biggest frustration of the day was that I was sick! Like burning throat, nose and head full of mucus, I don’t want to get out of bed sick. I’m hardly ever sick, so to feel this way on my birthday? So not cool.
I’m thankful for my kids and husband and friends who are willing to change plans and do a birthday redo this past Saturday. The day was perfect spending time with my favorite people. I also loved the cake Emma G made and the massage gift certificate she gave me. I get a 2 minute massage from her every day for a week! Joshua took me shopping and bought me clothes. Such a gentleman that boy. He’s growing up!
Here’s to a great year!
Elisa | blissfulEAugust 25, 2014 at 6:12 am
I wore a not-glamourous bathrobe and my family pulled the table up to the sofa for my birthday this year since I was just 5 days post c-section… oh well, there's always next year! 🙂 Looks like you had a great re-do!! 🙂
BrandiAugust 25, 2014 at 12:20 pm
Happy Belated Birthday, Jen! Sorry you were so sick. Glad you were feeling better in to celebrate it again.
The HerdAugust 26, 2014 at 2:07 am
I love it…that's a truly understanding and loving family!
roothAugust 26, 2014 at 11:38 am
I'm sorry you were sick but it still looks like it was such a special birthday
BirgitAugust 31, 2014 at 10:44 pm
Happy belated Birthday, Jen! Here's to a wonderful new life year!
AnonymousSeptember 5, 2014 at 3:25 am
Yay for August birthdays! Mine was the 25th. 🙂 I was sick last month too, miserably so, but starting to mend by the time my birthday came around. Glad you had a redo, anyways!
MaryAnneSeptember 6, 2014 at 8:52 pm
Your kids are so sweet! Happy birthday! I'm sorry you were sick, but that is great that you were able to celebrate on a healthy day.