Wow. That’s all I can say. Wow.
I have had the longest and most spoiled-rotten birthday streak ever this year. On Saturday my much-too-generous hubby talked me into going into a favorite store to buy myself something for my birthday. They were having their take 40% off clearance prices” sale, so it was pretty tempting. I resisted him at first though (because what I really want is a haircut and highlights. 🙂 ) but quickly agreed that I will need new shoes sometime soon, seeing as I am a working girl now and all.
True to form, I looked at the shoes only to inform hubby that I want to check one other thing…and another….and another. LOL! I am not a big shopper, but any sale turns me into a giddy bargain hunter. We were still there when my mother in law called to inform me that my sister in law had given her $$$ to buy me a gift card at the very same store! So, armed with the knowledge that I could shop to my heart’s content, I proceeded to do exactly that. 🙂
That evening, we took our friends Holland and Sarah up on an offer to let the boys sleep over at their house, so that they could play with Joseph. Saturday was a lazy and cosy evening together for hubby and I. Sunday morning was much more relaxed than usual because we didn’t have to get the kids ready and out the door for church. (I felt sorry for poor Holland and Sarah.)
We went out for lunch after church and I met with a friend in the parking lot afterwards for a quick hello that turned into a let’s-see-how-much-conversation-you-can-cram-into-forty-plus-minutes-while-your-entire-family-waits-for-you-in-the-other-car session. Have I mentioned before that I have a sweet and really indulgent hubby? He did text my friend’s cell phone though, asking: Who’s the ratchet jaw? LOL! Take your pick, hubby.
We came home for a short interlude (I did some school prep) before going off to the movies and dinner with our pastor and some other friends from church. Got home late…did some more prep…yawn…and got to bed even later. Whew!
When I walked into my Bible class today my students were all wearing party hats and shouting out a happy birthday greeting. A student had bought me a stress ball for fun! We did only about 15 minutes of work in Bible today, and chatted about girly things the rest of the time. I figured it’s my birthday and I am building relationship with the girls. 🙂
I had this inkling that my journalism class was cooking up something when some students came looking for me before class was due to start and ran off to the classroom very excitedly ahead of me. I entered the class to find a homemade cake, party snacks, banners on the wall, balloons, sweet birthday cards, gifts, and 9 very excited students singing an exuberant happy birthday. They had recruited two students from another class to immortalise the surprise on my face on camera. My kids beamed when I told them this is probably my best birthday ever. (I didn’t tell them about the fleeting moments in the day when I felt like a fist was clenching my heart in its grip because a sweet little muffiny wasn’t here to share the day with me.)
I felt totally. spoiled. rotten. That’s not even all of it but I fear I have bored you already with all the details. Let’s just say I feel the love today and I am soooooo amazed by it.