Today was my 35th birthday. I have to say it was a good day. I honestly couldn't have imagined it to have been any better than it was!!!
Birthday celebration started this past weekend with time spent with my mom. We went to a tiny German restaurant in Ponchatoula for breakfast followed by shopping at the outlet mall.
My actual birthday started at 12:20 am when the text messages started to come in. I never realized how many "night owls" I have for friends! Phone calls started at 7:45 am. So much for me sleeping in!!! I got the business of renewing my driver's license done with early and quickly! Then the rest of the day was spent receiving birthday wishes, shopping with my mom and seeing the movie "Letters from Juliet". I highly recommend the movie to anyone who is a hopeless romantic!!!
Dinner with the parents at my absolute favorite restaurant "Louisiana Lagniappe". That place is so good!!! Then back to the 'rents house for presents. This year my parents outdid themselves. I got the book "Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang" and a pair of emerald and diamond earrings. The earrings are gorgeous!!! Love them!!! This was in addition to the outfits my mom had bought me this weekend when we had gone shopping.
I've been informed that I will be receiving more gifts in the coming days as my grandparents and my aunt seem to have "lost track of time". My grandmother called to tell me that her and grandpa were out shopping for my present today and she was excited because she found something she just knew I'd love and was going to mail it tomorrow to be here "in time." When she showed the gift to my Uncle, he kindly informed her that TODAY was my birthday. LOL! She swore to me that she thought she had another week!!! It's all good though. I don't mind. I'm just blessed that I still have my grandparents around!!! My aunt calls being late "stretching out your birthday celebration!"
I didn't know what to expect for this birthday. Had I gone by my "old" plan, I am so far away from the goals I had set for myself at 18!!! But I tossed that plan out a long time ago. I'm thankful to have a job that pays the bills, great friends and a huge, loving family!!! I am actually happier now than I have been in a VERY long time! (I hope I didn't just jinx myself! LOL)
I look forward to seeing what the next 365 days brings!!