I know, did you feel the universe celebrating?
I have had a fabulous day, felt loved and adored, and am pleased to be another year older (though there is no evidence to say I am actually a year wiser. Just ask McKay's teacher).
In honor of this, here are a few things I have learned this past year. May it help you, as it has me:
- Biggest lesson of the year: Never run up the front stairs without clothes on. Getting caught by the UPS man will be horrifying (though, probably more so for him).
- A little cookie dough will cure what ails you (unless what ails you is chubby thighs. Then it's the worst thing possible and should be avoided at all costs).
- When wanting a haircut, it is wise to listen to your husband when he tells you NOT to cut your hair. He will turn out to be right.
- Road trips are a great way to spend a vacation, and are most fun when children are not dying of the plague and old ladies wear depends, as god intended them to.
- My husband is a good man who loves me in spite of myself. And I'm kind of partial to him, too.
- It is still 900 degrees and humid here in the summertime. Apparently, that doesn't change just because I wished for it last year.
- Money spent on broadway musicals is always money well spent. Shows I've seen this year include: A Chorus Line, The Drowsy Chaperone, Miss Saigon, Fiddler on the Roof, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Sweeney Todd. All were excellent. Go see one today.
- Taking pictures makes me happy, even if I'm no good at it.
- Living life surrounded by family who loves you and friends who you love is the key to happiness.
So, happy birthday to me. I promise to stop talking about myself now.
At least, for a day or so.