Yesterday was my birthday. !! I turned 33 and I dreaded it because it sounds so, well, middle-aged.
If my birthday was any preview to the way the year will be, I’m all ready for it now.
I got to spend Friday night and Saturday with my Mother and Daddy, which was lots of fun. Mother took me and my grandmother for a morning of shopping, and then she and Daddy treated us all to a pizza lunch complete with a fancy little cake for me and cupcakes for everyone. The cake really was beautiful; I’m sorry now that I didn’t take a picture.
Sunday morning, the day of my birthday, was fun…Our Sunday school class is currently meeting at a local coffee shop and we’d gotten to church early, so I took my computer up to the shop early and journaled. I’m part of a Sunday school class that has hilarious fellowship moments, mostly talking about our kids, so I laughed a lot before the service. Our church is good about publishing members’ birthdays, so I got a lot of “Happy Birthday’s” Sunday.
All three of my boys were very attentive all day long on the actual birth day. Porter kept saying, ‘Mommy deserves everything she wants for her birthday!’ and he wanted to hug me every two minutes. I love that boy so.
Liam was pretty good in church till the end, and he was excellent during lunch!
My friend A took me out to lunch and all four of the kids with us (ranging in age from baby to age 6) were so very good the whole time. They behaved well enough that A and I were able to girl-talk, which doesn’t always happen when we’re out to lunch with the kids.
Then Jared and I did grocery shopping and Jared took the boys and me out to a super-yummy yogurt place. On the way home, Jared stopped at his favorite florist and got me the most beautiful roses I’ve seen in a long time. Jared has yet to miss a birthday, Valentine’s Day, or Mother’s Day with flowers in 9 years!
Next, I got to get together with a good girlfriend for a chitchat.
Finally, I ended the day relaxing in front of the TV knitting, with the boys. We found that old, cheesy TV show from the 1990s, “Dinosaurs,” and the boys and I loved it while Jared tolerated it for our sakes.
And all through the day, there were lots of well-wishes from my friends on social media. I have the sweetest friends!
It was a really, really good day. The energy has carried over into this morning; I got up and did a little much-needed exercising. Now I’m blogging and journaling, and I’ll have lunch with a friend today. I’m actually feeling like doing some housework for once, too.
I know that keeping busy and having determination is the key to staving off the depression. It’s just so much easier when good things have energized me. I’m determined to hold onto this energy for as long as possible.