Today was the day, the BIG 4-0! I think I had more dread when I turned 30, for some reason. 30 came and went, my thyroid died and life went on. I have embraced 40 and decided it's just another number.
So for today's birthday recap.
*I woke up at my usual before the crack of dawn time and headed to work. I was welcomed into the OR by these ALL over the place:
Courtesy of my good friend, Mel. I laughed until I cried and everybody in the OR got a kick out of them. Even the urologist I worked with today left me a special message on the ballerina photo. Click it to read it! Ha ha ha.
*My little brother sent me and my twin sister a super special e-mail, straight from South Korea where he and his wife are currently stationed:
I MADE THIS FONT BIGGER SO Y'ALL CAN SEE IT.
I'M ALSO TYPING REEEEAL SLOW, SO'S Y'ALL CAN KEEP UP.
THIS LOOKS LIKE ONE OF THOSE READER'S DIGEST BIG PRINT VERSIONS LIKE GRANDMOTHER MATTHEWS USED TO READ.
BUT I'M JUST TRYING TO MAKE IT EASIER SINCE I KNOW Y'ALL ARE, WELL, A BIT "AGED" NOW.
ON THE BRIGHTER SIDE, Y'ALL CAN PROBABLY GET A DISCOUNT AT PO' FOLKS OR THE PICCADILLY.
SO GO ON, TREAT YOURSELF! YOU DESERVE IT!
Umm, thanks bro, your time is coming. And I got 7 years to plan it. Perhaps you can come visit me in the old folks home next time you are state side. Oh yea, could you bring me some tennis balls for my walker?
*My BFF from college Teresa sent me a most hilarious e-card:
Somehow I dodged a slideshow with all my crazy college photos. She owes me, remember?
*Tonight we drove to Birmingham for dinner at:
Followed by birthday dessert to take home from:
*I got all the usual family phone calls, called my twin to wish her a happy birthday and opened all the cards. For my birthday finale, the kids and hubby sang "Happy Birthday" to me over a candle-lit piece of cheesecake. Then we all stuffed our face! A perfect ending to a perfect day.
It was a wonderful day and one that I won't forget too soon. Unless, of course, I wake up with amnesia tomorrow. I tried to gracefully enter the 5th decade of my life and perhaps I succeeded. Thanks to the Lord for life and health and a beautiful family.
Note: I was not crazy and did not get up at 4:21AM to post my birthday video. That was a symbolic number of the time I was born. I preposted with that time last night. I might be old, but I'm not crazy!