HEY EVERYBODY! IT'S MY BIRTHDAY!!!! Oops, but if I don't stop yelling about it I may get a citation with a sarcastically placed bow on the corner from my silence loving town. Sorry guys....I'll put the crock on simmer now.
Yes, it is my special day. And for some reason this year I'm on a little marathon of celebrating. It started with a huge batch of this from my Mo and Do, that I actually purchased at the beginning of summer to attempt to undo next years wrinkles (ah, vanity). Then on Saturday, all three of our ninety year old Grandmas rang in their warm wishes with cards in the mail. I was so touched that even Jamey's dear Grandmothers could manage to think of me so far away and get a card off ahead of time when their lives are still as busy as mine! What an amazing generation.
Then on Sunday my precious Mother-in-law made about 400(give or take ;) of her famous eggrolls and all the sides for our large Siloam family of 16 to celebrate, you guessed it, ME! Oh man those things are good! They have these translucent little noodles inside with sausage...DON'T GET ME STARTED. I had two, because I'm a lady. But, when Dandy wasn't managing to eat the eggroll left on his plate, I crammed that sucker in my mouth like a starving stray animal, wildly looking around to see if anyone was encroaching on me from either side. But, you know, it was MY birthday dinner so BACK OFF PEOPLE!
Ahem, cough. [composer regained]. Next evening comes, and Jamey and the boys having already presented me with this, also surprised me with this sign outside the dining room.
And then I saw these guys.
That's when I squealed and grabbed the camera and took in the whole scene.
Jamey made a huge dinner of homemade meatballs and spaggetti with all the trimmings. He and the boys gave me the 5 star treatment, waiting on me from all directions!
I told him if this was thirty-nine, I'd have to really strap my boots on for forty because I can't imagine feeling more special! Tee hee HEE!
I'm still giddy because I'm scheduled to go out with some gizzurl friends tonight to see two of my favorite dude actors Pierce Brosnan(forever Remington Steele to me), and Colin Firth (Mr. Darcy, twice over-sigh); not to mention the always fabulous Meryl Streep- all wrapped up together in one of my favorite musicals to date! MAMA-MIA!
I grew up listening to ABBA. On family road trips growing up, my Dad tended to pop a cassette into the player and it would remain there throughout the trip, playing over and over for the entire drive. Needless to say, some of the most memorable moments in my upbringing have the lyrics of 'Dancing Queen' and 'Super Trooper' scripted secretly inside them much like Gollum's Precious.
When I saw Mama Mia with my bff Arlynda in a Traveling stage production a few years back, my eyes glowed as they drank in the whole show with thirsty nostalgia rushing back into my mind for neglected sips. AHHHHH! (Belch-whoops,where'd the lady go, birthday girl?) Naturally, it only fits that the movie would come out in perfect time to see it CELEBRATION STYLE. Yips!
So, like I said, look out forty, thirty nine's already a giddy mess of "Aw shucks" as it is. I simply couldn't feel more special or more youthful.....unless, well....there is one thing that would make it puurrrrrfect. A comment from YOU! Thanks everyone for such a great birthday! Love and perhaps even hugs, Shans