It's official...as of 11:29 last evening I was another year older.
I always expect to feel different-an internal change of sorts. Yet, I am always disappointed. No new wisdom is imparted on one's birthday. New wisdom seems to seep in on other days when you are not looking for it.
How did I celebrate? It was really just another day in our household but there were small differences. A ton of birthday wishes filled my personal Facebook page, I received calls from friends with well wishes, and I didn't cook. Officially, my birthday dinner is tonight. I didn't have the foresight to make a dinner reservation. Ooops.
Yes, I made my own b-day dinner reservation. My husband does NOT make reservations of any kind and that inlcudes getting his car serviced. Did I mention I made a reservation for two adults AND two children? I never had to ask before if a restaurant was child-friendly.
My dancing and singing skills have not improved. Dancing around the kitchen in the morning, my daughter pleaded with me to stop singing. "No, Mommy, No, Mommy...stop". "No shimmy-shake, Mommy, no." I guess there are some things that don't improve with age.
I loved hearing my daughter say, "Happy Birthday, Mommy" for the first time. It was music to my ears. She kept saying how she hoped I had a birthday party. She loves cake and ice cream. We stopped for ice cream at a local ice cream shop even though it felt like it was below freezing outside. I love, love, love their freshly made ice cream. They have one that is a mix of chocolate and vanilla ice cream with chocolate cookie crumbles mixed in and appropriately named "chocolate birthday cake" but they didn't have any yesterday. It was okay. I requested my own version-chocolate and vanilla ice cream scoops with oreo cookie crumbles.
What did my husband get me for my birthday? The perfect gift for any blogging mama. A new laptop-one that does not weigh as much as a newborn infant or one that is bulky. I have a compact laptop now without the bells and whistles of my older one but also without viruses and weird pop-up messages.