Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Well yesterday was my birthday. While I really just wanted to lay around and wallow in self-pity; I did get out of bed and leave the house. The day started a little rough, I had a flat tire on my way to work. The day got much better, thanks to some wonderful friends and my precious family.

Considering everything we have gone through in the past month (The miscarriage, My husband loosing his job, a co-worker with no insurance running into the side of my car, and terrible stress at work) I really just wanted to forget my birthday this year. I am so glad I didn't. I think this may have been one of the best birthdays I have had in a while, and it was definitely one of the best DAYS I have had recently.

First of all my best friend and her mother took me to lunch at Olive Garden (my 2ND favorite restaurant in Jackson) My friend has a 2-year old daughter (she has a 5 year old as well, but she was in school and couldn't join us) Well, she really just brightened my entire day. She talked and talked and talked the entire lunch, and I got some sweet hugs for my birthday. However, she didn't like the singing AT ALL when they brought my cake out, and our waitress and all of her friends gathered around our table singing, she promptly squatted down under the table and hid her face with her hands until it was all over. Since she was so traumatized we let her have the first piece of birthday cake. She, of course, enjoyed it, she enjoyed it all over her face and hands and everything else she touched. I really wish I had thought of taking pictures of the whole thing, because she was just absolutely precious.

Then last night my family took me to eat at Kyoto's Japanese Steakhouse (my #1 Favorite restaurant in Jackson) This is a Hibachi Grill where they prepare your meal in front of you as entertainment....It's great and can't be explained unless you have actually been. We honestly had the best time (I got away without being sung to this time) However, another girl at our table was having a birthday yesterday as well, they sang to her, and come to find out she had been to Olive Garden for lunch that day as well for her birthday. We finished the night off at Crispy Cream and took some doughnuts home with us.

It was a very simple day, but one of the best birthdays I have had in a long time. I spent time with my friends and my family, had lots of laughs and was genuinely in a good mood (those don't come a lot lately). My only regret is not taking my camera and having pictures of everything.
So I just want to take this time to say Thank you Lord for a wonderful day!


Richardzmom said...

Hey girl - I too, am glad you didn't just skip the day....I miss you and am sending you hugs RIGHT this very minute!!! Your blog looks so pretty - I have got to get around to "sprucing" mine up. LOL It's just about all I can do to get pics uploaded - I tried to get picasa to work tonight but can't.