Well, I am 45 years old today. Thanks to my recent regimen of weight loss and self improvement, I feel much younger than I have in years! I bought myself a pair of size 6 jeans last night, and I was sooo excited! I have been enjoying doing a lot of jewelry making and bead weaving recently as well.
I was woken up this morning by my phone blowing up – I just updated Facebook yesterday and it apparently reset my notifications so my phone alarms for every incoming facebook post to me. Wow! I am very gratified to have so many well wishers, but that phone exploded this morning. Then my husband texted and my mom phoned and I knocked over my Coke over trying to get to the phone. Sigh. My husband also forgot to wish me happy birthday this morning. Maybe I can work that for an extra good birthday present!
This is the first time in 7 years I have not had to be on call on Memorial Day weekend. The last 7 years, I have gone to a jewelry show called Bead and Button, which takes place in Milwaukee every year, around the first of June. Ergo, I was always on call the week before. This holiday weekend, I have nothing to do but lounge around and enjoy myself! Loving it! I do admit, I am a bit lonely as I am far away from home and without my family, but the work break is definitely welcome. But I still get to go to my show next week! I am terribly excited.
I am about to shower and dress up a bit and do a little shopping. I have some shoes to return and a shirt they forgot to take the security tag out of. How is it those things never set the alarm off when I walk out with my purchases? It sure would have been handy for the girl to take it off while I was still in the store. Then I’m going to look for a new belt – I sure could use one, what with my pants being all loose and everything.
Unfortunately, it looks and smells as if a thunderstorm may be brewing up. I don’t think I want to go out shopping in one of those. Hopefully it will be over soon and I can get to the mall – it’s small but it’s just across the street, which is handy.
So for my birthday, I am enjoying beadwork, an SVU marathon, and some possible shopping. Pretty nice. I’m waiting for a show I’ve already seen to take my shower, so I don’t miss anything.
So there you have it. That’s my birthday. I’m expecially excited to be off until Tuesday! It sure is nice to have a big break and some well-earned downtime. So happy birthday to me! Middle aged me! I’m good with that though. My daughter is only 7, which keeps me feeling young. A good day to you all!