Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Today 37 is my lucky number!!

Today is my birthday.  I woke up to little pings on my phone telling my I have Facebook messages.  Everyone should have a Facebook account for the sheer pleasure of having it on your birthday.  :)  I know not everyone agrees, but I find it absolutely delightful! 

My mama & dad wished me a happy birthday this morning.  Wait...I don't think my dad actually wished me a happy birthday.  He probably doesn't love me anymore.  Or he loves my brother more than he loves me.  Sidenote:  he used to tell us that ALL THE TIME growing up.  BUT he would tell us both equally.  If I was whining because Big Bro got to do something, dad would say "that's because I love him more than I love you" and he would do the same to Big Bro when he was whining about me.  Bystanders were appalled, but we knew he was full of it and loved us both tremendously.  It was genius!

Anyway, I got to work and as a birthday gift to me, one of the girls who works for me wore a dress...I'm pretty sure for the first time ever to work.  How awesome is that??  Then my godmother (did I mention that I work with so many of my closest friends?) gave me a sweet, sweet card. 

I walked over to BFFs desk to ask her how she likes the new coffee I brewed (Sidenote #2:  we cold brew our coffee each week and bring it to work.  Not sure if you have ever had it, but I like it better than regular coffee.  Each week we have a different kind.) since it was a new kind we picked up during our trip to Granbury a couple weeks ago.  She handed me a James Avery bag and told me happy birthday.  Nothing bad EVER comes in a James Avery bag!!
Isn't it cute?!  You all should know by now how much I love volleyball and specifically, the Men's USA Volleyball team.  I didn't have a necklace on today, otherwise, I would totally be wearing it!

THEN...Lizard came in with this...

And a card from her and the rest of my Dinner Group that had gift cards to DSW and Macy's.  I think I told you all that I got a Nordstrom gift card from some of my friends on Saturday.  Plus, I got birthday coupons from DSW in the mail last week.  I would LOVE to go buy a couple of rocking shirts and shoes for my Vegas and Long Beach trips.  I just have no idea when I'm going to go!! 

At lunch we are going to go to Ziziki's which is one of my favorite restaurants ever.  YAY!  Then tonight, I'm going to the early Jazzercise class.  After I'm meeting up with BFF & Lizard to go get a giant birthday sundae!! 

I don't know if you all can tell, but I'm about to jump out of my own skin because of pure happiness.  Not because of all the gifts...I mean those are awesome without a doubt!  But just because I'm happy and I have the best family and friends and most of all because I'm in control of my life. 

Last year, I didn't celebrate my birthday much.  I think we went out to lunch and that is about it.  Oh and I remember my Dinner Group friends brought me a piece of keylime pie.  :)  I was on the road to happiness, but I wasn't ready to make a pitstop then.  Now?  Now, I just want to live.  I want to do.  I want to see.  I want to make out with a boy!  (Not sure yet when that is going to happen, but I will be ready for it!!  :))  I'm sitting here looking at my calendar for June and for the rest of the month, there are only 8 days with nothing written on it...well, I have Jazzercised penciled in on those days, but nothing else. 

Frankly, it looks exhausting, but it also looks like happiness! 

I hope you all have a Happy My Birthday!  :)

Hugs!

19 comments:

Dawnya said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BETH ANN!!!! I can feel your joy and happiness jumping off the web page. Enjoy your wonderful day...enjoy your friends and family...but most of all enjoy you!!

Debi said...

What a great start to your birthday!!! I know the rest of the day is going to be just as awesome :)

Leslie said...

Happy Happy HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Sounds like you have an awesome day planned. I just love reading your blog, your enthusiasm leaps from the page, I just love it. It makes me want to get out there and go live my life to the fullest.

Liz said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! It is wonderful to read how happy you are...may it last all year long until the next birthday! :)

Amanda said...

happy birthday to a really sweet girl!! You sound so darn happy I could jump!

It feels good doesn't it! We were loved before..we both know that! But I feel like i love myself more now!

It's just the beginning girlie!

Alison said...

Happy birthday, love the volleyball!

Darlin1 said...

Enjoy.........Happy Birthday!!!

Sarah G said...

Happy Birthday!

Laura Belle said...

Happy Happy Birthday girl! You deserve the best!

(I also love FB because of the birthday thing...I felt so incredibly special this year when everyone wrote on my wall!)

Cat said...

Happy Birthday Gemini Sista!! *virtual high five* You're day sounds fantastic! I hope today is only the beginning of a fantastic year for you!

Ronnie said...

Happy birthday!!! :) Glad to see you so deliriously happy. Isn't it awesome how much a year can change everything? Happy sigh. :)

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday!!!! That sounds wonderful! You deserve to have such a great day! Enjoy it!

29 LOOKS GOOD ON YOU! ;)

Sarah @ Thinfluenced

Heather said...

Happy Birthday!

Pamela E. Williams said...

Happy Birthday Beth!!

♫ Drazil ♪ said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABYCAKES!!! Love how fun your day is. You totally deserve it!

Stephanie M. said...

Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday dear Beth Ann. Happy birthday to yoooooooooou! (And how can I find you on Facebook? I wanna be your friend!)

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Sam said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!

Sounds like you were spoilt :o) I love birthday's like that!!

Justawallflower said...

I know I'm late, trying to play catch up on all the blogs I've missed the last couple days. But Happy be-lated birthday! I am so happy you found your happiness. And might I add, your life makes me exhausted! But, in a good, fulfilled, sort of way!