24 September 2009

they say it's your birthday

September seems to be quite the jackpot month for birthdays. In addition to one of my children, my BIL, my MIL, one of my sisters-in law (sister-in-laws?), my grandpa and two nieces, September means birthday for several of my friends.

It seems that not a day goes by without my friendly little Facebook reminder that I need to wish someone a "happy birthday!"

Did I mention that my birthday is in there too? I didn't? Well it is.

Which brings me to the subject of gifts.

My husband is always badgering me (to use a Big10 term, haha) about what I want for a gift. And when it comes down to it, I don't really want anything. Except for maybe a nice, quiet, child-free dinner with him at the place famous for "endless shrimp" this time of year.


My in-laws are purchasing some gladiolus for the front yard. Recently, I found out from my mom that they were our Grandpa Nichols' favorite flower. I think they're really pretty, so I have a place for some in the front yard. My parents and my Grandparents will send me money, which I am sure I will spend on necessities like clothing, books and Starbucks grande caramel frappuccino with the whip.


But when it comes down to it, I have all I need and I really have been blessed with much. I have awesome family, great friends, a comfortable home and plenty to eat. And at my age, which is noneofyourbusiness, thankyouverymuch, my birthday is a chance to reflect on just that.

With some cheddar bay biscuits and maybe some snow crab legs thrown in. And a Diet Coke.


Esther said...

So, when IS your birthday????

And the more important question-- will you bring ME some biscuits?

Missy said...

Those darn cheddar bay biscuits. I could go there just to eat those for dinner.