Wednesday, February 11, 2009

February 11th

I wasn't really in the mood for today. I don't know....stress getting the best of me maybe? Or just tired from all the hectic things of everyday life? I'm not sure, but once today came I was showered with love and am now smiling! You may wonder why. Well, today is my birthday. I know that everyone has birthdays, but when I really finally sat down and thought about what today is, I changed my tune. I was reminded of my favorite Psalm in the Bible....Psalm 139. The whole verse is wonderful, but this part really stood out:
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! Psalm 139:13-17

So, instead of being glum, I simply say....Thank you Lord for birthday! :)
Yep, that's me 37 years ago today! It's hard to believe that this little person is me. Awww...I really did used to be tiny and skinny! LOL! Here's proof! LOL!
I was just a day old when this picture was taken. I am so pink and healthy! I was also doing what I wish I could do each night....sleep soundly. These pups still think they need nighttime potty breaks. LOL!
We have a birthday box at work full of gift cards and certificates worth $10. They are all in white envelopes and you shuffle them around and pick one. I got Wal-Mart. Hmm...I immediately thought of the Martha Stewart glitter set that I look at LITERALLY EVERY TIME I AM AT WAL-MART! So, I got it today! Mmmmm....yummo-licious! Mwah! Kiss it!
I now have 18 colors of fine, sparkly, luscious, delicious, yummy, splendiferous, appetizing, scrumptious,....well, you get the picture....GLITTER! Ah, I think I'll faint!
My manager at work made this card for everyone to sign. I kept looking at it since it is so unique and then she told me it was the spotlighting technique. The presents at the bottom are stamped on the background piece, then she punched two circles out. She then stamped the presents again, cut them out and adhered them just under the edge of the cut out. It gives the images dimension. Neat, huh? You may have to click the picture for a better look.

It is always fun to read what everyone writes! I felt so special when I read my card. :) Dr. Raber cracked me up because he also wrote Happy Birthday in German. For some reason, he always says "Good Morning" to me in German. He says it's from watching too many reruns of Hogan's Heroes. It's sort of our joke. He told me he wrote something and I just laughed when I read it!
The funny one is from Sara. She wrote: "Happy Birthday! I love making noises and acting 5-yrs old with you." LOL! Yep, I am a kid at heart and so is she. We act goofy together. No matter how old I become, I'll still be giggling I hope.
When the mailman came today, I had some GOOD mail! I got this card from Joan. She used her Spica glitter pen to add some bling to the polka dots on the patterned paper. She's known in Zaneyland as Bambi Bling! Thanks, Bambi! *wink*
I got his card from Connie (aka Lolita). Funny how she used her Spica glitter pens, too! Did you "girlz" plan that? LOL! You both must have known to add a bit of spunk to my day. Thanks, Lolita!
And....I got my first issue of Memory Makers magazine. My sweet mom had ordered a gift subscription for me and how fun that I got it today! Thanks, Mom!
So, yep, I am thankful for today. I am thankful God loved me enough to give me life! Happy Birthday to me! LOL!


Connie aka Lolita said...

No we didn't plan the glitter pens. You know what they say, whoever they are, great minds think alike. Or is that weak minds? I can never remember. LOL Enjoy the rest of your "sparkly" day.

Valerie said...

Happy Birthday a day late!! Now I know so next year my birthday greeting will be on time!!