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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Working Mom Blues and The Birthday Princess

Yaak Photos generously provided by D. Wrey

Every so often, something good happens that restores my faith in humanity, despite its checkered past. Today was one of those days. I had been dreading my birthday today ever since I agreed to work. My pessimistic side had convinced me that nobody would care or remember and that I would end up feeling sorry for myself for days afterward. This idea, though absurd, seemed rather depressing to me and with the sense of emotional foreboding, anxiety began to set in.
This theory began to be challenged by The Sock Fashion Expert, who planned on making me the grandest cake I’d ever seen. It was challenged again when the off going nurse left me a note with a “Happy Birthday” Orange. After that some co-workers threatened to sing to me. I felt a little less pessimistic.
In the morning, my husband gave me a big “Happy Birthday” with lots of kisses and insisted on making me some kind of breakfast even though I didn’t want any. After that he woke me up with another Happy Birthday. My mom called. When I got to work, a beautiful bunch of flowers were awaiting me from my wonderful man. Before I could even see them, the day staff was wishing me Birthday greetings and my sister called having her little ones do the same. Here I was putting my shoes on in the locker room and my sweet little nieces were on the phone. At the same time my husband was ringing in to see if I got the flowers. I was beginning to feel like a birthday princess. Somebody brought good coffee. Another dear nurse bought me an ICE CREAM CAKE! As I went in to take care of a patient, I came out to find a “Happy Birthday orange, apple and magazines” with a note from my boss. Beside it was a little pack of coffee with a note from somebody else.
I’m really beginning to feel like a birthday celebrity. BTW, my husband marked the days on the calendar for our special get away together……..
In India, Pastor Clement distributed sweets to the orphans in honor of my birthday, and in Face Book World, many sent their greetings.........
Silly me. Do any of you ever get an idea of how something is going to be ahead of time and then discover that its nothing like the sour way you thought it might be?
Your Humbled and Papered  Birthday Bloggie Buddy


Christine said...

My 35th birthday.. my inlaws were here I thought I wouldn't make a fuss and I was prepared to do nothing. I got a cake, flowers a plant, movies...the works. It was neater because it was unexpected. You sound well loved. Happy Birthday!

Mama Hen said...

Happy Birthday to you!!!!

Mamma has spoken said...

Sounds like a wonderful day! Happy Belated Birthday to you!

"Indescribable" said...

This is a great time of your life! Enjoy the peace that comes with wisdom that comes with age, experience and choice! Remember when 29 was old! Now it's just the beginning of the good....

Amber said...

Happy Birthday!
Sounds like you are very loved and thought of on your birthday!
Sweets to the orphans, very cool.

Meg said...

How sweet! Sounds like you had a wonderful day. Happy (belated) Birthday!

P.S. Maybe it IS the ketchup! LOL! ;)

Heather said...

Oh, how touching that Pastor Clement gave sweets to the orphans in honor of your birthday!

Glad you saw how much you are loved through all the greetings and gifts. By the way, it didn't escape my notice that you got not only a decadent four-layer chocolate torte, but also an ice-cream cake! (Shh. . .I won't tell.) :)


Happy 38th Birthday!!

Do I ever get an idea of how something is going to be ahead of time and then discover that its nothing like the sour way you thought it might be? Yes! More times than I care to admit!

I love ice cream cake!!! :-)

Momma Bug said...

Happy birthday sweet friend!


from MN said...

I came to catch up on your blog as I hadn't been here in a while. I smiled when I read about the gifts of oranges- those folks must know how you are endeavoring to eat well and stay fit. Either that or they missed the calls of Miss Belly Fat! :)

We all love you here-

Hannah Avery said...

Wow, that sounds like an amazing birthday! Happy Birthday! Hope this year is absolutely amazing for you!


Jaclyn Hicks said...

I'm a little late, but Happy Birthday!!!