I had a wonderful birthday yesterday. I went to church with my Mom and Phil where my Grandpa jokingly threatened to drag me up to the altar and give me my birthday spankings. I think he was joking. ROFL! After the service Mom and Phil took me out to eat at Round the Clock for breakfast where I enjoyed a grecian omelette with tomatoes and feta cheese. I just want to note here how much I love feta cheese.
When we finished with breakfast we headed home where Mom presented me with a bag full of my presents. I was shocked. "I get presents?" I delightedly asked. My Mom replied with "Well duh. It's your birthday what d'you think?" Seriously though I wasn't expecting anything so getting presents was absolutely great. I guess I should have know since this past friday my Dad gave me $45 dollars ($20 for cleaning is home and $25 for my birthday), but I really wasn't expecting to be given such wonderful presents.
Since I know you all are just dying to know what I received (please excuse the self-centered conceitedness) I'm going to quench your curiosity right now. Tucked away in the bag and individually wrapped in tissue paper (which my cats loved) were (in no particular order) maxi pads (a necessity)shower gel, a strawberry shortcake shower poof (very C-U-T-E), a promise to get me tickets for the upcoming Jordan Knight concert (yep that's right I am a former New Kids On The Block geek), a powerball ticket (didn't win the $365 million though, shucks), three scratch-off lottery tickets of which I won on all three (Yay I'm now $4 richer!), a golden watch (I wear it on my right hand so I can wear two. I'm thinking of setting it to London time), a box of 94 crayola crayons, a care bears coloring book (I ♥ Care Bears), a kitkat bar, and the Evanescence CD Fallen. When I unwrapped the cd I squealed. I was so excited! After putting all the songs on my ipod today I've been listening to my favorite song "Imaginary" almost non-stop.
I also created three new journals (
"dreamberceuse" ). When I decide which one to use for my main journal I'll let you know. The other two will be my poetry journal, and possibly my writing career journal.
Later on we went over to my Grandparent's house where Mom put 26 candles (I tried to get her to leave one off but she wouldn't) on the cake, lit them and they (Mom, Phil, Grandpa, Grandma, Grandma Jones) sang happy birthday to me (after I started them up and sang along ^_^). Then I bowed my head and clasped my hands to make my wishes and everyone burst out laughing. I started laughing too and kept shushing them. "Shhhh stop laughing! I can't concentrate on my wishes if you make me laugh," I scolded through my own laughter. When I finished making my wishes I blew out the candles. The flames were extinguished so quickly I was taken off guard. I'd been prepared to blow as hard as I could to put out all the flames in one breath so my wish would have a chance to come true. As it turned out, I hardly had to blow at all and they puffed out freakishly quickly. I may have aged a year (wait-I forgot that I'm not aging anymore lol), but at least my lungs still have a good capacity for air which is good for an air addict such as myself.
As my birthday wound down I sat in quiet reflection, read random passages from my bibles, wrote down my New Year's resolutions (I believe all of our true new years begins on their birthdays), and colored in my coloring book.
I didn't really do anything on my birthday that would excite most people, but I'd have to say it was one of the best birthdays I have ever had. I especially loved getting to spend it with my family. I love them all and it was especially wonderful because my Great-Grandma Jones was there to celebrate with me. Not many people have their Great-Grandparents still alive when they turn 26 so I feel extra blessed this year.
P.S. Ben and Jerry's Mudslide ice cream is now one of my favorites. *licks lips*
Current Music: Evanescence~Imaginary