Friday, February 15, 2008

Happy Birthday to Me!

Happy Birthday to me! Happy Birthday to me! Happy Birthday to Me!

Yes, today is my birthday. My family has always been really big on celebrations and I've kept up the tradition by giving myself a birthday party every year. Several friends called this week asking about my annual party and I hadn't even thought about it. I had forgotten to plan one. What? Adoption is the only thing on my brain these days.

For the last two weeks, I've run to the mailbox checking for the I-171H. Instead there were birthday cards. I didn't send out my annual birthday list and I forgot all about my birthday countdown. It dawned on me that I didn't even open the cards. I'd just been stacking them with all the other mail. I did tear open that plain white envelop stamped with Homeland Security though, walking back up the driveway. Today I finally remembered to open the birthday cards.

People have asked me what I want for gifts and I can only think of what I want for the kids. For Christmas I wanted a juicer so that I could sneak vegtables into or onto their food. I asked for a vaccum pack sealer so that I could freeze food before I go to pick them up.

I didn't even get a birthday cake! Well, not yet. I have made dinner plans but I still cannot think of a gift I want -- for me. These are probably all good signs but I should focus on me while I still have the time.

12 comments:

Katy said...

Happy Birthday to You! Hope its a wonderful day. I asked for things like slings, Ethiopian childrens books, and Amharic language software for my birthday last year, and got some!

graceling said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Dawn said...

Happy Birthday!

I got a juicer for Christmas I have yet to use. Maybe I should send it to you ;)

Deanna said...

Happy Birthday!

Tami said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!! Go buy yourself something nice. Any excuse for me to go shopping...that always works for me! :-)

Aves @ Call of the Phoebe said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Aves

Handlyrics said...

Happy Birthday V.

VALARIE - Single, Ethiopian-bound, mother-to-be of two bright-eyed Ethio children. said...

Thanks for all of the birthday wishes. I just got back from my birthday dinner and it was so delicious. We went to Emilio's Tapas but if you don't live here then it probably doesn't mean anything. I had a really good time and have more plans for tomorrow. Happy 42nd birthday to me!

habesha child said...

Happy Birthday to you!!!!

Sandee said...

Happy Belated Birthday....

Tracey said...

We have a lot in common, Valerie. Tomorrow is my 42nd birhtday, and I ahve not made any plans. I used to be big into birthdays, but I have hardly thought about it this year. On the other hand, I have already started to stress about getting a birthday cake for my daughter becuase we will be on vacation at the beach for her birthday - in August! Life is so not about me anymore. :-)

Nancy said...

Happy Birthday my dear new friend -- a bit late , but ever so sincere.

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