So today I officially got one year closer to the dreaded three zero.
For my birthday, I dealt with rain and hail (when there should be sunshine and birds singing – don’t they know what day it is?), the stress of finals starting… AND to top it all off, my car battery died and my car wouldn’t start when I left campus. Plus did I mention I’ve been stressed with school? I feel emotionally drained, and I didn’t even want to celebrate my birthday yesterday.
Then today I opened my google reader to find a new post by my pal, Amanda. I noticed the post was titled This is Emily, but I figured it was probably something about her cousin Emily. It wasn’t. It is an entire post all about me! I was shocked, somewhat embarrassed, and super flattered that I got a post all about me for my birthday. And I laughed at all the pictures she used.
To add to that, my mom brought me desserts from Dipidee (I may have eaten one of the cupcakes before I took the picture) and my mother-in-law and sister-in-law got me my most favorite sugar cookies in the whole wide world (from Smart Cookie).
And, best of all, Mason gave me a present he put together and wrapped all on his own. No offense to the other gifts and thoughtful wishes today, but this was by far my most favorite one.
He said he picked the pink box of nerds because he figured I’d like that color better than the blue box, and the soccer ball bead is to remind me of him since he plays soccer. He had everything wrapped up in a sheet of his $50 note paper.
So, maybe I’m getting older (and not really feeling any wiser), and maybe I’m still super crazy-brained about life right now – but it turns out, I am easily coddled by sugary treats and random presents from 7 year olds.