Thursday, November 6, 2008

Happy Birthday to Me

Today is my 43rd birthday, and it has been a nearly perfect day. I had imagined that the day would pass largely unnoticed, but instead I am feeling very blessed by friends and family. I thought I would post a list of 43 things I am grateful for today, in no particular order.

1. Birthday cards in the mail
2. Lots of birthday greetings from internet friends
3. Lunch with my sweet friend Sandy
4. A new “little camera” from my awesome hubby
5. Comments on my blog
6. Reading other people’s blogs
7. Stumbling across new blogs to read
8. Good health
9. Having so much to eat that I have to limit myself
10. Being married to the best husband and father
11. My healthy, happy children
12. 72-degree weather and a lovely breeze (photo taken on a hill 2 miles from my house, which is over in the middle left part of the valley)

13. Fall-smelling air coming through my open windows
14. The view out my window:

15. People who care enough to make a difference
16. Being back in touch with old friends
17. My wonderful parents
18. My brothers and their sweet families
19. The privilege of living in the United States of America
20. Pumpkin spice lattes
21. Gingerbread tea
22. Our funny dog, Ruby
23. Good books
24. Phone calls from Mary Beth
25. The children in my Sunday School class
26. Reese’s cups
27. Scrapping supplies
28. Sterling silver jewelry
29. Sweaters
30. Fleece pullovers
31. A gift of tea from my friend Jean
32. My comfortable little home (should have put the trashcans away :))

33. Eddie Bauer jeans
34. Birthday dinner at Red Lobster (taken by Annamarie)

35. With dessert
36. And a Malibu Hurricane
37. Thursday night TV
38. DVR technology
39. Diet Coke
40. Gas at $2.15
41. A new People magazine
42. Scented candles
43. God’s immeasurable grace


Mrs. Jelly Belly said...

A very nice list of blessings - and many that I share.

Happy birthday, my friend.


MicheleAnderson said...

Happy Birthday again...and you can't say "little camera" without giving more details.

Michelle StClair said...

Happpy Happy Birthday!!! And once again.....we were separated at birth sorta. Red Lobster!!!!! Did you happen to have their chocolate cake? It is the best. with chocolate chips on the outsidte. gosh.....i can just taste it!!!!

Cyndi said...

No chocolate cake...I had the chocolate chip lava thing. Mmmmm.