Original post below on the morning of my birthday, before I encountered server issues that did not allow me to post at all, and temporarily, wiped off my blog from the internet.
My husband got off from work early so we can have dinner out, with the kids (yes, including the baby). I even got little trinkets of surprises, a bookmark and a key holder, the little things I need. He knows those little things.
It could be that I am re-reading that Stephen Covey book. It could be that I lack sleep due to a sick baby who don’t wan to lie down and prefer my arms and the rocking chair instead of the bed. This could also be because of too much work load lately.
Or the fact that I have passed the mid-30’s and I am nearer to 40 now.
Or maybe even an early mid-life crisis?
It’s my birthday today and I am sort of on the low side of my moods. I don’t have anything planned. In fact, I am at work and after this, I’ll be taking the train home, meet the clingy baby that almost always object that I sit down for dinner, check the other kid’s homework and ready both for bed.
What does “many returns of the day” even mean? I’ve been greeted that by people I know who know that it is my birthday. I told a friend that my husband will probably come late from work, like 10pm. And she said, “So? After that you’ll go have dinner? You’ll go to the mall?”
Tsk, tsk, tsk very invalid questions not applicable for me.
It’s Friday tomorrow and it’s our “weekend” here. Still I don’t have anything planned. Maybe some of my cousins will come and we’ll cook something and just lounge the house playing lazy-day. When did I ever stop celebrating my birthday? Funny, I used to love blowing birthday candles.
And from among the greeting I got, one stood out from my friend Rose that says,
I pray that despite wanting to grow more in many areas, you are happy and contented.
I didn’t need to take a moment to say that yes, I am happy. I am contented. See? Why wouldn’t I be?
I’m just really going through this awful phase of the birthday blues. And yes, the three consecutive sleepless nights have taken its toll. Oh and I also got a very heartwarming birthday message from my sister- something that I did not expect. Let’s just say she made me cry in a most wonderful kind of way.