Meg's (Ad)Ventures

Friday, September 09, 2011

Day 215: They Say It's My Birthday

Today I am 31. Geesh, that feels old! I was especially reminded of my wiser years when I explained in detail to Sofia this morning why we would be driving the extra block down the street to make our turn at the light because it was safer at that time of day. Yes. I really did that. What has happened to me?

Aside from my old geezer moment, today has honestly been one of the best birthdays to date. The kids woke up cheery and even though Sofia was very concerned that we did not have balloons and cake in the house, she was eventually convinced that my birthday could still proceed. My students "surprised" me in two class periods by hiding under the science tables and turning off the lights as I stood outside the door pretending I had no clue what they were doing. It was priceless. They were so proud of themselves for pulling one off on their teacher. My husband began and ended my day with coffee: my morning cup and my very own Keurig as a gift this evening! I've been dreaming of one for years, so I was sooooooooo excited about it. :) And, I hadn't even asked for it...definite points on the "Good Listening Husband Card".

Friends stopped by my classroom, I talked to family, I was overwhelmed by kind thoughts on Facebook and had a quiet (and second) dinner with Chris once the kids went to bed. I am 31 years old today. If this year is anything like the moments that were strung together today, I can already tell it's going to be a great year.

And for this, I am thankful.


jan said...

Darling Meghan, So sorry to be sending you a belated message...but please know that I thought of you yesterday and remembered your birthday as I also thought of my daughter, Terri's birthday as well. I am glad that it was a fun day for you and of course my wish for you is for many more of the same and a wonderful, fun filled, loving year of "for this I am thankful" days! XXOO Love, Jan

Rob said...

You'll definitely like the Keurig! Be sure and clean it per the instructions as it definitely needs it.

We love ours...which reminds me - I need to place a coffee order online!