Saturday, September 19, 2009
it's my birthday and I'll blog if I want to
Yep, it's true. Here I sit on the ____th anniversary of my birth. When my parents mentioned how many years I'd turn this week, my dad said "Wow." Hmm....I suppose that's telling.
This morning, simply because I wanted to and it was my birthday, I went to the Farmers' Market. By myself. In the rain. I didn't so much want the rain part, but today I took what I could get. I also managed to get a fairly choice parking spot, due to the dreary weather, which is nothing to complain about. I enjoyed myself, bought some fruit, two last pints of berries for the summer, and resisted the urge to purchase any vegetables. Well, except for some lovely red peppers. I've been waiting all summer for red peppers, and this is the first time I've gotten my hands on any. Now that I've bought some, I'll probably get a bunch in my CSA basket this week...
We had a rare leisurely morning. Almost all of us enjoyed a family snuggle (one person slept late), and while I took a shower, Jeff made pancakes. He also baked my birthday cake this morning. It turned out great! What a treat to come from from the Farmers' Market to an apartment filled with the smell of chocolate.
The evening ahead holds some "just us" time with my husband, and I'm so looking forward to that. But for now, my ears are still pleasantly ringing with the sound of my love and our boys singing "Happy Birthday To You." I have such a sweet, precious family. Even Owen, who hasn't yet learned about birthday serenades; it was so fun to watch his beaming face, looking around at his daddy and brothers singing to me. He looked so incredibly pleased.
And so am I. What a blessing my family is!