Well, it's my bday and I'm 24. I've been sorta dreading my bday all week, mainly because it's been a pretty lonely week. I don't really have friends here and I only broke up with my boyfriend a month and a half ago, and there is always this expectation attached to your birthday, like it should be a big deal, like everyone should be celebrating you, like you should have a fabulous time, and when they don't and when it sucks it just makes it that much worse.
Despite my belief that it was going to be a bad day, so far it's been pretty good. The cat gave me a wonderful bday present and didn't wake me up once last night, nor did he wake me up at 5am demanding food. He never meowed once until I woke up and even then he came over quietly and just sat next to me purring, like he knew. I love my cat. It's amazing what an uninterrupted night of sleep will do for a girl.
Sumit called to wish me happy birthday and even came by later with a bday present (A gift certificate to Walter Claudio for a spa treatment) and of course Mom called. (As a side note shouldn't moms be celebrated on bdays and not kids? Hmmm...well I'm not going to argue about the custom)
And then I got an email from Amanda saying that she tried to send me flowers but didn't have my number which the florists were demanding. I don't need the flowers, just knowing somebody wanted to send me flowers makes me happy and Aaron (otherwise know as Mr. Shoefly) sent me an email and also let me know that they have built me a shrine at work and talk about how I did things at my job, like I was a miracle performer. (I'm sure he's exaggerating, but it's nice to know I'm loved)
So all and all I feel good today, which is a nice suprise. And even if today doesn't end up so great, this weekend will be fun as Michele, Kristen and Kim are coming to visit. So it's a girly fun weekend for me, interrupted with a bit of work.
So happy birthday to me....Posted by nuala at August 27, 2003 12:33 PM