Thursday, May 7, 2009

An EVEN Year

Can you feel it? I'm giddy about it. I'm EVEN (squeal and hold your breath). Today is my birthday and I am now an even number. I could feel it the second I opened my eyes this morning. I immediately felt lighter. I love being even. It's a good number. Wholesome, well balanced. Odd numbers are icky. They make you feel so....odd. But with a sigh of relief, I am.....even.

My kids made me this birthday poster:

Check out #8. It made me so proud, a tear dripped from my eye. #3 says that I go on walks. In the last 2 years I think we have gone on two. I like #2--she keeps us safe. I'm not sure if they're referring to safety from the outside world, or from each other.

At my pleading, Todd took the day off. We went to breakfast and then saw 2 movies. In a row!! When does that ever happen!? It must be because I'm EVEN!

But, I have to say that Todd gave me the greatest gift anyone could give me. He ate. a. McDonald's. hamburger. I know, I know, pause and grip your chair. In over 14 years I have NEVER, ever seen him even nibble a golden arches burger. Today he did. I didn't think I could love him more. But now I do. I'm so proud, I could kneel and say a prayer of thanks.

It's been a good birthday. Being even makes me happy. Now I'm wholesome and well balanced. It's obvious, right?


amber said...

its your even birthday on 5/7/9....that is funny!

Suburban Hippie said...

So did he throw up?

I love my husband but I don't know if I love him that much ;)


quiet grace said...

Hope you had a great birthday!! I Can't believe Todd finally ate a burger from McDonalds!! He must love you a lot!!

Anonymous said...

I love the sign. In a few days it's mothers day and you get to be pampered again! Nice!!

Quelly said...

And he looks oh so happy about eating said burger.

Happy Birthday Queen! I sure do miss you!

Loves - Raquel

Anonymous said...

HAPPY B-DAY, QUEENIE!!! WE LOVE YA'- all the way from UT!!

Queen Of The Castle said...

Happy Birthday!!

Amy Bell said...

Happy Happy Birthday! I am so glad you are even again. I know how you love even numbers in your life. I am very proud of Todd- could not do it myself, so I am impressed. Hope your diet coke was delicious through the big straws they have there.

Tana said...

He didn't look like he was giving that burger the appropriate amount of attention. I would make him try it again. Have him ask "What is my motivation" show some creativity and allow these viewers to see the raw emotion portrayed.

Happy Birthday. And I love the actual date too. That is fun.

Anonymous said...

I totally agree with the even number birthday. It makes you younger! I love reading your blog. Makes me feel like I'm back on Ginger Root Ct on my front porch

Becky Leland said...

glad you enjoyed your birthday.

I still think you should write a book!

Rani said...

The perfect b-day! And that Todd is a keeper!