Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Birthentine's Day

That up there is a Frankenstein word for what today is for me.  First and foremost, of course, my birthday.  But also it is Valentine's Day.  I love having a Valentine birthday.  I also love how Facebook reminds everyone about birthdays and you end up with tons of awesome birthday wishes!  I find that very exciting, sincerely.  I thank you all!!!

I had a nice weekend leading up to today.  Saturday I had some quiet time in the morning and early afternoon because Girlie Girl and Handsome Lad had gone off to Big Bear with their dad.  Later in the day we all hung out and had some tv time and such.

Sunday Handsome Lad had two basketball games.  One loss, one win and good fun to watch.  My dad and stepmom came down to attend the games and after that was over they took the bunch of us out to late lunch / early dinner...linner, right?  It was really great.  All the kids and grandkids were there (only Secret Agent Man had to work).  My mom and ma-in-law were there too.  Want a gift list?  Sure you do!  I got some sweet $$$ from my parents, a necklace from my dad and stepmom, roses from Kick Back Dude, and some PJs from WTG.  My BBF Milly got me a 7-Eleven card, which I will use up biff zoom, and another one of my BFs is going to take me out to dinner on Wednesday! 
 The beautiful birthday flowers that my oldest son gave me :-)

Tonight after work I am supposed to go by WTGs.  He made dinner for his brother and his family, and the kids of course, and there will be plenty left over :-)  So I would say that all in all, turning 48 has not been too terribly bad!  When I think of the alternative to getting older, I appreciate the passing of the years. 

I know not everyone loves Valentine's Day, but even without a sweetheart it can be a good day.  Is it really so bad to remember the people you love and be remembered by the people who love you?  Of course not.  Like all the other annoying holidays throughout the year, it is good at heart!  So, I hope you've all had a good day. 

Bee mine? 
I do loves ya!  Happy Valentine's Day!


Tara said...

Aw, I loves ya too! I always fail to think of Valentine's Day as something other than a holiday for couples, but it really is a holiday about love for friends and family. My mom and I send each other cards every year.

A coworker received some flowers today. It's been awhile since she has received something for Valentine's Day, so that was a happy moment for her and I was happy for her too.

Everyone was wishing each other a Happy Valentine's Day, it was really nice!

Happy Birthentine's Day to you! I'm glad your friends and family know how to party!

MrManuel said...

Happy Birthday again! Oh, and I love your outlook on Valentine's Day. I wish more people weren't such bah-humbuggers!

laura b. said...

Tara: I've been uncoupled so often on Valentine's Day, but I still need to make it fun for myself, so I do :-) Love is love!
And thanks for your part in making my Birthentine's Day fun and special.

MrManuel: Thank you twice! For the wishes and for the attitude appreciation :-) I get tired of the hate heaped on what is really a nice holiday.

Churlita said...

Happy Birthday again! As you know, I think Valentine babies are the most awesome people.

secret agent woman said...

I'm bending my boycott rule just for you so I can wish you a Happy Birthday!

laura b. said...

Churlita: Thank you! I'm honored to share even one little thing with your mom :-)

Secret: Thank you, I appreciate that!

tattytiara said...

It's such a treat to hear about somebody who actually enjoys sharing their birthday with a holiday. Happy belated!

BrightenedBoy said...

Beautiful Cousin's birthday is also on Valentine's Day (she turned 20 on Sunday).

I've always thought that people with holiday birthdays got gypped, but if you enjoy it then good for you.

You sound like a 48-year-old with a lot to be thankful for.

laura b. said...

TattyTiara: Welcome! If it was a larger holiday, I would probably feel differently. But Valentine's Day seems to just help people remember my birthday and I can get behind that!

BB: If it were a Christmas Birthday, I might feel gypped. But this is kind of sweet, I feel :-) Happy Birthday to Pretty Cousin, too!
And I do have lots to be thankful for. I'm a very lucky woman in many ways.

laura b. said...

BB: Oops, Beautiful Cousin! Sorry. How'd I bring her down to merely Pretty? :-/

FW said...

Belated birthday wishes from me LB!! Hope you had a great time :-)

laura b. said...

FW: Thank you! It was wonderful :-)