Friday, September 5, 2008

Happy Birthday to Me... 35????

Yesterday I was feeling a little down about 'the BIG 35'. It seems so, well, old. I feel like I am becoming increasingly more forgetful and my teenage acne has come back with a fury. My hair is turning darker and I'm gaining weight for no reason! Sigh. 35. Wow. It was a happy day despite my old age, because of the people around me. Joseph made me breakfast and one of his custom homemade cards and we went to lunch at Ruby River. My sweet visiting teacher, Kelly, brought delicious smore treats and fun lotion and soap. Most of my family, including my grandparents in Missoula, called me. My sister was on the west coast on vacation and managed to leave me a message and email, so that made my day as well. My best friend Danielle (from high school) also left a thoughtful message I appreciated. Two of Joseph's sisters also took the time to email and call. And Heather brought me those oh-so-heavenly bath mineral salts I love so much. Those small recognitions on your birthday really do make a difference! (Especially on the big bad ugly 35th...) But the greatest birthday gift, was this: My mom took me shopping last weekend for some new bedding. We shopped all over the mall and found a $400 Chris Madden satin comforter and shams with bedskirt ON SALE for $100!!! I love the pale blue with soft gold accents. Now if I can get some ideas from any of you who may be reading this (especially my pro-bono home decor consultant Julie Meldrum) for ideas about window treatments or mistreatments as my cousin Melissa would say... and I know I probably need some sort of gold throw pillow, right? I do love my plantation shutters, but I still need something above, do you think? I am a beginner sewer if that helps, but I sure need some advice... and tonight I will make myself a Grandma Lofgren chocolate birthday cake. All is well, all is well!

7 comments:

crack'n up ourselves said...

Happy Birthday!!! I guess I need to read the ward bulletin so I can keep up with my friends birthdays. I'm sorry I missed it. I think we will need to celebrate it anyway... what are you guys doing during the father and son outing?

Annalee Kelly said...

not a darn thing. do you have any ideas for paintin' the town red? We could celebrate yours, too. (You're not the big bad 35 yet, so there's more to celebrate...)

Buffy said...

Annalee,
Happy belated birthday! I just made the connection the other day through your blog to an old friend of mine from our married student ward at USU years ago - which from reading your blog today - I found out is your cousin! Melissa Smith. Small, small world. Anyways - after making that connection I have been thinking about you two ladies and how so many of the qualities and characteristics that I admire in a women/mother both you and Melissa possess. I think you are amazing and have thought that from the first time I met you. Happy Birthday! I love the bedding - what a great find!

Kate said...

Happy Birthday to you!!

Mindy said...

Happy Birthday! 35 isn't bad... I'm right behind you! And what's up with the acne? I get it like crazy now!

I didn't know you had a personal blog set up! (I found it from Kate's.) I'll be checking back!

Miss you!

melissa*smith said...

Happy Late Birthday, Lee! It sounds like you had a great day. I love your comforter set~blue is so pretty in a bedroom. Great deal, too! I saw some really pretty soft gold colored Springmaid curtains being clearanced out at Wal-mart for $5! You may want to check yours. I wouldn't cover those beautiful plantation shutters for anything, but if you put your rod out far enough, fabric is so pretty to frame them and it will soften the whole bed ensemble. And maybe some kind of topper above them? Can't wait to see what you decide. Give Buffy a hug for me~I love that girl and it was so fun to find each other through your blog! Love ya,
Lithee

Howling Pickup said...

I hope your birthday was good. We tried calling and thought of you all day. We love you!