One Year Older and None the Wiser

Melanie and her quilt

Today is my birthday.  I am 27.

I love birthdays.

Especially mine :)

Today I woke up early (ok, so early for me is late for normal people) and actually did my hair.  And I even put on eyeliner.  Yes, it is a special occasion!  I had breakfast at a local place with my sisters, enjoyed my 3-year-old’s screaming breakdown in the car, and spent 1 1/2 hours wandering around Target after that breakdown ended.  Then I kidnapped one of my friends and spent the rest of the day shopping and eating, which is exactly my idea of a perfect birthday. 

Tonight, I’m headed to a resort (perk of having a husband in the hotel business!) where I can wear my cute new bathing suit at the pool all weekend long.

Instead of making you all dangerously jealous of my birthday (because hey, it is a good one), I thought I’d share some things about me, like last year.

1.  My mom took castor oil to get me here 27 years ago.  I was born within 2 hours.

2. I have a scar on my left arm where I had a benign tumor removed when I was little.  I still remember watching the doctor cut me open and sew me up.  It was awesome.

3. I am self conscious of my feet.  My sister has a foot fetish, and so I always think that there are people out there staring at my feet.

4. Watermelon is my favorite fruit.  It is like eating and drinking at the same time.

5. I was a pity date for my Junior Homecoming.  As in, my date asked me the day before because he heard I was still dateless.  And yes, that’s what he said.

6. I have my bachelor degree (BS) in Home and Family Living with an emphasis in Interior Design, which is like Home Ec, Child Development, and Design.  I never had a 400-level class.

7.  I hate driving.  Especially at night… I will do lots to avoid driving at night.

8.  I am petrified of heights.  One time I climbed on a community mailbox and got stuck because I couldn’t get myself to jump down.  I think it was 4 1/2 feet tall.

9. I wish I still played the flute.  I played for 5 years, then switched to the French Horn for the next 5 years.  I love both instruments, but the flute is a little easier to play in church.

10.  I have had one gray hair, which I carefully saved in my jewelry box.  I felt like it was a rite of passage, in some way.

I need to pack for my weekend.  We’ll chat later.

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