Monday, May 2, 2011

Can't I just skip it...?

or AT LEAST postpone/reschedule until for another day. You see yesterday (May 1st) was the 26th anniversary of my birth. It was sucky and rather great all the same time. My husband knows I love birthdays. So, even though he's half a world away in Afghanistan he's been plotting and planning for about 2 weeks to make this day special for me. He sent me gorgeous flowers:
And was planning a surprise party for me with the assistance of my sister and mother. However, the problem with a surprise party is that the person you're surprising doesn't know about it. So, trying to now completely skip my birthday this year I sent out a request to get some friends together at The Melting Pot. Kinda ruined the surprise shin-dig. Boo. After I "ruined" (more like rescheduled, unknowingly) my surprise I had to work on Saturday night. Usually Saturdays are kind of heavy at work. I figured "why bother taking it off though, I'll be home around 230 and press on with my day. Nope! It was "label night" we had to change over 5000 labels in the commissary. I left at 4... I was like people "it's 4.. and it's my Birthday and I really don't want to sleep the entire thing away." they were like "ok homie... beat it". So basically my day consisted off homework and sleep. Thank God for my Momma though! She got some goodies and her and my sis gave me some gifts so I had a lil birthday celebration! I tried to make the best out of the day I was dealt and my husband helped me out a lot with that. :) 

(I'm a lucky girl)

Another bit of news I wish I could skip is the fact that Osama bin Laden is dead. I mean, great job troops ! But forgive me for being concerned for those still in Afghanistan. It amazes me that people "forgot" or simply "don't care" that there are still 1000's of troops there. I guess it just doesn't occur to people that there could be retaliation. hmmm. 

I'll be sitting here thinking happy thought- trying to convince myself that everything will be ok. 

8 comments:

Lin said...

Happy birthday! Your flowers are beautiful, that was totally sweet of your husband :)

Erin said...

I totally agree with you. The war isn't over. Its a win, that could come with a price tag because there are many folks that are going not going to like this one bit.

PS. 199 days till Breaking Dawn!!!

Erin said...

Happy birthday! Sorry it wasn't spectacular, but I'm glad that your hubby and your mom tried. :) It really is the thought that counts sometimes.

Mrs. B said...

Yes, it is a major concern for those troops that are still over there. I will be praying for Kevin's safety!

Our Little Fam said...

HAPPY BRITHDAY!!! What a sweet hubby, the flowers are beautiful!

Pink Champagne, Gatorade, and MRE's said...

Happy Birthday! I agree with you, while his death was a great victory it really doesn't change much.

Consider The Lilies said...

I fear retaliation too :-/ Can't celebrate yet. I'm glad you were able to have some special time with your Mom and sister on your birthday!

KelleeLyn said...

Hey girl I just wanted to give you a heads up, if you're not working. The South East YMCA (off of Jetwing off of Academy) is having a Military Spouse Appreciation event for free. It's this coming Thursday 10am-2pm. I'll be there (of course, since I work for the Y) with some friends if you wanna try to find me!
There will be pampering, lunch, etc...should be cool :)