It’s my Birthday!

Today I am 35.  My mom was 35 when I was 15!!!  I remember her being that age.  Hmmm.  Something to ponder.  But I DID wake up with a cold sore tingling on my bottom lip…and just when I’d been saying I didn’t have many in the recent past.  I used to have them often…B gets them…my stepson had one of the worst cases ever this past week.  Actually last night I was applying his medicine before bed and told him I’d be fine because I was washing my hands.  Yep.  Shows just how little I know after 11 years spent working in the viral immunology field.  😉  That unpredictable HSV-1.  Bane of my existence.  How dare you sabotage my little fairy-tale life?

All in all, I’m thrilled it’s my birthday.  After work, my daughter will practice violin, then head to dance class and at 5:30 pm, my parents and my brother and his family will be at my house.  My mom always make me Shephards Pie for my birthday and white cake with 7-minute frosting.  That stuff I wait all year for.  I need to get the recipe.  Last year, one day ago…my grandmother who introduced me to that frosting and who made it for me until she was unable to do so, passed away.  I was flying home from Hawaii and found out about her death when I landed at my Chicago layover.  I had spoken to her before I left and told her I got married the day before…on a beach, in Hawaii!  Can you imagine???  Ok…no tearing up here at work…more later.

My lovely nephews sent me a video this morning…where the older one, my buddy to the max, said “Happy Birthday Aunt Shann…I LOOOOOOOVE you.”.  In that incredibly heart melting voice.  Yep I cried.  No wonder I spoil those two.  Can’t wait to see them tonight.  I’m the new baby’s godmommy…we celebrated the special event on Sunday.  Lucky me…Baby Nate is extra special too.

Anyway, I wanted to give you guys an update…I’m getting better at posting…it’s all uphill from here…it’s finals week of this semester now.  Lots of time to post next week.  And yes, it’s been one year since I was married on Kukio Bay Beach in Hawaii.  Lovely memories.  We’ll be celebrating in a few weeks in St. Maarten.  With the mixed blessing of a kid-free vacation.  Mixed because B and I aren’t good with separation…we don’t really do it much.  And for that length of time or distance…only once before….my 30th birthday trip to Mexico.  I miss her just thinking about it.  But she’s 9 and we’ve been preparing ourselves mentally and I seriously do need a break.  I’ll have to mentally prepare to enjoy it.  🙂

Have a great day ladies and if any of you are on FaceBook, I’d love to add you there…I’m definitely more regular on that one because my BlackBerry gets FB.  Hope all your babies are healthy and happy and all my single mama bloggers are staying strong and raising those powerful people.

Much love to all…

-Shannon

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7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Liz
    Jan 21, 2009 @ 10:35:00

    Shoot me an email and we’ll connect on Facebook.

    And HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Glad it’s a great day!!!

    St. Maarten sounds delightful – We’ll definitely need updates on that.

    Reply

  2. littlemansmom
    Jan 21, 2009 @ 10:50:54

    WooHoo!!!!!!!!!!!!! A Very happy birthday to you! Enjoy your day! 🙂

    Reply

  3. QTMama
    Jan 21, 2009 @ 11:35:16

    Happy Birthday to you darlin!

    Reply

  4. singlemomseeking
    Jan 21, 2009 @ 14:22:43

    Happy Birthday mama!! It’s so thrilling to get your life update. Yeah!

    Reply

  5. jenn
    Jan 21, 2009 @ 18:46:13

    Happy Birthday!

    Reply

  6. pisceshanna
    Jan 22, 2009 @ 13:43:35

    Happy belated birthday! I did the math and I will be 35 when LB is 11, so we’re not too far off. Hope your day and the shephard’s pie was great!

    Reply

  7. mssinglemama
    Feb 04, 2009 @ 00:45:26

    Happy birthday! (A little late, I know – but Happy Birthday anyway).

    Hope it was splendid.

    I’m turning 30 in a few months now, can’t wait to have this decade behind me.

    Reply

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