Thursday, August 7, 2008

In unexpected ways

So far today has been nothing less than one little happy surprise after another. Which is good, because I've been in a right nasty funk the last couple of days. Work has been challenging, the munchkin has been living up to her drama queen ways, and maybe just maybe I was getting a little down about my birthday without even noticing it.

Usually I want the people closest to me to you know, make a little bit of a deal out of it. This year, other than some lunchtime shoe shopping, I haven't asked for much. I usually demand at least a birthday card (maybe because as a kid I rarely got them), but this year, I didn't even bring it up. Usually it is a let down anyways.

So imagine my surprise when I got up and went to check my email (as I can't check the blog related stuff at work), and there on my keyboard were three cards. From the dog, the daughter, and the husband. All wonderful.

M behaved well on the trip into work, had fun walking to daycare, and only freaked out a little when I couldn't find a person free to hand her to at daycare. (she walks in the door every day now, which is a huge plus)

When I got to my desk, it was decorated, and there was a card from my coworkers. Complete with a squirrel. (long story and I don't talk about the office) Suffice to say, it was another wonderful warm thing.

My mood is going up. I'm leaving soon for the book signing (see you there?), then it is a vet visit for the dog, and dinner with the family. I'm actually looking forward to the day.

Need a good giggle? Read my Savvy pirate post, has to be one of my favorite ones yet. (right up there with the REM map one)

Check back tomorrow, it is haiku day AND a give away.


Birdie said...

Happy Birthday!

Jen said...

Happy Birthday!

Fiona Picklebottom said...

Happy birthday! Glad it's been a nice one.

Diana said...

Happy birthday!!!

Mayberry said...

Happy birthday! It's my first time here (via Haiku Friday) and can I just say I love how you worked REM into your Savvy post? Genius!

mothergoosemouse said...

Happy belated birthday! Work parties rock.