Saturday, January 29, 2011


That’s how old I am. Many people don’t believe me though. Many people who see me at school as a teacher ask how old I am. They think I’m like 18 years old. Right now I don’t really take that as a compliment, but I’m sure in the future I will be grateful for looking so young if this trend continues to follow me for the rest of my days.

I was so grateful on my birthday for everyone’s sweet thoughts. It makes you feel good knowing that people care enough about you to send you a happy birthday message on Facebook. I am aware that Facebook gives you a friendly reminder, but it is the thought of someone taking time out of their day to tell me happy birthday. All of the sweet thoughts certainly make a girl feel special.

Like I said in my previous post, my husband took me out to eat on my actual birthday to The Fish House in Pensacola. For all of you wives out there who’s husbands hunt, you will know immediately that this is kind of a big deal. It’s hunting season. Prime time hunting season in fact. One day out of January {my birthday} he refrains from hunting and spends the day with me. I am ever so appreciative of that, too.

On the following day, we had the day off from school thanks to MLK Jr.. My mom cooked us a wonderful supper and baked a cake to celebrate with my family. I was greeted by this sweet face when I arrived at the house.



{She wasn’t being very cooperative with the camera}

She and her mommy also made me these sweet drawings that she so graciously held up for her Aunt B to take a photo.


I adore this little girl. She told me last night how much she loved me and that she wanted to stay at my house, but at 11 o’clock last night she was in desperate need for her mom or nana {my mom}. After a quick phone call, her mom was to the rescue and made everything all better.

On another note, I did survive school yesterday. I didn’t feel very good, but I made it through. What did make it better was two things…

1. My mother-in-law brought me a happy.


She walked over yesterday to give this plant to me that she rooted herself. It doesn’t have all the leaves it will have since it is the dead of winter, but in the summer it will be fully loaded and ultimately delightful.  I don’t know if it will stay here because of its need for sunlight, but I do love it!

2. These boxes were at my door last night when I came back home.


That’s riiiiiggghhhhtttt! My bookcases are here, so I’ll be spending part of my day putting them together. Yippee!

Okay…I hope you all have a terrific Saturday! I have a hot date with my husband tonight whom I have only seen once this week, and I can’t wait to have him back.


  1. Happy Birthday friend!!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  2. I love Aly's b-day hat. Very cute. I am enjoying my happy from Dot too. She probably told you, but I think she said it was a plant from Mamaw Read. So sweet.