My FAVORITE part of “30 Days of Thanks” is that it ends on MY BIRTHDAY, November 30!! For some reason, I have just always loved my birth date. I’m thankful I was born on the very last day of the month, not just somewhere in the middle!! It’s just a good day to have a birthday.
I am in good company – others born on November 30 are:
Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874), author of the Anne of Green Gables series
Mark Twain (1835), humorist … and I do love a satirical sense of humor!!
Winston Churchhill (1874), known to be an introvert (!!) but a great leader – and also a man of dry wit.
My own birthday this year was fairly quiet. My one request was a few hours to myself! And I used them to clean the bathrooms, mop the kitchen, and vacuum. Those are things I just don’t accomplish when I have 3 children and a husband wandering in and out and all over the house!! So, I wasn’t really disappointed with that. I also caught up on laundry. For the day anyway …
My family did take care of me in more birthday-like ways as well. My Annie-Belle baked a yummy and very pretty cake:
And **SOMEONE ELSE** baked me something, too … but I’m a little slow on the uptake sometimes; so here’s what happened:
My mom said she was sending me a package for my birthday. And it did arrive. She then said she was sending something else too – but I forgot what she said it was, so when ANOTHER package arrived last week, I assumed it was from my mom. I mean, really, who else sends ME things that I didn’t order or pay for myself?!!?!? 🙂
Anyway, on my birthday, I opened my mom’s gift: a lovely bracelet … and a card. And then I opened the second package, which had been at my house for several days, just sitting on the counter. And it contained a baggie of crescent rolls …
At first I was baffled. My mom had actually sent us Thanksgiving cookies last week too, so I thought maybe now she was sending the rolls too??!?!?! But then I saw that the handwriting that said, “Happy Birthday, Conny” was NOT my mom’s … and I looked at the return address on the package and realized my sweet bloggy friend Melanie had sent me home-baked crescent rolls from her home bakery from which I covet all the products she and her family make and bake!!!!!! And if I had thought about it: she DID ask for my address not so long ago … and I joked about the fact that she might be sending me one of their many homeless kittens, thinking she was just going to send me a Christmas card.
(Irony of the Ordinary Hausfrau #1,345)
Anyway, the crescent rolls were salvaged by warming them in the oven for a few minutes. They might have tasted even better had I eaten them the several days before when they actually arrived … but never the less, I enjoyed the treat. 🙂
So, I was not forgotten on my birthday … My hubby also got me the Pioneer Woman’s cookbook (Food from My Frontier), potentially because HE likes everything so far that I’ve cooked from her blog recipes!! 😉 Actually, I did request it.
And thus ends another November … and here in NW Arkansas, the temperatures today took a dive waaaay down into the 20s for this first day of December!!!!! There was an ever-so-light dusting of snow on the roof tops this morning!! Which is about to kill everyone because on Sunday, the high was in the 70s!!
Anyway … thank YOU for sticking with me, if you’re reading this!! I am thankful for my friends who keep up with my blog – even when I’m obviously just rambling or facing writer’s block!! I am thankful to have a place to remember my days … and to share them with anyone who is willing to listen. 🙂