Monday, February 27, 2012, wasn’t just my 33rd birthday. It was my 12, 053rd day.
It was a fabulous day. I had no high hopes because it was on a Monday. I didn’t consider taking Monday off from work because I do love my job, and just about everyone else would be working anyway.
I started my day with redeeming my free birthday drink coupon at Starbucks.
I walked in the door at Rainbow International of the Quad Cities to Shelly’s cheerful (yes, she’s one of those morning people) “Happy Birthday, Melissa!” Then I arrived at my desk to find a card from my co-workers, with a Starbucks gift card enclosed.
About an hour later, our office manager Carol asked if I would be in the office all day. I was going to get birthday cake that afternoon!
Then Shelly took me out to lunch at Azteca….SO good.
When I arrived back at my office after lunch, I had a surprise from bestie Jen that nearly made me cry:
But the deliveries were only beginning! Next was a flower cake from my former Target Optical co-workers Raye, Nikki, and Anthony:
My office smelled and looked awesome.
Oh, and we are not even close to finished yet. I had to eat some delish chocolate cake, but only after posing for a photo. Yes, I still care about my birthday, just like I did when I was five years old.
On the way home from work, I detoured to The Grape Life for a good bottle of red wine. Also perused Hobby Lobby for a bit, but didn’t find anything I had to have.
Think I had enough birthday fun by then? Probably, but there’s still more…..
My sister arrived at my door with G and L. And homemade pizza for dinner. And a birthday gift. I was a slacker and didn’t take a picture of the pizza, but I did take a picture of the awesome trio of coffee koozies she made for me:
And G and L were entertaining, as always.
After Sarah, G and L left, I curled up with Jag and my wine. I decided it’s wise to listen to Betty White, as my goal is to make it to two more 33 milestones.
Thanks to all who made my birthday fabulous!