Friday, December 18, 2009

Happy Birthday to me!

Yep, it's that time of year again...that glorious time of year when I acknowledge I'm 39.999 again today. :)

When I was younger, birthdays seems spoiled because of it being so close to know how it went, birthday presents wrapped in Christmas paper and the yearly "oh we just got you this for your birthday because Christmas is next week". Somehow I always felt gypped, you know.

But the older I am, the more I like having a birthday around Christmas. It's makes the two inseparable with holiday lights, Christmas lights, holiday music. Everyone seems to celebrate. Now that I'm older, and my family has passed on, it's a sad time of the year for me, one full of memories. So I'm happy to have the lights and music and even the funny memories of years gone by.

I was supposed to be in Pigeon Forge, TN, this weekend. My husband and I have made it a tradition to go down and look at all the Festival Lights every Christmas & do a bit of shopping. Nothing like creating new memories and new traditions with someone you love. However, the weather had different plans for us this year! We are supposed to get atleast a foot (yes, 12"!!) of snow starting around noon today!! So I will be "snowed in" for my birthday this year. I can't even remember the last time we got more than a few inches of snow, especially in December! And they're saying we might just see more snow on Christmas Eve. I'm dreaming of a white Christmas!
I hope you're having a wonderful holiday season!



Gone said...

Well...Happy Birthday, my friend! You'll just have to make a NEW SNOWY memory this year...go out and have a snowball fight & build a Snow Family!! Then come in the toasty warm house and have Tea or Hot Cocoa and some Christmas Cookies!!

Whatever you blessed!

cinnamongirl said...

Sheri hope you had a great birthday. Carrie

Flat Creek Farm said...

I'm behind!! Happy Birthday (belated), Sheri!! And may you have many many more!! -Tammy