Thursday, June 22, 2006

Happy Birthday to me!

Well another birthday. I turn twenty-five today. I was thinking about birthdays today because I do teach 6, 7, and 8 year olds. The child's view of a birtday is so different from the adult's view. My kids will come and tell me that their birthday is soon. "Oh really?" I reply, "when is your birthday" (thinking i knew all the birthdays that happen in the month). "It's in August" They get so excited they are waiting for it months in advance. Sometimes even 1/2 a year in advance. As an adult the world still turns on your birthday. You still have to go to work and try to get a new job and it feels like any other day but you might eat cake.

Tonight I had a call from my friend. She and I have been friends since we were looking forward to our birthdays months in advance. Now she just likes to remind me that I am 4 months older than she is.

My plans for tonight included....imagine this...knitting and watching TV. It was a wonderful plan. I feel tired, I have work tomorrow. So my friend called to wish me happy birthday and ask what I'm going to be doing tonight. When I told her not much (oh it is so nice to do nothing) she would not have it. So in a little while I am going out for a drink with her. I know I will have fun and I am glad to be able to see her, but I do have a baby blanket to finish by Saturday.

I have recieved some wonderful gifts for my birthday. My mom and my grandma bought me my knit to go pouch and tickets to see the Lord of the Rings play in the city. Meghan made me some beautiful stitch markers and a cute card with knitting on it( you are a tallented one!! they are beautiful). Today one of my grade two girls brought me carnations and timbits to share with the class. WOW!!!

And what about the bf you ask? Ok well you may not ask but I'm going to tell you anyway. I spoke to him today on my prep. I was feeling stressed about looking for a job and some other stuff. At the end of the call he did not say Happy Birthday. He did redeam himself by bringing me flowers on his break. He had to run in give me a kiss and run out but it made me very happy. They are beautiful flowers too. Very happy and summery colours and a little tiger plush toy to keep them company on my beside table.

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