i found this old picture of cate + a cousin with giant bobble head kobe = love with all my heart.
i unexpectedly got taken out to lunch by a great friend and had the most delicious soup and sandwich on the planet.
grant, who was sworn not to get me a present in the interest of our budget, sold one of his motorcylces and bought me a stainless steel pan set that i have wanted for about 10 years. i cried.
he also brought me yellow and green and white flowers that would be the exact flowers i would want if i had the choice of all the flowers in the world.
and he brought me the cutest measuring cup in the whole world that i love so much and it was only a dollar. see, i can't enjoy things that cost too much money. so when something was a dollar that brings me that much happiness it's like a present x 2.
my church friends just came by with a sweet gift and took cate to play with friends. surprise!
i'm laying around now, alone in the house (my favorite- i love alone time) watching gilmore girls deciding if i'd rather go thrifting or to ikea with my afternoon.
this was not at all how i thought today would go. i was sad this morning. i felt lonely and frustrated with current life stresses (aka pmsy). i don't know why i had such a great birthday even when i was determined to be a poopy pants, but i did. and i feel so blessed.
and i'm so grateful. and thanks for the emails and comments! it's really been a great day. (and it's not even over). (and i have still have this weekend's bowling party to look forward to). so life is good.