October 4

Yesterday was my birthday. I am now 38 beautiful years old.

What a great day. We have a tradition in our house that for the birthday person, signs are hung all over the house for them to read when they get up on their special day. My mom began this tradition yeeears ago.

They know that if they need me to schedule something…put it on my desk. If I need a reminder note, it is put on my keyboard. I love you notes are regularly found post-it’d on my computer screen, and everyone else’s paper junk ends up on my desk too. https://i2.wp.com/i29.photobucket.com/albums/c257/chocolatechic/smilies/brood.gif If I am not busy in the rest of the house, I am at my computer. That is why I totally freaked out late last week when my keyboard decided to not work. Hubbie I unplugged it, replugged it in. Nothing. Hubbie went for the boy’s keyboard, nada, zilch, zip, nothing, noodle. I was on the verge of apoplexy, when I got the bright idea to see if said machine part was under warranty. Low and behold, I have a wee bit of time left. So I called India, and I was told to unplug everything from the hard drive. So, I did that. Hold in the on button for 20 seconds. Done! Plug stuff back in. Huh? Wait a minute. I don’t know where any of the holes all these different shaped wires and plugs and boots and reboots go. I am on my knees. It is dark back in there, and the dust! sheesh! Doesn’t anyone clean around here? I beg order the husband to plug everything back in for me, and voila! India has done it again. My computer is saved.

So, yesterday morning, I came downstairs to this.

Can’t read the sign?

Isn’t that great? My children know me so well.

I have enough Hershey bars, Dove dark, and pink M&M’s to last me…oh…about 3 weeks.  If I pace myself.

What special things do you do for birthdays?

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13 thoughts on “October 4”

  1. HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!! I am glad you were able to get your computer working and could post this. Enjoy the chocolate.

    No sense in me asking for any, because I know you won’t share. We have been through this before. 😀

    You are so right. I am a selfish-shelfish (this is what the chips used to call each other when they were little) when it comes to my chocolate~~however~~I think I could share some hot fudge.

  2. Ahhh…. 38!! It happens to the best of us!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I just crossed over to ’38’ myself, in August… funny thing is I don’t feel any older (well minus the new aches and pains and occasional memory loss – lol).
    Glad you had a great day!! Where’s the cake? Or at the very least the sour dough bread?

  3. Hope you had a nice day. Very sweet to leave you notes. They know you so well, they gave you the gift you would love the most! lol

    Here’s to many more!

  4. Well, well, well….So you’re finally growing up are you? Don’t worry, the wrinkles aren’t that bad. 😉

    I don’t see any chocolate. I think that you’re just kidding us about the pink M&Ms so we’ll think that you are loved!!

    JK 😆

    I’m so glad that you woke up to such a site at the computer. You are loved and I hope it carries over into next week.

  5. I’m glad your birthday was a chocolatey success!

    We have birthday meals: the birthday boy picks what he wants for dinner and mama cooks it up. I let them pick out their cakes, too.

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