That's right, today is my birthday. I am the ripe old a young 30 year old woman and I'm o.k. with that. I know a lot of people who have had issues with their 30th b-day, but really, it's not that bad. I am getting to do things now that I didn't get to do when I was 20 so it's all good.
Let me start off by telling you that normally my birthday and Christmas is one of the worst times of year for me. I get very anxious. Not because I am turning a year older, but because of the gifts. I always tell people they don't have to get me anything. Mostly it is because I HATE the feeling of "expecting" gifts when we can't reciprocate the favor. At Christmas the anxiety gets MUCH worse. I truly appreciate anything anyone does for me, but I feel an incredible amount of guilt about it also. However, this year has been a little different. I haven't told anyone that I did or didn't want anything really. Honestly it hasn't come up much and it is kind of nice that I don't have that anxiety.
However, this year the huz did a great job for my B-day present this year. (It certainly wasn't pizza that was ordered at the last minute because he forgot. True Story and I still married him ladies! :) ) Music has always been in the forefront of my life. There has never been a situation that music couldn't help me to cope through. Trust me, we have been through the wringer and music was always there. In the spirit of that, a few years ago my mother-in-law got me my very own MP3 player and I LOVED it. It was the best thing ever. I sat at my desk and listened to it daily so I didn't have to remember how much I HATED my job. I listened to it in the car with the adapter I bought, I took it everywhere with me. Then the unthinkable happened. The media store where I bought all of my music closed!!!! They were no longer going to support my MP3 player. That was over a year ago. I did still use my MP3 player, but I couldn't change anything off of it. Well, the huz got me a brand new 5th generation iPod nano!!!!!!!!!!!
Let me tell you, I couldn't have been more excited! I immediately started to download iTunes and to convert any of the music I still had on my laptop. I see endless opportunities for myself and this iPod. We are going to become the best workout buddies ever! Especially once the weather warms up enough for me to go skating outdoors. The soundtrack of my life currently includes 738 songs. Not as much as I used to have, but we will change that. I have already added several albums and songs to my wish list on iTunes and will start downloading soon. In the mean time, I have been looking for a good holder/arm band for my iPod so I can use it while working out. I haven't found a lot out there for the 5th gen nano yet, but I am still looking. So, thanks hunny! I LOVE it and plan on wearing it out!
Let me go back for a second. I lied when I said that I haven't asked for anything this birthday. I asked for the new nursery to be finished finally and this past weekend the huz, my dad, and my step-father-in-law came over and got it finished. Thank you SOOOOO much! It has been a good thing for me and for Monkey to have her own playroom now. It will be a good thing for Mouse to have a room with her sister in the next week or two when she grows out of the basinet. (She is growing like a weed!!!!!)
So, thank you everyone for everything that you do. I appreciate it from the bottom of my heart! And, so far, 30's not that bad.