Monday, January 26, 2009

Birthday Recap

Here's a quick birthday update for those of you who wanted to know how the day went. First I should tell you that my original plan was to spend all day Saturday at the movie theater. Yes, that's my idea of fun! It's been a crazy few weeks (months, really) and I wanted to get lost for a few hours. Well, Saturday wound up being a day that we were stuck at home with work being done on the kitchen. I am grateful for progress, and the good news is that I think this is finally the week! Thursday is hopefully the final scheduled day of construction and we hope to spend the weekend getting settled into the new kitchen. I can't wait to show it to you when it's done. I bet you're sick of hearing me talk about it!

Saturday was a bust, but Sunday turned out to be a very good day. The weather was cloudy and cold but we made the best of it. We went to church that morning and then Chuck and I had lunch at a deli before catching a movie. We saw The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, which we both enjoyed. I love going to the movies and I love movie snacks! I was all set with my popcorn, Junior Mints, and Pibb (Dr Pepper's first cousin). We also did a little bit of shopping at an electronics store (I bought a cd) and Barnes and Noble (of course I bought a couple of books). Before going home we stopped at Chili's for my favorite restaurant dessert - the Molten Chocolate Cake. Yum! Not a nutritious day by any means, but boy was it good!

Last weekend we celebrated with my family while we were home in Louisiana, so that softened the blow of not seeing them yesterday. Chuck and I had a great day together. Oh, and he bought me a lovely bottle of perfume as a gift. I'm not big on perfume in general but this one smells great!

I'd be lying if I didn't tell you that birthdays are hard for me. The last two before this one were extremely difficult, one immediately following a miscarriage and one just after a surgery. Yesterday it was sobering when I changed the info here on my blogger profile. Now I'm 32 and this is year 8 of trying to have a baby. It's hard watching that number creep up while your circumstances aren't changing any. It's like a knife in my heart when I hear people say they want to have their children before they turn 30. I understand, because I thought I wanted that too. It didn't happen that way, and you know what? I'll be grateful to have children whenever it happens. Beggars can't be choosers! I don't want to obsess about how old I am. This is the life I've been given and I'm going to live it.

Thanks everybody for the birthday wishes! I say it all the time, but I mean it - you guys are awesome. If I'd had my children before I was 30, I wouldn't have this incredible group of friends and team of supporters in my life right now. To my real-life friends, thanks for the calls, messages, and cards! It truly was a great day.


Andi said...

Glad your day turned out well. Thanks for the update.

Sunny said...

Kuh-rap! I'm such a blogging slacker and missed the actual day! nonetheless - HAPPY BIRTHDAY STACEY GIRL!!!!!!!!! I think your kinda fun is my kinda fun. Love bookstores, love chili's desserts, love movies! I really want to see the BB movie, my FIL liked it and he doesn't like any movie, so that makes me want to see it even more. I've been so terrible about blogging lately, I'm truly sorry!

kirke said...

I can't wait to see pics of your kitchen!

Your birthday treats sound delic. I love movie theater popcorn.

andrea_jennine said...

Oops, sorry to be one of those stabby "I want children by 30" people today! You're right that it doesn't really matter, and I am grateful for all that God has done in my own 4 years of infertility. The numbers are, ultimately, arbitrary. Anyway, happy birthday again, and I'm glad you had a good celebration!

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear you had a great day. I understand how painful birthdays can be. I'll tell you a secret, my worst birthday was my last one (turned36) I was totally depressed about still not being a Mom, about still battling infertility and about being on the downward spiral to turning 40. Sucked HAIRBALLS!
But I'm glad you still managed to have a good time!

Amy said...


HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!!!! I am so sorry that I missed your B-Day post. I am so glad that you had a wonderful day you are so worthy of all the beautiful things that life has to offer. I am thinking of you!!!

Amy M.

I Believe in Miracles said...

It is amazing how God uses different circumstances. Had I not suffered IF, I never would have started a blog and met you. And I am extremely grateful for you.

Connie said...

I'm so very glad you had a good day, Stace. We love you lots! xoxo

Amy @ Experience Imagination said...

I thought it might amuse you to know my original plan for procreating (developed about age 12). I would finish having my three children by 18. HA!

Along the way, 18 became 20, then 25, then 30. The three rose to four then dropped to two. And now I'm hoping for 35. :)

I'm glad you had a fun birthday!

Andrea said...

Your day sounds like it was a lot of fun!! Especially the molten chocolate cake :-) And the movie theatre popcorn. And the Jr Mints. YUM! Which books did you get?

Teresa said...

GAWD!!!! I am SO behind! Happy Birthday. I'm fashionably late hehe. Good choices with the junior mints and Pibb..yummy.

I think I heard that 32 was the new 23. ;) I hope it's your year mama!

Hear My Cry said...

I'm glad your birthday was good. I understand what you are saying about getting older and still not having littles. I'm praying for you friend.

Straubles said...

Happy Belated birthday! I'm so sorry I missed your post. Sounds like you had a great time!
Sending lots of hugs your way!