Wednesday, October 31, 2007

You look like a monkey....


In about four hours it will be official, I will have been on this earth for 38 years (I was born at 4:55 a.m.). There is one thing I have always been grateful for when it comes to birthdays.....my brother Paul has always been older. For some reason this little fact pleases me and makes any pain at getting old kind of disappate. Plus, if you are going to have a birthday on a holiday, pick Halloween. It feels like the whole world parties with me. I will be dressing in my usual costume, the one I have been using year after year for about 26 years now, I am dressing as.....drum roll please.....the birthday girl. This costume comes in very handy because essentially I can pick any outfit I want and when people ask what I am dressed as I tell them "I'm the Birthday Girl" and they, with a smile, wish me a happy birthday. When it comes down to it, I enjoy a day that is all about me. Who cares about the dumb candy anyway, I get birthday cake. So what if people dress up? I get presents. So what if the doorbell rings all night? I get tacos for dinner. So what if teenagers who are way too old and whose parents should be laying down the law are out trick-or-treating? If they are older than 12 I make them sing Happy Birthday to me before I hand over the Kit Kat. All in all, I love my birthday and I don't care if I am 38 or 78 I am going to live it up and have a grand time.

P.S. One little bummer? I am skipping two classes to attend the Halloween parade at the kids' school. I wouldn't care normally but I am getting a test back in History and a paper back in an English class. Dang, I am desperate for those grades but it will have to wait because the little kiddie parade is the highlight of my day/year. I get to watch the best looking Hannah Montana and the cutest little pirate parade past me. [Happy sigh]

10 comments:

RESIDENTS OF THE SUNSHINE STATE! said...

Happy Birthday! Every year is a celebration as far as I'm concerned. Congratulations for making it to 38! If you're ever feeling old just hang out at the nursing home for an hour...I'm sure your aware of that though since you're good about visiting Grandma Bradshaw. How is she anyway?

I forgot to ask how your doctor appointment went...how are things going? I was thinking as I read your blog but forgot to ask. I feel so insensitive. I hope all is well. Enjoy the cake!]

:)Katie

mom/Janet said...

Happy Birthday, Jeanna. I'm amazed at the hours that you make your postings. I'm just not a past 10:30pm girl. Have a great day.

Holley, Dane Brien & Wesley Berry said...

Happy Birthday to one of my very favorite people. You deserve to have the world party in your honor!

I second Katie's question? Everything go okay with the doctor appointment?

Britty said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!

i was going to say last week on harold's birthday that harold is great but i feel even more lucky to have you in my family. (but i didn't want to steal his thunder). mostly because harold didn't have a choice in the matter of joining the Nichols family - but you did. and i'm glad you stayed. just think - you've been in my life just as long as you haven't.

have a happy day! hello to hannah montana and mr. pirate. post pictures if you can/want.

Brent and Collette said...

Happy Birthday. What a fun day to celebrate. Hope you have a blast skipping class to watch the kidlets parade around.

acote2 said...

You've had a birthday shout HOORAY we want to sing to you today.. one year older and wiser too.. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!! Now i could go through all the primary songs but i'll stop at that one. Hope you have a wonderful day! I feel bad that we won't be coming down. But I'm sure you will have a fun night!! Take pics of the kids and we'll swap~

Julie said...

Happy Birthday, Jeanna! I hope your day was great!

andrea said...

Happy Birthday!! I made it before the day was actually over so that counts right? Well I would sing to you even if you didn't give me any candy afterwards cause lets face it Birthdays are the best holidays ever!1 Hope you had a great one!

Jeff said...

Happy Birthday!!! And I loved your Halloween costume. I dress up as the same thing every year too....disgruntled flight attendant. Good Times!

Blaine & Angie Hamblin said...

Happy Birthday! We didn't want to be left out and hope you had the best birthday ever. Tell Harold and the kids HI.