*Due to popular demand and Ben threatening me with a birthday-back-rub cancellation, I am re-posting this post... I only made one small change, and I refuse to take out my "offending" statement, because that would be changing who I am... and I don't play that game. -Cat
Murphy's Law when it comes to the military is: there will ALWAYS be a drill or training or something like that, on your birthday. Just accept it, know it will happen... it will save you lots of grief. And your wedding anniversary? Yeah, he will probably miss that too.
But it's not all that bad...
Ben may be off poppin' willies (or "wheelies", depending on where you're from) in a tank, but I am having pizza for breakfast.... THEN I am taking the boys somewhere yummy to have lunch and I am not even for one second going to worry or even THINK about the calories I am consuming. Calories don't count on your birthday -- everyone knows that!
Then MAYBE I will take the boys somewhere fun.... I don't know where yet, but I am sure I will think of something as I am eating my yummy lunch.
What else am I going to do? I don't know.... I would really like a birthday afternoon nap, but with Ben gone... that is SO not happening. I will have to mention that tonight as something I missed out on and maybe he will feel so guilty I can get a birthday back rub out of him... it's worth a try right?
Well, another year come and gone... now 31 and still living in student housing, feeling far too old to be here just about every day. Still wishing I could make a few more friends around, but people just don't seem into that stuff these days. Too bad.... or maybe I am just that crazy wacko lady with the 3 kids who looks way too old to still be here.
That's okay, I like being the crazy neighbor. Gives me a mysterious air, and feeling that instead of being one of the Mormon Cookie Cutter girls walking around, I have character.
So here's to another year! Hopefully, a super fantastic one!!
*PS -- Ben got off his drill early and speed home for the night to take me out to dinner -- good thing I had some babysitters on standby!!