Monday, September 23, 2013

Notes on a Birthday

Today is my birthday. I'm not yet old enough that I feel ashamed about sharing my age, but I also feel some discretion is advised in sharing details like this with the web at large. We'll say I'm now officially late-twenties, and leave it at that.

We had the official party last night (a s'more bar, it was perfect and delicious), so today was more of a chill day full of simple pleasures. Like sleeping in. And not having to make dinner. And taking a long nap. And tonight I'm even going to take a bubble bath (it's been years since I've taken a proper bubble bath. I'm really more excited about this than I should be).

And of course, what would a birthday for me be without books?

-My sweet husband gave me two books, The God Who Weeps and The Happiness Project. I've read both of these books already, but they are definite favorites and books that I want to read over and over and over again. I'm very happy that they will be joining our personal library. He also gave me the game Banagrams (which, you'll remember, I talked about here), and we've already played several rounds. I see many more rounds in our immediate future. (There were other presents, but do you really want to know about the stash of chocolate that should last me at least a week a month?)

-My husband asked me if I wanted to go anywhere today, for fun or just to celebrate. We went to the library. I'm pretty sure this is pathetically nerdy, but just wait until I post about our birthday date that is happening this coming Friday. It will pretty much be the nerdiest bookfest imaginable. I'll take pictures.

-Of course, I spent a good portion of the day just reading. I'm in the middle of an excellent audio book right now, and I'm very much looking forward to listening to it while soaking in my bath tonight. In fact, I think I'll go do that right now.

What a lovely day it's been.

1 comment:

  1. Happy Birthday! It's my son's birthday today, too, so I know it's a good day for such a celebration. :-)

    I love both those books, and it's funny because I also own both of them. I usually reserve buying books for the ones that I know I'm going to want to reread (or have my children read), and both of those books met that qualification for me.