Saturday, July 3, 2010

Feeling the pressure and Birthday Rules

I've been told I haven't blogged in awhile. Sheesh, you go on vacation, post up a storm, and then get in trouble because life gets in the way! :)

The other night I was getting ready to go to a concert at church (The King's Brass, which was amazing) and was thinking through some blog material in my head. Too bad it never made it to paper. I had been reading a book that was full of witty comments which translates to me thinking in very witty language (kind of like when I watch too much Gilmore Girls in one sitting and start talking like I belong in Stars Hollow). Unfortunately, I can't remember any of the material. Writer's block, yet again.

But, alas, it's my birthday weekend, so I should have SOMETHING to blog about. As those of you who are my friends on Facebook already know, I took yesterday off and decided it would be a wonderful idea to lay out at my dad's pool so I could add a little bit of color to my otherwise WHITE body. I didn't intend for that color to be BRIGHT RED, but that's what happened. Would it be too much to ask that this pretty pink color would turn to a deep, golden tan? Since my body has never seen deep golden tan in its almost 31 years of life, the answer to that would be a resounding Yes, way too much to ask! It doesn't stop me from trying though.

Anyway, last but not least, Birthday Rules (I might have posted this last year, but in my old age, I can't really remember...)
1. It's never too early to send out a birthday list to your family.
2. Never be ashamed of adding to the list throughout the year. :)
3. Cards can be opened when they come in the mail (after all, what if you think it's a birthday card, wait to open it, and find out that it was really a time sensitive invitation to a very important event. Granted, this has never happened, but it could, so open cards as they come in).
4. Never open presents that come in the mail early. These sit in plain sight for as many days as they come early in anticipation of the actual birthday. (and when you have my mom as a mom, that means sometimes a week early, but it's like Christmas presents under the Christmas tree. The longer you let them sit, the more you get to shake them!)
5. You can always open presents early if you are celebrating early with family or friends, but only if you are in their presence for the celebration.

I think those are the only rules I have, but those who celebrate the most with me might be able to name more rules that I have, so comment away!


Mom said...

I was wondering why I haven't received a list for Christmas or your next birthday yet! :)

Erika said...

I hope you have a great Birthday! It was great to sit with you in church.

Jill (the blogger) said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TERESA!!!!! With all the "fun" things going on at work, I forgot to tell you last week! I hope you had a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

Teresa, we should have a small birthday tree (kind of like a Christmas tree but especially for birthdays). It doesn't seem right that they have nothing to sit under! Hmm...I need to remember this for next year.