Since graduating from college, I haven’t really cared about my birthday. This year, however, I was pretty excited about it for some unknown reason. My 27th birthday lived up to my excitement; it was a really good day.
I also got perfect gifts (if this list doesn’t scream “blogger”, I’m not sure what does):
Also from my parents, Coastal Maine Popcorn’s new Chocolate Hazelnut popcorn which I requested after seeing it mentioned on Facebook. (I also got a bag of Buffalo Wing, but I’ve already eaten most of it.)
Brian bought me the ice cream maker I’ve had my eye on. I’m so excited to make use of it; the bowl is already in the freezer. My students asked me what I got for my birthday and they can’t understand why I’d make my own ice cream instead of buying it, but I’ve never seen pumpkin pie ice cream at the supermarket.
Other highlights of my day included funds from my in-laws to buy a Spibelt, a group of my favorite students surprising me by singing Happy Birthday to me as I left school, having my birthday announced on the school announcements (and everyone wishing me happy birthday all day as a result) and the really thoughtful birthday wishes that appeared on my Facebook wall. Thanks everyone, I’m really looking forward to what the next year is going to bring.