Even more than my own birthday, more than Christmas, more than 4th of July...my favorite day of the year is probably Johns Birthday. (And probably my favorite picture ever right there. This post may be just an excuse to use that picture..)
So I just get so happy when we are THE SAME age. It's my favorite. I'm kind of obsessed with it. It's still my biggest regret that we didn't get married at the same age. I've heard myself lie a few times when talking to others (mostly strangers lol) that "we got married when we were 25" because it just sounds better, haha. (I was 26...) A few years ago when we were 24 I started this thing where sometimes I just randomly look around when life gets weird and go "just two 24 year olds, just living in Nebraska..." and I can't wait to go, "just two 27 year olds, living in South Carolina.." hahaha.
But I don't just love Johns birthday for my own selfish reasons, most of all I am glad he was born. Does anyone else sometimes just think like, "wow, what if --fill in the blank-- was never born?!" It's a crazy thought, but sometimes, especially around birthdays I get all like, "THANK GOD YOUR PARENTS WANTED ONE LAST BABY!!" Hahaha. I don't know what my life would look like is there was no John Apfel. He's the best thing that ever, ever happened to me. Anyways, I won't get all sappy here because I already did on the card I wrote him where I wrote on every blank space available, so he knows how I feel.
But I always feel bad because his birthday comes right after Christmas, and then the last two years has come right after a big move, he's gotten kind of shafted on Birthday gifts because we're always freezing our spending and what not. So he said he did NOT WANT ANYTHING from me this year, and I complied with that....but he never said anything about Ted getting him a gift...so, loophole! Haha! (Haven't given it to him yet, so can't share here!)
I did make him this though...
Because he doesn't like cake so he always wants cookies, or cookie cakes. So I put this "cookie cake" together, haha. It's funny, but I think he liked it. And how funny is the card that I got him?
Haha, fitting right? Except we didn't buy any lottery tickets....yet. Isn't it up to like a bajillion dollars now??? My motto on lottery tickets is the same as gambling. But I also just get really nervous to go buy them...so I don't, haha. (I feel like an underage kid buying cigarettes or something, like I'm doing something really bad and have no idea if I'm doing it right.) So maybe he won't win the lottery for his birthday, but I think he's alright without it. (My words, not his. He loves money.)
But I'm telling you (John) 27 is good. Real good. You're going to like it. So cheers to you being born and cheers to spending the next 5 months doing all the things I want to say we did when "we were 27."
xxx love always,
your older woman.