Earlier today while I was at the doctor's office, I got the best compliment. It seriously made the rest of my day. The receptionist glanced at my date of birth and wished me a "Happy Birthday". I was oddly shocked she was saying Happy Birthday to me and I thanked her and told her I turned 32 today. Her mouth fell and said, "You certainly do not look like you would be in your 30's, I was guessing you were about 26.". A big grin spread across my face. Oh, that felt so good. People can tell me that my curly hair is gorgeous or my green and brown eyes are beautiful all day long and it wouldn't hold the same meaning as being told I look younger than I really am. I joked to her that my beauty secret was good ol' Baby Lotion. She was like, "You're kidding, right?" Nope, I don't kid about my Baby Lotion.
That's right folks, my deep, dark beauty secret is that I use Baby Lotion on my face. I don't spend a lot of money on expensive creams for two reasons: 1.) My skin is really sensitive and usually breaks out at the slightest thing. and 2.) I hate lotion with a passion and the only thing I can somewhat stand is Baby Lotion. Instead of spending a butt load of money on a little bitty jar of cream, I really splurge and get the Costco size of lotion for a whole $7. I guess years of putting it on my face, has made my skin look younger. *Shrugs shoulders*
My day has been good, it started at midnight when Jason texted and called to wish me Happy Birthday. The people I expected to remember my day did, including my dad. I had my biweekly appointment at the doctor's office. He even remembered my day and presented me a small cupcake to celebrate. I had my free lunch at Joe's Barbecue and felt the love from quite a few people. I even got a phone call from Brandon Roy of the Portland Trailblazers singing Happy Birthday to me. Yes, I bet you wish you had an "in" to have a professional basketball player call you as well, but you don't. So, nanner, nanner. :) It's really all you who know, I have the ultimate hook up.
It's just past two and I have a coupon in my purse for free Coldstone, I shall be heading there soon, because the celebration is not over. It's been a great birthday and I am always amazed by my fantastic, awesome friends that I have, especially the close ones (you know who you are). You have shown me God's love so much.
Hey, guess what? If all goes well to plan, this time next year, I'll be celebrating the 33rd birthday in Portland. That will make me happy.
I have other things to write on, but shall save them for later. Cake Batter Ice Cream is calling my name! And I think I am going to go buy Beyonce's new CD.
Quote of the day: "Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest." ~Larry Lorenzoni