2001-12-17 02:26:58 (UTC)

Happy Birthday!

Today is my birthday. I had a number of Happy Birthday
phone calls from relatives and friends and several long
chats. I had planned on taking a nap this afternoon but it
wasn't to be.

I only finished baking one recipe of Christmas cookies this
morning but tomorrow I need to bake a birthday cake which
Owen and I will share. Owen will turn 19 on Tuesday. He
was my special Christmas gift that year--born a week before
Christmas. I remember he had a little red nose and I
secretly called him my little Rudolph. That's his first
Christmas ornament too. A little glass Rudolph.

I hope to put the tree up perhaps on Tuesday or if not, then
perhaps Thursday. I can't wait too much longer. I'll also
have to get the boys working on making me popcorn chains to
cover up that poor Charlie Brown tree.

The library is closed now until the day after Christmas
while they do remodeling but I already have several books on
hold waiting for me so I plan to go there on December 26 to
pick them up.