Today is a fun and exciting day!!! My Birthday!!!!!!!! :o)
Yes, I am still getting over H1N1 and I have a horrible cough. But that doesn't matter today. Today is for celebrating! I'm a blessed chicky and I know it - I have my health (almost), friends, family, a new puppy, a Fiance that loves me, a great career, and everything in the world to look forward to!
This morning started off with lots of love courtesy of the Fiance and my parents. Both of them did their part in playing Las Mananitas for me. It's a mariachi song that's traditionally played on the morning of special occasions - like my birthday! :o)
This is the Topo Gigio version - but you get the idea:
When I was last in Toronto (in September) my parents gifted me most of my birthday presents. Their gifts included cookbooks, wine glasses, and kitchen gadgets! PLUS my mom took my sister and I out for a very fancy pants high tea to celebrate. But since my parents are all kinds of awesome they made sure I had something to open today. :o)
They sent a special care package containing challah bread (which you can't get here unless you drive 5 hours away) so that I could make my special birthday French toast. And a wonderful inscribed book in lieu of a card
Have you guys read it? It's a lovely children's book all about how creatures great and small rejoiced on the night you were born.