Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Hey! It's my birthday!

To celebrate, I'm taking the day off work, meeting up with some friends for dinner, and having a little giveaway! (Oh, and going to DMV to renew my driver's license. How's that for waiting 'til the last minute?)

For the giveaway.... how about this sweet little stack of 10 fat quarters from Sandi Henderson's latest collection Secret Garden? To enter, leave a comment (by Sept 1 at noon) wishing me happy birthday, of course, and sharing a silly birthday story of your own.

Here's mine:
A few years back, my good friend Kristina, who was going to Grad School in Iowa at the time, called to wish me a happy birthday. (It was early morning, but not THAT early.) I quickly interrupted her to say that it wasn't my birthday, my birthday wasn't until the next day. She replied that it was indeed my birthday - her phone had told her so, and after thinking about it for a minute, I realized she was right! And it wasn't just that I had the day's date confused, I actually had my birthday wrong. Unbelievable! I guess that's what happens when my standard reply to "when's your birthday?" was "at the end of August." for so long. Never again, though.

Today's the day!


  1. Happy Birthday!!! I loved reading about how you forgot it was your birthday :) I don't really have a "funny" b-day story, per se... but my first baby's due date was right around 9 mo. after my 23rd birthday - haha!

  2. Have a wonderful birthday! Four years into dating my better half, he was convinced my birthday was two months earlier than it really was. He was in the midst of plotting a celebration. Thank goodness my bff straightened him out! I wouldn't have known about any of this, except my bff thought it was funny and told me.

  3. Hope you had the best birthday ever!

  4. Happy Birthday to you! Mine was on 19th of August. When I was child if somebody would ask me about my birthday I said it was on 18th of August. One day my mother asked me when was my birthday and I said: on 18th. She said: as far as I remember it was on 19th. I was in labor(s) the whole day ;)