I may not remember every gift I’ve received in the past, but I have great memories of one in particular.
My parents both worked full time when my sisters and I were growing up (and still do), so when my birthday rolled around in the middle of summer, I would always get one small gift in the morning before they left for work. Anything else had to wait until that night when we had cake and ice cream with family.
I don’t even remember how old I was on this particular birthday, but I remember getting what I thought was the best present ever.
We were in the old house, and I’m pretty sure my parents still had their water bed because I remember laying on their bed most of that day, listening to my birthday gift I had received that morning.
Want to know how nerdy I was growing up?
The present was the soundtrack to Disney’s Aladdin. The cassette tape soundtrack. That I listened to all day on my walkman. IN the house. On that waterbed.
I knew every song by the time my parents got home that evening, and probably still do. In fact, when I was remembering all this in the shower this morning, I started singing “Arabian Nights” in my head.
I told you – my mind holds on to the most random things.
Does it make things even worse that I also used to have the soundtrack to The Sound of Music? I love that movie. I think I need that soundtrack again.
As far as birthdays go, today has been pretty good.
Work is work, and I wish it wasn’t included on my birthday, but it is. It hasn’t been too crazy, so I’m thankful for that.
And lunch was easy, quick, and delicious!
I heated up some of the deconstructed pesto pasta from last night, along with some broccoli and a local tomato.
The toasted walnuts make this dish. I love the crunch and deep earthy flavor meshing with the fresh green peas and lemony basil.
I’ve got big plans for that Healthmaster this afternoon – muahahah! Can’t wait to see what it can do.
Did I mention that it won’t even fit on our kitchen counter? ;) But I think we found the perfect spot for it.
Nick and I have fun plans for dinner AND he already made me my traditional birthday “cake” – can’t wait for that!
I’m surprised I didn’t dig in last night.
What’s your favorite birthday memory?