I have a really good memory when it comes to names and faces.  It surprises Tony all the time that not only can I recall every teachers name I’ve ever had, but I remember all the kids that were in the class with me too.

In 4th grade my teacher was Mrs. F.  I loved this teacher, she was so nice and I thought I was cool because my teacher actually came to my house and played bridge with my Mom.  We always went to bed before bridge night was over, but we could hear the laughter as we fell to sleep.

The next time I was in class I would ask my teacher – “who won?”  And she said, “it doesn’t really matter, I have no idea.”   I didn’t understand until much later that it didn’t matter about the game, it was the joy of getting together with friends that was important.

I remember being in class, and there was a knock on the door.  In came a delivery man with a big vase of roses!  She looked very surprised, and when she read the card out loud to us, she said “On your 45th birthday, hope you have a great day, I love you!  Mr. F.”

My first thought?

45 is so old!!

Now here I am, 36 years later, and I find myself at 45 years old, I don’t think that is old at all!

45 bday DAD

45 MOM

Case in point – the two pictures above of my parents with us?  My Dad was 34 and my mom was 32!  So much to look forward to in life!

So Happy Birthday to my twin sister!  I call her my duplicate, because I was born first.  She didn’t come out for another 30 minutes – we always joke that she was probably thinking “I’ve finally got this place all to myself!” I won’t see her until Sunday when my family gets together to celebrate all the March birthdays.  She took the day off today – hope you have fun!

Tony is taking me out to dinner tonight – Ruth’s Chris baby!   Can’t wait.

And let’s have a quick giveaway to celebrate, shall we?  I am offering up your choice of Bubba Keg!  I love this brand because the outside doesn’t sweat at all, and it keeps drinks both hot or cold.  You can pick which one you want – either the flat one that’s great for your desk, or the travel one, which is not good for your desk, once you are almost done it gets top heavy, but if you drink a Green Monster to work, it would be perfect!

       20 ounce flat mug   travel mug

And, since I love you guys, I’ll throw in 4 jars of my Baja Fresh Salsa! 

cherry salsa

All you need to do is leave me a comment and tell me a favorite birthday memory you’ve had.  I’ll pick a winner in tomorrows post.

Alright, off to get ready for work – make it a great day!