But this birthday was a big birthday with a zero hanging on the end. A fairly big "to do" has been made by those who I love and who love me about this birthday, with very intense verbal harrassment. My husband in particular (who happens to be five weeks younger than me) has reminded me quite often that I would be 40 before him. My dad fondly remembered the birthday card he got from his mother on his 40th birthday and vowed to get me a card that was just as vicious.
When I showed up to school on Monday I stopped by my friend Gina's office. Just as I was leaving her office, my teammate came up and started a conversation with Gina and myself. I didn't realize it at the time, but she was stalling. So eventually I was able to go into my classroom, and this is what I saw:
And a few minutes later, my teammate brought me a birthday hat. I wore it all day long...I forgot I had it on and then spent a lot of the day wondering why people were laughing at me.
It was a GREAT day!!!