...that's tomorrow's forecast - but as for today - it was 40 degrees when I first woke - stayed that temperature the entire day. Not too bad seeing that it was 10 degrees higher than yesterday. Not a cloud in the sky, just a seriously beautiful hump day if you will.
This morning I asked my Mother if it was really cold on the day I was born. She replied that she really couldn't remember seeing that she was busy with the process of giving birth to her very first little baby girl, that being me; and she really didn't have much time to be concerned about the weather. She said that I was born well after 10 a.m. on that December morning. It seems we reminisce every year about my birth, and I never fail to learn something new and touching about the event. I love my Mother so much, and yes, I await her birthday call every year. I also never fail to feel all mushy inside when she tells me about that special day - it reminds me how wonderful it is to know that you were wanted right from the very start. I have the best Mother, and she thinks she has the best children. After all - it's a poor frog that doesn't praise her own pond!
I didn't make a new dress for my birthday, but I think my color blocked Kay Unger Vogue dress, paired with my Simplicity jacket was very fitting for the occasion. I've never been able to think my birthday without thinking of Christmas; or Christmas without thinking about my birthday so a picture next to the tree seemed all together fitting and proper. I'm wearing the wrong boots in the picture (had on a higher heeled dressier type earlier), but these arrived just in time for my birthday this morning so I had to try them on to see how they fit.
I know Christmas is not about the tree, the dress, or even me for that matter; it's all about commemorating the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I'm just blessed to have been born during this time of year - it just makes my birthday all the more special. It's just 7 days away you know...