Today is my birthday. It started early at 5:00 am by an alarm pushing me out of bed to go run. Ran 3.7 miles with my best friend, then came home to my oldest daughter sleepily watching cartoons on the couch. My husband took the day off from work to get some errands done and to bless me on my day. Hope convinced me to let her stay home from school so she wouldn’t miss out on the fun. Spent the morning cleaning and baking for playgroup. I had to fight the girls hard to clean their rooms, finally got sick of yelling at them and just told them they couldn’t come out and play with their friends until their rooms were clean, that seemed to work. I made my own birthday cake (are mothers supposed to do that?) It was a lemon cake with blackberry vanilla icing, then I made bruschetta for playgroup. My friends came, the kids were loud and had fun playing together. It was good to laugh and talk the afternoon away. We had a new girl come today, she is from New Zealand and now lives in the States. After playgroup, I went and got my hair cut while DH watched the kids, then we ordered pizza and he put ALL the kids to bed. I think he has a massage planned for later. I am exhausted, I hardly feel like moving and I think I could fall asleep in my chair right now if I just closed my eyes. What a blessed day, my life is good, thank you Lord for my family and friends.