November 4, 2013


 Let's celebrate.......................................................ME!!!!!

It's my birthday and I'll cry if I want to... or dance, or sing, or just go to Disneyland! Yes! It was finally my turn. If any of you remember, about a month ago I took E for a splendid day of his own, but this time, it was all about me. I churro ate my way through most of Frontierland, New Orleans Square (my fave!) and Tomorrowland.

By the way, the rockets are not for the faint, especially after all those churros. I was super excited to travel into outer space until I got a wee-bit dizzy and was ready to call it quits, or in my case, scream like a little girl, which I did. TRUST me.

My official day was yesterday, the 3rd, but since we stayed in a hotel the whole weekend (insert ooh la la..)  we traveled back and forth to the amusement parks on our own time. It was lovely, and surprisingly not as crowded as we thought it would be for a Saturday. In light of another holiday Disneyland addressed  All Souls Day with cool arrangements.

Continuing on our merry way... I adorned my very own birthday button while E joined in the celebration.

The day was completed with a once-around-trip on the Disney railroad train, a great answer to two sets of tired feet.

Although, it wasn't long until I got my second wind and worked my way through Downtown Disney, I shimmied to Sephora for a nice birthday treat.  Seeing as I'm a VIB card holder, I received a free gift just from Sephora, and Benefit Cosmetics. Awesssommmmeeeee! (singing in Opera voice).

I wrapped up the evening having ice cream cake with E and his family, who also gave me a lovely bouquet of flowers and later when I was home snuggled in bed read a passage from my new book, The Confident Woman Devotional by Joyce Meyer. The scripture was John 3:27, "Contentment"...  asking God to "help me to find the place of being content with who I am, and what I have."

It was perfect, and exactly what I needed to be told. After a few decades of living, growing in faith and battling my way through life, I can often feel beat down by stranger's words, those I love and even myself.

I know that being who I am is never without expectations, most of which I put on myself, so this reading helped me slow down a bit and just take a breath. And let me tell you, it was deserved and well received.

Lucky for me yesterday's birthday star continued to shine bright on me today. I walked into my work building to find my office decorated with streamers and beads. Again, remember that New Orleans flair I love so much? Check it out! My coworker adorned my space with mardi gras beads and lots of love.

So now my dear friends, I'm going to give you a gift. It's time for one final wish. Think of one thing you would want to have in this entire world... Have it in mind? Keep it to yourself or the wish won't  come true.
... Ready?


Happy November!! May all your wishes come true.

Lots of Love,

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