So today, as I headed into work, one of my team members sends me a Happy Birthday wish. I respond with, I'm 39.9. I refuse to turn 40 before Saturday, don't speed me up to getting there. :-)
I get to the office, and another colleague hits me with a Happy Birthday, followed by another who says, I wasn't sure about wearing black...I was a little confused.
My very thoughtful team mates threw me a surprise birthday party, with an awesome cake from Baum's. Everyone was wearing black to commemorate my officially being old. I haven't had this happen in a long time. As a matter of fact, in 40 years, it was only my second surprise birthday party!
I am so thankful that I have (almost) made it to 40! I am also thankful that I work with people who are willing to take the time to celebrate a colleague's life event.