Today is the first day of our Slice of Life challenge, and it is also the first day of March. The first day of March is always a very exciting day for me, because my birthday falls in March. I am one of those people that take birthday celebrating to an extreme! I celebrate ALL month long starting today, March 1st.
In the building that I work in, my coworkers know how much I love my birthday, and how I love celebrating it continuously. Over the years everyone has laughed at how much I love my birthday, and they have gone out of their way to wish me happy birthday, make a silly comment or join in the fun of all the running jokes.
Today started out to be no different. I received a text from my brother-in-law saying happy birthday to me. (Even though it isn’t for a couple of weeks.) He sends me this text EVERY March 1st! I love it. I though that was going to be the only mention of it today, because it really is far away still. However, as I was walking to the LRC for our teacher’s institute meeting today, I stopped in the lounge to fill up my water bottle. My dear friend and teaching partner had made a sign that said “Sarah’s birthday is in 20 days” and she brought in my favorite candy to share! I was so surprised! I of course asked someone to take my picture with the sign. When I walked into the meeting, everyone laughed, said happy birthday and watched my reaction to the surprise. I ran over and gave my teaching partner a hug. She is so thoughtful and makes regular days, like March 1st, so very fun! I couldn’t do this job without her!