NINE birthdays!...9!...all in ONE month! January is our biggest month of birthdays. We start right in on the 1st and it goes until the 28. Every weekend we have 2 or 3 birthdays to celebrate. Not that I mind at all, they are for some of the most special people in my life. You know how everyone is always remarking that the Christmas season starts earlier and earlier each year? Well, I call it the Holiday of Birthdays Season, because we have our first birthday to celebrate on the 30th of October, then a week later on the 6th of November is one grandson's birthday, and another grandson the next week as well as a grand niece and two more birthdays at Thanksgiving. December, there is an anniversary which we don't really celebrate anniversaries, but it is always my chance to have two grandkids for a couple of days while their parents celebrate their anniversary. Then on the 23rd we have a birthday. It is followed by Christmas Eve and we always have a birthday cake for Jesus, to celebrate the most important birthday of all. We get a week to take down the Christmas decorations and jump in full force for BIRTHDAY MONTH on the 1st. Birthday Month, most people know it as January, the month to begin diets and getting back in shape from all the splurges they had in December, but come on! How can a person even begin to diet when you are faced with this kind of party schedule? I love cake, but by the end of January, I am really ready for a nice tossed green salad instead!
So here it is the end of the month. I have taken my last bite of cake for a while...oh wait...did I forget to mention that we are headed to Los Angeles to celebrate our grandson's birthday in two weeks?