Monday, September 14, 2009

Happy Birthday to me

I have decided that the only number we are going to remember in connection with my birthday is the number 12. That is the day of September that is my birthday. Also my favortie time of year is from April 20 to September 12. During that time Jeffrey and I are the same age. This year for my birthday I went to the reader's festival sponsored by the Mission Viejo Library. They had author's come and talk about their new books. I went to a section with Lisa See talking about historical fiction. Then to a section with illustrators including the creator of the newspaper comic strip Drabble. I grabbed a bit of lunch. Then I went to the section with Mr. Henry Winkler. It was very good. I was a little disappointed when I thought is was going to stop talking after about 20 mintues. He opened it up to the audience to ask questions. It was very interresting. He took questions mostly from children. He is a very big advocate for children. Mr. Winkler has co-authored a series of 127 books about a 4th grade boy, Hank Zipzer, that has dyslexia. After the section. I went and bought the 1st book in the series and stood in line to get it signed. After about 20 minutes they said he was walking around I was bummed, I thought he was done. He was actually walking down the line signing books for everyone in line.
I was tired and so I went home. Curtis and Christine had come. We went to Golden Spoon and then to the Mission Viejo mall for the Apple store and my birthday dinner at The Cheesecake Factory. It was yummy.
After we got home that evening I got to talk to Marjorie, Alex and Scott. I always enjoy talking to my children
All in all it was a wonderful birthday or my own special day as I am now referring to that day.
Next year I want to have a birthday party at home with games and cake and ice cream.