There are certain things in life that I am really good at remembering. I remember my 2nd grade best friend's phone number. I remember my grandma's address. I am great at recalling birthdays but not so great at remembering to mail cards on time. There are probably just as many things I am terrible about remembering. For example, do we have Ranch at home? (This is why I have 3 bottles in my pantry.) What did I come into this room for? Or one of the embarrassments of my adult life... I can't remember how to play euchre. I don't even know if I spelled it right. Spell check says so... I have tried to learn around 6 + times but I think I have a mental block that prohibits me from retaining anything related to euchre. Why is this an embarrassment? I am from Michigan, duh! Self proclaimed birth place of euchre. Therefore, every natural born Michigander (and Michigoose, hee hee) knows how to play. I think we can just chalk this one up to my genetic defect of being unnaturally stubborn. I know which side of the family it comes from but I won't point fingers at him. (Oops! Love ya Dad.)
Why does what I remember have anything to do with the title of this blog, 'Birthday Shout Out?' Well, today is my fabulous cousin Rachel's birthday. I wanted to call and wish her a happy birthday but even though she has had the same work schedule for, well, a really long time and she has told me over and over, I cannot seem to process this information. Luckily for me, Rachel is a fellow blogger and one of my three readers so she will see this.
Happy Birthday, Rachel!
I hope you have a wonderful day (at home or at work, whichever) and give me a call on one of your days off so we can plan a little get together. The girls and I like to check out new parks so maybe we can do that together. Happy birthday! (For some strange reason, when I finished typing that, I started to hum the Star Wars theme song. All for you cuz!)