It is my birthday EVERY year on this date. Pretty sweet.
My household experienced a TANTRUM FREE day on the 24th. This included our normal, chaotic morning routine. Each child left the house dressed for the weather with all her belongings AND breakfast. This also included a trip to a real, live RESTAURANT where we SAT DOWN and enjoyed dinner together...wow.
My students remembered my b-day. One class even broke in to song. Now, this could possibly be because I talked about my birthday quite a bit, but it also is a teachable moment for them in that it PROVES they CAN learn and remember important, factual dates.
I went to the BMV to renew my driver's license and there was NO LINE. I had to run home to retrieve my marriage certificate so I could change my name on my license. I returned once again to renew my license and once again, there was NO LINE. Hallelujah...unprecedented.
I received some nice cards and phone calls and even had a nice phone conversation with my ex-husband in which we laughed hysterically over the nonsense which was the one dark spot on MY day. More on that in a moment...it may need an entire post of its own!
And, finally, I had a great phone conversation with my sister-in-law in which I felt validated, understood AND respected...very cool when you are THIRTY-THREE...eeks.
This data, in conjunction with the fact that January 24th is such a fine day in its own right, support my hypothesis that January 24th is the BEST day of the year.