happy birthday? well, let's just say that the "man upstairs" has a
sense of humor and really knows how to give you a reality check.
spent a great week celebrating my big one, 50, with lots of friends,
food, fun and
frivolity. i initiated most of the activities knowing that the actual
day, monday, would
be a busy work day not only for me, but for anyone that might be
inclined to remember or
celebrate with me.
so, how did my fabulous birthday begin this blessed monday morning?....
with a harsh reminder that i am getting old. my "best man" spent the
with me after a sweet late afternoon of burgers and friends on a
beautiful, full moon
night. early to bed and then, yes early to rise! only to be rudely
a "birthday candle" that was ready to be lit. but was i? no, so
instead of a loving,
slow burn, i got the high hard one that after a few bumps and grinds
petered out. the
reason you ask? well, he said, "it just dried up" down there. really?
did he really say
needless to say, whatever mood was there was completely killed. and
this sort of thing
almost never happens. but why today of all days? how much older can i feel?
so i got up, let the dog out, made coffee, emptied dishwasher, took
him coffee and OJ
(in bed i might add) took out the trash, turned on the irrigation (for
expensive sod) and
sat down to look at my facebook. and there sat some really great
messages for me, especially
one from my son.
so the day began poorly, but within 15 minutes, was completely turned
around. so, i will
call my boys, call my mother who is really the only person in this
world that understands
and appreciates our birthday and i will be so grateful to have family
and friends and another birthday.
well, onward and upward as they say and maybe, just maybe i will give
him another chance to do just that.