At least that's what I think. This was the first year since I turned 30 that I didn't throw my annual surprise birthday party for myself. Just didn't have the energy.
But I did find energy to go to a local country-western eatery for burgers and line dancing lessons. And even though I didn't last long on the dance floor, I still had fun being out with friends. One of my dancing pals, Sandy, also had a birthday. She's with me in the top picture. (Sandy's the slender one!) We're modeling the hand knit scarves our friend Cora made for us.
I figured a night out would do it and planned to spend my actual birthday lounging around watching old episodes of House Hunters, but some of my neighbors decided they needed to bring over birthday brunch. I was touched by their thoughtfulness ... and we had so much fun!
Both my kids checked in and my son's girlfriend sent flowers. (She's a keeper.) And one of my Sheila Girls street team sent me chocolate covered strawberries. Wow, what a birthday!
The most wonderful thing of all was simply being able to celebrate the fact that I'm still here. Life is a gift and I'm so grateful to have been given a few more years of it.
So this birthday was filled not only with celebrations but with gratitude. Yes, a very happy birthday for me!
And how about you? How do you like to celebrate your birthday?