Sunday, February 13, 2011
I didn't mean to cheat or anything, by celebrating my birthday yesterday, however, that's how it turned out. Some friends dropped by to help polish off the buttermilk country cake. One of them is engaged; she brought with her a selection of dresses she might wear on her wedding day. Seriously GREAT of her, don't you think? So there was cake, tea, and a fashion show! Right here in my living room! How cool is that? Then another friend arrived, also for cake and tea. It was a full house - so much fun.
After that, we went out. I had two martinis - yeah - TWO! - some fish 'n chips, then went home and drank water for two hours before passing out (I mean, going to sleep) nice and early.
Today I'll be working all day, which is how I planned to honor this rite of passage into the age of 58. I might sneak out after work to the Matchbox for one more martini. Maybe. On the other hand, I might have already experienced my quota of celebratory activity. Yesterday was pretty festive, so maybe I've done all that's necessary to mark the passage of another year. Ya think?
I am very lucky, rich in friends and family, good health and humor. I live in a beautiful house on a beautiful street in a city in which spring is just about to pop. There's no doubt that I'm happier than I've ever been. Life is good and I am grateful. L'chaim!