This week was my birthday week. I turned 36. Or as Julochka would say 24/12.
I have to say that this was the best birthday in a very very long time. I feel younger this week then I did four years ago when I had a newborn (and three toddlers). This birthday really was a celebration.
The sun was shining, the temps perfect, and my attitude was in check. I spent the day doing trivial if not annoying things : paying bills, delivery said bills around town and to the post, grocery shopping with my dad, cooking supper/enjoying supper with my family and my parents, and making (my own) cake (I chose to do this), cleaning up, etc. But, it was all just so lovely. I know part of that has to do with this new hobby (read- addiction) of mine, Blogging. Blogging has helped me put things into perspective and to find the beauty in everyday life again. I know I have said this before, but hear it again people it is my birthday week there for I can repeat myself!
I look forward to this next year and the increased freedom that will come with it as my children grow and my own self can be rediscovered. I am glad you are along for the ride.
side note - I know I am still terribly absent from your comment boxes. Please understand that the weather is perfect and that although real world people suck, the real world itself doesn't. I will be lapping up the sun and fun for the few short days we have it and again come January you will be sick of me :)