Friday, May 10, 2013
Facile Friday - 365 Days around the sun
It is that time again, the time when my 365 day journey resets and ......hmmmm, I am never quite sure how I should approach my birth anniversary. I am not one who frets over the fact that I am older. I actually welcome a bigger number on the back end of my age because the alternative is just...well.....dead. I might get an Irish wake or a viking funeral but dead is definitely not as fun as 48. I am not a ponderer, someone who sits quietly and revisits the last year to see if I used it wisely or squandered away the precious time I was given. When I lived on my own I would go out with friends on the weekend before my birthday because Mother's Day always messed up the weekend after and in some cases the day of. On the actual day of my birthday I would make myself a super yummy meal and eat it while watching a good movie by myself or with friends. That was a great birthday! A little partying, a good meal and some laid back quiet time. My partying till I puke days are long, long gone. Thank god!
So what do I do now that I am older and have a family and don't like barfing?
First, I revisit my bucket list. Really! Every year I get to cross at least one or two things off and add a few more if I have a mind to do so. This year I added going zorbing and attending a festival dedicated to
list. It has gotten long over the years and I enjoy reading it each year.
I also use my birthday and Mother's Day (this year only a day apart) to sleep later, lounge around more and have pretty flowers planted in the yard. I totally enjoy my 8 year old's excitement and inability to keep a secret about what my gift will be. I also enjoy playing along like I have NO CLUE WHAT-SO-EVER!
So this year, I still won't dye the grey out of my hair, I will struggle with wrinkles and sagging of my skin, I'll wish I was thinner and had more energy and I'll count the 365 days till the journey begins again.
Happy Birthday to you whenever it may be! Oh yea, happy birthday to me too!
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