T'was my birthday recently. Life is such that I kept forgetting about it as it was not in the forefront of my mind. Many other things were getting in the way of my attention and taking up every bit of brain space I had (and more!). It's sad and lame that people care less about their birthdays as they get older. Life gets in the way of caring, I guess. But I couldn't let that happen. And I always like celebrating, for whatever reason. So at the last minute I finally made a plan. I decided I'd go on a solo hike. And then I thought, I am fun, but a friend would be better, and happily I was able to find one. We hiked to the hot pools and it was a good 5-6 hr excursion. We hiked, we soaked, and we talked and talked and talked. I keep reading things that say socializing while in nature is basically the best thing you can do, the best kind of therapy and guess what, it's true. I was cured of everything after that. ALL of my problems. Here is a pic of me mid-healing and Lora, my soon-to-be moving away friend. Isn't that always how it goes.
The afternoon was filled with friends and well-wishers and a mailbox full of cards. What treasures. I loved it all. People are the best.
One friend brought a gift and a bunch of balloons. I held the balloons while we chatted and Sean laughed to come down to find me like this and I realized this is just the kind of thing I want to do. Hold on to balloons and just sit in my birthday. It was great and might be an idea I borrow. "Happy birthday. And here are your balloons to hold. Now just be in it. Be in your birthday."
|still sitting in my birthday, even w/out balloons.|
SEAN: We should get a bowl here. I liked that bowl we were using [to hold some stuff].JEN: Yeah, a pretty bowl would be good.SEAN: Yes.
|shelf cart, typewriter, bowl.|
It is the best.
Part of the gifts is the way they're presented. For example: He makes pull tabs for me for easy box-opening:
|just the best.|
|get yours at goldbelly.com |
|what the actual, literal fudge?|