It’s My Party And I’ll Cry If I Want To

It’s my birthday today.  Birthdays should be celebratory. Like they say, any day above ground is a good day. And I am happy to be alive and happy to be celebrating another birthday but I’m also emotional about where I am in my life compared to where I wish I was. Yesterday, I cried because…

When A Milestone Is A Millstone

Last week I celebrated my birthday. A milestone. Yet it felt a little like a millstone. It was something to look forward to but yet I also felt some dread. I didn’t feel comfortable publicly declaring my age. Yet, I look great. I feel great. I am doing great things. Why should a little thing like age be…

Birthday Weekend Recap

I might or might not have overdosed on sugar this weekend but there were a LOT of delicious desserts … Birthday cake number 1:    … Number 2…   … Number 3     … Number 4     And for the birthday drinks:  … Supersized Starbucks treat     … For the alcohol-free toast…

Status Quo

Today, I’m… Missing: warm weather – riding my bicycle, running outside, hiking and camping. This winter needs to be over soon so I can get back to my outdoor adventures. Watching for inspiration: Sabotaging yourself with the word ‘Fine’ Reading online: Be happy in yourself Reading in print: I just finished 100 Years Of Solitude and I can’t read…

Tales For Thursday

Thursday finds me…. Shivering: If you want to know what 50 shades of gray looks like, check out this forecast. Celebrating: Slow runners come up ahead. If the New York Times says it, it must be true. Phys Ed: Slow Runners Come Out Ahead http://t.co/YCtSrkUjf4 — The New York Times (@nytimes) February 4, 2015 Visualizing:…

As Is

What would it take for you to be perfect? Or what would it take for you to be perfectly happy with not being perfect? As Marianne Williamson so eloquently said, We don’t have to do anything to be glorious; to be so is our nature. What I have on my calendar this weekend: Church on Saturday…

Birthday Pics

This was the birthday present – my niece starting high school and she’s going to my alma mater. Sitting by the water in Central Park and contemplating life. … and playing with my food – I drew all over my banana before I ate it. Birthday gifts More birthday gifts – I love big teacups…

It’s My Party And I’ll Giveaway If I Want To

It’s my birthday. September 5th really is the best day of the year. All my life, wonderful things have happened on this day. Honest! My birthday plans are: Talk to my family (really, that’s the only thing I need on my birthday) Early morning run. Go to the church to drop off some clothes I’m…