Last week, I celebrated my birthday.
When I was a kid, I loved having my birthday. As an adult, though, I just kind of let my birthday slide into the background of life. I wasn't all that excited about getting older, and I was never all that comfortable being in the birthday limelight.
Not anymore, though.
The whole cancer thing has changed my way of thinking. Now. . . I embrace my birthday! I want more birthdays. Because that means I'm still around to celebrate! And there can never - ever - be . . . too many candles!
This year's celebration lasted several days. Lunches out with friends, dinner out with Tom, a family party yesterday (we missed you, Erin!), and it's about to last several more -- my sister arrives later this week! I've had a great time. And you know what else is fun about birthdays? Cool Stuff! Like. . .
Plants . . . from my sister
and my pal, Sandie.
A great bag (made of woven, dyed grass made by Baskets of Cambodia) from my Mom and Dad.
This bag is so cool! The details are perfect
right down to the inside!
And Tom got me a rain barrel!
(This is not my actual rain barrel; this is the photo from the Gardener's Supply Catalog, where he ordered mine.)
It's good to have birthdays. Bring 'em on!