I would have had this post up Sunday.
But like I said a few posts before this one... my computer is not feeling so well.
And just getting the photos ready for this post took me two hours. Not including the times in the past few days that I've attempted the task, gotten super pissed and quit.
There is a plus in this though - work has picked up like crazy and now I can justify getting a new computer and pay for it myself. Just a couple more weeks I hope!
My birthday lasted... pretty much the whole week!
It was sweet and subtle and very kind.
And I don't have a single photo of the actual day or of myself on the actual day. I did bring my camera to Neil's softball game... but left my memory card at home (seriously?? that is the first time in years that I've done that).
So I decided to take a few pics of the goodies, the gifts and the happy mail. Just some of it. To remember the day. Everything I received, every tiny thing, was given with such a genuine heart and thought -- I really felt so loved.
My sweetest of sweet best friends, Dana, came to the softball game with an entire bag of gluten free baked goods. Chocolate cake, chocolate cupcakes with cream filling, lemon cookies and fudge brownies!!
Along with birthday candles and a lighter.
I honestly can't remember the last time I blew out candles!
But after the game, we hung out at Sonic and they ate their junk and I ate mine! And Dana, along with three softball players (my husband, her husband and his little brother) who are not such fans of singing, sang happy birthday to me.
These were all I had left by Thursday morning. Let's not talk about that though.
I requested to go try out a new burger restaurant, they're very gluten free... even have buns.
a burger. a real burger on a bun. it was heaven.
We went to the movies with my little brother. First time since right after New Year's that Neil and I have been to the movies.
There was a family bbq where I was completely spoiled with a giant steak (hey... meat makes me happy ok?) and fondue and these really amazing cooked carrots...
My birthday sounds like it was all about food.
It pretty much was.
I really felt.... cared about. thought of. and even a little bit important.
And honestly... I think that's one of the best parts of birthdays. It put a lot of things in perspective for me though and it also reminded me how much I've been lifted up lately and how good it feels. And maybe it's starting to be time that I look around a bit, and start doing a bit of lifting myself.
I've got some plans... some ideas.. some thoughts. To share some long overdue love. More about that later though.
This post made me insanely hungry (wonder why?). Some I'm off to make some lunch!