Monday, July 07, 2008

July 7, 2008

I am 43 today! It couldn't have been more perfect. A morning spent with a friend, lunch with friends and our children. I ran once around the oval at Polson Park. (yes! ran!) and even had the courage for the first time in 7 years to run full out. It wasn't very fast but I ran. Weeding, cleaning and tea at my house and the most amazing cake I have ever had made with love by a loving friend and ate with good friends.

Then supper down at my favourite beach with all 5 of my favourite people in the entire world who were feeling good and taking silly pictures of each other. We ate sandwiches and chips and watched the sun go down. Rhiannon swam and I floated along on my tube looking up at the trees and the blue, blue sky. You know, that is one of the things I love about my birthday here in the Okanagan - it is almost always sunny. Previously to moving here, it rained on my birthday every year. And I mean every single year without fail, wherever I lived, it rained on July 7.

Hey look, someone even remembered to take a picture of me without me asking them to!

Kaetlyn made me another cake - my traditional fare - cake with strawberries and whipped cream. She got all organic stuff. She knows me, my girl! Andrew arranged the candles in roman numerals for 43 (maybe he isn't illiterate after all...)

For me my birthday is always very significant. It is a time to assess what I have accomplished in the year and where I want to go next. A time to write in my journal and ponder what it all means. A time to surround myself with those I love and who love me. A time to clean out dusty cupboards in my mind and in my life. It was a great day!


Mary-Sue said...

oooh! i LOVE it! love the pics, love the energy! and LOVED witnessing you run full out! you are AMAZING!!!

Caroline said...

Happy belated birthday Andrea!

Amanda said...

Happy Birthday Andrea!!!!

sheila said...

Happy Birthday Andrea! A little belated, but I do hope you have a lovely year ahead. With milk!