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Coming down from the birthday high

For my birthday, I did something different. I was anti-social. I took a day off from work, slept late and did what I wanted to do. It was a great day to turn 39. 

I ate what I wanted (my special chicken and rice), wore what I wanted (my favorite plaid shirt), went to my favorite place (the library) and watched movies (Fast Five. A birthday isn’t a birthday with a little Vin Diesel.). 

It was a great day along with tons of chocolate and orange soda.

On Saturday, it was much of the same along spending some time at D’s lake house. It was beautiful and quiet. It was weird at first because I am used to sound of traffic and thumping music. It has been nice.

I should have followed the rainbow.

And to cap off my birthday time, I saw a rainbow on Monday and actually had the camera with me. So today at this moment in time, I am happy to be me. At least until, the quarter town hall meeting at noon.

1. I won a tin of chocolate cookies and radio lantern with built in flashlight at the employee thing. YAY!

2. Picked out an outfit with minimal body issues.

3. Hearing my son's voice!


  1. Glad you spent your Birthday focusing on YOU and enjoying whatever it is that you wanted. Happy Birthday!

  2. It's always nice to spend our birthday doing what we want! I love my alone time, too. I have a favorite plaid flannel shirt that I lounge around in sans bra at home....nice to relax!

    Here's to many more wonderful birthdays!


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