Thursday, July 10, 2008

35 is the new 25, right?

I'm another year older today. Birthdays, it seems, after a certain age become just another ordinary day with tasks that must be done and responsibilities to fulfill, but with a little magic mixed in. That was today for me...taking Seth on a run this morning (I just started up again this week, so there was some running, some walking, and a LOT of gasping for air), grocery shopping, straightening up the house, but with thoughtful phone calls from loved ones sprinkled throughout the day, lunch with my sister, surprise gifts showing up in the mail and the front doorstep, and an evening out at my favorite restaurant Tutta Bella with my two favorite guys, Matt and Seth (as if I have to say their names!). I count myself fortunate to have the life I have, and blessed that I've been given another birthday to celebrate.

Pleas'd to look forward,
Pleas'd to look behind,
And count each birthday with a grateful mind.
- Alexander Pope

This was part of my birthday present from Matt, these lovely raspberry-colored mums with bright, cheery centers. So thoughtful - he knows what makes me happy!


theamazingjohnsons said...

Happy Birthday Jen! I hope you have a great day!

Cortney said...

I'm glad your day was so good! I had hoped to see you... but I'm glad you enjoyed the gift. :)

Silly Little White Girls said...

Happy birthday! I'm glad it was a good day!

Arnim & Falisha said...

Happy Birthday! I did not know you were a July baby too! There are alot in our family.

Bridge Family said...

Happy Birthday! We are glad you had a good day. Matt good job!

MarieC said...

I hope 35 is the new 25, because that would make 40 the new 30 (lucky for me)! Happy Belated Birthday. (see my reply to your comment on my frugality blog).