Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Happy Birthday to Me!

And an odd day it's been; bittersweet, even cranky. I'm finally getting down to work tomorrow (almost today) and none too soon; I'll be sore for a while but that was partly sorted by a change of medication at the doctor today - the rest will have to sort itself the old-fashioned way; by going through it since there's no way around.

It's also my birthday today, Happy 55th!


Mom made me a birthday brownie, took me out for Chinese... which came with it's own surprise... 


tomato bunnies! She also bought me classic red roses.


The kidling and I spoke on the phone, but she is still a thousand miles away. That seems very far today.

Have also been pondering other thisses and thatses; like the fact that both my father and Two Bear were very much into things like numerology and how they would be lecturing me about the transition from a nine year to a one year as I move from being 54 to 55. For once in my life, oddly enough, they'd be quite gratified by how my life is closing one chapter and beginning another just like the numbers predict.

Tomorrow - today now - is a huge step; proving to myself and others that I can get a job (and I'll damn well keep it too). If my pride causes me to over-reach, what of it? At least I'll have regained some self-respect and it's nobody else's circus or monkeys.

I'm not cranky with, or at, any of my blog friends; have just spent too much time thinking and analyzing of late. My head will empty and I'll demonstrate my usual shallowness soon, I promise. In the meantime, enjoy a little beauty in miniature:





24 comments:

  1. A very happy birthday to you.
    And I hope you can hear the applause from this side of the world. You have been making HUGE strides.

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    1. Thank you so much EC. My next hurdle is getting comfortable driving in heavy traffic again; I'll need to take my mother to the airport when my brother has the lung transplant and it's been a while...
      Sending you a pile of hugs!

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  2. I hasten to add my best wishes on your birthday while it's still the 10th here in California.

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    1. And I hasten to thank you, now that I'm home from work!

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  3. Happy Birthday to another Leo! (Mine is next week)
    Adding my applause to EC's, keep on keeping on.

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    1. Always glad to meet another Leo! My mother's b'day is on the 21st, so she just (barely) makes it.

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  4. Happy birthday to you. Hopefully a lot of fun will happen as 55 comes due

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    1. This was a surprisingly fun day, and thank you!

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    1. Thank you kindly... having something to do eases my heart really quite a lot.

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  6. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! May all your dreams come true this year. And may I just add . . . tomato bunnies SQUEEEEEEEEEE!

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  7. I remember 55, and it was good. Here's wishing you a wonderful year full of happiness in this new chapter of your life.

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  8. Happy Birthday dear lady who has great courage, a fighter. I can't even remember age 55 but that's probably good.

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    1. Methinks I shall remember this year quite well; thank you for the good wishes!

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  9. Happy, happy 55! My dear, dear friend Ann was 56 this year. But, you'll never catch up, so there. With love...

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  10. I've wished you happy birthday elsewhere so I'll just say I am impressed with the birthday creation at the restaurant.

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  11. I hope you had a great birthday! Best of luck on the job front.

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C'mon, be cranky and let 'er rip!