Remember when you were a kid and you lived for your birthday. You could not wait for the entire day to be about you. You were excited about your presents, cake and party. You thought about it for weeks in advance, with excitement and anticipation. Flash forward “years” …. As my birthday approaches I feel none of this. I am not excited, I am not anxious, it is almost just like any other day, complete with to do list. I know how this sounds, but I don’t know if it is my age, the circumstances I am in right now, the fact that my sister won’t even be coming…. or something else. Yes I will appreciate the day, I will love being with my family. I am sure I will love the gifts, though I want for nothing. But I just sort of long for that old birthday feel again, complete with a cake, that I can no longer eat.
Proud Mama Moment
Last weekend I took my daughter to San Francisco to buy her Pointe Shoes. She has been working for this goal for over FIVE years. I could not be more proud. The day was not exactly as we had thought it would go, but it was great none the less. She was beaming. I love that feeling as a mother. You get to feel the excitement through your child, and it is even better than feeling it for yourself. You get that extra sense of pride and love for your child, and there is nothing better.
That day was wonderful, on a funny note, when we got home from the city I fell asleep on the couch about 6pm.. My husband woke me and sent me to bed about 8pm. I slept a total of something like 11 hours that night and I woke up still tired. I guess that is what happens when you burn the candle at both ends…
Notes on a Chicken Farmer
Maui is still not doing very well. She is eating and drinking, but since the weather has changed she has to live inside, until she gets stronger. Thank goodness for scented candles….
Be thankful for what you have every second of everyday. Don’t dwell on things too long and feel sorry for yourself. You never know what instant will change your life forever and what you might lose. Appreciate everything you have right now and always. Take the time for the extra hug; smile and tell people you care about you love them, all the time. Make the cookies with your kids even if you are too tired to stand, make the memories that count and just be there.
Song of the Day
Kelsea Ballerini- Legends
I heard this last night onthe CMA’s and I just loved it!