By this time of year, you just never know what to expect. I've seen it be anywhere from 80 degrees or snowing and everything in between. But the one thing that happens for sure, is that I have another birthday. Funny how our priorities change as we get older, what's important now and what's not so important anymore. Think about it for a bit, you'll be surprised. I remember chuckling years ago, when someone quite a bit older would say something like "if you've got your health, you have everything". That statement didn't mean anything to me back then, I lived my life like a crazy woman, taking risks, being the daredevil all the time, with no thought to my health at all. I figured if I didn't break anything, I was good. Well, I'm paying for it now, but I'm done bitching about it. There's too many good things in my life that I need to concentrate on instead.
Like this deck-I Love this deck! It's not huge, just right, on the east side of the house and weather permitting (and sometimes not) that's where you'll find me. It's a place where I can watch the birds, have a bonfire, sit quietly or have it jammed with friends and family. It's a GOOD place, a favorite place, a place to be grateful for and grateful that I have friends to share it with. Friends and family are everything, and something I never take for granted. So on this birthday, I'm celebrating the dreams that have come true over the years, like being an artist. That got put on the back burner for so long that I never thought I'd have the opportunity to give it a shot, but it happened! A husband that's stuck around for over 30 years, through the good & the bad, 2 kids that are wonderful and can turn me into an angry banty hen if anyone messes with them. Friends, how important you all are-those who I've known forever, some not so long, but you all play a part in my life. So Happy Birthday to me-I have a lot to celebrate!