Today I am thirty-seven years old. I can hardly believe it. Thirty-five was the worst year of my life, and thirty-six was better, but not the best. I’m hoping thirty-seven will be heaven. And I’m going to do my best to make sure it turns out that way. Starting with breakfast…….
I’ve probably mentioned this before, but every year I buy myself a birthday cake the day before my birthday and then spend the rest of the next day eating it (sometimes for every meal!). This year I spent a little extra and got a raspberry & white truffle cake and I’m 99% sure this is the same cake we got for our wedding cake. Yum! I may be losing my sweet tooth a little bit though because I got full before I finished my first piece. But I have a reputation to uphold here! So I’ll give it another go after dinner :)
Today has been very low-key. Knittymunchkin woke me up at 4:00 AM to eat and has been fussy most of the day, but his giggly times make up for all that. R. Darling gave me a generous amount of money so I could renew a sock club I wanted next month, and treated me to a nice massage while Knittymunchkin napped. We went out for a bit and tootled around and now I have a few moments to myself to write a little post and reflect on my day. It’s funny how birthdays change as we get older.
I’ve never cared much for New Year’s because my birthday has always been my own personal new year. A time to think about the year just past and look forward to planning for the year that is just beginning. This year what I want to accomplish most is to pay more attention to my own personal happiness. I have a tendency to put my boys ahead of myself and though that’s wonderful most of the time, I want to try very hard to make sure I don’t lose myself somewhere along the way. That means letting my husband help me more and not trying to do it all myself. It also means learning to let some things go and finding a way to focus on what’s important. Of course, plentiful knitting and yarn will also be involved!
So happy New Year to me! We’ll see what kind of heaven thirty-seven will bring…..