Thank you all for the birthday wishes and the wonderful comments about my daughter!!  There’s nothing like the internet for making a birthday wonderful!!!

I had a wonderful birthday.

One of my friends took me to lunch at an outdoor foodspace.  I love eating outdoors, and I love the inventive and delicious food that is being created in foodtrucks and similar environments.

The highlight of my birthday was a complete surprise.  Now, I’m sort of a control freak, which roughly translates into me hating surprises, but this was different.  And it also made me feel like sort of an idiot.  See, when people asked what I was doing for my birthday, I told them I was going to my daughters school guitar concert.  But I didn’t say it like “Yay, I’m going to my daughters concert!!!”  it was more like- “”ooh.  I get to spend an evening with a bunch of kids who didn’t choose to go to a performing arts high school.”

So how surprised was I when I got to the concert and opened the program and saw that my daughter and her two best friends were performing a song that they wrote themselves?

The school guitar concert is mainly groups: advanced guitar, choir, jazz band and beginning guitar are all school groups and perform one or two songs as an ensemble.  Only three acts showcasing small groups of children are chosen.  And daughter and her friends were chosen.

It was surreal watching my daughter sing and play electric guitar while her friends sat beside her playing bass and acoustic.  Just one of those moments that i will always remember and will be forever connected to my birthday.

And the rest of my birthday was pretty awesome too. We went to my favorite Thai restaurant for dinner: jungle curry with chicken.  Yum.  And we came home to my favorite cake in the world, mille crepe.  Mille crepe is not really a cake, but really about a million crepes with crème in between the layers.  I meant to take a pic for the blog but we were too busy eating it.  The best version of this cake I find to be at Lady M bakery here in the city.  This is their specialty.

I also received a physical gift.  Now, I’ve said before that I hate gifts, but I’ve sort of become obsessed with subscription boxes. Seriously.  If I ever win the lottery, the winnings would go towards subscription boxes.  So, my family got me the Introverts Retreat box.  It was perfect!  A chick lit novel, bath bomb, face mask, socks and peanut brittle.  Perfect for my spa night sundays!!

So how do I feel about getting older?

Honestly, my life is pretty good.  I have a great family.  My health is good (pneumonia is just a one off) I love where I live.  I have amazing friends.  I have made so many friends blogging and feel like we’ve become an awesome community.  I have hobbies i enjoy, and things I love to do.  Best cat and dog.

Maybe I move a little slower, and maybe it takes me a little longer to recover, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything.  54 is a new beginning.  Thanks for joining me on the journey.

44 thoughts on “Post Birthday Post

  1. What a great day! I used to believe birthdays weren’t that important but now I see them as a chance to really celebrate life and friendship. So nice to read such a positive blog!!! Have a great year.

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  2. I am about the same age and plus 2 years! It is ok getting older. I feel good about what I have accomplished and even with still working and searching for things. I do know myself better. It sounds like a nice birthday.

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  3. Sounds like a fantastic day. I wouldn’t trade being in my mid-50’s for anything (I’ll be 56 in August). I feel so much more like ME! So glad you had a special birthday my friend. ❤

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  4. Wow! I mean your daughter wrote a great blog. I couldn’t comment yesterday because I was too emotional about the wonderful things she said about you. If only my kids thought the same about me.
    I have to say- the 50’s are the best! So we all have to Carpe Diem them to the max! Best wishes!

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  5. I am glad you enjoyed your birthday, that box sounds terrific! I have spent my birthdays at horseshows, baseball games and concerts that my children were involved in and it was worth it in the end, every time!

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  6. You did have a wonderful birthday! I don’t mind getting old except I don’t like what I see in the mirror. I really didn’t appreciate the beauty of youth. I just took it for granted. Now it takes some work to look ok.

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  7. I need to create am “Introvert Retreat Box”! It’s cooling off in Oz now and I get obsessed with jot baths and the end of the day (if I am not on the Gymnastics run …big bug bear 3 nights a week !!). I literally hide in there 😊😊

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