Today is my birthday. Our older son had been home sick with a bad flu for almost a week but was finally well enough to go to school this morning. So I've been soaking up the quiet and enjoying the flood of sweet b-day wishes via email, Facebook and phone. My favorite one so far is from my friend, Syed who posted, "Look at you, older and ornerier" on my Facebook page :)
I've been sick since last week, too, and when I caught a glimpse of my face in the mirror in between nose blows and coughs this morning, I thought, "So this is 39 - it's not pretty..." But, as they say, "It's all good," since I have, thankfully, not built my life around being young or beautiful. I find that I also like both myself and my life more and more as I get older. I wouldn't trade 39 for 19 or 29 or any other age.
And I'm not the only one greeting a brand new year. A whole lot of other living things are getting in the spirit around here. Since a picture is worth a thousand words, here are a few to show you some of the lovely things popping up at our house this Spring.
Also, I'm probably jinxing it by writing this but I have not seen a rat since I wrote that last post. It probably won't last but it sure is nice while it does.
|A pair of robins built this beautiful nest from mud, straw and twigs, then abandoned it for some reason.|
|Last year's asparagus crowns are just getting going. Rahm is practically beside himself with excitement!|
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