Oct 28, 2006

On Birthdays - 2006

Here’s my Saturday Sky. It’s pretty miserable but I’m not. Today is my birthday, a day that I’m proud to share with my niece Sam.


The natural inclination is to take stock of where you are on your birthday. Note the successes and failures in your life. At least that’s the way it is for me.

My family is great. I have 2 incredible daughters who are as different as day and night. They are beautiful and smart and they make me smile on a regular basis. We have the type of relationship that I always dreamed of, full of laughter and snuggles and deep discussions about life. I know that it won’t always be this way but today it’s all good.

My father is still living in my rec room, 2 months after the flood damaged his house. Even that has positives. We’ve spent more time together in the past 2 months than in the last 2 years. We’ve talked about all kinds of stuff. I’m even luckier because my husband has been so good-natured about things even though this living arrangement is not exactly ideal.

I have a job in my chosen profession that is interesting and pays me well. No job is perfect but, it’s really not bad. There are far worse things that I could be doing with my days and, at the very least, it provides ample fiber funds.

Tonight, I’ll be going out to dinner with a whole bunch of friends. They’re some of my favorite people and they’ve made it easier than I ever imagined to call Northern Virginia home.

Certainly life isn’t perfect but I just hope that the coming year is as good as this one.

OMG that was sooooo sappy. I'm making myself nauseous from the sticky sweetness. Blech! I'm off to take Stink-o to swimming lessons. Have a great weekend!


Julie said...


Krista said...

Happy birthday!

cursingmama said...

Happy Birthday!

margene said...

I missed wishing you a happy birthday! It sounds like you had a lovely dinner planned and you do have a good life. It's great to 'know' you Hillary! Keep celebrating!