First off, I think birthdays should always be on Sunday. I mean, pretty much everyone has that day off… I know, not everyone, but most folks in my circle, anyway. The day started off with church, which is always a good way to start. The service we go to isn’t super early, so I don’t mind – too terribly – getting out of bed. I also have a big group of my ‘peeps’ to sit with, so even on days like yesterday when Alan is in the coffeebar and therefore goes to early service instead, I don’t have to sit alone. Not that I’d hate that, I’m a big girl and sit by myself just fine… but it’s more fun to sit with my friends.
After church we went boating with some other friends. We went to a small reservoir nestled in the sagebrush covered hills of southern Idaho. You drive up Freeze Out Hill then past Frozen Dog Road – I’m so not making this up!! Funny stuff, this place I live in. The hills are dry and the grass is brown, so they look like beige velvet. The sky was as blue as you can imagine, with huge puffy white clouds piled up over the Boise Mountain range in the distance. It just so darn beautiful here! I was careful to wear sunscreen as that stupid medicine is still in my body messing things up, one of which is causing me to burn easily. The kids all got to try waterskiing and tubing and had an absolute blast. (I used to adore waterskiing, but it’s been over 20 years and 100 pounds ago – I was afraid I’d hurt something if I tried it!) Maybe next summer…. I’m irritated because I forgot to take my camera! I did find one pic online that sort of gives an idea of the area we were in, but doesn’t really do it justice –
Anyway, we had a fabulous time! We had to rush home from there (about a 45 min. drive, thru the town we used to live in, which made me really miss it!) take about 15 minutes to change clothes, try to do something with our hair to not look all wind-tousled, then head over to my sister’s for my birthday party. It was actually more of a tea than a party… that just sounded nicer to me! My sister has a real talent for design and decorating, so it looked amazing. We had lots of goodies and jabbering… how can you beat that??
So, all in all, since I had no real choice in the matter of turning 50, it was still a good day when all was said and done. I guess I can continue to push forward, one day at a time.