A day like today

It was a non-work workday for me, because I always try to take my birthday off. Not because I feel so special and need to be celebrated, probably more the exact opposite - it is just another day and if I am not in the office or meeting with a client or anything else it…

Let them eat cake

It's Monday, training day at 6 a.m. Nope, this is not the recap post; this is the I'm-awake-and-it's-weird post. Because it IS weird. To have my alarm go off at 4 a.m. And blogging about it. Oh how boring my life is, right? *smile* Another weekend is concluded, this one K's birthday. The German chocolate…

Crazy brain Saturday

Just a warning: there is more profanity than usual in this post. If such language offends you, I strongly suggest skipping this one. It occurred to me as I sat down to write this post that there could be an entire series of Crazy Brain adventures. Crazy Brain goes shopping. Crazy Brain visits the animal…

C turns 30 today

Happy birthday to my daughter, C. She has grown up into this amazing, independent, smart, and truly beautiful young woman. I could not be prouder to be her mom. Of my three, growing up this was my quieter, contemplative child. In many ways she is more like her father than the other two (and that…

The birthday party revisited

My daughter's birthday was Wednesday (happy belated birthday via the blog, C!). She and A were able to snag the day off, which they spent together relaxing and running errands. They also stopped by on their way out to dinner to receive her birthday presents. She liked her gifts - a sweater dress, leggings, a…

Birthday blessings

It is hard for me to reconcile the fact that I am 53, M is 57. In my mind our years together have come and gone┬áso quickly it seems impossible that more than 20 years have passed. But we are now 50-somethings and middle aged. So much heartache through the years, yet so many blessings…