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Winter Solstice

Today is my 30th birthday. I've been anticipating the date with a certain amount of trepidation - joking that the Mayan prediction seemed pretty appropriate since it was going to be the end of the world either way. I was only half joking. But 30 doesn't feel much different than 29...and I still feel as much like a kid playing at being a grown-up as ever. ;-)  Seriously, though, it's been a really lovely day.  In fact, several lovely days.  

The birthday shenanigans started Wednesday night when I went out with a group of friends from work.  We went to celebrate 3 birthdays - one of my coworker's birthday is on the 20th and another 22nd. They are an amazing group of people and I was truly touched by the outpouring of love from folks I've grown close to in such a short time.  They've made the move and transition so much easier.  That night my parents got into town from Chicago - they had vowed last year that come hell or high water they'd spend my birthday with me. We rambled around town yesterday and my dad bought me a new iPhone at the Apple store.  Today we went to see Skyfall (finally! OMG! I'm so full of squee about that!) and then we went downtown to the Peabody to eat at Chez Philippe. After a 5 course French meal, I'm feeling fairly contented - what with the encroaching food coma and all. 

My heart has been so warmed by the many well wishes I've received.  Though the road so far has led through some most unexpected places, I've always been met along the way by some wonderful people who have made the journey enjoyable, enlightening, and worthwhile. I am so grateful. 


( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
Dec. 22nd, 2012 07:55 am (UTC)
Many Happy Returns, you spry young thing!
Dec. 29th, 2012 03:02 am (UTC)
Thank you! :-) (and sorry for the late reply...hope y'all have had a lovely holiday season!)
Dec. 22nd, 2012 01:31 pm (UTC)
Happy belated Birthday!
Dec. 29th, 2012 03:02 am (UTC)
Thank you! Hope you've had a happy holiday! :-)
Dec. 22nd, 2012 09:56 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday! It sounds like a most excellent day.
Dec. 29th, 2012 03:04 am (UTC)
'Twas! Thank you so much! I hope y'all have had a lovely holiday. :-)
Dec. 23rd, 2012 07:36 am (UTC)
Happy belated birthday. :)
Dec. 29th, 2012 03:00 am (UTC)
Thank you, dear! (And sorry for the late reply...) :-)
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