Thursday, January 13, 2011

sunny and high in the low 70s


On my second birthday there was a major blizzard that hit my hometown. Really it disabled the town. No one came to my party. My grandparents toughed it out and managed to arrive in the afternoon by taking the subway all morning. They probably had to stay weeks in our flat recooperating from the across-town trip.

Luckily I had a brand-new play kitchen that entertained them during those days as we all waited for the snow to melt.

Today I have a hard time believing it is my brithday. The sun is warm, the palm trees swaying in the light breeze. The cactus look happy. And I have been test-riding bikes. I'd say mid-thirties is going to be wicked-awesome.


ps the above pictures were taken about a month ago in Flagstaff where they actually do get a lot of snow regulary every winter

pss Nate is sick for probably the first time in our married life. He has Strep. A word to the wise, when you go and see you doctor and find out that he or she is sick and decided to not stick around for their afternoon clinic like he did yesterday, please be grateful he or she will not be trying to provide quality medical care to you through an infectious disease mask, and please do not storm off and threaten to take your business elsewhere.

psss In light of what's been going on here, my birthday will now be stretched out at least through this weekend if not until the end of the month

pssss For this first time in my multiple decade span, I bought a birthday cake for myself. I've never thought to do this before. When Nate's been oncall or captured by the hospital during past birthdays I've either made one myself or gone without. This is a much better road to take. Guess it has taken me this many years to figure it out!
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5 comments:

Seriously... said...

happy birthday!!! i made my own cake this year....last year I asked dustin to make me one, and it took him ALL DAY LONG and the rest of us just sat around the house. the cake was great, but it was kind of a boring day. this year i just made it easier on everyone and made my own.

Kristin said...

Yipeee for birthdays, bikes, cakes, and no snow!! Hope it's been a great day! Let me know how the 'mids' are...mine hit in June!

Sally Morrison said...

When you buy your own cake, you can get what YOU want. I well remember that 3rd birthday for you. We were stuck in the house for nearly 2 weeks before the snow plow removed the car stuck in the middle of the street. You were a trooper. Ahh, memories! Enjoy the sun. Hope Nate is better and you can party hearty!

Gina said...

Happy Birthday! (I love finding excuses to stretch out the festivities as long as possible!)

Becky said...

Happy (belated) birthday, Sarah!!! I wish I could be there to take you out for cheesecake or something!