Today was the day of the year that I got to celebrate me. And I have been celebrating the occasion for what seems like days. I started my weekend with a tea party to celebrate my friend's birthday.
On Saturday, fourth of July, my family came over and we had a great BBQ! I was so happy to have them there, I even went out and got some sparklers for us to enjoy. Grandma came by, as well as Mikey and two of his friends that were in town visiting. It was a very happy day for me to have my favorite people with me on my first day off of work again.
Sunday was the concert! Death Cab for Cutie at the Hollywood Bowl. A great band, a magnificent venue, a glorious day, family, friends, food, and fireworks! I think everyone had a great time, and I felt honored that everyone made the effort to celebrate with me.
On monday, I treated my cousin Stephanie to dinner, as a belated birthday gift to her. We had a great time chatting and catching up.
Today was my actual birthday, but after all the festivities, I was happy to relax at home. I taught art to a small group of preschoolers this morning and then I bought a jump rope. I plugged in my mp3 player and did some exercise. I feel really great about that. Then I watched the premiere of the show I have been working on, Great American Road Trip, went to dinner with Mikey, and am now calling it a night.
As each year passes, I grow more and more appreciative of every person that I have in my life. And realize that I am where I am today because of them. I am also very happy to have Mikey in my life now, and look forward to more birthdays together.