my birthday is near and this year I have realized:
1) All the things I want for my birthday are practical. And thats really what I want.
- a dishwasher
- a grill
- my wedding ring fixed
- a bigger, better food processor
Sounds boring, but really any of those would be great. Not things I need, but things that would be fun. I guess I have never been a fur and diamonds kind of person, but at least at this point in my life, practical is awesome.
2) A lunch out with the girlfriends is just not happening right now.
We all have kids, some have many many kids. And usually one is sick.
Some of us homeschool which means the kids come along.
Girl time at a busy restaurant with energetic children. . . not gonna happen.
3) I really am OK with getting older.
We got family pictures taken recently and my gray hair was all over the place. Usually this would bother me and I would notice every wrinkle and tummy roll. But all I could do is tear up at how beautiful our family is. Those pictures captured it all (including grey hair) but also all the glory of love in our little home.
4) I am definitely ambivalent about technology.
I need a new phone. Mine echoes at random times. It cuts off conversations without warning. The next logical step is a smart phone. Even my husband has one. But I know at some level that being disconnected is good sometimes. Silence and Solitude are valuable commodities. Someday, I know I will cave and get a phone. But for my birthday? No thanks.