At this time yesterday, I could honestly claim that I was still in my 50’s.  Today?  Nope.   It was the big 6-oh….and it wasn’t bad at all!  I had a great birthday, in fact.  Got lots of attention and great gifts from friends and family, and was surprised with tickets to see Margaret Cho this evening.  It was fun.

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I kept joking with Ingrid about wanting a pony for my birthday, so this is what she gave me.  I love it!  Couldn’t have asked for a better gift.

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My love gave me these beautiful ruby earrings, and my cousin, Daina sent me two, beautiful cashmere scarves.  I got some other wonderful gifts as well, and many cool and funny cards and letters and phone calls.  I am very grateful and humbled by the kindness of my friends and family….but birthdays aren’t really about the presents.  Are they?

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The best part of my birthday was getting spend time with the people I love most.  It was reading the cards and hearing voices over the telephone.  It was a little four year old who snuggled close at nap time.  It was that special treat at Lauretta Jeans.  It was my friend’s smile, and it was the security of knowing that I am loved.  I’m pretty lucky to have lived the life that I have lived thus far.  I can’t wait to see what happens next!  🙂