We celebrated my birthday today.
It was a quiet sort of celebration, really. I made gravy (spaghetti sauce to you non-Italians, “red sauce” to midwesterners). We watched the Olympics opening ceremony. It was nice, though the announcers for the ceremony really needed to hush themselves and let the rest of us enjoy the show.
Of course, my birthday was two months ago, so I suppose making a big deal of it today would have been kind of silly. What can I say? Time sort of got away from me.
It’s hard to get an evening with everyone home these days. I’m busy. Kim’s busy. And we have 50% more teenagers than we used to have, so finding an evening where nobody has to be rushing off early or coming home late is pretty much impossible.
But we had a snow day today.
Snow days are found time. All of your plans get tossed out, and you can do whatever you want to do as long as it doesn’t involve actually leaving the house for any particular reason or, if you do go outside, not having much of a schedule. Lauren’s friend Isabella came over and I took them and Tabitha and Fran over to Mel Allen Hill (“Ooooooh, that’s GOTTA hurt!”) for some sledding. They had a grand time, and then there was hot chocolate. That was pretty much the extent of our time commitments for the day.
There is never a bad time for a celebration, and holidays happen whenever you have time for them. I’ll be this age all year, so step right up and raise a glass.
The world will pick up as usual tomorrow. The streets will have been plowed, errands will have to be run, and Lauren and I need to be at an Event down at Local Businessman High in the evening. The wheels on the world go ‘round and ‘round.
But tonight we had a nice dinner and a good time.
Happy birthday to me!