Today’s my 41st birthday. It’s been a rough week (tonsils, earthquake) and I don’t expect it to get much better for the next few days (hello, Irene!). But I refuse to dwell on the less than stellar things in my life on my birthday. So, here are three things that are awesome:
- My marriage. 17 years ago a casual conversation turned into an engagement story. Our marriage isn’t perfect (what marriage or person is?), but it is ROCK SOLID. We’ve moved past the stages of all of our friends getting married and having babies to that stage where marriages are failing. Knowing that Beer Geek ALWAYS has my back and will support me in whatever hairbrained scheme I come up with makes stepping out of my comfort zone not only possible, but also fun.
- My kids. They may drive me insane and I still have trouble figuring out “typical boy behavior”, but I love these crazy guys more than anything. I can’t imagine my life without them.
- My running. I know that may come as a surprise because I’ve been battling injury for almost a year, but running is still an awesome part of my life. I may never run as fast or as far as I used to, but I’ll take a short, slow run over not running any day. Yesterday I had a fabulous 3 miles in my VFFs. Mile 4 wasn’t so wonderful, but I did it, I enjoyed it, and I was so much happier afterwards.
Why yes, there will be a giveaway of a shirt like this tomorrow…
(As a bonus, I also have rockin’ parents, a wonderful extended family, some super awesome friends, a house I love, and a comfortable lifestyle. Yeah, I’m a lucky girl.)
So, happy birthday to me! I believe I WILL have that 10 year old Alaskan Smoked Porter tonight, thank you very much.