Today is my birthday and, more than any other, a time of reflection. I am 60 today! YAY!! And while I am not bothered about growing older, I have found that this birthday has had me reflecting about life for the last several weeks. Perhaps it is because at 60 you know that you have already lived more years than you have in front of you. And that is OK. I am at a place in my life where I can fill my days with things I chose to do. That is wonderful. I may be living in chaos – but it is something I am making a deliberate choice of — not something that I must do or is forced upon me. And so I am really looking forward to this 6th decade on earth and seeing how I grow.
My celebration began yesterday when my daughter Stephanie took me to a San Diego spa where we had Mother-Daughter spa time. A wonderful facial and excellent massage. After, at the spa, we were treated to a small desert and a drink. How perfect is that. Revived and rejuvinated we then went to La Jolla to a French restaurant for lunch. It was wonderful. Cozy and delightful, and we were able to hold a conversation in normal tones! The restaurant was also a bakery so we picked up some pastries to bring home. Then we went to a mall and visited a tea shop. On the mall directory it was listed under “Indulgences”. Isn’t that perfect? We sampled several teas and purchased several to bring home to enjoy.
This morning I awakened to breakfast in bed.
Aren’t those purple tulips beautiful??
I am going to enjoy a lazy day and then we are going to have a wonderful supper of chicken taco salad. I tell you, for a birthday (celebrated over several days) it doesn’t get much better!