December 12, 2006

The day after...

The day after your birthday is always strange.
Or at least it is for me. I am left to think about what the new year will bring and what the past year was all about.
And then there is always the feeling of, "What the heck just happened, I am how old?"
Some things are just bigger than you are. Like the earth spinning around and around the sun, like birthdays, or like this preying mantis for instance...

green friend

Thank you to everyone for the birthday wishes.
It means a lot to me. And deep down I still feel like a little girl.


I am exhausted from the past three days of celebrating. I am ready to just sleep for a day or so, curl up with my man, the dog and the cats and just snuggle.
But that is not in the plans. I teach and work, and then get the house ready for yet another holiday festivity.
Fondue and wine on Friday night with Andy's family from the Bay Area/So. Cal. I am looking forward to the evening, and the sharing of the house and the family and the food (and did I mention wine?).

I am looking up for all that joy and energy, feeling rooted and strong in this life, yet growing.
Always growing up and up and up. Looking UP
All that love and celebration that is in the air right now? I am trying to take it in, and give it back as well.
I am going to enjoy as the season and this brand new year unfolds infront of me...


Ani said...

Love this set of photos and the words!

Mmm...fondue and WINE. Mmmmmm...

Anonymous said...

so much love this time of year, enjoy!

Stacie said...

I think finding a praying mantis brings luck!! I loooove the cacuts shot! Palm trees and cacti remind me of home!!!

Deb R said...

I've been so busy getting my blog switched over to its new home that I missed your bday! Oh well, I'll say it anyway and consider it extending the celebration. Happy Birthday! (I think we should celebrate birthMONTHS instead of birthdays anyway.)

Those photos are gorgeous!

And as much as I've enjoyed the photos, I'm glad you're talking again. :-)

Becky said...

Happy belated! I've loved seeing all your creative photos -- and I bet it has really pushed you to new heights. It's nice to have you talking again, though. :)


Kathleen said...

eek! i can't believe i missed wishing you a deliriously happy day of your birth!
i hope it was as stellar as you are, special lady.