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Celebrating my Birthday!

Candles spell out the traditional English birt...
Candles spell out the traditional English birthday greeting (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

"The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate."–Oprah Winfrey

Like most people, I think that my birthday is a major deal. It is one day where I feel good and am incredibly grateful.  Years ago, I worked for someone who always took her birthday off and I usually do the same. This year though, I had an interview. So, I went to work. Despite that, it was still an amazing day!

Celebrating my birthday

My birthday was punctuated by two events. My husband who struggles to get up early made me breakfast, and that was awesome. Also, my busy, work obsessed mother arrived in Pittsburgh to surprise me for my birthday.

My mom, me and the baby

That surprise was the icing on my cake, the flame on the top of my candle the pot of gold at the end of my rainbow. Like most women, I have come to realize that I would be nothing without my mother. So, having her with me for my birthday was the best possible present. Also, she surprised me with great style. She arrived at Soba, where we were having dinner, with an orchid in her hands and a smile on her face.

Andre, our daughter and I at Soba

I also managed to take a nice walk. When I was an avid runner, I would run on my birthday. Since having my last baby I haven’t been resumed running yet. Still my walk was filled with sunshine and smiles. It was over seventy degrees in Pittsburgh, which made it a great day to be alive!

I am grateful to have made it another year and I am excited about what is in store.

Happy birthday to me!!!

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