“I have decided that 50 is going to be my year” is a line from my April 2 blog. Well, I am happy to report that it has started out that way!
First of all, I am making much better choices when it comes to eating and have started getting back into a regular exercise routine. I have a dress hanging on the back side of my bedroom door and my goal is to wear it on my 51st birthday (although if the weather is like this year, it may be a bit cold for that).
As for celebrating this 50-year milestone, I certainly accomplished that! I started a few days early by spending 13 hours on Saturday with an amazing man. We talked about anything and everything did quite a bit of snuggling and simply enjoyed being together. We continued on Sunday, spending quite a few hours together before he had to go to work.
Monday morning I woke up to freezing slush and slippery roads. Fortunately a few hours later the temperature reached into the upper thirties and roads were safe to travel on. Two friends took me out for lunch and some antique mall shopping. I bought a cabinet that is going to be transformed into a coat closet for my entry area (my youngest son has already removed shelves and started the transformation process).
Tuesday was my actual birthday. The amazing man and I met in the morning and drove to Duluth and spent the day by Lake Superior (my favorite Minnesota destination). We walked along two beaches. It was a bit chilly and the shores were covered in ice chunks that have been pushed inward by the waves, but the sun was shining and he was holding my hand so I rarely noticed the cold. Our next stop was a park alongside the lake where we walked the trails, went down to the rocky shore and enjoyed the majesty of the Great Lake. We stopped for sub sandwiches and headed back home for more conversation and togetherness. Throughout the day I received phone calls and text messages wishing me a happy birthday and when I went online there were many greetings from friends on facebook and Spark People. I can’t imagine a better birthday!
I am very hopeful for this relationship – we both have commented on how it feels “natural” and “right.” I had vowed to take it slow should another man come along, but it seems like he and I are powerless against the magnetic pull between us. I can honestly say that I have never experienced something like this in my life, and he claims the same. He was looking for someone to talk to, and I had pretty much stopped looking. Neither of us was expecting sparks to fly the way they have.
The two of us by Lake Superior.
Ice chunks floating by the Ariel Lift Bridge in Duluth MN.
Lighthouse at Canal Park.
Park Point Beach.
Someone left a heart for us to find as we walked along the beach.