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Happy Birthday to me!

Saturday, April 05, 2014

emoticon Tomorrow is my 60th birthday!!! I have a red velvet cake in the oven to take to potluck tomorrow so I will have less to eat myself. My coworkers kept sneakily dropping cards and small gifts on my desk Friday. I received some nice organizing items, chocolates to restock my jar, an iTunes card, a future lunch date, and a lottery ticket! No winning numbers, but it was fun anyway.

My 8 day retreat over spring break was a gift to myself, even before I got there. I had an early flight, so had time to enjoy a few hours at the Fine Arts Museum in Boston before getting on the train. I hadn't been to the museum in a long time, and it was a treat to wander alone, looking at whatever drew my attention.

I spent the first 48 hours of retreat doing little more than sleep, sit, and show up for meals. After having been sick most of March, it was wonderfully restorative to nap, meditate, and go for slow strolls outdoors bundled up in winter wear. By the end of the week, my cough had gone, and I had energy to hike outdoors no matter what the weather.

That is a big beautiful snowy owl. Seeing one land on the rocks by the ocean was a highlight of my retreat. I saw this BIG bird out there, and when turned its head, I realized, "That's not a seabird; that's an owl!" As I watched, it took off, and I could see its full wingspan and underside as it glided past the arched window where I was sitting. How awesome is that?


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LULUTU 4/8/2014 8:20AM

    I'm so sorry I missed your birthday Sunday! It sounds as though your birthday gift to yourself was perfect and I hope the day itself was, too.

Go Tiger Monarchs!


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MOVEITMARY 4/8/2014 12:35AM

    Oooooh, I'm sorry I missed your birthday! I hope that it was F*A*B*U*L*O*U*S like you!
PS. Amazing photo.

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ILOVEMALI 4/7/2014 12:56AM

    Happy Birthday!!! emoticon emoticon

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TMCAT1129 4/6/2014 3:46PM

    Happy birthday!!! I hope your birthday wish comes true! emoticon Nice to see a post from MA!!! (that is where I am from originally) emoticon emoticon

p.s. that owl is gorgeous!

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LIS193 4/6/2014 11:06AM


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ROXYZMOM 4/6/2014 10:01AM

    Very awesome! Your retreat sounded so relaxing.
Your year is going great! Love it!

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KARENE10 4/6/2014 8:08AM

    I love Boston! The owl is beautiful! Sounds like you had a wonderful retreat! emoticon

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JAWATKINS 4/6/2014 5:14AM

    I'm glad you had a good visit! I sure have missed seeing your sweet "SP face" this week!!
And Happy Birthday!! emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 4/5/2014 10:33PM

    Boston is a beautiful city. My DH went to BU Law School. Many eons ago! LOL You don't wanna drive there. Sheesh! They're crazy drivers.

Glad you're feeling better.

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STONE815 4/5/2014 10:04PM

    Enjoy you day! Sounds like a great trip


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AJB121299 4/5/2014 9:48PM

    have a great day

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