Today is my birthday. Today I am 34. Today I celebrate another year of my blessed life. I celebrate another year of good health with no major MS exacberations. I celebrate having an amazing, supportive family. I celebrate friends near and far who are always here from me. I celebrate my donors who give their hard earned money to support my fundraising efforts for MS. I celebrate my two beautiful nieces, Peyton and Ella who continue to bring so much joy and happiness to my life, I celebrate a wonderful job where I feel fulfilled, I celebrate a safe place to live that I call home (even if it is small), I celebrate the amazing opportunites I have experienced especially all of the vacations I have taken, I celebrate my blog and the people with and without MS who it has connected me to, I celebrate the MS community and the many friends I have made, I celebrate everything chocolate and all the pleasure it brings me, I'm celebrating so many things, today, on my 34th birthday! Let's hope in future birthdays I can celebrate a boyfriend or maybe even a wedding! Dream big right!
Today in honor of my birthday I made my very first cheesecake. A peanut butter cup cheesecake to be exact (and it is only 12,000 calories per bite)! I brought it to work and we had it at lunch. It was delicious!
After work I met my Aunt Cathy and my brother, Allan at a local pub, The Green Briar, near my house for dinner.
I gave myself a Lent excemption and had cheese fries (per Allan's suggestion).
They were so good!
I had one (or three) of my favorites - Pear Magners to drink!
We listened to Irish music (the "practice session"). . .
and then the "real session" which was excellent. Both were great! We love listening to Irish sessions.
It was a great birthday! I came "home" (to the house where I'm house sitting) to a dog who was very happy to see me! I think she was giving me a birthday greeting! Ha!
Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes by email, mail, Facebook, Twitter, text or any other way you wished me a Happy Birthday. I feel loved. Looking forward to celebrating the rest of the week.