Sunday, April 13, 2008

Birthdays

My birthday was this weekend. It hasn't really felt like it though.

Normally I am all about my birthday, celebrating for two weeks on either side. Um, hello? A day to celebrate how wonderful I am? I am so there.

This year? Not so much. This year, the children were the ones who pushed forward with the birthdaying -- the cake and ice cream, the gifts, the celebrating. As for me, I'm not really sure how I feel about the whole birthday thing. It was a good weekend, just not one that felt particularly birthdayish.

We've had an odd sort of late winter/early spring. One or another of us has been sick since January. As a result, we've been spending our time with just the family rather than participating in group activities like we normally do. Now that we're all mostly well -- only a few lingering coughs --we've recently been venturing out to do a few things again. This past week was the beginning of it, getting back into the routines that we all know and enjoy.

Spring always seems like a time for renewal to me, much more than the New Year. In spring I can see the circle begin again, and I've always been glad that I celebrate my birthday at that time, hand in hand with the season.

Perhaps this birthday was simply more reflective, with a different sort of appreciation and joy.

Noodle4

5 comments:

My Goodness said...

Happy birthday, friend! :)

I hope you all continue to feel better so you can get out more.

Vanessa said...

Happy Happy Birthday! I hope it was a great day even if a quieter one. I love the spring and fall because, like you said, the circle is so evident. Renewal in the Spring, preparation for winter in the Fall.

Yvette said...

Happy Birthday!!

Happy Spring!!

Happy Wellness!!

Randi said...

Happy belated birthday! Spring always feels like more of a beginning to me than New Years does. New Years just feels like the end of the holiday season!

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

Happy reflective birthday! I've had to take care of a daughter with a high fever, and am just now beginning to get caught up with posts.