Friday, January 11, 2013
Happy Birthday.... Happy, happy birthday...
Yup, today I celebrate (or morn) yet another birthday, and though I won't write out my age, it wont take a rocket scientist to do the math from this picture of my first birthday.
And how mean were my parents, they gave me a cake but wouldn't let me touch it!
Tonight I am having dinner at my favorite restaurant, Fore Street. If you ever find yourself in Portland Maine please have dinner here, and have the roast pork loin, if it's not the best meal you've ever had I will be more than just a little surprised.
But the best part will not be where we are, but who I will be with.
The older I get the more I recognize my true gifts.
I give thanks every morning just for being alive, I am warm, dry, and well fed (maybe a little too well fed). I have family and friends that are far more valuable than any material thing I own (or could ever hope to own).
All these things make me feel like a very wealthy man.
Later tonight my mom will call exactly at my birth minute and sing "happy birthday" to me and only then will the day be complete.
After I apologize to her (yet again) for my teenage years I will give her a hard time though, when I scanned in this picture I realized (looking at the date) that it took her six months to develop the pictures from my first birthday!