Today is Andy’s birthday, and we’re getting ready to celebrate a fun couple days with friends and family. In about an hour we’re heading to a birthday lunch with his family. It’s at Sol, a popular, family friendly Mexican restaurant in the area. Then later in the evening we’re meeting with good friends from college at an Asian restaurant. It’s also at a local place, but we’re driving out to Easton PA to pick up a close friend of mine to take part in the festivities. She wants to join and take part in celebrating, but didn’t have a way of getting there. We’re looking forward in sharing Andy’s birthday with loved ones, and it’s actually a very nice, seasonable afternoon. Here’s hoping for good fortune and little conflict.
Friday morning, and already I’m looking forward to 6pm. After work me and Andy are heading out to dinner to celebrate his birthday. It’s tomorrow, but birthdays falling on the weekend are really good, since you have plenty of opportunities to celebrate. Tomorrow we’re going to meet some good friends from college for Andy’s birthday dinner. I just need to contact someone to make sure she has a way of coming to Readington, since we would need to come get her if she doesn’t. I need to get in touch with her about that, since we haven’t spoken in a couple of days.
I’m beginning the third month of my Freestyle Libre reader. I’ve found that as close to the mark it’s been on my glucose levels, it’s way off line in the last day of the 10 day duration. I’m not sure if it’s just part of the way the sensor works so you can switch it accordingly, but a few hours before the duration ended it was off by over 100 units. I’m truly thankful that I kept my glucose meter test strips!
Today was a day spent with family. Andy and I went to a birthday lunch for his niece this afternoon. She turned 4 years old this week, and already she can’t wait to turn five! Since she begins school next year, it will truly be a milestone event for her and her parents!
After the lunch we went to Clifton, where I visited my mother’s resting place. I make every effort to visit her every month, and since her memorial anniversary was on Thursday, it was meaningful for me to be at her gravesite at this particular time. It was a sacred moment to honor her and reflect on the times we shared together.
Some things I’m thinking about as I’m getting ready today:
- I may not be able to go to Montclair this evening. I was hoping to attend the talent show hosted by the school I used to work for while living in Essex County, but the timing between getting out of work + commuting from Hunterdon Co. might make things complicated.
- I’m looking forward to celebrating Andy’s niece’s birthday this weekend. She will be four this week. She’s grown so much. I remember the day she was born!
- I’m also looking forward to visiting my mother’s resting place on Saturday. It will be after the celebration with Andy’s family. I make it a point in visiting my mom’s resting place once every month.
- It looks like I’ll be seeing both families (Andy’s and mine) on Easter weekend. Seeing both families on holidays can get a bit complicated, but so far we’ve been able to work it out with minimal stress.
February 14 is now a special day in my life, in different ways. It’s Andy’s sister’s birthday, as well as the ‘day of love’ for many couples. Since Andy and I officially began our relationship the following day a few years ago, we celebrate our moment later on. Since a birthday is also honored today, it makes planning our outing easier.
Today also marks Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent for Roman Catholics. I haven’t thought much about what to abstain from for a few weeks, but I’ll think of something. As daunting as it may feel to give up a favored thing for 40 days, it does pass quickly.
Today is my cousin’s 25th birthday. It seems like she’s having an amazing day, and I’m glad about that. I’m very hopeful that I’ll be able to see her soon, since my cousin is tough to pin down for very long. She’s a strong minded, free-spirited person, an amazing quality to have in life. I see some of that independance shine through in her daughter. Since she’s three years old, my cousin will have quite a task on het hands as she gets older!
For now, I hope that my cousin is following the path she wants in life. She’s taken many roads in her life journey thus far, so I hope that the current path she’s taking doesn’t reach a huge road block. Whatever happens, I care for her very much.
During work today, I celebrated one of my students’ birthdays. Since I work with toddlers, it was a quick celebration, yet fun was had by everyone. The special birthday girl got to celebrate with her brother, and special treats were given to her friends.
Birthdays are truly special occasions. My cousin’s special day is next week, and she will be 25. Although we have a considerable age difference, we’ve always been extremely close. She has a child of her own now, and I get excited hearing about her growth milestones. I hope to see these two special people very soon.