This has been the week for birthday parties. I've been to two already and then there is another on Saturday that I'm helping to host. These are the actual "belly button" birthdays that I'm going to. There evidently were a bunch of cold nights in January where a lot of snuggling occurred.
I really like birthday parties. It's a time to celebrate the arrival into the world. It's the one day that can be claimed as your "special" day.
Last night's party was to celebrate my sponsor's birthday. All of us sponsees were present. We laughed, ate good food, did some silly art charades and enjoyed reading the cards (those ones with sound are cool) and seeing the presents. You would never know from all the laughter that we were a bunch of dysfunctional people who were on the road to recovery. Or perhaps that's exactly what you would expect from a bunch of dysfunctional people on the road to recovery--laughter, comraderie, and joie de vivre.
This morning I'm going to a seminar to hear about the voyage of the good ship Ocean Watch as it travels through the Northwest Passage and the Americas to build awareness of threats to the ocean environment. And at the end of work today I'm going to head home to do some cooking for the next birthday that will be on Saturday.
It's been a seriously happy week, albeit a tiring one. Enjoy your Thursday and if today is your birthday...many happy returns.