1/21/2009

Happy Birthday to Me....

I am turning 3x today, you can guess, the last one before forty. I took a day off and stayed at home... nope.. I did not skip work, I needed to be home to care for Iris after she had her stomach viral infection and just been back home yesterday from the two nights at the hospital. So what could be better than seeing your child recovering and getting to paint on my Birthday. Tone, went out in the evening and got me a bunch of roses, homemade card, a box of cake, and my favorite magazine. Good thing I am not too crazy for expensive stuffs, so he can give me these little treats quite often.
I am very happy.

Well I thought I would feel bad toward my midlife turning into my last of number 3x for my age but it turns out OK. I guess going through Iris's sickness a few days ago, giving me a new perspective for what I cherish and am happy about most in my life. In addition, my neighbor's dog, who is my favorite dog also stopped by to greet me in my garage this morning. The dog read my mind and I am so happy. That is also the best birthday gift I got from God, a greeting from my favorite dog.

So here is what I paint today, "Iris", a 5x7 inch watercolor from a ref. image of Flickr by Gailf548.

5 comments:

Joan said...

I'm glad you had a great day...and what could be better than having your child back home and healthy and the love of your family. You are truly blessed! Happy Birthday again! Lovely job on the painting too!!!

Desiree said...

Happy Birthday dear friend. I hope your day was filled with happiness. It was Martas birthday today also, we celebrated for everyone.

mARTa said...

I am honored to share a birthday with you Ai!!! I hope it was as happy as mine was. I don't mind getting older; birthdays come so fast these days! Don't worry about moving into the 40's next year; they really are the best years!!!

Rose said...

Ai,

So sorry about Iris, and glad she is better now! Happy Birthday to you, belated of course, but it was still your special day. I remember the last year before I turned 40... and it wasn't that bad, I thought it would be a lot worse. I think turning 30 was the worst. And 50 will be no sweat as my husband already went through it. :) I pray you will have a wonderful year ahead and make many more friends, do more art, and no more sickness for Iris! xoxox Rose

Ai said...

Thank you so much Rose for your kind word.