welcome to my new and improved blog. while i never thought that there was anything wrong with the understated black background, it apparently stunk. so, thanks to rick mcneal for pointing that out, and for sprucing the place up a bit. it is lovely isn't it?
i was due for a change... something more sophisticated. after all, i did turn the big 3-0! i have been looking forward to this milestone b-day for a very long time, as i mentioned in 2009 when i wrote a terribly convincing post about why getting older is the new getting younger. so, just when i thought my dream of turning thirty came true, i happened upon recent findings that suggest that thirty is really the new twenty. so, i guess that puts me back to square one.
i must say that all my birthday dreams came true on saturday when i got off a plane at noon, spent a few hours with my fam, and was ordered to get fancied up for a 5:30 reservation at one of rochester's finest restaurants. we had dinner and grabbed dessert at chocolate and vines with some of our favorite people, joe and sam. when i was forced to keep my eyes closed between stops, i got a little disoriented and was totally convinced that i was in the city, going down a hill, at the jazz festival. in actuality, i was in my own (very hill-less) backyard, standing on a dance floor surrounded by the rest of my favorite people! once i finally pulled my face out of my hands, i danced the night away and celebrated every single thing that makes me the luckiest girl in the world. (a sweet husband who had the good sense to have a dance floor is just the tip of the ice burg!)
i have so many goals for this next decade of my life. i am certain i will devote an entire post to such things... but the biggest part of being fabulous in my thirties is gratitude. i want to be more thankful for every single detail of my day. this is hard. because i think i might complain a lot. i don't know for sure, though. it is hard to know anything for sure because it's so hot in here i can hardly think. and i'm so tired, i don't know if anyone has ever been this tired. and i am a little hungry. we never have really good snacks when i want one. not only that, but the cost of groceries is out of control! and i hate grocery shopping... it's like, never the right time to go. goodness, my hair is frizzy. so, anyways... i just can't really say one way or another if i complain a lot or not, but on the off chance that i do complain too much - i am working on it.
here is to being fabulously thankful for my life. every last bit of it.