Tuesday, April 8, 2008


I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of (her) dreams, and endeavors to live the life which (she) has imagined, (she) will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
-Henry David Thoreau

Thank you all so much for all the birthday well wishing! I am indeed such a lucky lady! Yes, I turned 32 this Friday and had a wonderful day filled with lots of good friends and wonderful food and yummy cocktails, litchi martinis being the cocktail of choice (mix half litchi juice and half vodka, add a couple of litchis themselves to the bath and viola)!

And I got a gift that will be of great interest to the virtual book club ladies! “T” presented me with a hardbound, SIGNED, copy of “Eat Pray Love!” Am I THE luckiest or WHAT? It actually says…”To Jo with blessing…Elizabeth Gilbert! Anyway, I thought you guys would get a kick out of that! You can imagine how excited I was!

I was also pampered with beautiful flowers, jewelry, and a massage and facial! I think I may have started snoring in the massage--it was all just too delicious and my Babou has been running me RAGGED lately. Literally, DC I think I have you beat as I am just over thirty and QUITE frayed!

Actually, I am very happy to be in my thirties. I am quite enjoying them. It seems to me that the twenties, at least for me, was all about fitting myself into what I thought I should be—they were all about achievement no matter the expense. It seems for me that now the thirties are all about consistency and discovering what fits me instead of the me trying so hard to fit into whatever mold the world thinks I should fit into. I have to say this is a lot thanks to my little ones…baby and dog. They are teaching me so much about rhythms and being yourself and being happy. They are truly blessings although needy little buggers!

Yes, I’d better close as they are both letting me know without a shadow of a doubt that we are LATE for out daily walkabout!

Thanks again for all the lovely Birthday wishes—I could not ask for more!


sophia katrina said...

yayyyy I'm glad it was a happy happy birthday. 30s are fabulous. I can't wait to be Thirty, Flirty and Thriving a la 13 Going on 30.
Very good plan.

Melissa said...

Wow! That sounds like one glorious celebration! And what a cool gift!
I totally hear you about the 30's. My pace has slowed and my perspective on life has really changed. All for the good.

Yolanda Elvira said...

what's a litchi?? is it a fruit? vegetable? does it glow in the dark? can i dip it in guacamole and salsa?

i'm glad you had a good birthday! =)

Yolanda Elvira said...

and.... thank you for your comment =)

Domestically Challenged said...

The thirties are really quite fine!
But do think I've beaten you on the frayed front, as I decided yesterday that the face is starting to go south to join the other sagging sections of moi!
I'm forty this year....must start thinking soon about a PARTY!

I'm v. envious of your book - what an inscription!