I think I figured out the melancholy mood earlier. In years past, my birthday has either fallen on a weekend, so I’ve been surrounded by family and friends, or on a weekday, and I’ve been at work with co-workers, making lunch plans with them or with friends in downtown, and so forth. This year, I’m home alone. On top of that, I was waiting for the air conditioner man to come and fix the plugged drain so our AC wasn’t overflowing in to the overflow system and draining outside. I had no idea how much that was going to cost, but bills on your birthday are generally no fun. (It wasn’t that bad though. Yeah!)
Also, throughout the year we have done Tiara Happy Hours for birthdays, and while I was originally going to plan one, the timing just wasn’t right – last weekend was booked, and this coming weekend is full too. Bah.
Maybe I just need to get together with the rest of my Birthday Equinox girls (Emily’s is March 27, Sara’s is June 27, I’m September 27, and LT’s is December 27) and do some sort of spiritual birthday chant or something. I think if we chant the right way we can control the weather or something like that. (Maybe we need to put it to good use and help Florida?)
Anyways, going to lunch with my Mom was a nice treat, and it was absolutely delicious. Jason will be home from school soon, and later we’ll go out for dinner when Mike gets home. All in all, a good day.
Thank you so much to everyone for your well wishes, e-mails, virtual chocolates and so forth – they truly have brightened up my day! Mwah! You guys rock! I refuse to start this year off sounding like a big whiner, and you have helped turn that around! Thank you, thank you, thank you!