Eight days post birthday, back home in Austin, and I feel like a million bucks.
1.25 million, actually.
Seriously, spending time with my family in Vegas was the BEST, and it’s hard to believe it’s over. We cooked, ate, drank, laughed, ate, drank, shared, reminisced, laughed some more, ate, drank (sense a theme here?) and had an amazing time. Family is everything, and the way all of us come together is always an event. Five Type A personalities, combined with one Type L (L for laid-back) and there was no shortage of conversation, energy, or commotion.
My mother (aka The Queen Mother) loved it. She even played hostess with the mostess for J’s sister, who was in town for a few days. She (J’s sister) came over for dinner Friday night, and quickly came to the conclusion that in this family, you have two choices: either jump into the conversation….. or get left out. Happily, she joined in and had no trouble keeping up with everyone, and even regaled us with stories of J in his younger years, much to his chagrin 😉
And although I said I was going to cook and bake for my birthday, we ended up going out for dinner at T-Bones. The food and ambiance were outstanding, always top-notch. Secretly, between us, it really was nice to have a “night off” from cooking and cleaning up.
But I’ll never admit it out loud.
I think I just did.
Anyway, Wednesday is October 1 – is anyone else completely stupefied by that fact? The year has simply flown by….. and I’m reminded of what John Lennon once said, “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans”.
And what a beautiful life indeed 🙂