|That is Mount Everest seen from my bedroom window.|
|What can be more joyful than folding and sorting vintage sheets?|
This week I added another year to my life. I think this year's birthday is one of the best ones I have ever had. The best one in years. The views of the mountains were sharp and clear, the sun rising in softest apricot.
I was incredibly celebrated on Facebook (which I really don't like to be honest but in hind sight this is where we are in today's technology cluttered society and can't help but smiling from ear to ear reading all the sweet messages from near and far on my Facebook page. So, that is great!) and the kids had wrapped my gifts so nicely and written cute messages like "The best Mama ever!" "Love you forever and ever!" and so on. They woke me up with Happy Birthday in a choir and lovely Jay had purchased the best of gifts. Spot on my love! Not too much - just perfect!
Later I went to CrossFit and declared my whopping 45th birthday which resulted in collective burpee making as the tradition in our gym enquire this. Dare to hate burpees! It is one of the most exhausting exercises, a push up - jump up and clap your hands above your head before going down to do the next push up... You get it. I didn't turn 22... No, we did 45 burpees and it felt very special that all these gym mates did this to honer me. With pain, sweat and tears they went through this dreadful exercise with smiles on there faces.
After the workout I was asked to come a long for coffee at the cafe next door and not less than 5 people showed up to chat and cheer in a well deserved coffee. We sat there in our training outfits and exchanged conversations, getting to know each other a bit more and I suddenly felt a feeling of belonging. I have missed that.
Since moving abroad 14 years ago I have lost that sense of belonging in a group of friends. You make new friends of course, but it is on a different level. This get together at the coffee reminded me of those get together's I used to have with my dear friends a long time ago, simple and spontaneous. Just chatting about this and that before moving on with our days. It was really, really nice.
The rest of the day I spent folding and sorting fabric in my studio. I will make some vintage sheet packs and add to my ETSY shop so give me a shout if you have any special wishes. I listening to my favorite tunes while organizing and tidying my crafty space. Because I can't ignore that anymore. It needs to get in order. And it needs some order now. (You can see my progress on Instagram @myrosevalley)
I couldn't have had a better day. I'm over the moon and I am a very very happy and lucky 45 year old woman having such great friends and family.