As of yesterday, August 9th, I am yet another year older. I have caught up with my husband, Tom who celebrated his birthday this past June. We are both now 68. I am quite sure that when I was younger I never thought I would ever be so old! My age has never actually bothered me though and I’ll gladly tell it to anyone. It is some of the things that go along with age that sometimes bothers me!
This year for the first time I didn’t really want to celebrate my birthday. The past month has been a hectic one with Tom being in the hospital and us handling his health problems. Then on top of that I have been having some increased trouble with my blood pressure. I’ve taken medication for it for years but suddenly it has been running entirely too high. I am betting it is stress related but I did see my doctor to be safe. He increased my medication and will see me again in a couple of weeks. So much has been going on recently, not to mention me being behind on a lot of the regular things that demand my attention, I decided I’d just skip the birthday this year.
However, my son Chris and his wife Kristi invited us over to their house this past Saturday night to have dinner and celebrate my birthday. Kristi is an excellent cook and baker of cakes and she made me a Hummingbird cake for my birthday! A Hummingbird cake is a traditional southern spice cake with bananas and pineapple and a delicious cream cheese icing.
It was a wonderful evening spent with family and a perfect way to enjoy my birthday. It is a gift to me these days just to see my grandchildren and grown children!
Last night (on my actual birthday) Tom and I went out to eat, which is something we never do anymore thanks to the pandemic. The restaurants are open at a reduced capacity and following the local Covid requirements. We had a nice and relaxed dinner and I especially appreciated not having to cook!