Better than fine, really. Life is amazing, and I’m so happy.
Yesterday was my dad’s 70th birthday, and we (my sister, mom, and I) took him to the SF Giants game vs. the Boston Red Sox. As much as I love the Red Sox, I definitely hoped they lost last night. It wouldn’t be a lot of fun to take my dad to a game that our team didn’t win, now would it? Luckily, the Giants snuck ahead and were able to retain their lead into 9th inning. The best part about the day was spending time together, just the four of us, our little family from childhood. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love my nieces, but it is fun to just be “us four” sometimes, too. It brings us all back to all the awesome memories we have from growing up. Some things never change, no matter how old we get, and I wouldn’t change a thing. Taking my dad to the game was supposed to be a surprise, but he figured it out because of some unintentional clues we gave him. I was determined to be sure that he was somehow surprised last night, so I paid for a happy birthday scoreboard message for him. If you could’ve seen the look of shock and joy on his face when he read the message, you’d understand why it was well worth the exorbitant amount I paid. After all, you only turn 70 once.
That’s the other thing that struck me yesterday. 70 is OLD, yet my dad doesn’t seem that way at all. He’s so full of life, so young at heart, and simply enjoys each moment as it comes to him. Since my birthday is exactly one week after his, it’s something I’m going to take with me into my 39th year. Age really isn’t about the year you were born, it’s about the way you feel inside and out and the energy you put out into the world. I think that’s one of the reasons that people are surprised to learn my age. Well, that and the fact that maybe I’m a bit immature. Just kidding. I like to keep up with the trends, and being around 125 teenagers 10 months out of the year definitely helps with that. Plus, I really do think you’re only as old as you feel, and I would say I feel about 31. So I think that’s where I’m going to stay. :)
Today is a gorgeous day outside, so I’m determined to make the most of it. My sister and I are going for a leisurely, long walk with Lulu in a little bit, and then I’m heading to the pool. It’s supposed to be in the mid-80s today, so why not enjoy the sun and a swim? Then tonight, I’m meeting a few of my friends from high school to go to a new Persian restaurant for dinner. It sounds like an absolutely wonderful way to spend a Saturday.
I hope you’re all out and enjoying life as much as you can because…
You never know when you’re making a memory.” ~~ Ricky Lee Jones