Any Other August 4


If this were a normal August 4 I would be making plans to go out for dinner to celebrate my birthday.  With the free meals deals I received it might be hard to pick a lace to go, but I think Shady Maple would win.

It’s not a normal August 4 and we are being hit with rain from Isaias so instead I will raid the freezer and see what looks good for dinner.  Dessert is taken care of already – some M & M blondies will hit the spot.  I will admit that we did go out for dinner yesterday – a Whopper in Burger King’s parking lot followed by a chocolate covered cherry blizzard in Dairy Queen’s parking lot.

If this were a normal August 4 I would be making plans to go to NYC to see two shows and spend the night.  We had tickets for Tina and Mrs. Doubtfire.

It is not a normal August 4.  Broadway is dark.  I don’t feel comfortable taking a train ride or being in NYC at the moment.

It is August 4.  I have Kathy here with me. I have my three beasties.   I have my health.  There is plenty of food in the freezer.  I have a house I own. God id good to me.   There really is nothing else I need to make this a Happy Birthday.


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23 responses to “Any Other August 4

  1. Yes, for this year, that’s a Happy Birthday! Hope it’s a great day.

  2. My wish for you is a celebration of all that you do have and that sound like a lot. There will be other August 4, all unique and surprising in their own ways. Happy Birthday.

  3. jumpofffindwings

    The secret to being happy is not to get what you want but want what you’ve got. You already have that gift, so I’ll just add Happy Birthday!

  4. Happy birthday! Sounds like you have everything you need – keep well and happy!

  5. Happy birthday! it might be a simple birthday, but it will certainly be memorable.

  6. Terje

    Happy Birthday! Palju õnne sünnipäevaks! Making a gratitude list shows that the life has given many gifts. Wishing you continuous health!

  7. Thank you. It is better to be thankful for what we have instead of longing for things we don’t have.

  8. Happy Birthday. Not the celebration you wished, but yet you do have reasons to celebrate!!!

  9. Happy Birthday! How delightful to read about your appreciation for what you have, rather than about your sadness for what has changed. Thanks for a reminder to appreciate the many good things in our lives!

  10. A belated happy birthday and it is good for us to count our blessings. Take care and all the best. Regards

  11. Happy birthday! I love the reminders here to focus on our gratitudes and blessings. It can be easy to fall into the trap of feeling frustrated about the things we’d rather be doing, but I think that contentment and happiness often come from that reframing exercise of realizing that we do have what we need. I hope you found something delicious for dinner!

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