Thursday, August 10, 2006

The Eve of 41

It's the eve of my 41st birthday and we're listening to a pounding monsoonal rain. Thunder rolls between the Mule Mountains and San Jose (in Mexico) and the lightning has knocked down our power a few times. For those of us who live in the desert no matter how wild the storm gets we will welcome and revel in it.
Dinner tonight was sort of Spanish/Tuscan Italian I guess........ Gazpacho, crusty garlic and black pepper bread (from Safeway surprise surprise!), green beans tossed with olive oil and lemon juice, good parmesan cheese from Trader Joe's, smokey Fontina (again from Safeway), and red bell peppers and sweet onions tossed with balsamic vinegar/olive oil & fresh basil and thinly sliced turkey breast leftover from last night. Sitting in candlelight and dining with my best friend... my husband, I could not possibly ask for a better birthday.
40 started out a bit difficult but now, on the eve of 41, I can say that 40 turned out pretty darn good. I am very grateful for a good year........ the best part was marrying my wonderful husband but there were so many other fantastic moments it's hard to believe they were all packed into just one year. It's nice to focus on looking forward with hope instead of looking back with regret. That is the best gift David gives me..... and he does that everyday not just on my birthday.

4 Comments:

Blogger David Daniel said...

All I can say is "I love you."

Happy Birthday....to my best friend.

9:57 PM  
Anonymous KRIS said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DIANE!!!!!!!!!!!!

5:42 AM  
Blogger Paul said...

Happy Birthday.

2:31 PM  
Blogger Paul said...

Oh, here's a little birthday gift for you.

http://writingfromthehip.blogspot.com/2006/08/adventures-that-last-100-years.html

2:46 PM  

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