Today is my birthday! I had some friends and family over yesterday to celebrate and had a really nice time, even if I ended the night very achy...it was worth it. My husband did all the cooking and bought me a delicious chocolate cake, and flowers...grocery store kind, of course! Even the little ones played well...we had a 3, 4, 5, and 6 year old, plus my kids. At one point, all the kids were downstairs and not one of them came up to us crying...I call that a win!
Even though today is my actual birthday, there were a couple of reasons why we celebrated yesterday. One reason is because I figured it would be easier for everyone to have a Sunday night dinner, rather than a Monday night celebration. Another big factor was the weather...yes the weather. Seems like every time there is a big change in weather my body gets very grumpy. My arthritis flares up and I end up with aches and pains in all my joints. And since my neck has been on the fritz (gee, I sound like a broken tv or something), that gets worse too. The past few weeks have been so bad with weather ups and downs, that I thought it might be a good idea to check the weather ahead of time. So last week when I was looking ahead, I thought Sunday would work better. And I was right...today I feel worse than yesterday. It probably doesn't help that it's also supposed to snow again tomorrow. Even though they're not calling for a lot this time, my body is still affected. Today is just another day of living with chronic pain...even if the day is my birthday.
creepier happier note...Google wished me a Happy Birthday...