Monday, May 26, 2008

Another day year older

If I were one of the cool kids who had high-speed internet access, I’d download a video of the Beatles singing “Birthday” and post it here. If I could find one, that is.

But since sometimes – sometimes – my dial-up access hits the blazing speed of 26400bps, I think I’ll just plant that earworm and move on. It would take until my next birthday to download the damned thing.

I spent my birthday yesterday driving home from Ohio, where my husband and I met our triplet grandsons for the first time. All together now: Awwwww. One is home; the others are still in NICU but should be home soon.

I took my running gear with me but never managed to use it. I even remembered the Garmin this time. To make up for sitting on my ass holding babies all weekend, I ate extremely cleanly, eschewing bagels and donuts, requesting a bacon-free salad with oil and vinegar on the side (twice!) and substituting an extra order of grilled asparagus for the rice side dish that came with my cracked pepper salmon at dinner last night.

I just about broke my arm patting myself on the back.

Birthdays don’t have to be about overindulging in sugary cake or fat-laden dinners. And at my age, it probably makes more sense to eat healthfully than to eat crap. I figure I wouldn’t be where I am now if I’d been more careful on the previous 56 birthdays.

Oh, and all those other days in between.


Anne M. said...

Big Happy Birthday, my dear friend! I think sitting on your ass and holding babies is a wonderful thing to do and eating cleanly does indeed balance out not having been running.

Eating cleanly can be very satisfying as long as clean means balanced and not overdoing things in the opposite direction.

M@rla said...

Double congratulations on birthday and grandkids!

denise said...

Happy (belated) Birthday! Congratulations on "eating clean" at a time when it would be easy to justify doing quite the opposite.

Shauna said...

Happy birthday matey! Fab weekend all round :)

Grumpy Chair said...

Happy Belated Birthday to you!

Oh I am so happy you got to spend your birthday holding babies! And gosh, you are my hero with all that delicious healthy eating you did.

knitting08816 said...

Happy Birthday and congrats on the triplets. I am glad I found the new website. Hugging babies seems like a perfect way to spend a weekend.

Greta said...


I forgot our birthdays are so close together. I was 57 on May 31st. Born 5/31/51