17 March 2018

Celebrating 62 Years

First of all, Happy St. Patrick's Day!  It's one of the very best days of the year, with good baking, good food, and most excellent beverages. I hope you have a lovely one, and at a minimum, lift a glass of something good to honor Paddy himself.

It's been a grand few days (with one exception) leading up to today.  This past Wednesday was my 62nd birthday!  Other than wondering how the heck I got to be 62 (spoiler alert: it comes after 61!), it was a day of just enjoying myself.  I took that day and the rest of the week off from work.  Which is always a good idea, in my opinion.

The Tim had to work on my actual birthday, so I just enjoyed the day myself, knitting, reading, taking a walk, cuddling with the kitties, and getting my hair cut.  Once he came home, he fixed us homemade gnocchi and garlic breadsticks for dinner, followed by cake and presents.  A most wonderful way to celebrate a birthday.

The Tim had asked if there was anything special I wanted to do to celebrate, and I decided I wanted to visit the Wolf Sanctuary of PA, so he booked us a tour for this past Thursday.  It was the best day, and deserves its own post, so that's coming in the next few days.  We got back home early in the afternoon and just relaxed and hung out the rest of the day, watching some shows we'd recorded, and cuddling with the kitties.  Perfect.

Yesterday was the only ick day, but I knew that it would likely be so.  I had an appt first thing in the morning at the periodontist's office to have a tooth removed and a bone graft done in preparation for a dental implant.  Ugh.  It went just fine, but as with any dental procedure it was unpleasant.  I spent the bulk of the day putting ice on my jaw and dozing in and out.  It's still sore today, but not quite as swollen, and I know it will improve every day, but ICK you know???

So that brings us to today, St. Patrick's Day!  I'm baking brown bread this year, which will make the house smell sooooo good.  And we'll have it some Kerrygold butter, which is also a treat every year, and later we shall raise a glass to the good saint.

I still have all of today and tomorrow to enjoy my extended birthday celebration, so it's definitely been a good week overall.

I hope you are having a good weekend, and having a chance to do what you like.

Sláinte to you and yours!


Tired Teacher said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Your birthday adventure sounds intriguing, so I'm eager to hear more about it.

Too bad your dental issues were so close to your special day. I hope you start to feel better soon.

sprite said...

Ugh to the dental work, but congratulations on an otherwise great-sounding week. Belated wishes for a happy birthday, and on-time wishes for a happy St. Patrick's Day!

Araignee said...

Oh, darn....I forgot the Irish butter. What's a good homemade bread without it?
Congrats on the 62 years. I'll be...gulp-65 this year and I just don't think it's fair at all. In fact, it just stinks.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Sounds like the perfect birthday - sorry you had to follow it up with dental work!

Mereknits said...

Happy Belated Birthday Bridget. 62 is amazing because the alternative is not to be here at all. I am so glad you have enjoyed your last few days, well except the dental work. Sit, knit and relax, those are my orders for you.

Bonny said...

Happy Birthday and congratulations on your extended celebrations! It all sounds wonderful (except the dental ick), but a mature and responsible 62-year-old accepts that it is better to get that taken care of. Happy St. Patrick's Day and enjoy the rest of your time off.

Vera said...

Can't wait to hear about the wolf sanctuary. Already (knowing nothing about it) I think Fletch and I should go.

Happy belated (b-day) and on time (St. Patty's). Enjoy the bread and libations. I'm making pizza for dinner.

And you're still younger than me which is ok.

KSD said...

Have you ever visited the Buzzfeed site? They have lots of "We Can Guess Your Age By Your Answers" quizzes. I consistently get 36 or 37. That's twenty years off right away!

Anonymous said...

So glad you got to do something FUN for your birthday.

Hope your jaw heals up quickly!

Happy St. Paddy's day to you, Tim and the boys.

Nance said...

Happy Birthday! What a great outing you chose, and thanks for the link. I love the idea of Full Moon Tours at a Wolf Sanctuary.

Caffeine Girl said...

You are NOT 62. Honestly, you are truly young at heart. I picture you in your early 40s -- a mere youngster!
I'm only a few years behind you at 58.
Happy birthday!

karen said...

happy happy happy birthday!!! can't wait to hear about the wolf sanctuary!

Kym said...

Birthday Extravaganzas are the BEST way to go! So glad you're enjoying your extended celebration (well . . . with the exception of the dental thing, of course). Happy birthday, Bridget!!! Here's to a wonderful year ahead!

AsKatKnits said...

Happy belated Birthday! What a great week (except that dental torture... oy!) Here is to a glorious year!