Yesterday was my 23rd birthday! Normally I’d celebrate my birthday with a long run or bike ride, a yoga class and probably running around town visiting all my favorite places. This birthday was different for sure, but it ended up being one of my best birthdays.
I spent the day resting, showering (that’s a big feat with a broken pelvis!) and doing my physical therapy exercises until Richard came home from work.
Richard and I have been close for years, but this was my first birthday with our love out in the open Richard’s beautiful card brought tears to my eyes and he hit a home run with the gifts. Notice he took a risk by giving me a new bike helmet.
Richard also pimped out my walker. Please notice the streamers in the back and the “Today’s My Birthday!” badge on the front. Because hopping along with a walker isn’t embarrassing enough.
We made the drive downtown for dinner and dessert. Venturing outside the house is tough. Richard has the job of dropping me off up front, parking the car and then doing it all over again when we leave. I can’t put any weight on my right side so using the walker is a slow, tiring task. Needless to say, my arms will be jacked by the time I can walk again.
We visited the local Mellow Mushroom for pizza!
We shared a medium Mega Veggie with vegan cheese. It was unbelievably good!
After fully stuffing ourselves with pizza we headed to the other side of town for cupcakes and a brownie from Firestorm Cafe. I even got a few birthday wishes when people saw my fancy walker
Apologies for the low quality iPhone photos. Using a walker means carrying my usual bag just isn’t an option.
I felt so very loved on this birthday and for that it was one of the best. I have a wonderful husband and so many friends (near and far, old and new!) who love me. Sure, I couldn’t walk, but there’s plenty of time for that in the next year.
How do you celebrate your birthday? Who else has a September birthday?