43 is the new 44? Haha
Okay I say this because my friend and her sisters recently visited me. When her sisters asked me how old I was, I said 44. After a couple minutes of thinking, that answer didn't seem quite right....I said, "Wait, I think I'm actually 43." Oops:)
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Now I never get very excited about Christmas, the coming of a new year, the end of 525,600 minutes, or a birthday. The reason being has nothing to do with getting older, it is because I just feel it's all the same, and because of that they are depressing to me. There's nothing special or exciting, and maybe I get depressed because of how excited other people get. (Hmmm, something to ponder.)
But this year was different. After Christmas I told Rescue Ranger (my sister, if you haven't been reading the blog) that I didn't get depressed once, she was amazed. "That never happens!" Sometimes I think she knows me better than I know myself.
Back to what I was talking about, now a lot of people look to these "special" days, as a turning point to recharge and create positivity. I haven't felt that way for a good long, long time; maybe never.
Anyway, yesterday was my birthday. I was by myself per usual, but oh my gosh what a fun filled day.
I started at the Cru Beaujolais brunch put on by Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits at 211 Clover. Now being a vegan there wasn't too much that I could eat at this brunch, but they made a special salad for me to counter all that I was about to drink:)
The wine's were from the 2015-2017 vintages. There was not a bad wine to be had, but I definitely had some favs. I loved the 2016 Domaine du Riaz from the Coté de Brouilly and the 2017 Chateau des Capitans from Juliénas. Almost all the wines were vegan the distributor said, but he was unsure of the Régnié and the Chénas.
After the tasting I went to a friend's to see her new triplets. Yes, triplets! They were all sleeping soundly for the hour I was there. I left before they all awoke and all hell broke loose:)
Then I was off to get lunch. I went to Monnik for their jackfruit tacos, and a beer. Hey, it was my bday, so drinking all day could be argued that it's a rite of passage:)
While I was there, my friend stopped by to say 'happy birthday'. It was good to see him and catch -up. We hadn't done that in a while.........long story:)
I then went to the Love Boutique in downtown Louisville. Seems I had lost my vibrator. Seriously, who does that! Anyway, as all people should on their bdays, I decided to treat myself. I figured I needed an upgrade anyway....and with a remote no less:)
After I purchased my item, then I went to go get a bottle of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Where to go? That's easy....Waterfront Wine and Spirits. I hung out there for a bit, talking shop and tasting new wines we had. Yup more alcohol, Remember it was my bday!
Then I went home, and saw my 'Italian Stallion' had sent me flowers. So we haven't talked in a very long time. The space of non-communication between us, basically began when his wife contacted me by email. I decided after that, that the relationship we had was too much for me to deal with.
However, he had sent me flowers, so I decided to reach out, and thank him. We had a great conversation, and things are going really well for him.
It seemed like everyone I talked to/ran into yesterday were in a very positive space, including myself. I really feel the universe is aligned for everyone that is in my life right now. It's pretty crazy, so for the first time in a long, long time I feel very positive and light about things.