another trip around the sun

Top: Eric demonstrating proper nap positioning
Middle Left: Corned beef, potatoes, and cabbage with bacon AKA St. Patrick’s Day dinner
Middle Center: Pippy is often a dirty puppy and requires a bath, this time from Garth (he kept at it for a solid 5 minutes)
Middle Right: Coconut Cocoa tea sweetened with Chocolate Creamed Honey is like nectar from the gods
Bottom Left: The most beautiful little glass lamp I picked up with shopping with my BFF KB on Wednesday
Bottom Center: Me on St. Patrick’s Day; I was wearing my shirt from the Dropkick Murphys concert
Bottom Right: I was in the mood for something different yesterday and ended up using a white 32 stud square base plate and a bunch of LEGO dots

Tomorrow is my 26th annual celebration of my 21st birthday, which in plain English means that I’ll turn 47 tomorrow. I’m not quite sure why people, women especially, get so twisted about getting older. I see it as a gift, something to be proud of. I’ve gone through a whole lot of hell to get where I am today, the fact that I’ve made it this far is nothing short of a miracle. I try very hard not to take any of it for granted anymore.

I was able to get in to see the dermatologist last Monday and she’s messed with my medications and that seems to be helping. The GP is happy with how one of the meds she’s prescribed is working, so that’s also good. My health is a huge priority these days.

Part of my health is my mental health, and I spent a good amount of time taking care of that last week as well. I took Wednesday off work to hang out with KB, which involved lunch and antique shopping. We had an amazing time and that’s when I found that stunning little lamp. It looks perfect in my home office. I also took Friday off as my normal “one Friday every month off” mental health holiday. I spent the day doing random stuff in the kitchen and hanging out with Lancelot. We made corned beef, potatoes, and cabbage with bacon for dinner and then watched the livestream of the Dropkick Murphys concert. Not quite as fabulous as seeing them live, but the seats were a lot more comfortable.

All in all it was a super relaxing weekend and I got a ton of stuff done. I would say that I feel recharged and ready to take on the week, but I’ve already gone through my work email so I’m fully aware of what’s coming in the next few days, so…


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