to me? Or is that self-centered and just wrong? I love the attention one gets when it’s your birthday. My facebook page has been getting warm wishes and kind salutations since yesterday. Birthdays have always been something I have looked forward to in the past, but I am beginning to understand now as they seem to happen more frequently that it’s just another day. This is my 20th birthday I have spent in the Bay Area. Go ahead, do the math and figure out how OLD I am if I told you that I moved up here from Southern California in 1989 and was already a college graduate and on my own. Uh huh. Middle aged. Anyhow, I have lived in Northern California longer than I have lived in Southern California. I have lived in California as a whole more than 2/3 of my life–I guess I can’t really claim I am a Midwesterner any longer. What does that have to do with anything? I don’t know! I remember my “first” birthday up here and it seems like yesterday.
I don’t expect any big presents or fuss (even though secretly I dig that!) and I just want to enjoy a nice dinner with maybe a little wine and no WHINE from the offspring. I actually have been keeping this from you all but I think it’s time to spill. Those puppies that were conceived around the time of Riley’s death–those sweet, unexpected, unplanned adorable puppies are 7 weeks old today. In a few weeks they are going to new homes. I have been graciously considered by their breeder to be one of those homes. A female Golden is going to join our household! Will it be this girl? I don’t know yet but she captured my heart last week. Each week a different girl captures my heart! Who will it be next week?
I just know Riley is looking down and nodding his approval. It’s time to fill the house with canine love again. This is my birthday present. It’s the best birthday present I could ever ask for.