But today is a good day. I am really just another day older, just like every other day that I wake up. The old AA saying, "One day at a time", sort of rings true under this circumstance. Because any day that you can pry open your eyes, hoist yourself out of bed, and face the world head on, is a great day. Life is good, and it's always full of surprises. I love surprises, don't you?
In honor of my birthday, some friends took me out to lunch. It's a real treat to be with people who make you laugh, and who you want to make laugh! It's a real delight to know wonderful people. I am truly grateful for my friends.
We ate at a Vietnamese restaurant in Costa Mesa, called East Borough. Oh my gosh, it was so damn good! I ordered the Grapefruit Lemongrass, which was a delish salad with sesame chicken, red cabbage, shredded carrots, a wonderful mix of grapefruit, peanuts and toasted shallots and cilantro on top. I ate every morsel! I couldn't help myself!
|It was that good!|
My friend said her salad was amazing, but she just eats much slower than I do.
The beef stew with baguette, Vietnamese style, was tasty, too.
So, happy birthday to me! And may the years keep sneaking up from behind and passing me by. I know that sounds weird, it would be great if things would slow down a little, but that's not likely. I just want to embrace getting older, stay somewhat optimistic about the whole deal. I hope that I can always enjoy the simple things, those little daily surprises that life keeps hurling at me. Because, for me, that's what makes it all worthwhile. And like I said before, I'm not getting any younger, this may just be as good as it gets.