Sunday, May 3, 2009

Happy Birthday To Me!

Today's my 40th birthday!

I'm not one for big blow-out type birthday celebrations; I usually just work on my birthday and don't make a big deal of it. Today I'm packing up the family and going out for breakfast at an old-fashioned diner I've been meaning to try, and then heading over to the Kane Country Flea Market. My wife hates going to antique stores and flea markets so I try and drag her to one on my birthday, when she can't protest or complain about it.

Later, we'll all go out for dinner with my parents and the plan is to follow it up with a visit to Margie's Candies for some of their amazing ice cream, which, for me, is far superior to cake.

On days like this, I'm just happy to spend time with family, appreciate the fact that we're all healthy, relatively happy, and in a position where we can spend quality time together.

Thanks to everyone for the kind birthday wishes. And, since forty is "the new thirty" (or so I'm told), I'm not at all worried about being old. (Yeah, right!)


Jon in Albany said...

Happy Birthday.

Just stumbled onto your blog today and enjoyed looking at it. Based on these Chicago food blogs, I'm am definitely going to have to visit.

W said...

Happy Birthday! Wow that was an exhausting day you mapped out for us, but we survived with everyone intact.

You cannot make me go to the flea market again for a long time.

I hope you enjoyed the day and that 40 is your best year yet.


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