Posts Tagged ‘late birthday’

“Carpe Diem! Rejoice while you are alive; enjoy the day; live life to the fullest; make the most of what you have. It is later than you think.”~ Horace

Why thank you, H-man. Don’t mind if I do!!!

Upon my first check of my e-mail this morning, I read a message that was sent from one of my neighbor. I was told that on Friday, I was to get cleaned up and dressed up because she and another person was taking me out to dinner for my birthday.

Now my birthday was over a month ago. Sadly enough, most of us remember that I was in the hospital when it came along this year.

'Meager at the hospital is better than nothing at all.'

But it was not a total waste. My family called me. And I’ve always appreciated it. What I did not know at the time was that waiting for me on Facebook was about 40 personal birthday wishes from people which also included get well wishes. I would find all of this after the fact.

Yet this particular neighbor that I speak of thought that it really sucked that I never really did get a chance to celebrate in some way or fashion this year. Then I thought that I was going to celebrate my birthday still, just a little bit later. So I have been calling it my “re-birthday”.

This weekend will be that time. Starting with the neighbor’s request that I show up for dinner. I originally was going to select the date of the 4th of March (by random). And perhaps that I still might. I just had hoped to be able to go out with some friends of mine. But this weekend, my friend lost his mother and so they are leaving for out of town in the morning and will not be back until early next week. My thoughts go out to him.

However, I will not let that stop or slow me down either. So I choose the whole weekend to do what I want! Yay me for initiative, right?!?

So I take the opportunity to celebrate. And I’m allowing others to join me too. I’m not picky, honestly! And I’ll start it all by getting dressed up and going out to eat with two elderly women neighbors. Not sure what I am going to do the rest of the weekend. I have a friendiversary to celebrate this weekend too. That should be fun as well.

That reminds me, I need to send them flowers.

But because I “missed” my birthday, doesn’t mean that I can no longer celebrate it. And that also doesn’t mean that others cannot celebrate it with me. There really are no laws or rules about when to celebrate it. Many other people celebrate other holidays on other days. And sometimes that’s just what happens. People’s schedules get busy and they cannot be there on that exact day. And like in my case, my butt is sick as a dog and laying in a hospital bed.

I did though, beat it. And I’m alive today. And I’m celebrating this weekend.