I celebrated my birthday on Sunday and Monday. Why limit it to one day I say? Besides my Mom says I was born at 11:14pm so it was almost into the next day. I think it is why I am a night owl to this day. On Sunday I went to look at horse a friend was considering buying but did not. We have seen some nice horses but they have not been a good fit so far. My friend made me a beautiful piece of art that I love. Of course it included a horse and since they also write for a living, some beautiful words were included on the artwork. My landlord, who is also a poet, gave me a lovely card that included a poem. The best part of my birthday is I was able to come home for two days. I have been busy with pet sitting and overnight jobs for three weeks and starting today I’m gone again for two weeks. While I enjoy most homes I stay in I love coming home.
Yesterday I had my haircut quite drastically. I had twelve to thirteen inches cut off and was daring and added highlights. It made my hair a bit lighter which is nice since my hair has been getting darker every year since I was about eighteen. The woman who cut my hair was wonderful! She was not into small talk which I appreciated. I hate having to make small talk while getting my hair cut. She had some amazing tattoos and best of all she cut my hair exactly how I asked. I cannot tell you the last time someone cut my hair they way I asked and not what they thought I would like. After getting my hair cut (the bottom picture if you haven’t guessed yet is me with my new cut. I thought I’d be brave and post a picture of me.) I headed to my Mom and step dad’s. We went to dinner at a local seafood place on the Miles River. While walking to the restaurant I saw a boat in the harbor named Knucklehead. Mind you it was a large boat worth about $300,000. It made me laugh. While eating we watched boats come in and out of the harbor and river, people on paddle-boards, sailboats and some beautiful wooden boats. After dinner we went back to the house, visited and I watched a tv show with my mom. I haven’t done that in a very long time. It was nice.
I have tried for years to try to make a meaningful connection with some people in my life. I had given up and had settled on the status quo of us passing by like ships the night and our encounters being fairly awkward. However, recently some things have aligned themselves and I have been able to chat and develop relationships. I was shocked as I had it in my head that they did not want or need me in their lives when in reality they are as quiet and introverted as I am. You would have thought I would have recognized a kindred soul but my vision was clouded. I am still learning I have a lot to learn.
Have you ever had an eye opening experience in which your view was totally turned on it’s head? The above experience has changed me. I suppose that is the beauty of being human-being able to change and always learning.
Have a great week. Hope you all are well.