Today is my birthday. . .again. . .I am 46. Sheesh! I know it's just a number, but really! Most people say they are 29 when they start to reach, what I would call, mature ages. Well, I'm not so sure I could pass for 29 anymore. Don't get me wrong, I don't feel older than, say about 25, but I know I look older than 29. so, maybe I'll stick at 39. That's not so bad sounding! 46 just sounds so much closer to that 1/2 century mark! Yikes! Pretty soon Aidan is going to start telling his friends how many changes his mama has seen in her life. . . : )
Yesterday I woke up with an infected tooth. I hate it when that happens. I brush and I floss and I still get tooth issues. Yuck. We've been in the process of looking for a new dentist, one that all three of us could go to, and I have heard some really good things about this one that is right by Aidan's pediatrician. So, at 8:00 am I called them. Not only did I set up initial appointments (for later in July) for Pat and Aidan, they were able to see me yesterday morning at 10:45! I came out of the appointment already beginning to feel better, got my prescriptions filled and went back home to nap a little before picking Aidan up from the sitters. I still have some swelling in my face, not a lot, but I feel so much better today! I even was able to sleep 9 hours last night. Compared to the possible 1 or 1 1/2 that I had gotten the night before, it feels like days of sleep.
So, as I said, today is my birthday. I have received a couple of presents from my mom and my sister that I have on the table in the dining room-waiting for today-and Aidan asked about them. I told him it was my birthday. He wanted to know if he was going to get a present! As a three year old, it's always all about him, you know? : )
Pat is leaving for a week of work at Kitty Hawk today. Before he goes, we're going to go and order our wood floors (yippee!) and then go have lunch at this awesome Mexican Restaurant we used to go to when we worked in Fairfax and Chantilly. Pre-kid days. It's called Picante's. I can't wait. I love that place! And tonight, I am going out with one of my girlfirends whom I haven't seen for a while. We're just going down the street to this new place called the Wine Kitchen. It should be pretty good. Her daughters are going to watch Aidan for me while we're out. Funny, I remember when her oldest daughter was born--23 years ago! Wow.
One other funny little note: Yesterday morning, Pat and I took Aidan out to breakfast--the cleaning lady was at the house early, and I wasn't really up to fixing anything--When I was putting Aidan into the car, the radio was already on and was playing Michael Jackson's Billie Jean. Aidan started to dance. In fact, he was really moving, in a way I have never seen! It was so cute and funny. And then he asked me to turn it up! What a funny little guy. When I got him into the carseat, he looked at me and said, "I just want to dance, mommy!" I guess I'm going to have to buy him Thriller in CD form so he can dance!
Well, on to a new year of life, love, and learning!