We made it across the bay back to our home port before the storm hit on my birthday.
It seemed like absolutely everybody at the marina knew it was my birthday (even people I didn’t know). It’s probably the first time since I turned 40 that I am all birthdayed out. It was too much attention for this introvert.
I met my son’s new girlfriend at my birthday party. She is really quiet and that is nice.
Today I met my daughter Arabella’s new boyfriend. I did meet him briefly before when he came over at night and I was sleeping on the couch. I told him it was nice to finally meet him when I was dressed. Well that was awkward. I meant to say it was nice to meet him when I was awake (not sleeping on the couch in my pajamas).
Summer!! After the storms on my birthday I couldn’t ask for better weather.
I am planning Arabella’s graduation party. I am grateful to plan her party. As I looked at all of her pictures throughout the years I found myself really grateful that I am planning her graduation party and not a funeral. Worrying about death is one of the hardest parts of being a parent of a child with serious mental health issues. Graduating was a milestone worth celebrating, even if she is not heading to college like all of my friend’s kids.
Over the weekend I went out to eat at the restaurant Arabella works at. I felt grateful that she has a job she really loves.
I also went to a wedding show over the weekend with Angel, Dan, and his mom. I think within the next week or so we should have a date. I still cannot believe my daughter is getting married!
Although I slept better on the sailboat, it is really wonderful to sleep in my own bed again.
I am grateful for Angel’s birthday this week. We are planning massages and going out to eat at our favorite pizza place.