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Friday, October 17

It's My Birthday!

Today is my birthday! Wow. And I have a blog! First birthday with a blog. I won't bore you with details, but just wanted to do a quick birthday post about how grateful I am.

I took this picture on Sunday when J and I went on a leaf peeping expedition. There's so much symbolism in this pic!

The last verse/stanza (I'm not a Literary Critic) in Frost's 'The Road Not Taken' sums it up ...

"Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference."

I just hope that I'm getting wiser as I get older. Oftentimes I wish I could relive portions of my life--those years of making mistakes and hurting people with my words and actions. But, then I wouldn't be the person I am now.

I am grateful for...
...being alive today.
...being sober today. Each day is a gift and a blessing. The days now add up to six years, and almost nine months!
...a loving and wonderful partner who has been very supportive during
these tough times for me. My migraines have kept me from working full-time, but things are looking brighter.
...a family that lives close enough to stay in touch.
...a beautiful, gentle, loving kitty who found us and adopted us. Each day is sweet.
...all the friends I have from my various interests: tea drinkers, knitters, spinners, hockey, and all my new friends I've made from Ravelry, Plurk, Brightkite and other social networks! You all enrich my life!

16 comments:

mehitabel said...

Sounds like a good birthday! A nice time to take stock. And as for the past, well, we learn from our mistakes and go on from here. I think you have learned that well!
May your next year be blessed with all the good things you want, need, and deserve!

Ronda said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a great one.

Girl Meets Needle said...

Happy Birthday!

Joansie said...

Happy Birthday! Have you ever read the book "The Road Less Traveled"? My favorite book of all times (well, almost). Enjoy your day, eat cake and ice cream and knit, knit, knit or spin, spin, spin.

bjrest said...

Happy Birthday! Enjoy a special day :) bj

Marianne said...

Sweeet, Chris! A Very Happy Birthday to YOU!!!

Geek Knitter said...

Happy Birthday to you, Chris. Your list of things to be grateful for made me smile. Here's hoping you have another great year.

Kenny said...

Awwww, the road gets narrower doesn't it? Congragulations and Happy Birthday. Muah!

Karen said...

Happy Birthday! I am grateful to have had some lovely conversations with you!

Jason said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you have a wonderful day planned today. Or just kickback and have a great day! :-)

Kyle Kunnecke said...

and we're grateful for you as well! :)

Linda said...

Happy Birthday from Linda on Ravelry!

Hubby and I are going to be spending Christmas in Vermont this year and I couldn't be happier. We spent a few weeks there last summer and we fell in love with your beautiful state, and we eventually want to move there.

Alpaca Granny said...

Hope that your birthday was special, Chris. I so enjoy our friendship.
Maple
Hope that it's ok. I'm copying this "road" picture.

Chris T. said...

You were right. We've got a lot in common. It's good to know you. -Chris T.

(PS I've got 4.5 years)

Jeanne said...

Hippo birdees two ewes!! I'm so sorry that I'm belated in my wishes!!

oceansmiles said...

Happy late birthday! I'm glad I found your blog, as I'm starting a novel which centers around a heroine who works in a knitting store. (Still coming up with store name ideas...)
:) I'm sure I'll be back - great photos!