I woke in darkness and thought,
"Today I'm 69."
I knew the alarm hadn't awakened me, so I dozed awhile longer.
When I finally opened my eyes again, the power was off.
I looked outside and realized why:
A foot of wet snow had fallen overnight.
I overslept - something I never do.
Of course, this particular morning I had an early appointment.
The fox watched silently as I rushed out the door to drive into town.
Perhaps it came to say "Happy Birthday, Barb."
The mountain was nearly obscured by low hanging clouds.
Droplets of moisture and snow bombs fell onto my head as I entered the building.
Guess who I visited on the morning of my 69th birthday -
Yep, I had a 2 hour appointment to prep for a crown.
My long-time dentist is also the mayor of Breckenridge.
I asked him where the balloons, the cake, and the friends were hiding -
he said I'd have to settle for some novacaine and drilling instead.
Now, I'm in Denver where a loud thunderstorm just passed through.
Bob is preparing me a crab feast for my birthday dinner.
Snow, pain-free dentistry, and my husband cooking dinner -
this may be my best birthday ever!
Surely, it's a birthday I won't forget!
On Monday, I leave on a Girlfriends' Vacation to AZ.
Today, for me, find one good thing and pass it on.