Today is my birthday!

I have always loved my birthday!!!

Birthdays have always meant time with family doing things I love, eating things I love, and relishing in a life that I am incredibly grateful to be living! I have always felt so lucky to have a summer birthday! It is bright and sunny, it usually involves swimming and floating around, soaking in the outdoors, being fun and giggly. . .


I am nostalgic for those birthdays at my family’s cottage in north eastern PA, when I was a child; family sitting around on old tree stumps and old school lawn chairs, with birthday hats on, playing games with cousins, birthday cake, swimming in the river until you feel entirely water-logged, in this utterly idyllic setting.

Today, I’m grateful to spend the day with the parents in AZ, loafing around in the pool, feeling so fortunate for everything I have at this point in my life. I am independent. I am teaching art. I have wonderful relationships with extraordinary people. And there is much burgeoning on the horizon!!! 🙂

Thank you to all of the people I love for making my life so rich.

P.S. Here are a couple goodies I got for my birthday:


A Batman mug from 1966!!


A mid-century barrel chair made of the most beautiful fabric!

I am one lucky gal.