Sunday, October 18, 2009

Sunday Reflections

How was your week? I'd tell you mine was fine if I could remember it. Oh, yeah, okay...it's coming back to me now.
It wasn't bad. I had some interesting conversations with a few people. We got a laughable bill from our architect, wanting even more money. I did get to spend last weekend with our daughter, so that was pretty awesome. Oh, and my flight back from Boston took one hour instead of two, thanks to some gnarly tailwinds, my kind of flight! And I had a birthday.
Funny how they kind of creep up on you.
I like birthdays. I'll be honest. I enjoyed opening up my Facebook page and seeing a lot of messages from people wishing me a Happy Birthday. I know some people don't like birthdays, but hey, what's not to like? Most people are going to be nice to you, you might get a few presents or cards, a dinner and cake if you're lucky! Just ignore that whole getting older thing and its all good.
I'm always amazed at how old I actually am. Not that I'm ancient or anything, I just don't feelany older. That's either a good thing or it means by the time I hit sixty I'll be decrepit and living in an old folks home. In any event, birthdays force me to sit back, take stock of the past year and thing about where I want to go from here.
So let's see. Not published yet. That's kind of disappointing.
Other than that small non-accomplishment, I have to say my life is going pretty well. Sure, I have up days and down days, but then who doesn't? There are definitely things I need to work on, and I don't have room to list them all here. I guess the main thing for me right now is deciding where I'm going with this whole writing thing.
God and I have been having some discussions about that this week.
I won't share any more than that, as I'm still in the listening and waiting part...and sometimes I don't shut up long enough to hear anything. So basically, I don't know where I'm going.
I know where I want to go, but I'm not sure it's where He wants me to go.
But one thing I do know, wherever I do end up in all this, it's going to be okay.
So what do you do on your birthday? Ignore it? Celebrate with gusto? Make resolutions for a better year?
I'm curious. Talk to me.

6 comments:

Eileen Astels Watson said...

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY, Cathy!!!

I tend to try and forget mine!

Wendy @ All in a Day's Thought said...

Happy Birthday. I like birthdays, too. My mom always made a big deal of them when we were growing up. On my birthday she always asks if I feel another year older and for the last couple of years my answer has been YES. :D

I'm usually reflective around my birthday, but that's not all that unusual for me.
~ Wendy

Kirk said...

Great post Cathy,

Sounds like you had a pretty awesome birthday. :) When are we going to get together anyway? I'm dying to meet you in person and to have a big long chat about Christian fiction.

Best,

Kirk

Katie Ganshert said...

Happy belated birthday! Bdays are pretty low key in our family. Brogan turns one this Friday though - that will be a large celebration.

I'll pray that God gives you a hearing aid so that you can hear His guidance with utmost clarity. :)

Catherine West said...

Thanks for the birthday wishes everyone!

Rosslyn said...

I'm with Eileen - I try to ignore my birthday. :-)

Hope you had a good one!