I had a bit of an ‘Alexander’ birthday yesterday. It wasn’t exactly a horrible, terrible, no-good, very-bad day, but it came close. My birthday was the day I discovered I am newly allergic to penicillin by breaking out into a whole-body rash and needing steroids to stop me moving into anaphyaxis. Good times. My birthday was also the day where I lost my iPhone in a shopping centre and have not seen it again. My phone, my life; same, same.
So… although the day started beautifully (these photos are of the presents the kids made me) and ended beautifully (a lovely Thai meal out with my family complete with happy birthday cake), it definitely wasn’t my best.
I’m recovering from the allergic reaction (and still trying to get my head around the fact that after all these years I am now allergic to penicillin – weird but apparently not uncommon). I had to cancel a little party I was throwing for my birthday tonight as the steroids have really wiped me plus I’m itchy and unattractive and I can’t drink, so, you know, not in the partying mood.
I fortuitously shared this picture from Healthy Place on my Facebook page the day before my birthday. I thought it was quite fitting…
Other things that had me this week:
Reading – The 4-hour work week by Tim Ferriss. I feel like I’m joining a cult every time I pick it up…
Writing – oh some really good stuff that I can share in a while. Top secret spy stuff, you know how it is…
Making – this really cool DIY reuseable activity book. Perfect for car trips.
Wishing – that this was my camera. In a sliding-door life I got this for my birthday yesterday.
Loving – my family. They make any kind of birthday a good one.
Wondering – if I can handle making some big changes. Reading this and the little lion quote above have given me the courage to at least try.
Have a lovely weekend and happy reading.